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Moeri, Louise

(1924-    ) US author mostly for children's and Young Adult markets, beginning with a fantasy for younger children, Star Mother's Youngest Child (1975 chap); of sf interest is Downwind (1984), a Near Future tale recounting the effects of a nuclear Disaster on a family attempting to escape fallout. [JC]

Watson, Jude

Pseudonym of US author Judy Blundell (?   -    ) who under her own name has written nonfantastic Young Adult novels, one of them, What I Saw and How I Lied (2008), winning the National Book Award. As Watson, after the nonfantastic Brides of Wildcat County series of young adult romantic Westerns featuring a crossdressing tomboy, she is best known for various ...

Long, Paul

(?   -?   ) UK author of The Remnants of 1927 (1925) with Alan Wye, a Future War tale involving the Invasion of the UK by Russia. [JC]

Murakami Ryū

Writing name of Ryūnosuke Murakami (1952-    ), a Japanese author whose work frequently employs Equipoisal or Surrealist modes and themes (see Mainstream Writers of SF). Murakami first came to public attention with his scabrous, decadent Kagirinaku Tōmei ni Chikai Blue (1976; trans Nancy Andrew as Almost Transparent Blue 1977), seemingly ...

Astounding Award

The current name of the former John W Campbell Award for best new writer. There is a two-year eligibility period: an author first published in 2020 would be eligible for the 2021 or 2022 award but not thereafter. Though closely associated with the Hugo awards and voted for on the same ballot, the Astounding Award is not actually a Hugo. / This best new writer award was last presented under the old name during the ...

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 ...

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