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Briggs, Raymond

(1934-2022) UK illustrator and author, active in both capacities from about 1958, and best known for several tales told in Graphic Novel format, including Fungus the Bogeyman (graph 1977) and the related pop-up book Fungus the Bogeyman Plop-Up Book (graph 1982). Both are arguably Equipoisal with sf, in which the meticulously worked-out topsy-turvy world of the melancholy ...

Morohoshi Daijirō

(1949-    ) Japanese artist, primarily of Manga, who rose to prominence in the 1970s as a proponent of avant-garde Graphic Novels dealing with sf, doubtful accounts of ancient history, and Slipstream works. After his debut work "Junko, Kyōkatsu" ["Junko, Blackmail"] (1970 COM) appeared in Osamu Tezuka's ...

Bixby, E Rew

(1912-2006) US author known only for his two sf adventures, Ambush Planet (1978) which is a Space Opera, and Fire Throne Mountain (1981), in which an attack of Aliens upon a colony planet is given a Planetary Romance flavour. [JC]

Sheck, Laurie

(1953-    ) US academic, poet and author, of sf interest primarily for her novel, A Monster's Notes (2009), in which the Frankenstein Monster, having been created – as Frankenstein; Or, the Modern Prometheus (1818) states – decades before the publication of the tale, visits Mary Shelley when she is still a small child. The interweaving of their ...

Doomwatch

1. UK tv series (1970-1972). BBC TV. Produced by Terence Dudley. Series devised and partly written by Gerry Davis and Kit Pedler. Directors included Dudley, Jonathan Alwyn, David Proudfoot, Lennie Mayne, Eric Hills, Darrol Blake. Further writers included Dudley, John Gould, Brian Hayles, Don Shaw, Dennis Spooner, Martin Worth. Cast included Joby Blanchard, Wendy Hall, Simon Oates, John Paul, Robert Powell, Jean Trend ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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