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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 ...

Bee and Puppycat

US animated online tv series (2013-current). Frederator Studios, OLM. Created by Natasha Allegri. Writers include Natasha Allegri, Etta Devine, Gabriel Diani, Madeleine Flores, Frank Gibson and Jack Pendarvis. Directors include Larry Leichliter and Joji Shimura. Voice cast includes Ashly Burch, Kent Osborne, Allyn Rachel and Alexander James Rodriguez. Eleven circa seven-minute and sixteen 23-minute episodes. Colour. / A falling Alien, the aptly ...

Squire, J C

(1884-1958) UK author, poet, essayist, historian and literary editor whose health barred him from active service in World War One, though he was active in the Home Guard; he also wrote as by Solomon Eagle. Some of his fiction – like "The March of Progress" about Atlantis, in The Gold Tree (coll 1917 chap) – was of modest sf interest; some of the Parodies assembled in ...


US Comic-book series by writer/artist Terry Moore, published by his company Abstract Studios in 30 black-and-white issues (March 2008-June 2011), later collected in Graphic Novel form (six volumes 2008-2011). Inspired by the Large Hadron Collider and similar innovations in modern Physics, the story revolves around Julie Martin, a woman who has accidentally become imprinted with the remains of a ...

Devine, Arthur D

Pseudonym of South African author and journalist Arthur Durham Divine (1904-1987), in the UK from before World War Two and active as a war correspondent throughout that conflict; he also wrote as A D Devine, A D Divine, David Divine and David Rame. Of genre interest is Wings over the Atlantic (date unknown but pre-1938), in which a brilliant Mad Scientist attempts the traditional task of conquering the world with his ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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