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Krepps, Robert W

(1919-1980) US author whose sf and fantasy work mostly appeared under the pseudonym Geoff St Reynard. As St Reynard he began publishing work of genre interest with "Wink Van Ripple" in Fantastic Adventures for December 1945, contributing frequently to that journal until its demise in 1953. Work published here included the first Usurpers tale, "The Usurpers" (January 1950 Fantastic Adventures), which was ...

Justice League of America

A team of DC Comics Superheroes who first appeared in issues #28, #29, and #30 of the tryout Comic Brave and the Bold (1960) before graduating in the same year to their own title; they have continued to regularly appear in DC comics to this day. They were the successors of an earlier group of DC heroes from the 1940s, the Justice Society of America, who were then reimagined as the ...

Deca-Dence

Japanese animated tv series (2020). Created by the Deca-Dence Project. NUT. Directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa. Written by Hiroshi Seko. Voice cast includes Katsuyuki Konishi, Tomori Kusunoki and Michiyo Murase. Twelve 23-minute episodes. Colour. / The first episode presents us with a generic Anime scenario: long ago the Gadoll, Monsters of varying size and shape, wiped out 90% of Earth's population; the ...

Byers, Sam

(1979-    ) UK author whose first novel Idiopathy (2013), though not literally fantastic, engages in edge-of-the-present, extremely funny Satirical assaults on the British Media Landscape, and on the chatterati's morganatic relationship with the Internet in general. His second novel, Perfidious Albion (2018), moves his focus forward, into a post-Brexit ...

Pick, J B

(1921-2015) UK scholar, poet and author, for many years a specialist in the work of David Lindsay, editing several of his works; The Strange Genius of David Lindsay (anth 1970; vt The Haunted Man 1979) with Colin Wilson and E H Visiak conveys a strongly sympathetic view of the author. Pick's own fiction includes A Land Fit for 'Eros (1957) with John ...

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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