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Crimson Skies

Miniature models based Wargame (1998). FASA. Designed by Jordan Weisman, Dave McCoy, Michael A Stackpole. / Crimson Skies uses miniature models to represent small scale aerial battles, using a simple, streamlined rules system. It is set in an Alternate History version of the 1930s in which the USA has fragmented into a multitude of independent nations. In this history Prohibition is not enacted and an epidemic of influenza is brought home by soldiers returning from the Great War, two ...

Ishihara Fujio

(1933-    ) Japanese sf author, science writer, inventor and bibliographer, who chronicled the publishing history of the genre in Japan in the days before the internet. A graduate in electronics from Waseda University, Ishihara initially worked in telecommunications for the Japanese phone company NTT, before becoming a professor at Tamagawa University. His debut work "Kōsoku Dōro" ["Highway"] (August 1965 S-F Magazine; fixup as Highway Wakusei 1967) features ...

Lederman, Frank

(?   -    ) UK author, possibly pseudonymous, of Tremor (1952), which depicts a planetary Disaster and its consequences. [JC]

Navarro, Yvonne

(1957-    ) US author, mostly of fantasy and urban fantasy (in its twenty-first century sense as a term describing supernatural fictions set in cities with romantic plots often involving Vampires, Werewolves and/or Zombies, but normally discounting sf-like rationalizations). She began publishing work of this sort of interest with "Surprise Fall" in the magazine The Horror Show for Spring 1984; her first novel, Afterage (1993; exp as coll 2003) is horror, as is most of her ...

Treadwell, James

(?   -    ) UK academic and author, active in the former capacity in Canada until his return to England; Interpreting Wagner (2003) is an incisive study. Of interest is his Science Fantasy trilogy, the Advent Trilogy comprising Advent (2012), Anarchy (2013) and Arcadia (2015), set Equipoisally in a realistically described contemporary world just edging into the Near Future but beset by insurgent Magic, which may or may not well up from traditional "depths". ...

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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