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Book of the New Sun, The

Major sf work with a Far-Future, Dying Earth setting by Gene Wolfe (whom see for fuller discussion). The Book of the New Sun (1980-1983 4vols) was followed by the nonfiction commentary The Castle of the Otter: A Book About The Book of the New Sun (coll 1983), the direct sequel The Urth of the New Sun (1987), several shorter tales and two further series: the only loosely linked tetralogy The Book of the Long Sun (1993-1996) and its sequel trilogy The Book of the Short Sun (1991-2001), which ...

Holden, Inez

(1903-1974) UK journalist and author, active from the early 1920s; around 1940, briefly George Orwell's partner. In 1941 she rented a garage flat from H G Wells, who evicted her when she introduced him to Orwell, soon after the publication of the latter's "Wells, Hitler and the World State" (August 1941 Horizon). She is of sf interest for Born Old, Died Young (1932), a Near Future tale describing en passant some advances in Transportation evident in 1940; the story deals with the effects on its ...

Dallos

Japanese Original Video Animation (OVA) (1983). Pierrot. Directed and written by Mamoru Oshii and Hisayuki Toriumi. Voice cast includes Tesshou Genda, Shuuichi Ikeda, Yoshiko Sakakibara and Hideki Sasaki. Four 30-minute episodes. Colour. / At the end of the twenty-first century Earth is prospering, the problems caused by Pollution and declining resources cured by the exploitation of the Moon's mineral wealth. However, the lunar settlers are not benefiting – being overworked, forced to ...

Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty

Videogame (1992; vt Dune II: Battle for Arrakis Europe). Westwood Studios (WS). Designed by Joseph Bostic, Aaron Powell. Platforms: DOS (1992); Amiga (1993); MegaDrive (1994). / While it was not the first Computer Wargame to run in real time, Dune II was the first Real Time Strategy game as the form is understood today. Although the game was licenced from Frank Herbert's novel Dune (fixup 1965), it has little in common with its original, and less with the Adventure game Dune (1992 Cryo ...

Sloane, T O'Conor

(1851-1940) US editor and author of popular scientific works for many years before his direct involvement in sf; in 1914, long before his involvement with Hugo Gernsback began in 1920, his son married Thomas Alva Edison's daughter. He was associate editor (designated managing editor for #1) of Amazing Stories and of Amazing Stories Quarterly from the beginning, and carried much responsibility for the actual running of the magazines, which involved compiling and editing the issues, subject to ...

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 November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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