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Chu, John

(?   -    ) Taiwan-born translator, podcast "narrator" and author, in the USA from childhood; he began to publish work of genre interest with "Thirty Seconds from Now" in The Time Traveler's Almanac (anth 2013) edited by Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer. He has since published short stories widely; The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere (2013 ebook) won a Hugo award for best short story in 2014, and like several of his works juxtaposes generational family ...


1. The anglicized version of Gojira (which see). / 2. Film (1998). TriStar Pictures presents a Centropolis Entertainment production. A Fried Films and Independent Pictures production. Directed by Roland Emmerich. Written by Emmerich, Dean Devlin. Cast includes Hank Azaria, Matthew Broderick, Maria Pitillo and Jean Reno. 138 minutes. Colour. / Decades in development, this American Godzilla was resoundingly hated by most Gojira fans for the liberties it took with the title Monster. In ...

Sanford, Jason

(?   -    ) US editor, author and blog commentator on the sf scene who began to publish work of genre interest with "Rumpelstiltskin: Private Eye" in Newfangled Fairy Tales: Book 2 (anth 1998) edited by Bruce Lansky; much of his shorter output is fantasy, though at least one volume, Heaven's Touch and Other Science Fiction Stories (coll 2019), is sf. The Plagues sequence beginning with Plague Birds (short version May-June 2010 Interzone; 2021) is set in a ...

Deeping, Warwick

(1877-1950) UK popular author, best known for the non-fantastic Sorrel and Son (1925); the first of his many books, Uther & Igraine (1903), was an Arthurian fantasy, as were The Man on the White Horse (1934) and The Sword and the Cross (1957). The Man Who Went Back (1940) is a Timeslip epic – J W Dunne's time theories are specifically referred to – whose protagonist travels back to Britain facing Invasion from the Romans, where he learns how better to cope, on his return, with ...

Deutschman, Deborah

(?   -    ) US author, poet and screenwriter whose sf novel is Signals (1978), in which UFO attempts to communicate with Earth are thwarted by human governments. [JC]

Langford, David

(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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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