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Lavers, Norman

(1935-    ) US ornithologist, academic and author whose sf novel, The Northwest Passage (1984), engages in an experiment (see Postmodernism) familiar to readers of the modern novel: the book comprises a "text", complete with a scholarly apparatus which is itself, of course, part of the "text". In this case, a far-future editorial apparatus surrounds (see Ruins and Futurity) the late-twentieth-century scholarly edition of an eighteenth-century manuscript journal recording the ...

Hollow, The

Canadian animated tv series (2018-2020). Slap Happy Cartoons. Creators and Executive Producers Josh Mepham, Kathy Antonsen Rocchio, Greg Sullivan and Vito Viscomi. Directed by Josh Mepham and Greg Sullivan. Writers include Whitney Ralls, Laura Sreebny, Steve Sullivan and Vito Viscomi. Voice cast includes Ashleigh Ball, Connor Parnall and Adrian Petriw. Twenty 24-minute episodes. Colour. / Three teenagers awaken in a room with Amnesia due to a Memory Edit. In their pockets are name cards: ...

Edge, The

UK A4-size review-and-comment Semiprozine, somewhat left field, with a discerning interest in indie culture and art, but which also carries alternative and experimental fiction influenced by the Michael Moorcock-era New Worlds and by the British music and culture magazine The Face. It has been published and edited by journalist David Clark (until 2001 under his alias Graham Evans) since September 1990, first based in Chelmsford, Essex and subsequently in London. The magazine's bibliography is ...

Conklin, Groff

(1904-1968) US editor who began his career as manager of Doubleday Book Stores 1930-1934, and who intermittently held various editing positions, in and out of commercial publishing, for the rest of his life; he was, however, primarily a freelance. The first of his many sf Anthologies was The Best of Science Fiction (anth 1946; vt The Golden Age of Science Fiction 1980), a huge compendium which vied in size and potential influence with Raymond J Healy's and J Francis McComas's Adventures in Time ...

Arts

By virtue of its nature, sf has one foot firmly set in each of C P Snow's "two cultures", and sf stories occasionally exhibit an exaggerated awareness of that divide. Charles L Harness's notable novella "The Rose" (March 1953 Authentic) takes the reconciliation of an assumed antagonism between art and science as its theme, the author adopting the view that the emotional richness of art is necessary to temper and redeem the cold objectivity of science: at its climax, the harsh equations of ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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