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Du Bois, Gaylord

(1899-1993) US Comics writer, with over 3000 comic-book scripts credited to him under his own (which he also gave as DuBois) and other names, including Hal Forrest and Buck Wilson; he also wrote a number of Big Little Books. He specialized in non-fantastic animal stories, and in Westerns, and his work in the fantastic is generally restricted to cartoon characters like Raggedy Ann or Uncle Wiggily. Of his books, two are of sf interest: The Hurricane Kids on the Lost Islands (1941) with Oskar ...

Guthridge, George

(1948-    ) US teacher and author who has also used the byline George Florance-Guthridge; he began to publish work of genre interest with "Dolls' Demise" in Analog for July 1976, with many further short stories following in F&SF and other venues. His first novel, Death Mask of Pancho Villa (1987) with Carol Gaskin, is a contribution to the Bantam Books Time Machine sequence of Children's SF adventure novels featuring Time Travel. With Janet Berliner he wrote The ...

Brown, Jerry Earl

(1940-    ) US author in whose first sf novel, Under the City of Angels (1981), a sunken California is delved by the haunted protagonist, who finds powerful corporations and Aliens at the root of things. In Darkhold (1985), a man engages in a Godgame enterprise to Clone five lovers for himself in a kind of Pocket Universe environment, paying a complex price for his hubris. The horror-inflected Earthfall (1990) unremarkably shows an Earth overrun by Mutants hungry for flesh. ...

Golan the Insatiable

US animated tv series (2013-2015). ADHD, Amazing Schlock, Double Hemm, Friends Night. Created by Josh Miller. Executive Producers include Hend Baghdady and Nick Weidenfeld. Directors include Douglas Einar Olsen. Writers include Pat Casey and Josh Miller. Voice cast includes Mary Mack, Josh Miller, Aubrey Plaza and Rob Riggle. Twelve 11-22 minute episodes. Colour. / Golan (Miller/Riggle), a horned, demonic "God-lord, commander of all that was seen and unseen" from the Gkruool Dimension, ...

de la Warr, George

(1904-1969) UK pioneer of a controversial alternative healing therapy involving "radionics" devices. He is best known in sf circles for his Pseudoscientific "Hieronymus machine" which enthralled John W Campbell Jr in the 1950s. This supposed Psionics machine had an elusive tactile output (the varying stickiness of a rubber pad) which was generally regarded as too subjective to be meaningful. With Langston Day he wrote two nonfiction books about his radionics research and inventions, New Worlds ...

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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