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Barceló, Miquel

(1948-2021) Spanish computer-systems and aeronautical engineering professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, translator, editor and author; he also directed the polytechnic's PhD program on Sustainability, Technology and Humanism. He founded and edited the Fanzine Kandama from 1980 until its discontinuation in 1984, publishing both translations of noteworthy English-language authors and Spanish-language authors who would later become important figures themselves, including Domingo ...

Carpozi, George, Jr

(1920-2000) US journalist, author of more than 80 books of show-business biography and other nonfiction. His sf venture is Sunstrike (1978), in which a disturbance to the Sun generates a Disaster on Earth. [JC]

Full Moon SF

UK cumulative Online Magazine created by Roger Jones, brother of Trevor Jones, the late editor of Dream Magazine. It began in July 1999 as Full Moon 2000 and reprinted a number of stories that had appeared in Dream and New Moon along with other material left over when the earlier magazines ceased. From January 2001 the title became Full Moon SF and it continued until September 2003, having uploaded 281 stories in 37 batches. Only 37 authors were represented including the work of George P ...


Videogame (2007). 2K Boston / 2K Australia. Designed by Ken Levine. Platforms: XB360, Win (2007); PS3 (2008); Mac (2009). / BioShock is a First Person Shooter, much influenced by System Shock 2 (1999) (see System Shock). The game begins with the player character, Jack, in the middle of the Atlantic in 1960, having survived an airplane crash. After swimming to a nearby island, the player can discover a bathysphere and descend to the secret underwater city of Rapture. This metropolis, an ...

Harrison, Craig

(1942-    ) UK-born playwright and author, in New Zealand from 1966, whose work embodies consistently anti-racist themes. The material initially expounded in the play Tomorrow Will Be a Lovely Day (performed 1974; 1975) is developed in Broken October: New Zealand, 1985 (1976), which depicts an authoritarian Dystopia, with Maoris able to travel only when issued with passes; the American government colludes with the New Zealand authorities to retain access to military rights. ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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