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Myerson, Julie

(1960-    ) UK journalist and author whose earlier novels edged at points towards a supernatural ambience, though they remained essentially within the envelope of the mundane; however, hints of message-bearing intrusions from beyond figure conspicuously in The Stopped Heart (2016). Of sf interest is Then (2011), set in a devastated Near Future London, frozen (a likely outcome of Climate Change in the UK), partially abandoned; wandering through this landscape, the protagonist ...

Kupstas, Marcia

(1957-    ) Brazilian teacher and author whose Young Adult É Preciso Lutar! ["It is Necessary to Fight"] (1988) delineates a world (see Politics) where injustice must be combatted. O demônio do computador ["The Computer Devil"] (coll of linked stories 1997) features what may be Virtual-Reality avatars of H P Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe, who seem to force visitors into their Zone to listen to, and consequently become part of, terrifying stories. [JC]

Cyborgs

The term "cyborg" is a contraction of "cybernetic organism" and refers to the product of human/machine hybridization. David Rorvik popularized the idea in his nonfiction As Man Becomes Machine (1971), writing of the "melding" of human and machine and of a "new era of participant evolution". Elementary medical cyborgs – people with prosthetic limbs or pacemakers – are already familiar, early works ringing the changes on this theme include Edgar Allan Poe's Satire "The Man that was ...

Curtis, Monica Mary

(1892-1956) UK author of Landslide (1934), an Alternate History tale set in a Europe subtly transformed by a second Great War in the twentieth century. [JC]

Slocombe, George

(1894-1963) UK journalist whose first assignment was to report on the sinking of the Titanic in 1912; and author whose Near Future Dictator (1932), set in an imaginary European country, describes the rise of a tyranny there. Escape into the Past (1943) features an artist's wife who Timeslips irrevocably into the seventeenth century. [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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