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Franklin, H Bruce

(1934-2024) US critic and academic, a cultural historian in various positions at Stanford University from 1961, in that year giving one of the earliest university courses in sf in the USA. In 1972, despite holding tenure, he was dismissed by Stanford for making speeches allegedly inciting students to riot against the university's involvement in the Vietnam War – a case well known to those interested in questions of academic freedom. He became full professor, again with tenure, at Rutgers ...

Adams, Richard

(1920-2016) UK author who became instantly famous with his first novel, Watership Down (1972), a long, grave, well-crafted Animal Fantasy [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below], written ostensibly for children but clearly accessible to adults as well; it was followed by the pendant titles The Watership Down Film Picture Book (1978), which retells the same story as adapted for the animated film ...

Project A-ko

Japanese animated film (1986). A.P.P.P., Soeishinsha. Directed by Katsuhiko Nishijima. Written by Katsuhiko Nishijima, Tomoko Kawasaki, Yuji Moriyama. Voice cast includes Shūichi Ikeda, Miki Itō, Emi Shinohara and Michie Tomizawa. 84 minutes. Colour. / Sixteen year-old A-ko Magami (Itō) and best friend C-ko Kotobuki (Tomizawa) attend school in Graviton City; which, after an apparent meteor strike sixteen years ago, has been rebuilt to become ...

TV Chariot

Letter-size saddle-stapled Television Fanzine printed on middle-grade paper. Published by T C Chariot Productions. Editor: Robert Cain. Assistant Editor: Maureen Cain. Twelve (?) issues, 1977 to 1979. Publication schedule was bimonthly. / Well-produced fanzine dedicated primarily to US sf Television programmes with some occasional film coverage. While most of the content focused on then-recent ...

Maloney, Terry

(1917-2008) UK illustrator, author, editor and amateur astronomer who saw action in the Spanish Civil War (British Battalion) and World War Two (Royal Corps of Signals). Early professional work included designing London Underground posters in 1946 and joining Frank Hampson's studio in 1950, during which brief association he worked on Dan Dare – Pilot of the Future for the Eagle ...

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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