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Irwin, Robert

(1946-2024) UK academic, mediaevalist, professional juggler (briefly) and author whose work in Arabian studies, of importance in itself, underpins the world envisioned in his first and most famous novel, The Arabian Nightmare (1983; rev 1987), which may be the definitive rendering of its central conceit: a mise en abyme-like dream narrative whose protagonist, upon seeming to awaken, only finds himself passing out of one story through a Portal into a deeper dream [for ...

Stasse, Lisa M

(?   -    ) US author whose Dystopian Near Future Young Adult Forsaken sequence beginning with The Forsaken (2012) is set in an America distended by the acquisition of Canada and Mexico; the young female protagonist, isolated at the aged of sixteen after she has failed the Government Personality Profile Test, finds herself entrapped on a prison ...

Lundgren, Carl M

(1947-    ) American artist. After some early involvement in sf fandom, the self-taught Lundgren first specialized in underground Comics and posters for 1960s rock concerts featuring performers like the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, and Jefferson Airplane; most of these posters, now available for sale on eBay, reflect the "psychedelic" style of the era and interestingly contrast with his more sedate genre work. He moved to New York in the late 1960s and ...

Captain America: The First Avenger

Film (2011). Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present a Marvel Studios production. Directed by Joe Johnston. Written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, based on the Marvel Comics by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Cast includes Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper, Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Sebastian Stan, Stanley Tucci and Hugo Weaving. 124 minutes. Colour, 3D (converted). / Joss ...

Camilla, Queen of the Lost Empire

US Comic strip, probably created by Charles A Winter (the first story says "by CAW"). Though Camilla eventually became a female Tarzan (see Edgar Rice Burroughs) in the Sheena, Queen of the Jungle mould, her character was initially inspired by Ayesha or She from H Rider Haggard's She: A History of Adventure (2 ...

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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