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Kettle, Pamela

(1934-    ) UK author, author of a historical novel, Memorial to the Duchess (1968) as by Jocelyn Kettle, and of the sf novel The Day of the Women (1969), in which sex-role reversal is instituted (see Feminism; Sex), but in this case deplorably, with male infants either eliminated or bred as studs, and the Royal Family exiled to Australia. The protagonist, Eve, thinks things may have gone too far. [JC]

Planetes

Japanese animated tv series (2003-2004). Sunrise. Based on the Manga by Makoto Yukimura. Directed by Gorō Taniguchi. Written by Ichirō Ōkouchi and Makoto Yukimura. Voice cast includes Ai Orikasa, Kazunari Tanaka, Unshô Ishizuka and Satsuki Yukino. 26 25-minute episodes. Colour. / In 2075 first-world corporations dominate space and the exploitation of its resources. As their activities leave space debris around the Earth and Moon, posing a threat to their operations, ...

Morlan, A R

(1958-2016) US author, principally of horror and fantasy, who began to publish work of genre interest with "Four Days Before the Snow" in Night Cry for Summer 1985. The Amulet sequence opening with the short The Cat with the Tulip Face (1991 chap), followed by two novels, is horror. Her many short stories are assembled in a number of collections beginning with Smothered Dolls (coll 2001) [see Checklist below], with that of greatest sf relevance being 'Rillas and Other Science Fiction Stories ...

Hetzel, Jules

(1814-1886) French publisher and editor, best known outside of France for his significant (at times almost co-creative) relationship with Jules Verne, most of whose work first appeared in his magazine, the Magasin d'éducation et de récréation ["Magazine of Education and Entertainment"], and subsequently in book form in the Voyages Extraordinaires ["Extraordinary Voyages"] sequence, from Voyages et aventures du capitaine Hatteras (1864 Magasin d'éducation et de ...

Weinbaum, Stanley G

(1902-1935) US author whose interest in sf dated from his youth (he published "The Lost Battle" in a school magazine, The Mercury, in December 1917; it forecasts that World War One will end in 1921) but who did not begin to publish sf professionally until the 1930s, after selling a romance novel – "The Lady Dances" (1934 in various King Features Syndicate newspapers) as by Marge Stanley – to a newspaper syndicate, and after a first sf novel, «The Mad Brain», had been ...

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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