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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 ...

SFX

UK magazine, current, #1 June 1995 (published 25 May), letter-sized (A4), perfect bound, continuously numbered, on slick paper throughout, initially monthly but usually 13 times yearly from 1996 with the additional non-month issue variously dated "Christmas", "Spring" or "Summer". SFX is published by Future Publishing and was edited by Matt Bielby to #11, April 1996; then by former deputy editor Dave Golder to #132, July 2005; from #133 by Dave Bradley (though Golder returned while ...

Darlton, Clark

Pseudonym of German author, translator and editor Walter Ernsting (1920-2005); he also wrote as F MacPatterson. In the 1950s he edited the German Utopia-Magazin (launched 1955), providing it with much original and translated material, usually as Clark Darlton (English sf writers found it easier to publish in German than did German writers; for some time Ernsting sold his stories as translations from the Clark Darlton originals); his first sf publication, Ufo am Nachthimmel ["UFO ...

Sakers, Don

(1958-2021) Japanese-born reviewer and author, in USA from an early age, who began publishing sf with "Gamester" for Questar in 1981; his short work appeared in various magazines through the 1980s, and he published occasional fiction in the twenty-first century; as a reviewer, he published more than a hundred columns as regular reviewer of the Reference Library series for Analog, beginning with a guest appearance in the March 2009 issue. Much of his ...

Cyborg 2087

Made-for-tv film (1966). Feature Film Corp. Directed by Franklin Adreon. Written by Arthur C Pierce. Cast includes Wendell Corey, Eduard Franz, Michael Rennie, Karen Steele and Warren Stevens. 86 minutes. Colour. / This film, which though made for television achieved theatrical release, has a renegade Cyborg (Rennie) from 2087 CE going back to 1966 to prevent a scientist (Franz) from creating a device that will later be used by a totalitarian government ...

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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