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Bolivia

Science fiction in Bolivia is permeated with indigenous Myths of Origin (see Mythology) [see also The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] and references to national culture. The Bolivian sf genre may be divided into two spheres, respectively relating to the Fantasy world and to sf as a genre that seeks to address both the mythical universe and indigenous heritage. / Bolivian writers (and also foreigners) are drawn to thinking upon the nature of their mythical roots and their origins ...

Jones, Arthur Gordon

(1870-?   ) US author of Amazing Adventures of an Inventor: Being a Partial Account of the Life of Alfred Ingleson, Esq., the American Nonpareil (1908), an Edisonade told in episodic fashion. [JC]

Lazor Wulf

US animated tv series (2016; 2019-current). Based on the web Comic by Henry Bonsu. Bento Box Entertainment (season one), 6 Point Harness (season two), Williams Street. Developed by Henry Bonsu and Daniel Weidenfeld. Directed by Henry Bonsu. Writers include Sarah Bellardini, Henry Bonsu and Carl Jones. Voice cast includes Quinta Brunson, D.R.A.M., Ettore "Big E" Ewen, Andre Pascoe, Vince Staples, Reginald VelJohnson and J D Witherspoon. Twenty eleven-minute episodes, plus the pilot. Colour. / ...

Walker, Rowland

(1876-1947) UK author of tales for boys. The Antihero of The Phantom Airman (1920) is a German airman unreconciled to the outcome of World War One, who establishes a pirate band whose depredations are made possible by a secret Invention; By Airship to the Tropics: The Amazing Adventures of Two Schoolboys (1923) unthreateningly deposits its protagonists in a Lost World; Phantom Island: A Modern Crusoe Story (1925) is a Robinsonade whose young protagonists crash their Airship on an Island ...

Sorel, Edward

(1929-    ) US illustrator, cartoonist and author born Edward Schwartz; he changed his name legally. In Moon Missing: An Illustrated Guide to the Future (1962) the Moon disappears and the early 1960s are satirized. The illustrations are more satisfyingly vindictive than the text. [PN]

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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