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Carrère, Jean

(1865-1932) French journalist, poet and author, of some sf interest for a novel published at the end of his active career, La Fin d'Atlantis ou le grand soir ["The End of Atlantis or the Great Evening"] (1926; trans Brian Stableford as The End of Atlantis 2017). The novel is remarkable not for any originality concerning the collapse of the Empire of Atlantis into the sea, but for a sustained ...

Carr, Francis

(1834-1894) UK businessman and author Archimago: (or the New Zealander on the Ruins of London Bridge. A Satirical Work, Commencing I, Jno, formerly of the U. K. of G. B., etc) (1864 3vols), which uses the familiar image of the New Zealander to frame two visions of London's future: in the first, horseless carriages and flying vehicles manifest the commercial glories of Empire to come; in the second, the New Zealander is ...

Whiteford, Wynne N

(1915-2002) Australian motoring journalist and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Beyond the Infinite" in Adam and Eve for 28 May 1934. He then fell silent until the mid-1950s, at which point he also began to sell to overseas markets, starting with "The Non-Existent Man" (July 1958 Amazing); after 1960, however, he did not sell to the American market for a quarter of a century. Whiteford's mature work turns again and again to dilemmas ...

Secret of the Telegian

Japanese film (1960). Original title Densō Ningen. Toho. Directed by Jun Fukuda. Written by Shinichi Sekizawa. Cast includes Akihiko Hirata, Seizaburo Kawazu, Tadao Nakamaru, Takamaru Sasaki and Koji Tsuruta. 85 minutes. Colour. / Hearing of a murder in an amusement park's Cave of Horror, Kirioka (Tsuruta) – a reporter from the science desk of a Tokyo newspaper – decides to investigate. Finding a piece of wire in the cave he takes it ...

Dornbierer, Manú

(circa 1932-    ) Mexican author and painter, better known for her work as a journalist, a field where she has received some awards. In the late 1960s, Dornbierer began to publish short stories, mostly Fantasy, always very stylish, well-written and constructed pieces. In 1968, her short story "La grieta" ["The Crack"], later included in the collection Después de Samarkanda ["After Samarkand"] (coll ...

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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