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Franklin, H Bruce

(1934-2024) US critic and academic, a cultural historian in various positions at Stanford University from 1961, in that year giving one of the earliest university courses in sf in the USA. In 1972, despite holding tenure, he was dismissed by Stanford for making speeches allegedly inciting students to riot against the university's involvement in the Vietnam War – a case well known to those interested in questions of academic freedom. He became full professor, again with tenure, at Rutgers ...

Rechts, Albert

Pseudonym of Irish lawyer, journalist and author Charles Brett (1928-2005), who wrote architectural studies as C E B Brett; Handbook to a Hypothetical City (1986 chap) as Albert Rechts traces the contours through time of a City not dissimilar to those that appear in the works of Italo Calvino, with the lives depicted here in outline strongly evoking the elaborately staged lives of urban dwellers in many ...

Pandora

US Semiprozine which had three phases under three editors, the sequence held together by a thread of Feminism. Founded and initially edited by Lois Wickstrom at Sproing, Inc, Denver, Colorado from #1 (undated, October 1978) to #9 (undated, September 1982). Publication was taken over by Jean Lorrah (who had been associate editor on issues #8 and #9) with Empire Books, Murray, Kentucky, from #10 ...

Kunetka, James

(1944-    ) US author of three sf novels, including Warday: and the Journey Onward (1984) as James W Kunetka with Whitley Strieber [who see for details] and Nature's End (1986) also with Strieber. Shadow Man (1988) is Shadow Man (1988), a worthwhile attempt at the Equipoisal, mixing nuclear ...

Futurist, The

Australian Print Magazine published by Diverse Enterprises, Ferntree Gully, Victoria and edited by Geoffrey Dale; six issues, undated, between March 1996 and November 1997. It had both a web presence as well as the printed version, which was a slim A5 booklet, usually of around 80 pages. The website promised to run new stories in advance of their publication in the magazine. In practice the magazine had only a few new stories and misguidedly it focused on ...

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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