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Franklin, H Bruce

(1934-2024) US critic and academic, a cultural historian in various positions at Stanford University from 1961, in that year giving one of the earliest university courses in sf in the USA. In 1972, despite holding tenure, he was dismissed by Stanford for making speeches allegedly inciting students to riot against the university's involvement in the Vietnam War – a case well known to those interested in questions of academic freedom. He became full professor, again with tenure, at Rutgers ...

Fawcett, F Dubrez

(1891-1968) UK author active in various genres under his own name and several others from 1923; non-sf pseudonyms included Cass Borelli, Henri Dupres, Madame E Farra, "Griff", Eugene Glen, Duke Linton, Coolidge McCann, Elmer Eliot Saks, Ben Sarto and Hank Spencer. Much of his output consisted of such thrillers as Miss Otis Comes to Piccadilly (1946) as by Ben Sarto, and its many quite popular successors. The Wonderful Isle of Ulla-Gapoo ...

Fly, The

1. Film (1958). Twentieth Century Fox. Directed by Kurt Neumann. Written by James Clavell, based on "The Fly" (June 1957 Playboy) by George Langelaan. Cast includes Al (David) Hedison, Patricia Owens and Vincent Price. 94 minutes. Colour. / A Scientist experimenting with Matter Transmission accidentally gets mixed with a fly and ends up with ...

Emrys, Ruthanna

(?   -    ) US author, who began to publish work of genre interest with "Exposure Therapy" in Analog for January-February 2007; it has been assembled with several other stories as Imperfect Commentaries (2019). In her first series, the Near Future Innsmouth Legacy sequence beginning with The Litany of Earth (14 May 2014; 2014 ...

Adair, Hazel

Pseudonym of India-born actor, television producer, scriptwriter and author Hazel Joyce Marriott (1920-2015), in the UK from infancy, perhaps best known for her co-creation with Peter Ling of the British daily television serial Crossroads (1964-1988); she also wrote as by Clare Nicol and Klaus Vogel. Of sf interest is Stranger from Space (1953) with Ronald Marriott (her husband), about a young Alien from Mars who is ...

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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