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Wedlake, G E C

(1897-1978) UK playwright and author who is of some sf interest for The Wrecking Ray (1935), the eponymous Ray apparently attacking via radio waves. [JC/SH]

Fawcett, F Dubrez

(1891-1968) UK author active in various genres under his own name and several others from 1923; non-sf pseudonyms included Cass Borelli, Henri Dupres, Madame E Farra, "Griff", Eugene Glen, Duke Linton, Coolidge McCann, Elmer Eliot Saks, Ben Sarto and Hank Spencer. Much of his output consisted of such thrillers as Miss Otis Comes to Piccadilly (1946) as by Ben Sarto, and its many quite popular successors. The Wonderful Isle of Ulla-Gapoo (1946) is a mild fantasy; he edited an edition of The ...


Canadian tv series (2000-2001, 2003-2004; vt Starhunter 3200). SpaceWorks Studios/The Danforth Studios Ltd/Alliance Atlantis Communications. Created by Daniel D'Or and Philip Jackson for The Movie Network, Canada. Directors included François Basset, Luc Chalifour and Patrick Malakian. Writers included Julian Fikus, Peter I Horton, and Nelu Ghiran. Cast includes Tanya Allen, David Fournier (season 1), Paul Fox (season 2), Stephen Marcus, Murray Melvin (season 1), Michael Paré ...

Lost Worlds

This rubric covers Lost Races, lost Cities, lost lands and Islands: all the enclaves of mystery in a rapidly shrinking world that featured so largely in the sf of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This subgenre was obviously a successor to the Fantastic Voyages of the eighteenth century and earlier, but there are important distinctions to be drawn. The earlier tales had belonged to a world which was still geographically "open"; at the time Jonathan Swift wrote Gulliver's ...

Tavares, Braulio

(1950-    ) In addition to being an award-winning Brazilian author, Braulio Tavares is a critic, television writer, musician, composer and a daily columnist for the newspaper O Jornal da Paraíba. He made his first contribution to the field of sf research with the concise handbook, O que é ficção científica? ["What is SF?"] (1986), later publishing the Fantastic, Fantasy and Science Fiction Literature Catalog (1992), a project he organized ...

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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