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Lee, Yoon Ha

(1979-    ) US author whose Korean background is reflected in some of his story-shapes. He began to publish work of genre interest with "The Hundredth Question" in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction for February 1999, and has published many stories since, in an increasingly wide range of venues; a selection of his best earlier work has been assembled as Conservation of Shadows (coll 2013). His first novel, Ninefox Gambit (2016), initiates the projected Machineries ...

Infinity Science Fiction

US Digest-size magazine. 20 issues November 1955 to November 1958, published by Royal Publications, edited by Larry T Shaw; irregular, with four months between some issues, one month between others. Infinity Science Fiction was one of the most interesting of the flood of new sf magazines in the early and mid-1950s. Its first issue featured Arthur C Clarke's Hugo-winning story "The Star" (November 1955), and the magazine went on to publish other good stories by such authors as Isaac Asimov, ...

To the Moon

Videogame (2011). Freebird Games. Designed by Kan Gao. Platforms: Win. / To the Moon is a graphical Adventure about Dream Hacking in which events are displayed from above in a forced three-dimensional perspective. Created in Canada as an Independent Game and set in the Near Future, its fiction depends on a technology which allows specialists to enter and manipulate the memories of their patients, lending an apparent reality to their unfulfilled dreams and ambitions (see Memory Edit). Since ...

Crossen, Kendell Foster

(1910-1981) US author and editor, active under various names in various Pulp-magazine markets, perhaps most notably as an author of detective stories, his best work being published under his own name and (more successfully) as M E Chaber. The Green Lama series of thrillers (in Double Detective from 1940), as by Richard Foster, gives off fantastic-Pulp-magazine emanations reminiscent of Doc Savage, as the Green Lama himself has various Superpowers (and minions) on demand; but Crossen only began ...

Crazies, The

Film (1973; vt Code Name Trixie). Cambist Films. Directed by George Romero. Written by Romero, based on a story by Paul McCollough. Cast includes Lane Carroll, Harold Wayne Jones and W G McMillan. 104 minutes. Colour. / A plane carrying germ-warfare material crashes near a small US town and pollutes the drinking-water, causing an epidemic of homicidal and psychopathic behaviour in the inhabitants. The army moves in and the crazed brutality of the soldiers as they shoot victims of the virus ...

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 November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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