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Amphibia

US animated tv series (2019-2022). Disney Television Animation (see Disney on Television). Creator and Executive Producer Matt Braly. Directors include Joseph D Johnston, Derek Kirk Kim, Kyler Spears, Jennifer Strickland and Bert Youn. Writers include Matt Braly, Michele Cavin, Adam Colás, Todd Michael McClintock, Jenava Mie, Gloria Shen and Jack Ferraiolo. Voice cast includes Anna Akana, Troy Baker, Jill Bartlett, Keith David, Bill Farmer, Justin Felbinger, Amanda Leighton, Brenda Song ...

Adorno, Juan Nepomuceno

(1807-circa 1880) Mexican engineer, inventor and philosopher. He combined his fields of knowledge to write a short story – included in a long nonfiction work as described below – in which he reflected on the influence of Enlightenment philosophy, Utopian socialism, mainly from the writings of Charles Fourier and, to a lesser extent, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, and Romanticism. Adorno lived in Europe for two periods of his life, 1848-1859 and 1873-1875, in both cases in a Mexican ...

Martínez, Rodolfo

(1965-    ) Spanish computer programmer and author of fantasy and science fiction. He began writing in the early 1990s, and is widely held to be the most prolific and is probably the most critically acclaimed Spanish genre author of his generation. Martínez is best known for four sf series: Drímar, set in a universe of the same name; the Los archivos perdidos de Sherlock Holmes ["Sherlock Holmes's Lost Archives"] tetralogy; the La ciudad ["The City"] cycle; and ...

Franklin, Alfred

(1830-1917) French librarian, historian and author whose Les Ruines de Paris en 4875: Documents officiels et inédits (1875; trans Brian Stableford as "The Ruins of Paris in 4875" in Investigations of the Future [anth 2012 pod]) describes an expedition in 4875 from New Caledonia to the ruins of Paris (see Ruins and Futurity), which has been destroyed by a great undescribed Disaster, and whose inhabitants seem to have suffered at least cultural Devolution. The anthropologists (see ...

Ryan, Carrie

(1978-    ) US author of a Young Adult Dystopian sequence – the Forest of Hands and Teeth series comprising The Forest of Hands and Teeth (2009), The Dead-Tossed Waves (2010) and The Dark and Hollow Places (2011) – set initially, some generations after a civilization-destroying Disaster, in a Keep-like fortified village governed by restrictive elders, but moving into a wider Ruined Earth world devastated by hordes of Zombies. [JC]

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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