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Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award

A juried life achievement Award set up in memory of Cordwainer Smith by the Cordwainer Smith Foundation, intended to honour notable sf and fantasy authors who in the view of the judging panel either did not receive or no longer receive as much attention as they deserve. It was first presented to Olaf Stapledon at the 2001 Worldcon, and is now given annually at the US literary Convention Readercon. The award is usually made posthumously, an exception being the 2011 presentation to Katherine ...

Kiwerski, Krzysztof

(1948-    ) Polish director, writer, animator and painter. After studying at the High School of Fine Arts in Poznań, he went on to graduate from Krakow's Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts Faculty of Painting in 1973. Kiwerski would become head of the Academy's Animation Art Studio, as well as a Professor of Fine Arts in its Faculty of Graphic Arts. He also worked for the Animated Film Studio ("Studio Filmów Animowanych") in Krakow, for whom he created most of his ...

Ruditis, Paul

(?   -    ) US author, mostly of Ties to Television or Comics series, beginning with Which Way Did She Go? (2001) for the vast Sabrina the Teenage Witch reboot beginning in 2000; other ties include one for the Star Trek universe, Star Trek: Enterprise: Shockwave (2002), one for Roswell, Dreamwalk (2003), and several for the vast Charmed (1998-2006), a television fantasy series, beginning with Charmed: The Brewing Storm (2004). For some of these series he has ...

Waterloo, Stanley

(1846-1913) US editor, journalist and author who began to publish short fiction in the late 1860s; his first sf novel, The Story of Ab: A Tale of the Time of the Cave Man (1897; vt A Tale of the Time of the Cave Men: Being the Story of Ab 1904), is a juvenile culture-hero protagonists makes the Inventions required and acquires the necessary culture – along with strict monogamy on Eugenical lines made possible after he kills a rival – to begin the march to civilization, and is among ...

Rogers, Alva

(1923-1982) US author and artist, nicknamed "Red" for the colour of his hair and politics. Long involved in sf Fandom, he drew the covers for a number of 1940s Fanzines as well as some for the (UK) American Fiction series. In the 1960s he published the fanzine Bixel (4 issues September 1962-October 1968) and the one-off Bixeltype (December 1963), the latter comprising an essay ("FTL and ASI") written in rebuttal to Francis T Laney's polemic Ah! Sweet Idiocy! The Fan Memoirs of Francis T. Laney ...

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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