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Franklin, H Bruce

(1934-2024) US critic and academic, a cultural historian in various positions at Stanford University from 1961, in that year giving one of the earliest university courses in sf in the USA. In 1972, despite holding tenure, he was dismissed by Stanford for making speeches allegedly inciting students to riot against the university's involvement in the Vietnam War – a case well known to those interested in questions of academic freedom. He became full professor, again with tenure, at Rutgers ...

Dos Cosmonautas a la Fuerza

["Two Cosmonauts by Force"] Film (1965; vt 002 Operazione Luna). IMA Productions. Directed by Lucio Fulci. Written by José Luis Dibildos, Vittorio Metz, and Amedeo Sollazzo, based on a story by Vittorio Metz and Amedeo Sollazzo. Cast includes Enzo Andronico, Chiro Bermejo, Franco Franchi, Ciccio Ingrassia, Ignazio Leone, Mónica Randall, Emilio Rodriguez, Elena Sedlak, María Silva and Linda Sini. 90 minutes. Black and white. / After two Russian cosmonauts, ...

Chappell, Fred

(1936-2024) US academic, poet and author who published some early amateur fiction in Robert Silverberg's Fanzine Spaceship 1952-1953. Most of his work within the water margins of Fantastika adheres to the broad remit of the weird, though his best-known novel Dagon (1968) carries its doomed protagonist into the sway of an idiot deity whose gaze – "the god was omnipotent ...

Robotboy

UK-French animated tv series (2005-2008). Alphanim, Cofinova 1, LuxAnimation. Created by Jan Van Rijsselberge. Directed by Charlie Bean, Bob Camp and Heath Kenny. Writers include Robert Mittenthal and Michael Rubiner. Voice cast includes Laurence Bouvard, Rupert Degas, Togo Igawa, Eiji Kusuhara and Lorraine Pilkington. 52 23-minute episodes, each containing two segments. Colour. / When Professor Moshimo (Igawa) invents Robotboy (Bouvard), a child-like ...

Downing, Peggy

(1924-2013) US author of books for children and Young Adults, author of the Exitorn Adventures sequence beginning with Brill and the Dragators (1987), which provides a Christian slant on Space Opera for younger readers. Apparent singletons include Help! I'm Drowning! and Other Emergencies (1985) and Help! I'm Shrinking! (1986). [JC]

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...



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