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Grant, Richard

(1952-    ) US author; he lived with Elizabeth Hand from 1988 to 1996. Grant began writing work of genre interest with "Drode's Equations" for New Dimensions 12 (anth 1981) edited by Marta Randall, and came to rapid prominence with three novels of mixed sf/fantasy provenance, set in the same Post-Holocaust land, almost certainly the USA, but transfigured by time and events. The first, Saraband of Lost Time (1985), is set much the deepest into this venue, so far into the ...

Hare+Guu

Japanese animated tv series (2001). Original title Jungle Wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu ["Jungle: Always Fine, With a Chance of Guu"]. Shin-Ei Animation. Directed by Tsutomu Mizushima. Written by Michiko Yokote, based on the Manga by Renjuro Kindaichi. Voice cast includes Rikako Aikawa, Kaoru Morota and Naoko Watanabe. 26 23-minute episodes, plus thirteen OVAs. Colour. / Ten-year-old Hare (Aikawa) lives happily in a jungle community with his carefree alcoholic mother Weda (Morota), but when she ...

Beason, Doug

(1953-    ) US author and officer in the USAF with a PhD in physics who began publishing sf with "The Man I'll Never Be" for Amazing in May 1987. Return to Honor (1989), Assault on Alpha Base (1990) and Strike Eagle (1991) are Technothrillers, but Lifeline (1990) with Kevin J Anderson is of sf interest, and marked both writers as names to watch. Further novels with Anderson (whom see for further details of both books), The Trinity Paradox (1991) and Assemblers of Infinity ...

Hardy, Kate A

(?   -    ) UK author whose Midday Sun trilogy beginning with Going out in the Midday Sun (2012) edges just past the present in its closing pages, with Climate Change threatening the cast. She is of greater sf interest for Hoxton (2016; vt Londinia 2020), set in a distant Near Future Dystopian London divided into two geographical zones not sociologically dissimilar to divisions already threatening to dismember the early twenty-first century City. In the ...

Hand, Elizabeth

(1957-    ) US critic and author, partner of Richard Grant from 1988 to 1996, from 1996 partner of John Clute; she began publishing work of genre interest with "Prince of Flowers" in Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone Magazine for February 1988. Her continuing output of short stories has won acclaim and some awards – "Last Summer at Mars Hill" (August 1994 F&SF) won a World Fantasy Award and a Nebula award; "Echo" (October/November 2005 F&SF) won another Nebula ...

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, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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