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Dickinson, Robert

(1962-    ) UK author whose first novel, The Noise of Strangers (2010), is Dystopia set in a very Near Future Britain dense with justified paranoia; the immediate setting is Brighton, where four couples maintain an increasingly precarious "ordinary" life in a Keep-like enclave; beyond is chaos and termination. The Schism (2013) infiltrates almost to the borders ...

Fallen London

Videogame (2009; vt Echo Bazaar). Failbetter Games. Designed by Alexis Kennedy. Web. / Fallen London is an internet browser-based game set in a decaying alternative London (see also Ruins and Futurity), which also contains elements of Science and Sorcery, or perhaps more accurately Steampunk and Sorcery. ...

Ansible [publication]

Fanzine (1979-1987 and 1991-current), edited from Reading, Berkshire, UK, by David Langford. The first sequence used UK quarto format throughout, 4-10pp, and ran from #1 (August 1979) to #50 (August/September 1987) at irregular but increasing intervals; it was revived as a 2pp A4 newssheet with #51 (October 1991) and continues in this format, together with various digital and online versions. / Ansible – named for Ursula K ...

Morehouse, Lyda

(1967-    ) US author whose sf appears mainly under her own name; she writes horror and paranormal romances as by Tate Hallaway; her first work of genre interest, "Irish Blood" in Dreams of Decadence for July 1997, though under her own name, is a tale along the lines of her Callaway work. She is of sf interest for the Archangel Protocol sequence – comprising Archangel Protocol (2001), Fallen Host (2002), Messiah Node ...

Bennis, Robyn

(?   -    ) US biotech scientist and author whose Signal Airship sequence beginning with The Guns Above (2017) follows the career of a female Airship captain in a Steampunk Alternate World. The complications of her career are reminiscent of those of C S Forester's Horatio Hornblower, and though the series may ...

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 ...



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