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Sugar, Rebecca

(1987-    ) American animator, director, writer, producer, artist and musician. Sugar identifies as bisexual and non-binary, using she/her and they/them pronouns. She studied at the School of Visual Arts, New York; one of her animated shorts from this period was Singles (2009), about a man whose one room apartment is located in his chest. On entering the apartment he can be seen in the chest of a larger version of himself, just as in his chest a smaller version ...

Clarke, Neil

(1966-    ) US magazine editor and anthologist, best known for publishing and editing the award-winning Clarkesworld, which had its first issue as an Online Magazine October 2006 and is now available in print and other forms. The magazine won the Hugo for Semiprozine in 2010, 2011 and 2013; a ...

Amper, Drax

(?   -    ) UK author, almost certainly pseudonymous, of one routine Space Opera, Far Beyond the Blue: A Science Fiction Thriller (1954). [JC]

Eve of Destruction

Film (1991). Orion. Directed by Duncan Gibbons. Written by Gibbons, Yale Udoff. Cast includes Gregory Hines and Renee Soutendijk. 98 minutes. Colour. / Soutendijk is good, both as Eve, a Defense Department scientist, and as Eve VIII, the military Robot that she creates in her own image. Armed with endless firepower and a nuclear bomb, the robot destroys the men Eve secretly hates, several male chauvinists and the police who try to stop her. Some critics ...

Young, Donna J

(?   -    ) US author of Retreat: As It Was! (1979), a Feminist lesbian Utopian vision of a period aeons past, when the universe was inhabited by races in harmony and Earth was inhabited by women only, long before a mutation (see Mutants) generated the human male. [JC]

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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