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RWBY

US animated online series (2012-current). Rooster Teeth. Created by Monty Oum (1981-2015). Executive Producers: Mattie Hullum, Burnie Burns. Writers: Miles Luna, Monty Oum, Kerry Shawcross. Directors include Monty Oum (volumes 1-2) and Kerry Shawcross (volume 3 onward). Voice cast includes Jen Brown, Barbara Dunkelman, Kara Eberle, Lindsay Jones, Miles Luna, Shannon McCormick, Taylor McNee, Jen Taylor and Arryn Zech. 92 various-length episodes to date, plus eight character shorts, sixteen ...

Lacey, Burroughs

(?   -    ) US author of an sf Sex tale, The Sex Machine (1976: vt The Balling Machine 1982 as by Ed Rose), in which (as not uncommonly in sf) enhanced men and Androids are distinguished with difficulty. [JC]

Rife, Robert

(?   -    ) US author of The Cool Thing: A Dark Comedy. Or Not (2021), a moderately spoofish sf thriller whose protagonist – purchasing in error a relic from a crashed Alien Spaceship which turns out to be a kind of matter transmitter (see Matter Transmission) – is briefly entrapped in a Mad Scientist's Genetic Engineering project, which kills its subjects, or turns them into Monsters. The plot thickens subsequently. [JC]

Slesar, Henry

(1927-2002) US advertising copywriter and author born Henry Schlosser (he apparently changed his name legally) who began his career in advertising, in which role he is credited with inventing the phrase "coffee break", and who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Brat" for Imaginative Tales in September 1955. Of his several hundred stories, about a third were sf or fantasy, most of them appearing in his first decade as a writer. He used several pseudonyms, including O H Leslie, ...

Daniels, Keith Allen

(1956-2001) US poet, author and Small Press publisher whose first poem, "Denouement", appeared in Logos in 1974, and who published frequently and variously until his premature death, much of this work appearing in Anamnesis Press, which he founded in 1990, and thorough which he also published work by James Blish, Arthur C Clarke, Lord Dunsany and Joe Haldeman [see Checklist below]. His poetry – assembled in volumes like What Rough Book: Dark Poems and Light (coll 1992 chap; vt Dyscrasias: ...

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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