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Anderson, Timothy J

(1958-    ) Canadian editor, playwright and author, married to Candas Jane Dorsey; he is a member of Books Collective in Edmonton, Alberta, which publishes Tesseract Books, one of the central publishers of Canadian sf (see Canada, English). His first sf novel, Resisting Adonis (2001), is an erotic thriller (see Sex). [JC]

McKinney, Jack

Collaborative pseudonym of Brian C Daley and James Luceno for a series of Ties to the Robotech Television series of Mecha cartoon adventures; also for the unrelated Black Hole Travel Agency sequence, about the threatened use of Earth as an amusement park for Aliens. [JC/DRL]

Aksyonov, Vasily

(1932-2009) Russian author (see Mainstream Writers of SF), one of those whose careers began in the Khrushchev Thaw; he responded to the subsequent chill by emigrating to the USA in 1980, where he became a citizen, and where he taught at several universities before 2004, when he returned to Russia. He wrote two sf novels: Ozhog: roman v trekh knigakh (written late 1960s/early 1970s; 1980; trans Michael Glenny as The Burn: A Novel in Three Books 1984) plays with Reincarnation and Alternate ...

Buckley, Christopher

(1952-    ) US author – son of William F Buckley Jr (1925-2008), himself the author of some fantasy but not sf – whose novels have been Satires of contemporary American life which sometimes edge towards the fantastic. Typical of these is Little Green Man (1999), in which the media pundit protagonist believes he has been abducted by Aliens but has in fact been abducted by a government agency, so secret the President does not know of its existence, whose goal is to ...

Rottensteiner, Franz

(1942-    ) Austrian sf critic, editor and literary agent; he has a PhD from the University of Vienna. He has edited the SF of the World series for Insel Verlag, the Fantastic Novels series for Paul Zsolnay Verlag, and the Fantastic Library series – now over 250 volumes – for Suhrkamp Verlag. He writes in English as well as in German, his critical articles having appeared in Science Fiction Studies and elsewhere. He is particularly well known for his spirited ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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