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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 ...

Brick Bradford

US Comic strip created by author William Ritt and artist Clarence Gray for King Features Syndicate. Brick Bradford appeared in 1933 as a Sunday page and daily strip, with the Sunday strip the more fantastic and futuristic. Gray's clean, economical style, together with Ritt's imaginative, purple prose, made Brick Bradford more than just an imitation of ...

Dorsey, Candas Jane

(1952-    ) Canadian author, arts journalist and social worker, author of three early volumes of poetry; married to Timothy J Anderson. Dorsey began publishing work of genre interest with "Columbus Hits the Shoreline Rag" (in Getting Here, anth 1977, ed Rudy Weibe); her terse, complex stories, assembled primarily in Machine Sex ... And Other Stories (coll 1988), Vanilla and Other Stories (2000) ...

Electric Light Orchestra

Also known as ELO. British pop-rock band, founded by Roy Wood (1946-    ), Jeff Lynne (1947-    ) and Bev Bevan (1944-    ), whose full names are Roy Adrian Wood, Jeffrey Lynne and Beverley Bevan. ELO were notable for their skill at blending classical orchestral and pop-rock music idioms. The band's first single "10538 Overture" (1972) was not sf, despite a title that seems to contain a far-future date (in fact it is the number ...

Montero, Rosa

(1957-    ) Spanish writer and journalist, author of seven fantasy and science fiction novels, plus fifteen mainstream books. She has taken part in some important anthologies, such as Mañana todavía: Doce distopías para el siglo XXI ["Still Tomorrow: Twelve Dystopias for the 21st Century"] (anth 2014) edited by Ricard Ruiz Garzón and ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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