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Donis, Miles

(1936-1979) US author whose The Fall of New York (1971), set in a Near Future Dystopian New York, moves from horrific representations of the cost of chaos into an Absurdist climax, as the consequences of the departure of all adults from America bear down upon the "victorious" young. [JC]


US animated online tv series (2021). Netflix. Created by Megan Nicole Dong. Directors include Jen Bennett, Christina Manrique, Jeremy Polgar and Katie Shanahan. Writers include Jen Bardekoff, Todd Casey, Amalia Levari and Minty Lewis. Voice cast includes Parvesh Cheena, Chris Diamantopoulos, Megan Nicole Dong, Kimiko Glenn, Megan Hilty, Brian d'Arcy James, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessie Mueller, Josh Radnor and Lea Salonga. Eighteen episodes of circa 26 minutes, except for one of ...

Black, Pansy E

(1890-1957) US stenographer and short story author, born Pansy Ellen Beach, whose two stories for Hugo Gernsback's Science Fiction Series are located in Australia. The Valley of the Great Ray (1930 chap) is a Lost Race tale set in the desert, while The Man from the Meteor (1932 chap) features invading Aliens who also hole up in the ...

Williams, Robert Moore

(1907-1977) US author, active in the sf field under his own name and various pseudonyms, including John S Browning, H H Harmon, Russell Storm and the House Name E K Jarvis. He began publishing sf with "Zero as a Limit" for Astounding in 1934 as Robert Moore, and by the 1960s had published over 150 stories. Though most are unremarkable, he was an important supplier of competent genre fiction during these ...

Mysteries of Unexplored Worlds

US Comic (1956-1965). Charlton Comics. 48 issues. Artists include Jon D'Agostino, Steve Ditko, Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio and Bill Molno. Most of the scripts were by Joe Gill, one of the most prolific comic writers. Usually 4-6 comic strips per issue, plus a two-page text story, covering sf, supernatural Horror and ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...

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