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Hunter, Thomas O'D

(?   -    ) US author of a Post-Holocaust tale, Softly Walks the Beast (1982), in which survivors must cope with events typical of Horror in SF. [JC]

Audiozine

An audiozine is a magazine that is provided in spoken or aural form. Until the arrival of the internet, where the podzine took on the role, such magazines were rare, particularly in the sf world. In fact the only one of note was The Centauri Express which was issued as a single ninety-minute audiocassette, featuring adaptations of both new and previously published stories performed by the Radio Theatre Company of Atlanta, Georgia. It had five releases between September 1987 and April 1990. In ...

Home-Gall, Edward R

(1897-1974) UK author, son of William Benjamin Home-Gall; he was the most prolific of all authors of work for the Boys' Papers after Frank Richards (usual pseudonym of Charles Hamilton [1876-1961]), producing an estimated 35 million words; it is not known how much of his magazine work, much of it pseudonymous, was of sf interest. He was responsible for two Human Bat tales: The Human Bat; No 1 in the Series: "Caught in the Spider's Web" (1950) and The Human Bat v the Robot Gangster (1950), ...

Struben, Bernd

(1968-    ) Suriname-born author, in US from childhood. He is of sf interest primarily for two Space Operas: in 40 Years (2008), which is Military SF, soldiers are held in time stasis (see Stasis Field) until needed in the fight for Lebensraum against an Alien civilization, across the galaxy; The 13th Zookeeper (2011 ebook; 2012) is set on a planet Terraformed to resemble ancient Earth in order to serve as a Zoo to preserve some memory of the destroyed past. [JC]

Tomino Yoshiyuki

(1941-    ) Japanese author, Anime director and sometime lyricist (as by Rin Iogi), whose career spans the entire history of animation on Television in the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. Some of his other pseudonyms include Minoru Yokitani, and Manami Asa. A graduate of the Nihon University of the Arts, he joined Osamu Tezuka's Mushi Production as an animator on Astro Boy. He left in the late 1960s to work as an art lecturer and commercial filmmaker, but was ...

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. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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