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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 ...

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]

Craft, Kinuko Y

(1940-    ) American artist, born in Japan. After receiving a BFA from a prestigious Japanese art school, she moved to America to obtain further training at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, remaining in the city first to work for several studios, and then to launch a career as a freelance professional in 1970. She initially provided her distinctive artwork for diverse publications, including magazines like Time, Sports Illustrated, and ...

Dominion Tank Police

Japanese Original Video Animation (OVA) (1988-1989). Original title Dominion. Based on the Manga by Masamune Shirow. Episodes 1-2: Ginga Teikoku. Directed and written by Kōichi Mashimo. Episodes 3-4: Agent 21. Directed by Takaaki Ishiyama. Written by Futoshi Takano. Voice cast includes Yūko Mita, Michie Tomizawa, Hiromi Tsuru, Jouji Yanami and Yūsaku Yara. Four ...

Holmes, Guy

(?   -    ) US author whose P.E.A.C.E. (2000) is a Near Future Dystopia set in a New York oppressed by constant surveillance that has transformed the city into a Police Enforced Anti-Crime Environment (note acronym). [JC]

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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