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Farmer, Geoffrey Norton

(1881-1937) Welsh author of whom little is known beyond Quella (1914), an sf tale featuring a Mad Scientist whose plot to drug humanity into submitting to his rule comes to grief when those he has addicted run riot after supplies have been interrupted. [JC]

Shea, Michael [2]

(1946-2014) US author, mostly of Fantasy; most of his few sf stories focus on Horror in SF motifs extracted directly from the work of H P Lovecraft, as in The Color Out of Time (1984), a sequel to Lovecraft's The Colour Out of Space (September 1927 Amazing; 1982 chap) (see Sequels by Other Hands), ...

Petithuguenin, Jean Alexandre

Pseudonym of French translator and author J A de Saint Valry (1878-1939), who concentrated in his prolific career mostly on thrillers; his pseudonym was sometimes given as Petit-Huguenin. Titles of sf interest include Une mission internationale dans la Lune ["An International Mission to the Moon"] (first version appeared 1926 Journal Des Voyages; rev 1933), in which scientifically plausible Rockets are used to propel a ...

Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World

Japanese animated tv series (2016-2021). Original title Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu. Based on the web and Light Novels by Tappei Nagatsuki. White Fox. Directed by Masaharu Watanabe. Written by Masahiro Yokotani. Voice cast includes Yūsuke Kobayashi, Inori Minase, Rie Murakawa and Rie Takahashi. 50 25-minute episodes, plus 50 online shorts and two OVA films. Colour. / Walking home from the convenience ...

Dickens, Charles

(1812-1870) UK editor and author, almost certainly the greatest novelist in the English language. Dickens wrote considerable fantasy, including most famously A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas (1843) which, though not exactly a Club Story, is notable for an implied frame narrator who seems to be telling us the tale aloud, as though he were incanting a mini-saga [for Christmas Books see The ...

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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