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DC Super Hero Girls

US animated tv series (2019-current). Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment. Based on the DC Comics characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Developed by Lauren Faust. Executive producers: Lauren Faust and Sam Register. Directors include Noëlle Raffaele, John Sanford and Steve Stefanelli. Writers include Lauren Faust and M A Larson. Voice cast includes Kimberly Brooks, Will Friedle, Grey Griffin, Cassandra Lee Morris, Tara Strong, Nicole Sullivan, Myrna Velasco and ...

Wallace, Sean

(1976-    ) US anthologist, editor, and publisher, associated with {Wildside Press} and its imprint Cosmos Books as editor from 2001 to 2009; associated with Prime Books as publisher from 2001; associated with Clarkesworld as editor since 2006; associated with Fantasy Magazine as publisher from 2005 to 2011; and associated with Lightspeed as publisher from June 2010 until ...

dos Santos, Carlos

(1962-    ) Teacher and author of, as far as we can establish, the first science fiction novel published in Mozambique. This is A Quinta Dimensão ["The Fifth Dimension"] (2006), published in Portuguese and reissued (again in Portuguese) in 2010. Both editions have coloured illustrations on the covers. This sf romance deals, as the title suggests, with the fifth Dimension. Here it provides a means of travel in an expanding ...

Elkins, Charles

(1940-2021) US academic, for many years Professor of English at Florida International University; from 2000 teaching at the University of Northern Colorado and later Colorado State University before retiring in 2019. He also used the byline Charles L Elkins. He began to publish criticism of genre interest with the Isaac Asimov study "Asimov's Foundation Novels: Historical Materialism Distorted into Cyclical Psychohistory" in Isaac Asimov (anth ...

Escarpit, Robert

(1918-2000) French academic, Information Theory pioneer, author, and journalist known for satirical pieces in such magazines as Le Monde, Le Matin and Sud-Quest. He is of sf interest for Le littératron; roman picaresque (1964; trans Peter Green as The Novel Computer: A Picaresque Novel 1966), a Satire centred on the Invention of a literary ...

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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