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Zamiatin, Yevgeny

(1884-1937) Russian author who graduated in naval engineering from St Petersburg Polytechnical Institute; his studies were interrupted by participation in the 1905 Revolution as a Bolshevik, prison and deportation (a sentence which was renewed 1911-1913). He began writing in 1908, withdrew from active politics, lectured at the Polytechnic Institute until his emigration, ran foul of the Tsarist censor in 1914, and built icebreakers in the UK 1916-1917. / Zamiatin wrote about forty volumes of ...

Harben, Will N

(1858-1919) US author, most of whose work variously depicts life in the South, though at least three are detective novels featuring the sleuth Minard Hendricks. In the Year Ten Thousand (November 1892 Arena; 1917 chap) is a Utopian tale whose ancient narrator describes life in 2320, after vegetarianism fixes the Homo sapiens body, and 4051, after Telepathy fixes our souls; ...

Justice League

US animated tv series (2001-2006; vt Justice League Unlimited). Warner Brothers Animation for the Cartoon Network. Produced by James Tucker, Rich Fogel, Dwayne McDuffie, Glen Murakami, Linda Steiner and Bruce W Timm. Directed by Dan Riba, Joaquim Dos Santos and Butch Lukic. Writers included Stan Berkowitz, Keith Damron, J M DeMatteis, Paul Dini, Fogel, Dave Gibbons, Bob Goodman, Joseph Kuhr, Alan Moore, Dennis ...

School-Live!

Japanese animated tv series (2015); original title Gakkō Gurashi! Based on the Manga by Sadoru Chiba and Norimitsu Kaihō. Lerche. Directed by Masaomi Ando. Written by Norimitsu Kaihō. Voice cast includes Mao Ichimichi, Ai Kayano, Inori Minase, Ari Ozawa and Rie Takahashi. Twelve 24-minute episodes. Colour. / Yuki Takeya (Minase) loves school so much she lives there: the first episode has her happily mingling ...

Wilson, Kai Ashante

(?   -    ) US author who studied at the 2010 San Diego Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshop as the Octavia E Butler scholar, and began to publish work of genre interest with "«Légendaire.»" in Bloodchildren: Stories by the Octavia E. Butler Scholars (anth 2013 ebook) edited by Nisi Shawl. ...

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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