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Bruce, Stewart E

(?   -    ) US author on political issues from a leftwing point of view; his Utopia, The World in 1931 (1921) recklessly – in hindsight – suggests that the outcome of the bitterness and injustices that World War One intensified would be a pacific socialist commonwealth. [JC]

Goble, Warwick

(1862-1943) UK artist, the foremost illustrator of sf in the pages of Pearson's Magazine and Pearson's Weekly 1896-1903. He contributed 66 illustrations to the latter's original serialization of The War of the Worlds (April-December 1897 Pearson's Weekly; 1898; with epilogue cut 1898) by H G Wells. Other work appeared in The Strand Magazine and Boys' Own Paper (see Boys' Papers) Goble also illustrated several sf and fantasy stories by George Griffith and Fred M White, as well as the Lost-Race ...

Dawn of the Dead

Film (1978; vt Zombie Italy; vt Zombies UK). Laurel. Directed by George Romero. Written by Romero, with Dario Argento (who also cowrote the music) as script consultant. Cast includes David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H Reininger and Gaylen Ross. 127 minutes, cut to 125 minutes. Colour. / The first of three sequels to Night of the Living Dead (1968) – the others are Day of the Dead (1985) and Land of the Dead (2005) – this was (unusually) premiered in Italy, under the title Zombie. ...

Garforth, John

(?   -    ) UK author whose sf debut was "Lack of Experience" (September 1963 New Worlds). His relevant work at novel length comprises several Ties to Television series of sf-flavoured counter-espionage: four for The Avengers (1961-1969), beginning with The Floating Game (1967), and a singleton for The Champions (1968-1969), The Sixth Sense is Death (1969). [DRL]

Kolupaev, Viktor

(1936-2001) Russian author who made a striking debut in 1966, soon becoming a leading author of Soft SF; his work has been likened to that of Ray Bradbury. His lyrical short stories are assembled in Slutchitsia Zhe S Tchelovekom Takoie! ["What Can Happen to a Man?"] (coll 1972), Katcheli Otshel'nika (coll 1974; trans Helen Saltz Jacobson with somewhat differing contents as Hermit's Swing 1980) and Poiushii Les ["The Singing Forest"] (coll 1984). Kolupaeav's only novel is the controversial and ...

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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