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Ye Yonglie

(1940-2020) Chinese author and occasional film director, sometimes under the pen-names Ye Yang, Ye Ting, Xiao Yong or Jiu Yuan, whose output stretches to fifty volumes of material, of which twenty-four are listed as "works popularizing science". A graduate in chemistry from Beijing University, Ye published his first poem aged eleven, and his first book while still a student. Aged twenty, he became one of the lead authors in the best-selling periodical Shiwan ge Weishenme ["100,000 Whys"] ...

Grantville Gazette

US professional (semi-professional until December 2006) Online Magazine that began as a fan-fiction site, hosted by Baen Books, for fiction set in the Assiti Shards Shared World universe established by Eric Flint in his novel 1632 (2001) and its sequels. The basic premise is that the small American town of Grantville is transported via a Timeslip to Germany in 1631 at the time of the Thirty Years War and the German territory likewise moved forward in time to present-day Virginia. The book and ...

Black Mirror

UK tv series (2011-2019). Zeppotron, Channel 4 (first two series plus Christmas special); Netflix (third and subsequent series). Created and mostly written by Charlie Brooker (1971-    ). Additional writers include Jesse Armstrong and Kanak "Konnie" Asha Huq. Directed by Otto Bathurst, Oona Chaplin, Tom Cullen, Owen Harris, Bryn Higgins, Euros Lyn, Carl Tibbetts and Brian Welsh. Cast includes Hayley Atwell, Jessica Brown-Finlay, Leonora Crichlow, Lindsay Duncan, Jason ...

Duckman

US animated tv series (1994-1997). Paramount Network Television. Created by Everett Peck, initially for the Comic Duckman. Executive producers and main writers: Gabor Csupo, Arlene Klasky, Ron Osborn, Everett Peck and Jeff Reno. Directors include Peter Avanzino, John Eng, Jeff McGrath and Raymie Muzquiz. Voice cast includes Jason Alexander, Gregg Berger, Tim Curry, Elizabeth Daily, Dana Hill, Pat Musick, Nancy Travis and Dweezil Zappa. 71 22-minute episodes. Colour. / Eric T Duckman ...

Taylor, Angus

(1945-    ) Canadian critic and academic; involved in Canadian Fandom from the 1960s through the 1980s; with the Spaced Out Library (now the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy) 1972-1975. He began to publish reviews of genre interest in Moebius Trip Library: Science Fiction Echo 17 for May 1973 (see Moebius Trip). His sharp, socio-political criticism has appeared in Foundation: The Review of Science Fiction, SF Commentary and elsewhere. Philip K. ...

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 November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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