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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 ...

Carr, John F

(1944-    ) US author who began publishing sf with The Ophidian Conspiracy (1976), an unpretentious Space Opera which demonstrated considerable imagination but a stylistic gaucheness; both characteristics mark his subsequent novels, Pain Gain (1977) and Carnifax Mardi Gras (extract February 1982 Fantasy Book as "Dance of the Dwarfs"; 1982), though the latter shows a ...

Boogiepop and Others

Japanese animated tv series (2019). Original title Boogiepop wa Warawanai. Based on the Light Novels by Kouhei Kadono. Madhouse. Directed by Shingo Natsume. Written by Tomohiro Suzuki. Voice cast includes Junya Enoki, Kana Hanazawa, Michiko Kaiden, Sayaka Kinoshita, Atsushi Miyauchi, Kouki Miyata, Saori Ōnishi, Ayana Taketatsu and Aoi Yūki. Eighteen 24-minute episodes. Colour. / ...

Smith Spark, Anna

(?   -    ) UK author known mainly for her grimdark fantasy [for Dark Fantasy here and Hidden Monarch below see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below], who has also written as Anna Smith-Spark; she began to publish work of genre interest with "A Moment in the Conquest of the World" in BFS Horizons for August 2017. Her first series, the Empires of Dust sequence beginning with ...

Pougens, Charles

Working name of French philologist, artist and bookseller Marie-Charles-Joseph de Pougens (1755-1833), who also signed as Charles de Pougens; his Jocko: anecdote détachée des Lettres inédites sur l'instinct des animaux ["Jocko: Anecdote Extracted from Unpublished Letters on Animal Instinct"] (1824; trans Georges T Dodds as "Jocko" in The Missing Link and Other Tales of Ape-Men, anth 2010) is an early ...

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. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...



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