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Plowright, Teresa

(1952-    ) Canadian author who began publishing sf with Dreams of an Unseen Planet (1986; rev 1989), in which three human colony ships, having escaped an Earth near terminal Ecological collapse, orbit a sentient planet called Gaea (see Gaia), where they are stranded, and difficulties soon ensue. The tale, heavily burdened with symbols and a selfconsciously significant prose, climaxes in the ...

Wimhurst, Katy

(    -    ) UK author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Almost-Adventures of Immaculada Toadstool" in Kaleidotrope for April 2009. Most of her more recent work has been assembled as Snapshots of the Apocalypse and Other Stories (coll 2022), where a deftly learned use of the fantasticated literalism of Magic Realism – her doctorate is in Mexican iterations of that analogue of ...

Joron, Andrew

(1955-    ) US poet, translator and author, much of whose work is coloured by – or directly engages in – sf, and who began to publish Poetry of specifically genre interest with "The Sonic Flowerfall of Primes" for New Worlds #216, September 1979. Titles of interest include A Measure of Calm (1985 chap) with Robert Frazier, Force Fields (coll ...

Newte, Horace

(1870-1949) UK author and controversialist on political matters whose The Master Beast: Being a True Account of the Ruthless Tyranny Inflicted on the British People by Socialism, A.D. 1888-2020 (1907; vt The Red Fury: Britain Under Bolshevism 1919) lives fully up to its subtitle, telling of a young socialist at the turn of the twentieth century who first experiences a German Invasion of a Britain whose socialist government has left it ...

Harman, Dominic

(1974-    ) UK illustrator, active from around 1997, who deftly combines traditional techniques and digital technologies to produce a wide range of work, some of it no more than competently commercial, but much of it conveying an oneiric Sense of Wonder, usually through exorbitant but strictly controlled fantasy/sf landscapes and settings. His work as a whole has clearly been influenced by an extensive understanding of art in the Western ...

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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