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Russell, Alan K

Pseudonym of UK publisher and anthologist Lionel Leventhal (1937-    ), founder or co-founder of several firms, including Arms and Armour Press and Greenhill Press; at one point he also controlled Lund Humphries Publishing and Chatham Publishing. Leventhal is of genre interest for the Anthologies listed below, all reproduced from the original illustrated magazines, and all edited as by Alan K Russell; he also signed some material as by A Kingsley Russell. The accompanying ...

Super Dimensional Fortress Macross

Japanese animated tv series (1982-1983). Original title Chōjikū Yōsai Makurosu. Studio Nue, Tatsunoko Production. Directed by Noboru Ishiguro. Written by Ken'ichi Matsuzaki. Voice cast includes Mika Doi, Michio Hazama, Arihiro Hase and Mari Iijima. 36 25-minute episodes. Colour. / In 1999 a deserted space battleship (see Starship) crashes into the Earth, proof both of intelligent Alien life and a War in space. A united Earth government is formed and ten years later the ...

Chevalier, Haakon

(1901-1985) US author and translator from the French of many works; his career as a university professor was destroyed by the House Unamerican Affairs Committee after 1950. The Man Who Would be God (1959), meant as a self-defence against the 1953 accusation that he had committed treason with Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967), the "father of the atomic bomb". Almost inadvertently, the tale creates a portrait of a nuclear physicist who wishes to save the world from itself, but whose idealism, has ...

van Belkom, Edo

(1962-    ) Canadian author and editor, principally of horror and fantasy, who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Basement" for On Spec for Fall 1990 and has also written as Evan Hollander. He contributed two novels to the long-running Deathlands sequence of Post-Holocaust Survivalist Fiction, his first being Deathlands #61: Skydark Spawn (2003) as by James Axler (whom see for more). His Young Adult Wolf Pack Urban Fantasy sequence [see The Encyclopedia of ...

Blanchard, Charles Elton

(1868-1945) US doctor and author whose The Nut Cracker and Other Human Ape Fables (coll 1911) contains at least one Apes as Human tale, and one involving a Lost Race; A New Day Dawns: A Brief History of the Altruistic Era (1930-2162 A. D.), A. E. 200 (1932) is a Utopia in which the humane suasion of science increasingly benefits humanity. Blanchard's Epitome of Ambulant Proctology (1925) was a work of exemplary clarity. A medical chair was founded in his honour at Case Western Reserve ...

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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