Search SFE    Search EoF

  Omit cross-reference entries  

Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Fourth Edition. Some sample entries appear below. Click here for the Introduction; here for the masthead; here for Acknowledgments; here for the FAQ; here for advice on citations. Find entries via the search box above (more details here) or browse the menu categories in the grey bar at the top of this page.

Site updated on 20 June 2022
Sponsor of the day: John Howard

Thomas, D M

(1935-    ) UK poet and author who made use of sf themes most explicitly in early Poetry like "The Head-Rape" (March 1968 New Worlds); "Computer 70: Dreams & Lovepoems" (March/April 1970 New Worlds), a sequence assembled with other poetry of interest in Logan Stone (coll 1970); or the later "S. F." (in The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry, anth 1982, edited by Steve Rasnic Tem). The Devil and the Floral Dance (1978) is a juvenile fantasy; his first adult novels ...

Leisure

The gradual Automation of industry and the progressive reduction of working hours has already extended the amount of leisure time which citizens of the developed nations have, and most later twentieth-century images of the future assume that everyone will have even more of it in times to come. In The Next 200 Years: A Scenario for America and the World (1976), the Futures Studies authorities Herman Kahn, William Brown and Leon Martel state that the most advanced nations will enter a ...

Russell, Bertrand

(1872-1970) UK mathematician, philosopher and controversialist, grandson of John Russell, first Earl Russell; in 1931 he succeeded to the family title, becoming the third Earl Russell. Because of his pacifist publications and activities during the course of World War One, he lost his Cambridge fellowship and was imprisoned in 1918. His work in Mathematics was substantial, including a formalization of number theory in Principia Mathematica (1910-1913 3vols) with Alfred North Whitehead ...

Dozois, Gardner

(1947-2018) US author, anthologist and, from 1985 (with the January 1986 issue) to 2004, editor of Asimov's Science Fiction, winning fifteen Hugos between 1988 and 2004 for his work as editor, and the equivalent Locus award from 1996 to 2004; he was married to Susan Casper until her death in 2017. He began publishing sf in September 1966 with "The Empty Man" for If, but it was not until after military service (in which he worked as a military journalist) that he began producing such stories as ...

Green Slime, The

Film (1968; vt Gamma 3: Cosmic War). MGM/Toei. Directed by Kinji Fukasaku. Written by Tom Rowe and Charles Sinclair, based on a story by Bill Finger and Ivan Reiner. Cast includes Robert Dunham, Ted Gunther, Robert Horton, Richard Jaeckel, Luciana Paluzzi, Bud Widom and David Yorston. 90 minutes. Colour. / When an Asteroid is detected on a collision course with Earth, with only hours left to prevent a catastrophe, the retiring head of space station Gamma 3 (see Space Stations), Jack Rankin ...

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 ...



x
This website uses cookies.  More information here. Accept Cookies