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Tawada Yōko

(1960-    ) Japanese author, in Germany since 1982, whose output occupies a liminal space between her native and adopted languages. Graduating from Waseda University in Russian literature, she pursued two further degrees in German-speaking Europe, receiving a doctorate in German literature from the University of Zurich in 2000. Her work has luxuriated and exulted in bilingualism ever since her first published work, the poetry collection Nur da wo du bist da ist nichts ...

Revolutionary Girl Utena

Japanese animated tv series (1997). Original title Shōjo Kakumei Utena. Created by Be-Papas. J.C.Staff. Directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara. Written by Yōji Enokido. Voice cast includes Yuriko Fuchizaki, Tomoko Kawakami, Jūrōta Kosugi and Hikaru Midorikawa. 39 23-minute episodes. Colour. / As newly orphaned Utena Tenjou (Kawakami) mourns, she is comforted by a travelling Prince, who gives her a ring with a rose crest. Utena is so impressed that years later she attends Ohtori ...

McDonough, Alex

A House Name used for the Sharecropped Scorpio sequence packaged by Byron Preiss for Ace Books in the 1990s. All volumes save the first – whose author is unknown – are by Janet Fox. [JC/DRL]

Rowe, Patricia

(?   -    ) US author of the Prehistoric SF Keepers of the Misty Time sequence comprising Keepers of the Misty Time (1994) and Children of the Dawn (1996); at a time of profound change, the young protagonist, with her male partner, embark on a pilgrimage to save their people, and do so. [JC]

Super Star Heroes

US letter-size Cinema magazine printed on a mix of newsprint and slick paper. Publisher: Ideal Publishing Corporation. No editor named. Eleven issues from October 1978 to January 1980. Publication schedule was nominally bimonthly, but in fact somewhat erratic. / Ideal Publishing entered the sf cinema market with this title of middling quality, which managed to survive longer than many similar publications of the period. During its run it generally covered standard productions of the era, ...

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. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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