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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 ...

Elwood, Roger

(1943-2007) US author and editor who published a large amount of nonfiction from about 1960, and began his main career, as editor, with a number of reprint Anthologies in the 1960s – though in fact those published under his own name were ghost-edited by Sam Moskowitz; those ostensibly in collaboration with Moskowitz or Vic Ghidalia were packaged by Elwood but not edited by him. Another ...

Landis, Geoffrey A

(1955-    ) US scientist and author, married to Mary A Turzillo. In the former capacity, he has worked for NASA, particularly on Rover design for Mars missions. He began publishing work of genre interest with"Elemental" in Analog for December 1984. His work began rapidly to attract interest and attention: "Vacuum States" (July 1988 Asimov's) posed a pointed set of questions about the ...

Green Eggs and Ham

US animated online tv series (2019). Netflix. Distantly based on the book by Dr Seuss. Created by Jared Stern. Directed by Lawrence Gong and Piero Piluso. Written by Vanessa McGee, Mark Rizzo, Jared Stern and John Whittington. Voice cast includes Dee Bradley Baker, Jillian Bell, Adam DeVine, Michael Douglas, Ilana Glazer, Eddie Izzard, Keegan-Michael Key, Diane Keaton and Jeffrey Wright. Thirteen 26-minute episodes. Colour. / Owing to a mix-up involving suitcases, dour failed ...

McGhan, Barry

(1939-    ) US fan and bibliographer who began to publish work of genre interest with "Andre Norton: Why Has She Been Neglected?" in Riverside Quarterly for January 1970. He is perhaps of greatest importance for the compilation Science Fiction and Fantasy Pseudonyms (1971 chap; var revs to 1979) [see Checklist below], a useful guide to Pseudonyms. ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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