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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 ...

Johnston, Bryan

(?   -    ) US screenwriter, producer and author; his sf novel Death Warrant (2022) unveils an homage to Robert Sheckley's The Tenth Victim (full version 1966) through its depiction of a young woman who agrees to be killed on a reality show (see Media Landscape; Television), but without knowing that a ...

Acid Mothers Temple

Prolific Japanese space-rock band who released over fifty albums under various names in their first decade, and who specialize in prolonged shambolic improvised jam-session music. Albums include Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. (1997), 41st Century Splendid Man (2002), Univers Zen, ou de zéro à zéro (2002) and Hypnotic Liquid Machine from the Golden Utopia (2004); but ...

DiLouie, Craig

(1967-    ) US author who has concentrated for most of his career on horror and fantasy, beginning with Paranoia (2001), a supernatural thriller involving paranormal powers, the Illuminati, and the predicted assassination of an American president. Interspersed with material of this not unusual sort and of not remarkable calibre are tales of sf interest, the first of these being The Thin White Line: A History of the 2012 Avian Flu Pandemic in Canada ...

Bonfils, Robert

(1922-2018) US artist who trained at the Kansas City Art Institute and the Art Institute of Chicago. Following army service in World War Two he became active as a commercial illustrator from the mid-1950s. The vigorous, pulpish paintings of this early period appeared on many US paperbacks including Sex novels from Merit Books, which led to his becoming art director and anonymous cover creator for Earl ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...



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