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Sasamoto Yūichi

(1963-    ) Japanese author of light-hearted, occasionally bawdy Space Operas much-loved in Japanese Fandom; regarded alongside Motoko Arai as a pioneer in the serialized Young Adult chapbook format known in Japan as Light Novels. He has remained prominent, in part because of canny publishers ...

Sedia, Ekaterina

(1970-    ) USSR-born biologist and author, in America from 1984; she began publishing work of genre interest with "Alphabet Angels" with David Bartell in Analog for March 2005. Though most of her work is Fantasy, sf topoi thread through much of her fiction to date, usually as elements in her complex framings of the contemporary urban environment, framings which tend to exclude the Vampires ...

Galactica: 1980

US tv series (1980). Universal MCA/ABC-TV. Creator, executive producer Glen A Larson. Most episodes written by Larson. Regular cast included Lorne Greene, Kent McCord, Barry Van Dyke, Robyn Douglass. Three pilot 50-minute episodes followed by seven 50-minute episodes. / The pilot, Galactica Discovers Earth, a three-part made-for-tv film sequel to the television series Battlestar Galactica ...

Lees, Robert James

(1849-1931) UK psychic, most famous for being the subject of a Jack the Ripper hoax, when a newspaper declared that he had pointed out a physician as the murderer. Of some sf interest is The Car of Phoebus (1903), which incorporates a Lost Race into a story involving Reincarnation; his remaining works lie outside the range of sf. [JC]

Greer, Tom

Working name of Irish surgeon Thomas Greer (1846/1847-1904) for his writing; he lived in the UK from about 1880. In his A Modern Daedalus (1885) an Irish lad invents a one-man flying device (see Inventions; Transportation) which straps to the shoulders. The UK Government attempts to persuade him to use it against Ireland. Though he longs simply for peace, UK military action forces him onto the side of the ...

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 ...

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