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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 ...

Greer, Richard

A Ziff-Davis House Name used once by Robert Silverberg and Randall Garrett, on the story "The Great Klandar Race" (Amazing 1956), and twice during 1956-1957 by others (unidentified). [PN] links / Internet Speculative Fiction Database

Verba, Joan Marie

(1953-    ) US editor and author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Death's Scepter" in Four Moons of Darkover (anth 1988) edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley; much of her subsequent work has been for younger readers. She is of sf interest for her contributions to a Shared World sequence of original Ties to the Thunderbirds universe beginning ...

Posey, Carl A

(1933-    ) US author of two Technothrillers: Kiev Footprint (1983), set in the Near Future with the Cold War still raging, and a secret Weapon in a space shuttle about to crash into the planet; and Prospero Drill (1984), an sf adventure for Robert Hale Limited involving ...

Kleinbaum, N H

(?   -    ) US author for children and Young Adult markets, much of her work being fantasy; of sf interest is D.A.R.Y.L. (1985), a Tie to the film D.A.R.Y.L. (1985), about an amnesiac child who turns out to be a highly formidable (but loving) Android. [JC]

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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