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Berry, T J

(?   -    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Gags, Bits, and Business" as T Jane Berry in Clowns: The Unlikely Coulrophobia Remix (anth 2016) edited by Bernie Mojzes and A C Wise. Her first novel, Space Unicorn Blues (2018), is typical of her shorter work, with mashup sharpening unexpectedly into Equipoise. In this case Earth has been ravaged by ...

Schlobin, Roger C

(1944-2017) US academic and bibliographer, with the Department of English at Purdue University, Indiana, professor emeritus since 2011. Though Schlobin contributed bibliographically to the sf/fantasy field in general, it is clear that he focused by choice on fantasy. His first book of genre interest, A Research Guide to Science Fiction Studies: An Annotated Checklist of Primary and Secondary Sources for Fantasy and Science Fiction (1977) with L W ...

Melville, Herman

(1819-1891) US author whose first professional publication, "Fragments from a Writing Desk" (4-18 May 1839 Democratic Press and Lansingburgh Advertiser), is an exercise in Gothic grotesquerie. He is of course best known for such radically symbolic novels as The Whale (1851 3vols; vt Moby-Dick: Or, The Whale 1851 2vols); the great whale of this novel has long served as an archetype for the more Metaphysical variety of sf ...

Yuri Kuma Arashi

Japanese animated tv series (2015; vt Yuri Bear Storm). Silver Link. Directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara. Written by Takayo Ikami and Kunihiko Ikuhara. Voice cast includes Miho Arakawa, Yoshiko Ikuta, Yui Ogura and Nozomi Yamane. Twelve 24-minute episodes. Colour. / When the minor planet (see Asteroids) Kumalia explodes some of its fragments reach the Earth as a meteor shower, causing bears to rise up and attack humans; the ...

Kingsmill, Hugh

Working name of UK author and anthologist Hugh Kingsmill Lunn (1889-1949), who spent part of World War One in a prison camp, and who remains best known for An Anthology of Invective and Abuse (anth 1929). The Dawn's Delay (coll 1924) contains "The End of the World", of interest for its vision of a solar system populated by various species (see End of the World), and "W.J.", about a ...

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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