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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 ...

Kindermann, Eberhard Christian

(1715-?   ) German [ie Saxon] translator and astronomer whose speculations about the existence of at least one moon orbiting Mars are presented in his nonfiction Vollständidge Astronomie ["Complete Astronomy"] (1744), the revision of an earlier work [for details including full titles see Checklist below]. Later that year – in ...

Omega Man, The

Film (1971). Warner Bros. Directed by Boris Sagal. Written by John William Corrington, Joyce H Corrington, based on I Am Legend (1954) by Richard Matheson. Score by Ron Grainer. Cast includes Rosalind Cash, Charlton Heston and Anthony Zerbe. 98 minutes. Colour. / This is the second film version of Matheson's ultra-Paranoia novel, the first being L' ...

Kerr, Frank R

(1889-1977) Australian author of an only partially fictionalized Utopia, Days After Tomorrow: A Voice from 2000 AD (1944 chap), telling of a time when something like a World State benignly presides. [JC]

Mars Needs Moms

Film (2011). ImageMovers and Walt Disney Productions (see The Walt Disney Company). Directed by Simon Wells. Written by Simon and Wendy Wells, based on the illustrated book by Berkeley Breathed. Cast includes Joan Cusack, Dan Fogler and Seth Green. 88 minutes. Colour, 3D. / A totalitarian Martian gynocracy (see Mars) has imposed a Metropolis-like ...

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. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...

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