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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 ...

Beyond Centauri

US quarterly Print Magazine of science fiction and fantasy, aimed at younger readers, one of a number of similar low-paying magazines published by the now defunct Sam's Dot Publishing, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and edited by Tyree Campbell. It appeared on a regular quarterly schedule for 39 issues from July 2003 to January 2013. It was published in letter-size format and usually ran to 36 pages with large print and illustrations, plus copious poetry, so the total ...

Mitchison, G R

(1894-1970) UK politician, lawyer and author, usually known as Dick Mitchison, married to Naomi Mitchison. He is of sf interest for a Near Future Utopia, The First Workers' Government; Or, New Times for Henry Dubb (1934), which treats the ascent of socialism with favour. Connected thematically with this was the slightly earlier ...

SF International

US Digest-size Semiprozine published by Andromeda Press, Newbury Park, California and edited by William H Wheeler. Intended as a bimonthly magazine presenting translations of stories from around the world. Countries represented included Italy, Germany, China, Serbia, Holland as well as Great Britain, Australia and the USA but, as has happened every time anyone has introduced an international sf magazine (see ...

Jūnen

["Ten Years"] Film (2018 Japan; vt Ten Years Japan in English signage). Freestone Productions, Asahi Shinbunsha, Ten Years Japan Production Committee. Directed by Akiyo Fujimura, Chie Hayakawa, Kei Ishikawa, Yūsuke Kinoshita and Ai Tsuno. Cast includes Chizuru Ikewaki, Satoru Kawaguchi, Jun Kunimura and Hana Sugisaki. Screenplay by the directors. 99 minutes. Colour. / An anthology piece of five Near-Future ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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