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Jemisin, N K

(1972-    ) US psychologist and author, mostly fantasy, who began publishing work of genre interest with "L'Alchimista" in Scattered, Covered, Smothered (anth 2004) edited by Jason Erik Lundberg, and who is best known for her first two sequences. The Inheritance Trilogy – comprising The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (2010), which won a Locus Award for best first novel, The Broken Kingdoms (2010) and The Kingdom of Gods (2011) – can be understood in terms of dynastic ...

Fan Service

Narrowly defined, Fan Service refers to creators of a Manga or Anime fulfilling the anticipated desire of (usually male) fans to see sexually arousing portrayals of a popular (usually female) character; this is invariably broadened to include any passing woman. Delivery tends to be unsubtle, from the creepiness of the panty shot to the plot-stalling insertion of a beach or swimming-pool episode; similarly, in action stories, women are liable to find themselves attacked at their most ...

Mothership Zeta

US quarterly Online Magazine produced by Escape Artists, Inc. and edited by Mur Lafferty. It is a companion to the podzines Escape Pod, Pseudopod and Podcastle. After a small trial issue in September 2015, it appeared for six issues from October 2015 to January 2017 before it ran into financial difficulties. / Its emphasis was on fiction that was fun and did not take itself too seriously. That was demonstrated in the first issue with the Lovecraftian spoof "Tales of a Fourth-Grade Shoggoth" ...

Déjà Vu

Film (2006). Touchstone Pictures (see The Walt Disney Company) and Jerry Bruckheimer Films present a Scott Free production. Directed by Tony Scott. Written by Bill Marsilii, Terry Rossio. Cast includes Jim Caviezel, Val Kilmer, Paula Patton and Denzel Washington. 126 minutes. Colour. / In this Time-Travel action film, a federal agent (Washington) investigates the bombing of a ferry in New Orleans. He is approached by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with a request that he join a special ...

Levine, David D

(1961-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "1992 the Worldcon That Wasn't" in Alternate Worldcons and Again, Alternate Worldcons (anth 1996) edited by Mike Resnick. He won a Hugo for "Tk'tk'tk" (March 2005 Asimov's), a slick tale about a salesman having trouble on an Alien planet that demonstrated Levine's familiarity with the tropes of sf Satire with a smile; similarly reminiscential was The Tale of the Golden Eagle (2004 ebook chap), a baroque ...

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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