Kent, Brad

Tagged: Author | House name

A House Name used on four routine sf adventures published by Curtis Warren, three by Denis Hughes and Out of the Silent Places (1952) by Maurice G Hugi. [JC/DRL]"Brad Kent"works Listed in alphabetical order of true author: Biology "A" (London: Curtis Warren, 1952) by Denis Hughes [pb/Gordon C Davies] The Fatal Law (London: Curtis Warren, 1952) by Denis Hughes [pb/Ray Theobald] Catalyst (London: Curtis Warren, 1952) by Denis Hughes [pb/Ray Theobald] Out of the Silent Places (London: Curtis Warren, 1952) by Maurice G Hugi [pb/Gordon C Davies]links Picture Gallery...

Black African SF

Tagged: International

Only a small amount of sf is published in the Black African nations. What follows is more a sampler than a full survey, since very few researchers have even looked at the topic. One reason for the paucity of Black African sf may be a widespread cultural disinclination to accept the premises of Western science in the first place. In the words of the critic Kwame Anthony Appiah, quoted in Brenda Cooper's Magical Realism in West African Fiction: Seeing with a Third Eye (1998): Most Africans cannot fully accept those scientific theories in the West that are inconsistent with [beliefs in invisible agents]. If modernization is conceived of in part as the acceptance of science, we have to decide w...

Saunders, G K

Tagged: Author | Radio

(1910-?   ) UK-born radio scriptwriter and author, in New Zealand briefly then in Australia from 1939, writing and producing there a series of sf radio stories beginning with The Moon Flower (1953). His sf novel, The Stranger (1978), based on one of these productions, The Stranger (1964-1965), is a Young Adult tale in which human children give aid to an Alien who is on earth in search of a new homeland. [JC]George Kenneth Saundersborn 1910diedworks The Stranger (Sydney, New South Wales: Whitcombe and Tombs, 1978) [hb/]links...

Clones

Tagged: Theme

A clone is a group of individuals comprising the asexually produced offspring of a single individual. A pair of identical twins is a clone because the twin cells are produced by the asexual fission of the fertilized ovum. Asexual reproduction is very common among protozoa and some groups of invertebrates, but is much rarer in vertebrates. The possibility of cloning humans by transplanting the nucleus of a somatic cell from a donor into an ovum which can then be replaced in a host womb has attracted much attention: though no such operation is thought to have been performed in the real world, there have been many experiments with animals – most famously the sheep Dolly (1996-2003) cloned by th...

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