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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 ...

Ciencin, Scott

(1962-    ) US author and Comics writer who has published as by Richard Awlinson and as by Nick Baron as well as under his own name. Much of Ciencin's sizeable output is Fantasy, chiefly Ties to Shared World enterprises (such as Forgotten Realms, titles not listed below, where the Awlinson name was used). Tied franchises of direct sf interest to which he ...

NieA Under 7

Japanese animated tv series (2000), based on the Manga by Abe Yoshitoshi. Triangle Staff. Chief Director Tomokazu Tokoro. Written by Takuya Satō. Voice cast includes Ayako Kawasumi, Yuko Miyamura and Fumiko Orikasa. Thirteen 23-minute episodes. Colour. / Mayuko Chigasaki (Kawasumi), teenaged and poor in small-town Japan, attends cram school in preparation for the examinations to enter university. To pay for this she lives ...

Future Life

Letter-size saddle-stapled Media Magazine printed on a mixture of newsprint and glossy paper. Published by Future Magazine Incorporated, a subsidiary of O'Quinn Studios. Editors included Bob Woods and Herman Zimmerman. 31 issues April 1978 to December 1981. Publication schedule was generally monthly with some gaps after #16. / An attempt to establish a more science-fact oriented companion to Starlog, this magazine was ...

Vizenor, Gerald

(1934-    ) US academic and author, an Anishinaabe Native American of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, most of whose nonfiction and fiction has been addressed to the tragic Native American narrative since the European invasions began in the sixteenth century CE, through which he has eloquently exposed and opposed the conquerors' grouping of dozens of geographically, culturally and linguistically distinct North American civilizations as "Indian"; much of his fiction can be read ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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