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Green, Edwin

(?   -?   ) US author, possibly pseudonymous, known only for the Goliath series comprising Air Monster (1932) and Secret Flight (1933), marginally Near Future aviation tales for children (see Airship Boys) featuring a giant zeppelin described in terms just in advance of contemporary Technology. In the first tale, the Goliath rescues the crew of a submarine disabled at the North Pole; in the second, after Russia has been riven by a new revolution, the lads (who are ...

Hilda

UK/Canadian animated online tv series (2018-current). Netflix. Based on the Graphic Novels by Luke Pearson beginning with Hildafolk (graph 2010). Executive producers Clint Eland, Kurt Mueller, Luke Pearson and Stephanie Simpson. Directed by Andy Coyle. Writers include Kenny Byerly, Ben Joseph, Luke Pearson and Stephanie Simpson. Voice cast includes Ameerah Falzon-Ojo, Daisy Haggard, Rasmus Hardiker, John Hopkins, Ako Mitchell, Oliver Nelson and Bella Ramsay. 26 usually 24-minute episodes to ...

Amosov, N

(1913-2002) Russian surgeon – a pioneer of open-heart surgery in the Soviet Union – and author. In his sf novel Zapiski iz budushchego (1965 Nauka i Zhizn; 1967; trans George St George as Notes from the Future 1970 US as by N Amosoff) a frozen sleeper awakens to 1991 (see Sleeper Awakes), where he is cured of leukaemia and reflects somewhat heavily upon the nature of the world of 1991 he has come into, where Immortality has become a possibility. [JC] see also: Cryonics. /

Strikeshoulder, Viter

Pseudonym of US author Wayland Spaulding (1850-1918), apparently most active in Poughkeepsie, New York; his Near Future Satire, When Theodore Is King [for subtitle see Checklist below] (1907 chap), lampoons the political ascendancy of President Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) after working-class unrest beginning in 1907 and climaxing two years later with his ascension to the newly-created throne, with Canada begging to unite with the new monarchy. The book, which is dated 1909, is told in ...

Coen, Franklin

(1912-1990) US screenwriter, of greatest sf relevance for the script for This Island Earth (1955). He is the co-author of a film Tie, Meteor (1979) with Edmund H North, novelizing the feature film Meteor (1979). [JC]

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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