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(1960-2023) UK author who began publishing sf – after a children's play, Noel's Ark (1982 chap) – with "Krash-Bangg Joe and the Pineal-Zen Equation" for Interzone in Autumn 1987; like several further tales assembled in The Time-Lapsed Man and Other Stories (coll 1990), it is set in a future world dominated by the effects of bio-engineering and dense with information. This marriage of Cordwainer ...
(1952- ) US author, active from the mid 1990s, perhaps best known for her nonfantastic Copper Black detective thriller series beginning with Getting Off On Frank Sinatra: A Copper Black Mystery (2017) [series is not listed below]. She began publishing work of genre interest with "Rubicon" in Mensa Journal for September 2015, which forms the basis for her first sf novel, A Coin for the Ferryman (2022), a ...
(? - ) Canadian editor and author whose first novel, the Young Adult Near Future 5 to 1 (2015), sidesteps some of the pitfalls normally encountered in tales of this description set in Dystopian environments. In this case, the tale is set in the Indian subcontinent, in the breakaway matriarchal enclave of Koyanagar (see ...
(1936- ) Australian author for children and Young Adult markets from about 1978; of sf interest is Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left (1985), filmed for Television as Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left (1992), about an Alien family making do on Earth. Games (1986) is supernatural horror. [JC]
Canadian Semiprozine published by NFG Media, Toronto, and edited by Shar O'Brien. It saw six issues, A4 format, January 2003 (copyright date given as 2002) to May 2005 but fell victim to computer problems which precipitated its demise. It published "writing with attitude", strong stories with powerful plots and imagery. Writers included Chris Dolley with his debut story "The Sleeper and the Flame" (January 2003), Kaolin Fire, ...
(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 ...