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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 ...


A form of Online Magazine which may be sent to a subscriber by email, sometimes as an email attachment. Most of the early digital magazines, starting with FSFnet, were e-zines as, until 1991, there was no World Wide Web. When Galaxy switched to online publication it called itself an E-zine, though it was really a web-based magazine that also distributed issues by CD-ROM, which is another form of digital distribution. ...

Peper, Eliot

(?   -    ) US consultant and author whose early, very Near Future thrillers, such as the Uncommon Stock series beginning with Uncommon Stock: Version 1.0 (2014), pit disrupter start-ups against established high-Technology firms, with much at stake. The female protagonist of Uncommon Stock fights her way through fraud and physical danger, winning a fortune in the end. ...

Bodelsen, Anders

(1937-2021) Danish author and journalist, author of many novels of suspense, several translated into English. He began to publish work of sf interest with Villa Sunset ["Villa Sunset"] (1964), a Near-Future tale of Fimbul-Winter and glacial transformation (see Climate Change). Frysepunktet (1969; trans Joan Tate as Freezing Point 1971; vt Freezing Down 1971) is also sf. ...

Iron Man

1. Animated tv series (1994-1996; vt The Marvel Action Hour: Iron Man). Genesis Entertainment / Marvel Enterprises / Marvel Productions. Created by Stan Lee and Larry Leiber. Directors include Bob Arkwright and Dan Thompson. Writers include Doug Booth, Ron Friedman, Greg Johnson, Francis Moss, and Tom Tararanowicz. Cast includes James Avery, Casey DeFranco, Ed Gilbert, Dorien Harewood, Robert Hays, Robert Ito, George Johnson (narrator), ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...

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