Search SFE    Search EoF

  Omit cross-reference entries  

Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Fourth Edition. Some sample entries appear below. Click here for the Introduction; here for the masthead; here for Acknowledgments; here for the FAQ; here for advice on citations. Find entries via the search box above (more details here) or browse the menu categories in the grey bar at the top of this page.

Site updated on 17 June 2024
Sponsor of the day: Joe Haldeman

Cyberspace

An item of sf Terminology introduced by William Gibson in his novel Neuromancer (1984). He takes quite an old sf idea, also much discussed by scientists, in imagining a Near-Future era in which the human brain and nervous system (biological) can interface directly with the global Internet (electrical) by jacking neurally implanted electrodes directly into ...

de Mille, William C

(1878-1955) US playwright, film director and screenwriter, older brother of Cecil B DeMille (1881-1959). (Note that although Cecil compressed his name to DeMille, William did not.) He wrote two plays of sf interest: "Food": A Tragedy of the Future in One Act (performed 1912 as Fifty Years from Now; 1914 chap) with Margaret Scott Oliver, a Satire in which food has become so expensive that a marriage may founder on the husband's jealous destruction ...

Alexander, David

Pseudonym used for sf by US author Lawrence Herskovits (1953-    ), not to be confused with David Alexander [2] or David M Alexander below. Author of the Soldiers of War Western sequence as by William Reed; of the Phoenix sequence of Post-Holocaust military-sf adventures, comprising Dark Messiah (1987), ...

Madsen, David

(1929-    ) US author whose nonfantastic (but exorbitant) Black Plume: The Suppressed Memoirs of Edgar Allan Poe (1980) offers inter alia some illuminating analysis of the laboriously tortured psyche of a central early figure in the creation of American sf (see Edgar Allan Poe). Of direct sf interest is U.S.S.A. (1989), a noir tale featuring an ex-CIA agent investigating an explosive murder in ...

Kusano Gengen

(1990-    ) Pseudonymous Japanese author and essayist whose sudden appearance on the literary scene in 2016 may be considered a manifestation of the underlying, shadowy power not only of modern Fandom, but also electronic Light Novel publishing and social media. A graduate of Keiō University's faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Kusano moved to Hokkaidō to pursue a ...

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. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...



x
This website uses cookies.  More information here. Accept Cookies