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Bear, Greg

Working name of US author Gregory Dale Bear (1951-2022), son-in-law of Poul Anderson. He began publishing work of genre interest with "Destroyers" in Famous Science Fiction for Winter 1967, and became a full-time writer in 1975. His first stories and novels were auspicious but not perhaps remarkably so; his early work did not hint at all strongly that he would become one of the dominant writers of the 1980s. Between ...

Goonan, Kathleen Ann

(1952-2021) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Wanting to Talk to You" for Asimovs in 1991; a Round-Robin story, "The Darcy Bee" (February 1998 Omni Online) with John Clute, Elizabeth Hand, Jonathan Lethem and Kim Newman, has been dated 1988 in error: it is not her ...

Hawkins, Jane E

(1951-2022) US mathematician, engineer and computer programmer, long active in Fandom, where she worked on many Conventions including the 1989 Worldcon. Her one sf novel is Quantum Gate (1996), whose titular device provides the Ecologically devastated Earth of 2057 with access to a Parallel World rich in mineral resources, in ...

Hollow Earth Expedition

Role Playing Game (2006). Exile Game Studio. Designed by Jeff Combos, Jason Carl, Jim Cook, Chris Goe, Tyler Running Deer. / Hollow Earth Expedition is a light-hearted homage to Pulp magazine stories describing the perilous exploration of a Hollow Earth, and their predecessors in the work of such authors as Jules Verne. The tone, which is both ...

World Will Shake, The

French film (1939). Original title Le Monde Tremblera; vt The World Will Tremble; vt La Révolt des Vivants. Based on La Machine à prédire la mort (October 1938-January 1939 Ric et Rac; 1939) by Francis Didelot and Charles Robert-Dumas. Compagnie Industrielle et Commerciale Cinématographique (CICC). Directed by Richard Pottier. Written by Henri-Georges ...

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 ...



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