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Gotlieb, Phyllis

(1926-2009) Canadian author who may be best known for her Poetry, some of which – such as the long performable poems assembled in Doctor Umlaut's Earthly Kingdom (coll 1974) – is strongly fantastic. She took an MA with the University of Toronto in English language and literature, and married a professor of computer science, whom she credited for assistance on her second sf novel. She began publishing sf with "A Grain of Manhood" for Fantastic in September 1959 and gained ...

Allan, Nina

(1966-    ) UK author, partner of Christopher Priest from 2011. She began to publish work of genre interest with "The Beachcomber" in Dark Horizons for June 2002; of her fifty or so stories released since, about half contain sf elements, though she was first identified as an author of horror. The interwoven tales assembled as The Silver Wind: Four Stories of Time Disrupted (coll of linked stories 2011) comprise a set of sf meditations on – and manipulations of – ...

My Life as a Teenage Robot

US animated tv series (2003-2007). Frederator Studios. Created by Rob Renzetti. Directors include Randy Myers, Rob Renzetti, Chris Sauve and Tim Walker. Writers include John Fountain, Heather Martinez, Brandon Kruse and Bernie Petterson. Voice cast includes Thora Birch, Chad Doreck, Eartha Kitt, Quinton Flynn, Janice Kawaye, Candi Milo, Cree Summer and Audrey Wasilewski. 75 eleven-minute (excepting three double-length) episodes. Colour. / Sometime in the future, elderly Scientist Dr. Nora ...

Carne-Ross, Joseph

(1846-1911) Scottish physician and author, whose Utopia, Quintura: Its Singular People and Remarkable Customs (1886), applies a Satirical edge clearly influenced by Samuel Butler to his description of an Island governed on classless but Eugenic lines by physicians, who also serve as the culture's police force, applying scientific advances in medicine to predict accurately when and where individuals are about to commit crimes. Though prescience is not mentioned, the story does interestingly ...

Rohmer, Richard H

(1924-    ) Canadian soldier (retired with the rank of Major-General), lawyer and author whose novels almost invariably express a sense of fragile Paranoia about the political and economic prospects for his native land, thinly stretched as it is along the American border. The Robert Porter sequence comprising Ultimatum (1973) and Exxoneration (1974) deals directly with Canadian-US conflicts in a Near-Future frame, as America attempts to force Canada to provide it with the ...

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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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