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Shoreline of Infinity

Scottish semi-professional magazine available in both ebook and print form, published by The New Curiosity Shop, Edinburgh, and edited by Noel Chidwick. Its first two issues were Summer and Winter 2015 but thereafter was quarterly, missing the Winter issues in 2018 and 2019 and the autumn 2020 issue. There were two special issues: #8½ (July 2017) printed for the Edinburgh International Book Festival and #11½ (April 2018) for the Edinburgh International Science Festival. / The ...

Britton, David

(1945-2020) UK publisher and author, founder with Michael Butterworth of Savoy Books in 1976 in Manchester, whose early list included works by Michael Moorcock, Charles Platt and Jack Trevor Story. With Butterworth, he edited The Savoy Book (anth 1978) and Savoy Dreams (anth 1984), which attempted with some success to demonstrate the anti-establishment ethos of the house, an ethos that brought both Britton and Butterworth into conflict with the UK obscenity laws, Britton himself being jailed ...

Monir, Alexandra

(?   -?   ) US singer/songwriter and author most of whose work has been fantasy for Young Adult readers, as in the Timeless sequence beginning with Timeless (2011), which involves its young protagonist in a complicated Timeslip romance. She is of sf interest for the Final Six sequence beginning with The Final Six (2018), set a Near Future world so devastated by Climate Change and Disasters that it is becoming uninhabitable; a group of young space cadets must ...

Nagamatsu, Sequoia

(1982-    ) US academic, editor and author who began publishing work of interest with "Kenta's Posthumous Chrysanthemum" in New Delta Review for 2010, which appeared in his first collection, Where We Go When All We Were Is Gone (coll 2016). He is of sf interest for his first novel, How High We Go in the Dark (2022), in which a deadly Pandemic is caused when a virus escapes from the remains of a newly exhumed prehistoric human, and begins topologically to distort internal ...

Hughes, Monica

(1925-2003) UK-born author, from 1952 in Canada, where she won several awards in recognition of her Young Adult works, including the Canada Council Children's Literature Prize in 1982 and 1983. Her first sf novels, the Conshelf Ten sequence comprising Crisis on Conshelf Ten (1975) and its sequel, Earthdark (1977), utilize an Under-the-Sea and a Lunar (see Moon) setting to explore in a humane fashion the crises of adolescents in venues that, typically of her work in general, encompassingly keep ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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