Search SFE    Search EoF

  Omit cross-reference entries  

Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Fourth Edition. Some sample entries appear below. Click here for the Introduction; here for the masthead; here for Acknowledgments; here for the FAQ; here for advice on citations. Find entries via the search box above (more details here) or browse the menu categories in the grey bar at the top of this page.

Site updated on 21 January 2022
Sponsor of the day: Trent Eades

Rochester, George E

(1898-1966) UK author, mostly of fiction for boys under his own and several other names, including John Beresford, Frank Chaltam, Barton Furse, Jeffrey Gaunt, Eric Roche and Hamilton Smith; much of this output did not reach book form, including his first known sf tale, "The Black Vulture" (28 April-23 June 1934 Scoops), about a Mad Scientist plotting to rule the world. The Despot of the World (1936) tells a similar tale. Several 1930s tales with evocative titles – like The Skywayman: ...

Ewald, Carl

(1856-1908) Danish author best known for his fairy tales, assembled in various volumes between 1883 and 1907; his Two-Legs series of tales – contained in Two-Legs and Other Stories (coll: trans Alexander Teixeira de Mattos from various sources 1906), The Pond and Other Stories (coll: trans Alexander Teixeira de Mattos from various sources 1909) and The Four Seasons (coll: trans Alexander Teixeira de Mattos from various sources 1913) – narrates the rise of Man, paying attention to ...

Dopey Dicks

Short US film (1950). Columbia Pictures. Directed by Edward Bernds. Written by Elwood Ullman. Cast includes Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Shemp Howard, Christine McGuire, Stanley Price, and Philip Van Zandt. Sixteen minutes. Black and white. / Working as private detectives (see Crime and Punishment), the Three Stooges – at the time, Fine, Moe Howard, and Shemp Howard – travel to a large house to rescue a beautiful woman (McGuire) who sought their assistance. Its occupants are a Mad ...

Schutz, J W

(1912-1984) US author, mostly of short stories, and diplomat who graduated in science and later from the US Counter-Insurgency School. He was in his fifties when – to give himself something to do while stationed in West Africa – he began writing sf, with "Maiden Voyage" for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in March 1965. His two Space Operas for Robert Hale Limited are People of the Rings (1975), whose titular rings are those of Saturn (see Outer Planets), and The Moon ...

Steven Universe: The Movie

US animated tv film (2019). Cartoon Network Studios. Director and Executive Producer: Rebecca Sugar. Produced by Jackie Buscarino. Writers include Hilary Florido, Joe Johnston, Kat Morris and Rebecca Sugar. Voice cast includes Zach Callison, Michaela Dietz, Susan Egan, Estelle, Deedee Magno Hall, Grace Rolek, Tom Scharpling and Sarah Stiles. 83 minutes. Colour. / The film is set two years after the events that closed Season 5 of the Steven Universe (2013-2020) television series, Steven ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



x
This website uses cookies.  More information here. Accept Cookies