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Austrian literature must be considered a part of the larger German literature (see Germany), although with a distinct voice; Austrian writers have always been published more by German publishing houses than by Austrian ones. / At the turn of the century, Vienna was a veritable laboratory for many of the ideas of modern times, from psychoanalysis and logical positivism to music, the arts and literature: here were found Freud, Wittgenstein, Mahler, Schönberg, Klimt, Schiele, Schnitzler, ...

Lukodianov, Isai

(1913-1984) Russian design engineer who wrote sf in collaboration with his first cousin Evgeny Voiskunsky (whom see for discussion of their work). [DRL]

Hutchinson, David

(1960-    ) UK author who published four volumes of stories by the age of twenty-one – Thumbprints (coll 1978), which is mostly fantasy, Fools' Gold (coll 1979), Torn Air (coll 1980) and The Paradise Equation (coll 1981), all as David Hutchinson – and then moved into journalism. The deftness and quiet humaneness of his work was better than precocious, though the deracinatedness of the worlds depicted in the later stories may have derived in part from the author's ...

Strieber, Whitley

(1945-    ) US author, much better known for horror novels – like The Wolfen (1978) (see Horror in SF; Werewolves) and the Hunger sequence beginning with The Hunger (1981) (see Vampires) – than for his sf, though he has continued to produce the latter intermittently throughout his career, with an emphasis on the Near Future seen through a perspective that sometimes attempts to justify Paranoia about government conspiracies against the American people. Warday: And ...

Glen and Randa

Film (1971). UMC. Directed by Jim McBride. Written by Lorenzo Mans, Rudolf Wurlitzer, McBride. Cast includes Woodrow Chambliss, Steven Curry, Garry Goodrow and Shelley Plimpton. 94 minutes. Colour. / The film opens with a shot of a naked man and woman walking hand-in-hand through a dreamlike setting, but it soon becomes clear that this is not the Garden of Eden but a Post-Holocaust USA. The young couple drift through the shattered debris of civilization in a search for the mythical city of ...

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 ...

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