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Toltz, Steve

(1972-    ) Australian author whose first novel, A Fraction of the Whole (2008), grazes against elements of the fantastic (see Fantastika), rather in the manner of the early Peter Carey; the protagonist's essentially fraud-based election as Prime Minister of Australia evokes sf tales set in the very Near Future. Quicksand (2015) is also told in a ...

Booth, Pat

(1929-2018) New Zealand newspaper journalist (chiefly with The Auckland Star), local-area politician and author, one of whose sixteen books is sf: Long Night Among the Stars (1961) sensitively depicts the human interactions of the crew of a Spaceship in the Near Future. This author should not be confused with the female Pat Booth (1943-2009) who wrote All for Love (1993), a medical fantasy ...

Strasser, Todd

(1950-    ) US author, highly prolific in children's and Young Adult fiction, with more than 140 such titles published. His first sf novel, The Mall from Outer Space (1987), was a juvenile in which shopping malls are taken over by Aliens. His remaining sf consists mainly of film Ties, where his novelizations include Honey, I Blew up the Kid (1992), ...

Robbins, David L

(1954-    ) US academic and author, most of whose work is nonfantastic and is set in World War Two. Of sf interest is the Souls to Keep sequence comprising Souls to Keep (1998) and The Betrayal Game (2008), which begins in an Alternate History version of World War Two whose Jonbar Point is the assassination of President Roosevelt; the ...

Waters, Stone

(?   -    ) Canadian doctor and author whose sf novel The Terraformers (1996) focuses on the moral dilemmas involved in Terraforming. [JC]

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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