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Tawada Yōko

(1960-    ) Japanese author, in Germany since 1982, whose output occupies a liminal space between her native and adopted languages. Graduating from Waseda University in Russian literature, she pursued two further degrees in German-speaking Europe, receiving a doctorate in German literature from the University of Zurich in 2000. Her work has luxuriated and exulted in bilingualism ever since her first published work, the poetry collection Nur da wo du bist da ist nichts ...

Dixon, Franklin W

Perhaps the most famous House Name of the Stratemeyer Syndicate (see Edward Stratemeyer), used by Leslie McFarlane for his contributions to the Hardy Boys sequence and by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams and others; rare items of genre interest in this series include The Disappearing Floor (1940) by John Button (whom see), The Firebird Rocket (1978) and The Hardy Boys: Ghost Stories (coll 1984). Two other early titles of possible interest are from the Ted Scott Flying Stories sequence: Castaways of ...

Morimi Tomihiko

(1979-    ) Writing name of a Japanese author whose work bridges many trends in Japan, including concentrations on studied, commodified "cute", contemporary romance, postmodernism (see Postmodernism and SF) and the Media Landscape. / A master's graduate in Agriculture from Kyōto University, Morimi was first published while still a student, and continues to draw deeply on the experience of living in the City that was Japan's capital for a thousand years before 1868, ...

Apollo 18

Film (2011). Dimension Films and Timur Bekmambetov present a Bekmambetov Projects Ltd production. Directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego. Written by Brian Miller. Cast includes Andrew Airlie, Warren Christie, Michael Kopsa, Lloyd Owen and Ryan Robbins. 86 minutes. Colour. / A Spacesuit Film in which US astronauts encounter Aliens on the Moon. / "We're witnessing what could be evidence of extraterrestrial contact." / Good aliens are hard to find. Where some register as Monsters or ...

Ing, Dean

(1931-2020) US author whose work makes effective use of his years in the Air Force (1951-1955) and in the engineering profession (1957-1970), and reflects in its pragmatic tone – though not in its plotting, which can be pixillated – his training in behavioural psychology (he had a 1974 PhD in speech). Much of his fiction can be described as Survivalist, insofar as military tales set in a Post-Holocaust or Ruined Earth America necessarily inhabit survivalist terrain; but the violence ...

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. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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