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Irvine, Alexander C

(1969-    ) US author who often writes as Alex Irvine; he began to publish work of genre interest with "Rossetti Song" for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in March 2000, assembling this and other short work of interest in Rossetti Song: Four Stories (coll 2002 chap), Unintended Consequences (coll 2003) and Pictures from an Expedition (coll 2006). Irvine's main impact in the fields of the fantastic has been as an author of densely imaginative fantasies, including ...

Fowles, John

(1926-2005) UK author who remains perhaps most famous for his first and third novels, The Collector (1963) and The French Lieutenant's Woman (1969). His second novel, The Magus (1965; rev 1977), especially in the conciser revised version, more powerfully explores the labyrinths of obsession and manipulation underlying, in all of Fowles's work, the rigmaroles and impostures of daylight reality. In this novel a series of seemingly supernatural contrivances separates the unpleasant protagonist ...

Chetwynd-Hayes, R

(1919-2001) Working name of UK author and anthologist Ronald Henry Glynn Chetwynd-Hayes, who also published stories as by Angus Campbell and Henry Glynn; though he wrote some sf, most of his more than 200 tales, beginning with "The Orator" for The Lady in 1953, are fantasy or horror. The Clavering Grange tales, a series which includes two novels and variously released shorter works, are set in a twelfth-century mansion in Kent, where hauntings are numerous; some of the tales are set in the Near ...

Quick, Herbert

(1861-1925) US lawyer, controversialist and author, best known for regional tales set in Iowa like Vandemark's Folly (1921). In the Fairyland of America: A Tale of the Pukwudjies (1901) is a fable for children based on Native-American sources. After hypnosis, the protagonist of Double Trouble; or, Every Hero His Own Villain (1906) is haunted by his Doppelganger, who occupies his body and does evil. Virginia of the Air Lanes (April-October 1909 Cosmopolitan; 1909) is a Near Future romance, in ...

Space Patrol Luluco

Japanese animated tv series (2016). Trigger. Directed and written by Hiroyuki Imaishi. Voice cast includes Junya Enoki, Nobuyuki Hiyama, Yōko Honna, Mao Ichimichi, Tetsu Inada, Mitsuo Iwata and Mayumi Shintani. Thirteen eight-minute episodes. Colour. / Middle-schooler Luluco (Ichimichi) is proud to call herself normal in an abnormal City, that city being Ogikubo, bought from Japan by Aliens and now inhabited by both extraterrestrials and humans. However, her life changes when her ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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