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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 ...

Sams, Candace

(?   -    ) US former police officer, martial arts competitor and author, who also writes as by C S Chatterly; much of her work, particularly as Chatterly, has been erotic fantasy (not listed below). Of sf interest are Electra Galaxy's Mr. Interstellar Feller (2008; vt Galaxy Man 2011 ebook) and Fusion (2013), in which a man and woman perform a Sex show, in order to entertain the crew of an ...

New Moon Quarterly

UK low-paying Amateur Magazine published by Weller Publications, Orpington, Kent and edited by George P Townsend, ostensibly as a fantasy and more experimental companion to Dream Magazine. It saw five, octavo-size issues between June 1987 and Summer 1988. The magazine ran a sizable quota of science fiction amongst its more overt fantasy and occasional light-hearted vignettes. "Blind is the Hand That Fears No Life" (June ...

Zanger, Molleen

(1948-    ) Panamanian-born US author of a Feminist sf tale, The Year Seven (1993), whose protagonist, and other female survivors, find themselves alone (and liberated) by the elimination of all other animal life, including human males. Gardenias Where There Are None (1994) involves a lesbian romance between a contemporary woman and a long-dead ghost. [JC]

Dreyfuss, Richard

(1947-    ) US actor and occasional author, his literary work apparently restricted to The Two Georges (1995) with Harry Turtledove, an Alternate History in which the American Revolution never happened; but separatists lurk. [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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...



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