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UK/Canadian animated online tv series (2018=2023). Netflix. Based on the Graphic Novels by Luke Pearson beginning with Hildafolk (graph 2010). Executive producers Clint Eland, Kurt Mueller, Luke Pearson and Stephanie Simpson. Directed by Andy Coyle. Writers include Kenny Byerly, Ben Joseph, Luke Pearson and Stephanie Simpson. Voice cast includes Rachel August, Ameerah Falzon-Ojo, Daisy Haggard, Rasmus Hardiker, John Hopkins, Dino Kelly, ...

Glaskin, G M

(1923-2000) Australian author whose sf novel A Change of Mind (1959) concerns a hypnotic mind-transference between two men, with much emotional activity – and melodrama – consequent upon the changeover. Glaskin also wrote a series of nonfiction books, beginning with Windows of the Mind: The Christos Experiment (1974), describing experiments purporting to involve a form of psychic Time Travel à la J W ...

Edge Detector

Canadian Semiprozine, published and edited by Glenn Grant of London, Ontario (for the first two issues; Montreal, Quebec for the third issue) which saw three letter-size issues in Summer 1988, Summer 1989 and Summer 1991, all three computer-typeset. The magazine sought to develop experimental fiction beyond the Cyberpunk revolution and included work by Paul Di Filippo and Rudy ...

Dell, Berenice V

(?   -?   ) US author of one registered book, The Silent Voice (1925), an anti-Feminist Utopia, set four millennia hence, after huge upheavals due to war and other Disasters, America is an Archipelago surrounded by the risen seas. In the south, a land ruled by "mongrel" women (they have interbred with other races; see ...

Brockway, Fenner

(1888-1988) UK author long active in socialist politics, long respected for his humane personality. He was imprisoned for his opposition to World War One; served as a member of the British Parliament 1929-1931 and 1950-1964; and was made a life peer in 1964. In his sf novel, Purple Plague: A Tale of Love and Revolution (1935), a liner is quarantined at sea for a decade because of a mysterious plague; 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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