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Reizin, P Z

(?   -    ) UK Television and print journalist and author whose first novel, the Near Future Happiness for Humans (2018), explores the increasingly invasive interface between Homo sapiens and AIs, whose access to their human "users" is shown as having grown exponentially, with dangerous consequences when (as here) the AI in question gains consciousness. ...

Kramer-Rolls, Dana

(1940-    ) US author of Ties to three series: Combat Command in the World of Piers Anthony's Bio of a Space Tyrant: Cut by Emerald (1987) as Dana Kramer, a Gamebook tied to Piers Anthony's Bio of a Space Tyrant and to the Combat Command universe; Warhorn: A Crossroads Adventure in the World of Lynn Abbey's Rifkind, Daughter of the Bright Moon ...

Carr, Charles

Pseudonym of Sydney Charles Mason (1901-1985), a prolific UK author – primarily of Westerns under a variety of names including Colt Henderson and John Langley. His two Bel novels, Colonists of Space (1954) and its sequel Salamander War (1955), routinely deal with colonizing humans and their conflicts with the original salamander inhabitants of the planet Bel (see ...

Tsamaase, Tlotlo

(1989-    ) Motswana author, who began publishing short fiction with "Eco-Humans" in The Fog Horn for March 2014, and made her first professional genre sale with "Murders Fell From Our Wombs" in Apex Magazine for April 2018. A string of excellent shorts quietly followed, in genre publications such as Clarkesworld, The Dark and Prisms (for PS Publishing see Peter ...

Enguídanos Usach, Pascual

(1923-2006) Spanish author, better known by his pseudonym George H White; one of the deans of Spanish sf. He wrote hundreds of Pulp-style novellas: sf, crime, war and Westerns for the Editorial Valenciana publishing house and later for the giant Bruguera. Between 1953 and 1978, he published 96 sf novellas and a handful of short stories as by George H White or Van S Smith. / Enguídanos Usach was the ...

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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