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Kramer, Kathryn

(1945-    ) US academic and author who began publishing work of genre interest with "The New Ice Age" for Chomo-Uri in 1980; her first novel, A Handbook for Visitors from Outer Space (1984), is set in an unspecified but Near Future land – which turns out to be New Jersey – in a state of constant War with an unknown enemy. Kramer is not an alternate spelling for Kathryn ...

Moss, Sarah

(1975-    ) Scottish author whose sf novel, Cold Earth (2009), set in the very Near Future, movingly depicts the fate – indirectly, through letters they send off into the void – of six archaeologists trapped in Greenland in winter by a planet-wide Pandemic as the End of the World looms. In Ghost Wall (2018), a single geographical point ...

Man Called Flintstone, The

Animated film (1966; vt The Flintstones in The Man Called Flintstone). Hanna-Barbera Productions/Columbia Pictures. Produced and directed by Joseph Barbera and William Hanna. Written by Harvey Bullock and R S Allen. Cast includes Mel Blanc, June Foray, Paul Frees, Gerry Johnson, Don Messick, Alan Reed, Jean Vander Pyl and Janet Waldo. 89 minutes. Colour. / Secret Agent Rock Slag (Frees) is injured in the town of Bedrock in a battle with agents ...

Nodaway, Max

(?   -?   ) US author of a Lost Race tale, Rollo in Hawaii: A Tale of Thrilling Adventures, Amid Volcanoes, Fire Fountains and Tropical Wonderlands; Into which is Woven a Vivid Description of those Mystic Isles, Where Fire and Water have Built up a Delirium of Chaos and Beauty (1908). [JC]

Frisbie, Henry S

(1863-1950) US author of an sf Utopia, Prophet of the Kingdom (1901). [JC]

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. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...

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