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Scrimger, Richard

(1957-    ) Canadian author whose first works were nonfantastic work for adult readers, and who is of sf interest for the Norbert Narratives sequence, beginning with The Nose from Jupiter (1998), in which an Alien named Norbert from Jupiter sets up camp in young Alan's nose, where he interferes with (and often solves) Alan's teenage problems. In Noses Are Red (2002), strange creatures ...

Jasieński, Bruno

Pseudonym of Polish author and polemicist Wiktor Zysman (1901-1938), a founder of Polish Futurism. Little of his work is of sf interest – even when a liberal interpretation is laid upon the cognate relationship between certain kinds of post-World War One Modernism and Fantastika – except for one novel, "Je Brûle Paris" (1928 L'Humanité; trans Soren A Gauger and Marcin Piekoszewski as ...

Simpsons, The

US animated tv series (1989-current). Gracie Films, 20th Television (later, 20th Television Animation). Created by Matt Groening. Developed by James L Brooks, Matt Groening and Sam Simon. Directors include Mike B Anderson, Wesley Archer, Susie Dietter, Mark Kirkland, Rich Moore, Steven Dean Moore, Jim Reardon and David Silverman. Writers include David X Cohen, John Frink, Al Jean, Tim Long, Ian Maxtone-Graham, George Meyer, Bill Oakley, Bill Odenkirk, Mike Scully, Matt Selman, John ...

Ginsburg, Mirra

(1909-2000) Russian-born editor, author and translator, long resident in the USA. She began translating work of genre interest with a version of Mikhail Bulgakov's "The Fatal Eggs" for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in December 1964, and later translated an abridged version of his Master i Margarita as The Master and Margarita (1967). Other translations include a collection of stories by ...

Stephen, A M

(1882-1942) Canadian poet and author who served in World War One. His Lost Race tale, The Kingdom of the Sun: A Romance of the Far West Coast (1927), which is set in the sixteenth century, describes the Haida tribe of Native Americans, relicts of an advanced civilization whose population – ethnically superior to the Native Americans surrounding it – is blond and blue-eyed, and whose culture is similar ...

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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