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Aqueduct Press

Seattle-based Small Press founded in 2004 by L Timmel Duchamp, which describes itself as "bringing challenging feminist science fiction to the demanding reader". Its titles, over forty to date, include both fiction and criticism. These titles include several of Duchamp's own books, though her work with Aqueduct as editor has consumed much of her time since 2004. Aqueduct's other authors include Eleanor Arnason, Suzy McKee Charnas, Nicola Griffith, Gwyneth Jones, Ursula K Le Guin, Rosaleen Love, ...

Guieu, Jimmy

Working name of French author Henri René Guieu (1926-2000), who also wrote espionage novels as by Jimmy Quint, policiers as by Claude Rostaing, and juveniles as by Claude Vauzière; he also wrote as by Dominique Verseau. Much of his work, both fiction and nonfiction, was devoted to arguing for the existence of UFOs; his ufology texts, as well as his very numerous sf adventures (some of them written as Ties by other authors under his name), are listed very selectively below. The ...

Big Eyes, Small Mouth

Role Playing Game (1997). Guardians of Order (GOO). Designed by Mark MacKinnon. / Big Eyes, Small Mouth is a generic system used for playing games inspired by Japanese Anime and Manga, both those based on specific series and those which simply share the form's characteristic themes and enthusiasm for melodrama. The title refers to a heavily stylized approach to depicting human features often used in its source material. The game's mechanics are simple and flexible, designed to be used with ...

Woods, Lawrence

Pseudonym used on a number of SF Magazine stories by Donald A Wollheim in 1941 only: two solo tales, "Strange Return" (February 1941 Stirring Science Stories) and "A Million Years and a Day" (August 1941 Future); two with Robert A W Lowndes, "Black Flames" (April 1941 Stirring Science Stories; vt "The Thought Monsters", June 1941 Uncanny Tales, as by Wollheim alone) and "The Colossus of Maia" (July 1941 Cosmic Stories); and one with John B Michel, "Earth Does Not Reply" (Summer 1941 Science ...

Masson, Richard

(1943-2013) UK sailor and author whose work was restricted to the Young Adult market. Of sf interest is Boonie (2013), set in a Dystopian Near Future land whose rulers tyrannize those outside the privileged within the City. With its emphasis on the desperate hardscrabble existence of anyone deprived of water in a world where rain no longer falls, the tale enforces a rigorous focus on issues of Ecological devastation, some passages being suitably painful to read. The alliance between the young ...

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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