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Belden, David

(1949-    ) Swiss-born UK author, in the USA from 1982 for many years, but later again resident in the UK; his Galactic Collectivity sequence – Children of Arable (1986) and To Warm the Earth (1988) – depicts with clearly felt didactic urgency a Far-Future Earth trapped in sterile stasis, with a stagnant galactic civilization impotently observing the dying of the mother planet, though the protagonist of the first volume engineers a birth, which is intended to ...

Karr, Julia

(?   -    ) US author in whose Young Adult Near Future XVI sequence beginning with XVI (2011) the world becomes fully Dystopian when young women reach the age of sixteen and are branded with the eponymous tattoo (the echo of worlds properly addressed in Holocaust Fiction seems inadvertent), registering them as sexually available (see Feminism; Women in SF). The protagonist simultaneously enters into what becomes a romantic triangle and The Resistance. Truth ...

Blish, James

(1921-1975) US author whose early career in sf followed a pattern typical of the generation whose early careers coincided with World War Two. He became involved in sf Fandom during the 1930s, and was an early member of the well-known New York fan group the Futurians, where he became friendly with such writers as Damon Knight and C M Kornbluth. His first short story, "Emergency Refueling", was published in Super Science Stories for March 1940. He studied microbiology at Rutgers, graduating in ...

Evans, Christopher [2]

(1951-    ) Welsh-born UK chemist, teacher and author who has published sf and fantasy novels under his own name and as Christopher Carpenter, Nathan Elliott, Robert Knight and John Lyon, and some non-genre fiction as by Evan Christie and Alwyn Davies. His first publications, released more or less simultaneously, were the rather bad Plasmid: A Novelization (1980) as by Robert Knight, a Tie to an untraceable (and perhaps unmade) movie, and the impressive Capella's Golden Eyes ...

Forman, James D

(1932-2009) US author whose sf novels are for a Young Adult audience. They began with Call Back Yesterday (1981) and its sequel, Doomsday Plus Twelve (1984), a studiedly and effectively admonitory presentation of nuclear Holocaust as an event having little to do – contra much of wish-fulfilment Survivalist Fiction popular in the 1980s – with post-Bomb opportunities for self-fulfilment. In the first volume, a teenaged US girl's flirtation in the Middle East sets off, through a chain ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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