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Lambe, Dean R

(1943-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Damn Shame" for Analog in September 1979; his one sf novel, The Odysseus Solution (1986) with Michael A Banks, pits humans (who win in the end) against their Alien rulers. [JC]

University of Sydney Library

Host to one of the world's biggest institutional collections of sf and fantasy (65,000+ items); it is surprising to find such a thing in Australia, a country where sf plays only a minimal role in academic curricula. The collection is part of the Rare Books and Special Collections Library, and is publicly accessible. It was begun in 1974, and dramatically expanded in 1979 when bequeathed the huge collection of Ron Graham, the very active sf fan who had published Vision of Tomorrow (1969-1970). A ...

McCauley, Motly Ranke

(?   -?   ) Unidentified author, almost certainly UK and pseudonymous, whose Future War tale, Chapters from Future History: The Battle of Berlin (Die Schlacht von Königsberg) (dated 1890 but 1871 chap), combats the pessimistic Battle of Dorking scenario through its focus on an 1875 Germany about to turn republican. An Invasion on the part of British and other forces, and the defeat of Russian imperialists, indeed generates a republic, and the eventual ...

Kerner, Charlotte

(1950-    ) German author of fiction and nonfiction primarily for the Young Adult market. Titles not yet translated include Geboren 1999: Eine Zukunftsgeschichte ["Born 1999: A Future History"] (1991) and Kopflos ["Headless"] (2008). Blueprint/Blaupause (1999; trans Elizabeth D Crawford as Blueprint 2000), filmed as Blueprint (2003), depicts the consequences of an obsessed mother's creation of a Clone daughter, who narrates the highly charged consequences of her upbringing. ...

Kotlan, C M

(?   -    ) US author, all of whose sf was written in collaboration with G C Edmondson, who see for details. [JC]

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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