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Tobey, Danny

(1976-    ) US lawyer specializing in technology law with an emphasis on AI developments and medical issues, and author. In his first novel, The Faculty Club (2010), an elite American college is found to have gained its pre-eminence by the fact that, at its heart, a society of Secret Masters has from time immemorial been attempting to govern the world, partly through the enactment of voodoo rituals. ...

Tatăr, Doru

(1956-    ) Romanian civil engineer and author in whose sf novel, Prioritate Zero (1990; trans Raymond Humphreys and Petru Iamandi as Top Priority 2011), a tale of Cosmology in which the implosion into the universe of a vast Black Hole leads to a human/Alien interaction whose outcome is likely to generate a something like a new ...

Silberrad, Una L

(1872-1955) UK author, active for about half a century from the mid 1890s, most of her novels comfortably but lucidly supportive of decent middle-class values established during her early prime, but with a bracing Feminist element detectable in many tales. Of sf interest is The Affairs of John Bolsover (coll of linked stories 1911), narrated by an journalist in Near Future London, around 1960; ...

Skinner, Ainslie

Pseudonym used by US-born crime author Paula Gosling (1939-    ), resident in the UK since the 1960s, for her sf novel Mind's Eye (1980; vt The Harrowing 1981), which convincingly (and often movingly) depicts the scientific testing of a girl possessed of ESP and the realization of the consequences of the fact that this power is transferable to others. [JGr/JC]

Infinite Space

Videogame (2009). Nude Maker / Platinum Games. Designed by Hifumi Kono, Masafumi Nukita. Platforms: NDS. / Infinite Space is a Console Role Playing Game (see Computer Role Playing Games) which uses a combination of two-dimensional displays and pre-prepared three-dimensional sequences to present its intergalactic milieu. Players are able to explore space more or less at will, using both ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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