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Bear, Greg

Working name of US author Gregory Dale Bear (1951-2022), son-in-law of Poul Anderson. He began publishing work of genre interest with "Destroyers" in Famous Science Fiction for Winter 1967, and became a full-time writer in 1975. His first stories and novels were auspicious but not perhaps remarkably so; his early work did not hint at all strongly that he would become one of the dominant writers of the 1980s. Between ...

Fry, Stephen

(1957-    ) UK actor and author, known for his versatility and wit, perhaps most widely famous for the role of Jeeves in the television series of P G Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster (1990-1993) and more recently as a popular pundit on the social network Twitter. Of his several novels, Making History (1996), a complex Time Travel tale whose outcome is an ...

BoJack Horseman

US animated online tv series (2014-2020). Tornante Company and ShadowMachine for Netflix. Created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. Executive producers include Bob-Waksberg, Noel Bright, Steven A Cohen, Blair Fetter and Jane Wiseman. Directors include JC Gonzales and Amy Winfrey. Writers include Elijah Aron, Bob-Waksberg, Peter Knight, Alison Tafel and Jordan Young. Voice cast includes Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Aaron Paul, Amy Sedaris and Paul F Tomkins. 77 25-minute episodes to date. Colour. / ...

Graham, David

Pseudonym of UK author Evan Wright (1919-1994), who is of moderate sf interest for two sf novels for Robert Hale Limited: Down to a Sunless Sea (1979), a genuinely grim Holocaust novel, featuring a few survivors of a devastating nuclear war as they fail to find safe haven; Sidewall (1982) is more routine. [JC]

Wiesner, David

(1956-    ) US illustrator and graphic artist, almost all of his work being designed for young audiences; he has received much esteem and several awards for this work, most of which falls outside the remit of this encyclopedia and is not listed below. He is of strong if indirect sf interest for Sector 7 (graph 1999), a wordless tale whose young protagonist is taken by an animate cloud from the top of the Empire State Building (see ...

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, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...

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