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Matzkin, M

(1924-    ) US author of The Outer Fleet (1978), a Space Opera in which a numerically insignificant sector of a Galactic Empire resists tyranny. [JC]

Colfer, Eoin

(1965-    ) Irish schoolteacher and author for Young Adult audiences from his first book, Benny and Omar (1998), which is not fantastic. His other singletons are, however of fantasy interest: the young protagonist of The Wish List (2000), who has died, is given a chance to redeem her soul by doing good works back on Earth; The Supernaturalist (2004) is set in the Near Future but is essentially fantasy. Of particular interest is ... And Another Thing ...: Douglas Adams's ...

LeVay, Simon

(1943-    ) UK author of Albrick's Gold (1998), an sf Satire in which a "cure" for homosexual Sex impulses is introduced by a homophobe. [JC]

Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy

Founded in 1970 by Toronto Public Library in Canada, to house a major donation by sf author and anthologist Judith Merril and substantially added to since, mostly during the long successful tenure from 1986 to 2017 of Lorna Toolis as its head; known as the Spaced Out Library until 1 January 1991, and housed from September 1995 in a Special Collections building at 239 College Street in central Toronto, which also holds the Osborne Collection of children's literature. With nearly 100,000 ...

Korg: 70,000 BC

Juvenile tv series (1974). Hanna-Barbera Productions for ABC-TV. Created by Fred Freiberger. Produced by Freiberger and Richard L O'Connell. Directors include Irving J Moore, Christian Nyby. Writers included Freiberger and Ian Martin. Cast includes Eileen Dietz, Bob Ewing, Jim Malinda, Christopher Mann, Naomi Pollack and Jenny Pransky. Narrator: Burgess Meredith. Sixteen 30-minute episodes. Colour. / This little-remembered Prehistoric SF series aired on Saturday mornings as a slightly more ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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