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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 ...

Landsman, Keren

(1977-    ) Israeli epidemiologist and author, active from before 2010, winning more than one Geffen Award over her career. She is of Equipoisal sf interest for her first novel, Lev ha-ma'agal (2018; trans Daniele Zamir as The Heart of the Circle 2019), set in a land with enough resemblances to the consensual real world for it arguably to pass as an ...

Kollin, Dani

(1964-    ) US advertising copywriter and author, with his twin brother Eytan Kollin, of the Justin Cord sequence beginning with The Unincorporated Man (2009), a Sleeper Awakes tale whose protagonist, after two centuries of Suspended Animation, finds the ruthlessly corporate future (individuals are purchasable on the stock market) not to his ...

Sherlock Hound

Japanese/Italian animated tv series (1984-1985); original titles Meitantei Holmes (Japan) and Il fiuto di Sherlock Holmes (Italy). RAI, Tokyo Movie Shinsha. "Original idea" by Marco Pagot and Gi Pagot. Chief Directors Hayao Miyazaki and Kyōsuke Mikuriya. Writers include Yoshihisa Araki, Tsunehisa Itō, Sunao Katabuchi, Mayumi Shimazaki and Keishi Yamazaki. Voice cast includes ...

DeStefano, Sal

(1957-    ) US real estate agent, lawyer, and author of one sf novel, The Methuselah Gene (2000), in which a plant geneticist attempts to use his research results to cure his son of cancer, but must fight off exploiters of and government interference because his breakthrough discoveries also promise Immortality. [JC]

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...

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