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Joron, Andrew

(1955-    ) US poet and author, much of whose work is coloured by – or directly engages in – sf, and who began to publish Poetry of specifically genre interest with "The Sonic Flowerfall of Primes" for New Worlds #216, September 1979. Titles of interest include A Measure of Calm (1985 chap) with Robert Frazier, Force Fields (coll 1987 chap), Science Fiction (coll 1993 chap) and Invisible Machines (coll 1994 chap) with Robert Frazier; much of this material is ...

Graf, B J

(1970-    ) US teacher and author whose first novel, Genesys X (2020), combines noirish police procedural and sf in a tale, set in a Near Future Los Angeles (see California) gripped by illegal Drugs and a Pandemic descended from Alzheimer's Disease. The protagonist, tracing the roots of much of this malaise to Genetic Engineering gone awry, finds himself in bitter waters while assailed by surveillance Advertising gone mad. The structure of the tale suggests a sequel in due ...

Hancock, H Irving

(1868-1922) US martial arts specialist, newspaper journalist and author, mostly for boys, and mostly under his own name, though he published some non-fantastic work as by Douglas Wells; he remains of sf interest for the Conquest of the United States Young Adult Future War sequence – comprising The Invasion of the United States, or Uncle Sam's Boys at the Capture of Boston (1916), In the Battle for New York, or Uncle Sam's Boys in the Desperate Struggle for the Metropolis (1916), At the ...

Boogiepop Phantom

Japanese animated tv series (2001). Original title Bugīpoppu wa Warawanai Boogiepop Phantom. Based on the Light Novels by Kouhei Kadono. Madhouse. Directed by Takashi Watanabe. Written by Sadayuki Murai. Voice cast includes Yuu Asakawa, Jun Fukuyama and Kaori Shimizu. Twelve 24-minute episodes. Colour. / Years ago the secretive Towa Organization captured and experimented on an Alien called Echoes, who came to Earth to evaluate the human race: they created a Clone, called Manticore, who ...

Fuentes, Roberto

(1934-    ) US judo expert who collaborated with Piers Anthony (whom see for further details) on the Jason Striker series of martial arts tales; Dead Morn (1990), likewise with Anthony, is a singleton. Fuentes's bad health affected future plans between the two collaborators. [JC]

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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