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McCaffrey, Gigi

Working name of Georgeanne Johnson (1959-    ), US author, daughter of Anne McCaffrey and sister of Todd McCaffrey, who has contributed to her family's creation and prolongation of the complex Pern sequence with Dragon's Code: Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern (2018). The story deals with states of internal and external exile suffered by survivors and descendants of the last Invasion of the corrosive, mindlessly destructive spores from space (see Panspermia) known as ...

Martin, Nettie Parrish

(1840-1915) US author of Indian Legends of Early Days (coll 1905), where she renders traditional Indian tales into English verse. A Pilgrim's Progress in Other Worlds: Recounting the Wonderful Adventures of Ulysum Storries and his Discovery of the Lost Star "Eden" (1908) is an sf novel whose protagonist, the inventor (see Invention) of a bird-like flying machine powered by electricity and capable of Space Flight, travels to various planets (including Mars and Jupiter), as well as the mysterious ...

Sidorova, J M

(?   -    ) Russian-born research scientist and author, in the USA from 1990, who began publish work of genre interest with "The Witch, The Tinman, The Flies" in Asimov's for August 2010. Her sf series, the Age of Ice sequence comprising The Age of Ice (2013) and The Colors of Cold: A New Story from the Age of Ice (2013 ebook), examines in sf and "literary" terms the range of implications of ice: the protagonist is conceived in 1740 in an historical ice ...

Wind Named Amnesia, A

Japanese animated film (1990; vt The Wind of Amnesia). Original title Kaze no Na wa Amunejia. Based on the novel by Hideyuki Kikuchi. Madhouse. Directed by Kazuo Yamazaki. Written by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Kenji Kurata and Kazuo Yamazaki. Voice cast includes Keiko Toda, Kappei Yamaguchi and Kazuki Yao. 80 minutes. Colour. / Sometime in the 1990s a wind swept across the world, causing everyone to lose their Memories – including language – reducing them to beasts (see Disaster). ...

Morrow, Lowell Howard

(1870-1951) US author whose career covered at least the first three decades of the twentieth century, probably beginning with the Near Future Atalantis: A Novel (1902), in which a permissive Utopia (and tax haven) has been constructed on an artificial Island in international waters, where private vices are supported. Unfortunately, a Yankee puritan in a state of virtue and sexual arousal (he loves a girl in residence) blows the island to smithereens in 1959. Morrow's best single story is ...

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 November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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