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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 ...

Steam Engine Time

Australian Fanzine, edited and published by Bruce Gillespie (Melbourne, Australia); co-edited with Maureen Kincaid Speller and Paul Kincaid (Folkestone, England) for issues #1-#3; thereafter with Janine G Stinson (Michigan, USA). A4 photo-offset. Average length 50pp. Thirteen issues 2000-2012. / Steam Engine Time ...

Aston, B G

(1902-1991) UK author of boys' fiction, in whose Young Adult novel, The Eye of the God (1927), a Lost Race is discovered Underground somewhere in Egypt. [JC]

Hazlitt, Henry

(1894-1993) US journalist and author, mostly of economic texts and tracts from 1915; in his sf novel, The Great Idea (1951; vt Time Will Run Back 1952; rev vt Time Will Run Back: A Novel About the Rediscovery of Capitalism 1966), the communist Wonworld world of the year 2100, which has dominated the planet for a century, is transformed back into a free-market capitalist society, the agent of change being the dictator's son. In accord with the author's ...

Beneath the Planet of the Apes

Film (1970). Apjac/Twentieth Century Fox. Directed by Ted Post. Written by Paul Dehn and Mort Abrahams, based on characters created by Pierre Boulle in La planète des singes (1963; trans as Planet of the Apes 1963). Cast includes James Franciscus, Linda Harrison, Charlton Heston and Kim Hunter. 95 minutes. Colour. / In this first and best of four ...

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 ...

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