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Barth, John

(1930-2024) US academic and author, one of the central fabulists (see Fabulation) of his generation of writers, noted for a sometimes relentless experimentalism, an inability or disinclination to cease upon the moment of story he famously articulated in "The Literature of Exhaustion" (August 1967 The Atlantic), where postmodern (see Postmodernism and SF) writers are presented as miming the genuine stories before ...

Bee and Puppycat

US animated online tv series (2013-current). Frederator Studios, OLM. Created by Natasha Allegri. Writers include Natasha Allegri, Etta Devine, Gabriel Diani, Madeleine Flores, Frank Gibson and Jack Pendarvis. Directors include Larry Leichliter and Joji Shimura. Voice cast includes Ashly Burch, Kent Osborne, Allyn Rachel and Alexander James Rodriguez. Eleven circa seven-minute and sixteen 23-minute episodes. Colour. / A falling Alien, the aptly ...


US Fanzine, edited by Richard E Geis; begun 1953; after 20 issues retitled Science Fiction Review for three issues in 1955; then stopped publishing. Geis resumed it with Psychotic #21 in 1967, then again changed the title to Science Fiction Review from #28. It was by this time printing more serious reviews and Interviews, though its main feature remained Geis's amusing, rambling, ...

Whitmore, Charles

(1945-    ) US author whose Winter's Daughter: The Saying of Signe Ragnhilds-Datter (1984) is set in the Near Future at some point after a nuclear World War Three has failed to end civilization entirely; various strategies for survival are tested in Africa, America and (it is from here that the protagonist speaks) Norway. [JC]

Stewart, Jean

(1953-    ) US author of the Women of Isis sf sequence, beginning with Return to Isis (1992) and ending (in mid-narrative) with Return to Isis (1992). The sequence, set in a Ruined Earth venue in a manner that evokes the Planetary Romance, is a forcefully articulated presentation of a world in which a lesbian state (see Gender; ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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