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Empire of Corpses, The

Japanese animated film (2015). Original title Shisha no Teikoku. Based on the novel by Project Itoh (see Keikaku Itō) and Toh Enjoe. Wit Studio. Directed by Ryoutarou Makihara. Written by Midori Goto, Hiroshi Seko and Koji Yamamoto. Voice cast includes Kana Hanazawa, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Kōji Ishii, Taiten Kusunoki, Shinichiro Miki, Ayumu Murase, Akio Ōtsuka, Jirō Saitō ...

Stimson, F J

(1855-1943) US lawyer, diplomat (ambassador to Argentina 1915-1921) and author, who sometimes wrote as by J S of Dale, the name he used in The King's Men: A Tale of Tomorrow (1884) with Robert Grant, John Boyle O'Reilly and J T Wheelwright, describing an attempted monarchist coup in 1940s America which escalates into a Future War; the republicans win. In the Three Zones ...

Bangs, Elly

(1986-    ) US playwright and author, first active as by Elliott Bangs, their first play being "Magnified and Sanctified" (first performed 2004 FringeACT Festival, Seattle), in which the ending of the Cold War leads possibly to a new apocalypse. Their first novel, The Loiterers (2011) as by Elliott Bangs, complexly describes in Young Adult terms a Near Future ...

Bainbridge, William Sims

(1940-    ) US sociologist whose interest in the mapping of sf as a subculture and as a presentation of worldviews has distinguished his career, an early example, published within the frame of Genre SF, being "New Maps of Science Fiction" in Analog Yearbook (anth 1978) edited by Ben Bova; as commonly found in some academic disciplines, the essay was written in collaboration, in this case with Murray M ...

Carpenter, John

(1948-    ) US film-maker. At USC Film School Carpenter collaborated with writer-actor-director Dan O'Bannon on Dark Star (1974), a student effort expanded successfully into a feature that attracted attention for its Absurdist humour and classical suspense, following the adventures of a Spaceship crewed by near-insane astronauts and dangerously unstable sentient bombs. That ...

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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