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Carrigan, Richard A

(1932-    ) US physicist, for many years involved in various serious positions with the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), and a prolific author of papers and books in his field; he was later Guest Scientist in the Accelerator Division at Fermilab. With his wife, the artist Nancy Carrigan (1933-2014), he is the author of an sf novel, The Siren Stars (March-May 1970 Analog; 1971), in which the first intelligent messages from another star present a dire ...

Holtby, Winifred

(1898-1935) UK author who espoused, in South Riding (1936) and other novels and essays, an informed, complex Feminism which was also reflected in her two Satires: Mandoa, Mandoa!: A Comedy of Irrelevance (1933), which is set in an imaginary Ruritanian kingdom in Africa; and The Astonishing Island: Being a Veracious Record of the Experiences Undergone By Robinson Lippingtree Mackintosh from Tristan Da Cunha During an Accidental Visit to Unknown Territory in the Year of Grace MCMXXX-? (1933): the ...

Clipping

US experimental hip-hop performance group, initially founded in 2009 as a remix project in which Jonathan Snipes and William Hutson paired a capella rap tracks with new beats. Joined in 2010 by the actor and rapper Daveed Diggs, most famous internationally for playing the role of Lafayette/Jefferson in the musical Hamilton (2015), the now-trio began to explore more experimental areas of performance with their albums Midcity (2013) and CLPPNG (2014), this latter named in imitation of Oulipo ...

Wu, Frank

(1964-    ) American artist and author, although he primarily earns his living by applying knowledge garnered from his PhD in bacterial genetics to the field of patent law. As a writer, Wu has mostly published short satirical pieces, some in the Journal of Irreproducible Results, although "Worlds in Collusion: A Planetary Romance" (in Visual Journeys, anth 2007, ed Eric Reynolds) attempts to strike a more serious note in describing an unusual romance. His longest piece to ...

Simpson, Robert

(?   -    ) US author whose fiction has solely been written as Ties to the Star Trek universe, beginning with "Allegro Ouroboros in D Minor" in The Lives of Dax (anth 1999) edited by Marco Palmieri, and including Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Mission Gamma: Lesser Evil (2002). [JC]

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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