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Torg

Role Playing Game (1990). West End Games (WEG). Designed by Greg Gorden. / Despite a certain crudity of expression, Torg is perhaps the most interesting of the several Science and Sorcery RPGs whose settings combine multiple literary genres, typically sf, fantasy and horror. Rifts (1990 Palladium) designed by Kevin Siembieda is ...

Baillie, Allan

(1943-    ) UK-born author of children's fiction, in Australia from the age of six; of his numerous titles, almost all of which are non-fantastic adventures, most of them for younger children, two of his Young Adult tales are of sf interest. In Megan's Star (1988), a Telepathic link between an impoverished girl and a boy who has escaped an institution leads to contact with ...

Millar, Martin

(1956-    ) Scottish author whose first novel, Milk, Sulphate and Alby Starvation (1987), is a gonzo depiction of downmarket countercultural life in 1980s Britain, edging close to the fantastic in its depiction of intersections between Comics, Drugs and Videogames; it does not, however quite venture over the borderline. Lux the Poet (1988), set in a very similar ...

Bok Geo-Il

(1946-    ) South Korean author who turned to full-time writing after a business career in the early 1980s. A graduate of the College of Commerce at Seoul National University, Bok's first novel Bimyeong-eul Chajaseo ["Looking for an Epitaph"] (1987 2vols) posited a complex but well-realized Alternate History in which the politician Itō Hirobumi survives an assassination attempt in 1909, ...

Unt, Mati

(1944-2005) Estonian theatrical director and author, active from a very early age, beginning with his first novel, Hüvasti, kollane kass ["Goodbye, Yellow Cat"] (1963). Two novels from his large oeuvre translated into English are of interest as examples of texts where the techniques of what might be called post-modern Fantastika (see Postmodernism and SF) are applied to a ...

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 ...



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