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Bramson, Karen

(1875-1936) Danish playwright and author, in France from about 1914; she is of some sf interest for Dr Morel (1906; trans David Stanley Adler as The Case of Dr Morel 1926), a Feminist involving the very Near Future machinations of the eponymous physician, who commits euthanasia on women he deems unsuitable, in particular a young woman he deems oversensitized by her creative ability. [JC]

Frazier, Robert

(1951-    ) US editor and author, most active as a poet, whose several published volumes include Peregrine (coll 1978), Perception Barriers (coll 1987), Co-Orbital Moons (coll 1988) and, perhaps most notably, Chronicles of the Mutant Rain Forest (coll 1992 chap) with Bruce Boston and Invisible Machines (coll 1993 chap) with Andrew Joron. He has edited two volumes of sf Poetry, The Rhysling Anthology: Best Science Fiction Poetry of 1982 (anth 1983 chap) (see Rhysling Award) ...


Made-for-tv film (1994). Home Box Office. Produced by Frederick Muller and Ilene Kahn, directed by Christopher Menaul, screenplay Stanley Weiser and Ron Hutchinson, based on the novel Fatherland (1992) by Robert Harris. Cast includes Rutger Hauer and Miranda Richardson. 106 minutes. Colour. / The year is 1964, the place Berlin, in an Alternate History in which Hitler Wins the Second World War. The USA, which stayed out of the war against Germany and is now led by President Joseph Kennedy ...

Hanstein, Otfrid von

(1869-1959) German actor and author, prolific in various genres; of his sf novels, several were published in America in the 1930s, not in book form but translated under the aegis of Hugo Gernsback for Wonder Stories and Wonder Stories Quarterly. The translated stories are: Die Farm des Verschollenen: Phantatischer Roman (1924; trans Fletcher Pratt as "The Hidden Colony" January-March 1935 Wonder Stories), in which an automated Utopian City, made possible through the Inventions of a German ...

Nueva Dimensión

["New Dimension"] The most important and longest-running sf magazine in Spain, published by Domingo Santos, Luis Vigil and Sebastián Martínez. Nueva Dimensión (1968-1983), popularly known as ND, published 148 regular issues, five extra issues and issued several collections of books. The schedule was initially bimonthly and changed to monthly after issue #20. It began with 168 pages that were reduced to 128 at the end. Over time, ND underwent several internal restructurings ...

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. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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