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Muir, Tamsyn

(?   -    ) Australian-born author, in New Zealand since infancy and in the UK from some point after 2010, who began publishing work of genre interest with "The House that Made the Sixteen Loops of Time" in Fantasy Magazine for February 2011, most of her subsequent short fiction being fantasy. Her first novel, Gideon the Ninth (in Tor.com Publishing 2019 Debut Sampler: Some of the Most Exciting New Voices in Science Fiction and Fantasy, anth 2019 ebook; much ...

Owen, David

(?   -    ) UK journalist and author of Young Adult novels. His first, Panther (2015), rims Fantastika edgily in the story of a panther loose in London that the protagonist hopes to trap, in order to lift himself from depression caused in part by living in the suburbs. In The Fallen Children: They Will Rise (2017) a similar world is suddenly overturned when four adolescent girls on the Midwich Estate disappear overnight while all around them fall mysteriously ...

Graham, Jo

(1968-    ) US author, whose early work, beginning with Black Ships (2008), which is based on Virgil's Aeneid (circa 29-19 BC), and is fantasy, as is Lost Things (2012) with Melissa Scott, which seems to be the first volume of a series of fantasies set in a modestly Steampunk 1920s, where gods and goddesses are discovered beneath Lake Nemi. Of sf interest is a series of Ties to the Stargate: Atlantis Television series of Military SF adventures governed by the eponymous ...

Fridge

UK self-styled "post-rock" band, comprising Kieran Hebden (1980-    ) and Adem. Their work is mostly instrumental, an attractive melodic delicacy set against puffing, chittering beats, and demonstrates a persistent fascination with science fiction, not only in song-titles – "Robots in Disguise" on Ceefax (1997); "Ark", "Yttrium" and "Aphelion" on Eph (1999) but also in a fondness for samples of sf film sound effects and other aural ephemera. The Sun (2007) – ...

Betiero, T J

(?   -?   ) US occultist who founded the Society of Oriental Mystics in 1902, and author whose sf novel, Nedoure Priestess of the Magi (Revised Edition): An Historical Romance of White and Black Magic: A Story That Reveals Wisdom of the Ancient East (1916), attempts to rationalize the occultish version of Telepathy at its heart through the suggestion that the "Mind-Sender" that sends the thoughts in question is a Machine (see Pseudoscience; Psionics). No first ...

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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