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Compton, D G

(1930-2023) UK author, born of parents who were both in the theatre; he increasingly lived in the USA after 1981. As Guy Compton, he published some unremarkable detective novels, beginning with Too Many Murderers (1962), and as by Frances Lynch produced some nonfantastic Gothics throughout his career; but soon turned to sf with tales almost always set in the Near Future, and anatomizing moral dilemmas within that arena: the future is very clearly ...

Sinclair, Clive

(1948-2018) UK author best known for his first novel, Bibliosexuality (1973), which not quite fantastically describes a neurotic condition involving sexual intimacy with books, as conveyed through an ultimately indecipherable narrative liaison between the author and the conveyor or victim of excessive bibliophily (see Jorge Luis Borges; Postmodernism and SF). Hearts of Gold (coll 1979) ...

Green, Hank

Working name of US blogger, singer-songwriter and author William Henry Green (1980-    ) who, after much media work, published his first print fiction of substance, the Carls sequence comprising An Absolutely Remarkable Thing (2018) and A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor (2020). Carls are an assemblage of sixty-four Robot sculptures suddenly discovered at nexus points in Cities worldwide, ...

Cuphead Show!, The

US animated tv series (2022-current). King Features Syndicate, Netflix Animation, Studio MDHR. Created by Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, developed by Dave Wasson. Directed by Clay Morrow and Adam Paloian. Written by Deeki Deke, Clay Morrow, Adam Paloian, Cosmo Segurson and Dave Wasson. Voice cast includes Joe Hanna, Frank Todaro and Tru Valentino. 25 circa twelve-minute episodes. Colour. / The show is based on the Videogame Cuphead (2017, vt ...

Zeddies, Ann Tonsor

(1951-    ) US author whose Deathgift sequence covers considerable ground in its two volumes. Deathgift (1989), though not technically a Pocket-Universe tale, embodies a fundamental rhythm of constriction and release through the story of a young boy abandoned to the Native-American-like tribes that mediate among the medieval cities which surround them, and who only later is subject to a ...

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, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...

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