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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 ...

Beastars

Japanese animated tv series (2019-current). Based on the Manga by Paru Itagaki. Orange. Directed by Shinichi Matsumi. Written by Nanami Higuchi. Voice cast includes Chikahiro Kobayashi, Yūki Ono and Sayaka Senbongi. 24 23-minute episodes. Colour. / Beastar's world is much like ours (see Alternate History), but its civilization consists of anthropomorphized animals and birds (whose sizes are unchanged), where the main social divide is not one of gender, race, wealth or religion, but of ...

Sully, Kathleen M

(1910-2001) UK author, active since about 1946, whose sf novel, Skrine (1960), is set sometime in a Ruined Earth Britain after World War Three, and describes the hegira of its initially solitary protagonist, who eventually becomes thought of as a healer in the village he arrives at; but conflict with the ruler of the village ends tragically. [JC]

Wadsworth, Phyllis Marie

(1910-2005) UK author whose Overmind (1967) deals with Aliens who contact humanity via Telepathy from another Dimension, with news of the coming birth of a Messiah. [JC]

Richmond, Charles

(?   -    ) UK author whose sf play, A Step into Infinity (1946 chap), set half-a millennium hence, depicts the end of a vast Future War on Earth, and more cheering events on the planet Xeres. [JC]

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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