Search SFE    Search EoF

  Omit cross-reference entries  

Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Fourth Edition. Some sample entries appear below. Click here for the Introduction; here for the masthead; here for Acknowledgments; here for the FAQ; here for advice on citations. Find entries via the search box above (more details here) or browse the menu categories in the grey bar at the top of this page.

Site updated on 18 May 2022
Sponsor of the day: Trent Eades

Devilman Crybaby

Japanese animated webseries (2018). Based on the Manga Devilman by Go Nagai. Science Saru. Directed by Masaaki Yuasa. Written by Ichirō Ōkouchi. Voice cast includes Ayumu Murase and Kouki Uchiyama. Ten 25-minute episodes. Colour. / Two boys grow up together: one, Ryo Asuka (Murase) is a compassionless Social Darwinist; the other, Akira Fudo (Uchiyama), is deeply sentimental, a crybaby. Years later, Ryo reveals he has discovered that demons live among humanity, possessing them: ...

Onyebuchi, Tochi

(1987-    ) US lawyer and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Dust to Dust" in Transverse Three (anth 2011) edited by Dario Ciriello. His first novel, the Young Adult Beasts Made of Night (2017) – the first volume of the Taj sequence – explicitly draws on his mother's experience of Nigeria, creating in the City of Kos a recognizable transmutation of Lagos; there is no link to the Greek island of Kos. Much of the tale seems couched in fantasy ...

Gibson, Colin

(1933-    ) New Zealand academic, advertising copywriter, hymn-writer and author whose second novel, The Pepper Leaf: An Episode (1971), is a Near-Future sf tale set in New Zealand. Fearful of nuclear catastrophe, a small group of vegetarian nudists expose themselves to survival conditions, an exercise soon made mandatory by a sudden rise in the sea level possibly caused by World War Three. The cruel interactions of a rump of this culture, now isolated on an Island, are ...

Bradley, James

(1967-    ) Australian critic and author, partner of Mardi McConnochie; his first novel Wrack (1997), though not literally fantastic, creates in mythopoeic terms aspects of an Australian Myth of Origin [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] by invoking the unconfirmed but hauntingly attractive story of the wreck of The Mahoganny Ship, a supposed Portuguese vessel whose visit to the continent dates from a century or so earlier than any known White incursion. His ...

Coon, Susan

Pseudonym of US author Susan Plunkett (1945-    ), author under her own name of several romance novels, including contributions to Jove Books's Time Passages multi-author sequence of Timeslip and Time Travel romances; as Coon, she wrote the Living Planet sequence – comprising Rahne (1980), Cassilee (1980), The Virgin (1981) and Chiy-Une (1982) – which skids rather loosely about a Galactic-Empire setting, only to terminate in an abrupt and complicated ...

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 ...



x
This website uses cookies.  More information here. Accept Cookies