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Brown, Eric

(1960-2023) UK author who began publishing sf – after a children's play, Noel's Ark (1982 chap) – with "Krash-Bangg Joe and the Pineal-Zen Equation" for Interzone in Autumn 1987; like several further tales assembled in The Time-Lapsed Man and Other Stories (coll 1990), it is set in a future world dominated by the effects of bio-engineering and dense with information. This marriage of Cordwainer ...

Ergo Proxy

Japanese animated tv series (2006). Manglobe. Executive producers: Satoshi Fujii, Hiroyuki Kitaura, Takashi Kōchiyama and Akio Matsuda. Director: Shūkō Murase. Chief writer: Dai Satō. Voice cast includes Hôchû Ôtsuka, Rie Saitō, Akiko Yajima, Kōji Yusa. 23 25-minute episodes. Colour. / In the year 7207, Earth – blighted by a Disaster caused by late twenty-first century ...

Halifax, Clifford

Pseudonym of UK physician and author Edgar Beaumont (1860-1921) used (it seems exclusively) for his collaborations with L T Meade, beginning with This Troublesome World (1893 3vols), both anonymous, about a doctor who uses psychotropic Drugs to gain his will; and on various stories published in the Strand Magazine in the course of which mysteries – occult or sf in nature ...

Gutman, Dan

(1955-    ) US author, almost exclusively of fiction for younger children and the Young Adult market. The long My Weird School series of picture books frequently verges on the fantastic [it is not listed below]. He is of some sf interest for the Baseball Card Adventures series, beginning with Honus & Me (1997), whose young protagonist finds that his Baseball cards work as ...

World War Two

The 1939-1945 War was the central military convulsion of the twentieth century, anticipated in numerous Future War scenarios and succeeded – thanks to the climactic use of Nuclear Energy-based Weapons against Japanese Cities – by several Cold War decades overshadowed by the prospect of a nuclear ...

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. ...

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