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Stableford, Brian M

(1948-2024) UK academic, critic, translator and author, with a degree in Biology and a doctorate in Sociology, which he taught 1977-1988 before turning to writing full-time. He began his writing career early, collaborating with a schoolfriend, Craig A Mackintosh (writing together as Brian Craig), on his first published story, "Beyond Time's Aegis" for Science Fantasy #78 in 1965; much ...

Egleton, Clive

(1927-2006) UK soldier and author who began to publish novels with the Garnett sequence – A Piece of Resistance (1970; rev vt Never Surrender 2004), Last Post for a Partisan (1971) and The Judas Mandate (1972) – about UK Post-Holocaust resistance to the Russians who occupy the islands after nuclear war; in the end, a government-in-exile is formed and the invaders, drained by a China ...

Reed, Van

A House Name used for two books published by Curtis Warren, one by Denis Hughes and the other, Dwellers in Space (1953), by an unidentified author. [JC/DRL]

Miyazaki Hayao

(1941-    ) Japanese artist, director and author, primarily known for the animated feature films that made him Japan's most lucrative and best-loved filmmaker from the 1980s to the 2010s. The scion of a well-to-do industrial family, Miyazaki graduated in Politics and Economics from the aristocratic Gakushūin University in 1963, going straight into work as an animator at the Tōei studio. There, he fast established a reputation for artistic ...

Kainen, Ray

Usual pseudonym of US author Ray Kainulainen (?   -    ), who also published his erotic sf (see Sex) as by Ray Kalnen. His work – all of it released within a four-year period – was sharply told and occasionally witty, as in the fantasticated parody of Terry Southern's Candy (1964) in A Sea of Thighs (1968), or per the punning title of his last novel, ...

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 a long sf-tinged poem, "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly); he only began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf proper with ...



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