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Miller, Steve

(1950-2024) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Shalgiel" for Flux Magazine in 1976, one of his few solo works, as he soon began collaborating with Sharon Lee with "The Naming of Kinzel: The Foolish" (June 1984 Fantasy Book); all his novels have been with Lee, primarily the Liaden Universe sequence of Space Opera tales, set in expansive (though not adventurously ...

Wiener, Norbert

(1894-1964) US mathematician and author who established the contemporary sense of the word Cybernetics in his highly influential nonfiction work Cybernetics, or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine (1948; exp rev 1961). Some of his further speculations in this field appear in The Human Use of Human Beings (1950) and in ...

Emmerson, Steve

(?   -    ) UK author of two Doctor Who Ties: Casualties of War (2000), set at the end of World War One as (or so it seems) the dead are rising; and Dark Progeny (2001), in which an arrogant Terraforming of the planet Ceres Alpha backfires. [JC]


Canadian-Japanese animated tv series (1999; vt Cyber Six). TMS Entertainment. Based on the Comic strip by Carlos Meglia and Carlos Trillo. Directors include Keiichiro Furuya, Keiko Oyamada and Nobuo Tomizawa. Writers include Andrew D Hammell, Terry Klassen, Koji Takeuchi, Judy Valyi and Barry Whittaker. Voice cast includes Michael Dobson, Alex Doduk, Tesshō Genda, Takanobu Hozumi, Terry Klassen, Nahomi Matsushima, Tomoko Nakajima and Cathy ...

Ahern, Sharon

(1948-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with The Takers (1984) as Sharon A Ahern with her husband Jerry Ahern, opening the Takers trilogy of action-adventure novels in the Indiana Jones mode (see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), featuring quests for relics, Aliens, ...

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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