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Stangerup, Henrik

(1937-1998) Danish journalist, playwright and author who worked mainly within the tradition of "new realism" prevalent in Denmark during the 1960s; he also wrote historical fiction. His sf novel Manden der ville vaere skyldig (1973; trans David Gress-Wright as The Man Who Wanted to be Guilty 1982) is a Satire assaulting the Dystopian welfare state and the Social Democratic party through the a Near-Future tale of a man who accidentally kills his wife and is treated by the state not as a criminal ...

Fascinating Tales

Zimbabwean Fanzine, edited from Harare by Howard Dean, roughly quarterly, published between 1994 and 1997 with ten issues produced in total. The focus of Fascinating Tales was genre fiction, including sf, Fantasy, supernatural and Horror tales, written by local authors. Of 55 stories published, 48 were by Zimbabwean writers. It also occasionally published reviews and Comics. Though short-lived, Fascinating Tales was a unique publication of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa (excepting South ...

Robots [performance]

Performance (2009). Produced by Le Voyage Extraordinaire. Directed and conceived by Christian Denisart. Set design by Gilbert Maire; costume design by Cécile Collet; music by Lee Maddeford; choreography by Corinne Rochet and Nicholas Pettit. Cast includes Laurence Iseli and Branch Worsham. / Robots is an amalgam of dramatic musical performance and dance Theatre. The production premiered on 1 May 2009 at the Théâtre Barnabe in Servion, Switzerland. Performed without ...

Cady, Jack

(1932-2004) US author, almost exclusively of fantasy and horror, although one novel, The Man Who Could Make Things Vanish (1982), is a genuine sf Dystopia set in a very bleakly conceived Near-Future right-wing USA; The Sons of Noah & Other Stories (coll 1992), containing fantasies, won a World Fantasy Award for best collection, and "The Night We Buried Road Dog" (January 1993 F&SF) won both a Nebula Award and a (tied) Bram Stoker Award for best novella. [JC]

Goodman, Dickie

(1934-1989) US record producer who with his aspiring songwriter friend Bill Buchanan (1930-1996) launched both their careers with the comic novelty record "The Flying Saucer Parts 1 and 2" (1956). Inspired by Orson Welles's radio broadcast War of the Worlds (1938), it is credited with being the first record to use the "break-in" technique, which evolved into modern-day sampling. Buchanan and Goodman respectively play a news anchor and a roving reporter who interviews the witnesses to a flying ...

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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