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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 ...

Kasturi, Sandra

(1966-    ) Estonian-born editor, publisher and author, in Canada from the early twenty-first century; she is known for her Poetry, some of it hauntedly exclamatory, assembled as Pursuits & Conjurings, Horrors, Guises (coll 2001 chap) and The Animal Bridegroom (coll 2007 chap), and for the increasingly ambitious Imaginarium sequence of Anthologies of ...

Brown, George Mackay

(1921-1996) Scottish poet, playwright, journalist and author, active from the mid-1940s with The Orkney Herald and other local papers, where his casual-seeming but intensely felt essays on the history and fate of the Orkneys appeared until his death. With his first volumes of poems, The Storm, and Other Poems (coll 1954 chap) and Loaves and Fishes (coll 1959 chap) he began to establish himself as a poet of very considerable stature; he remains best known for ...

Rickman, Gregg

(?   -    ) US author and critic who conducted illuminating Interviews with Philip K Dick – one late magazine appearance being "Piper in the Woods" (November 1990 Argosy) – and has published three volumes of this material, beginning with Philip K. Dick: In His Own Words (1984; rev 1988). The third of these, ...

Buis, Lela E

(?   -    ) US author who has also written as by L Crittenden and Lee Crittenden; she began to publish work of genre interest with "GP Venture" as by L Crittenden in Abortion Stories: Fiction on Fire (anth 1992) edited by Rick Lawler, assembling her short work in collections beginning with Desperate Lives (coll 2013), which was gathered together with other volumes as Moonshadows: A Collection of Short Stories (omni ...

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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