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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 ...

Boyle, T Coraghessan

(1948-    ) US author who signs his more recent work as T C Boyle; very much better known for his non-fantastic work – novels like World's End (1987) or The Road to Wellville (1993) – than for his relatively rare (and recent) sf. A Friend of the Earth (2000) is set in a 2025 Southern California devastated by Climate Change, and follows the late years of an ...

Winger, F S

(1865-1936) US author, father of Clare Winger Harris; his sf novel, The Wizard of the Island; Or, the Vindication of Prof Waldinger (1917), is set on a mysterious Island in the South Pacific in the distant Near Future, where the eponymous protagonist has developed a steam-powered Machine that gives him control over all kinds of vibrations, including the ...

Moore, Chris

(1947-    ) Prolific UK artist, known to the public primarily for his hard-edged treatment of Hard SF subjects, although in fact he produces covers in different styles for all sorts of other genres as well; he has illustrated record sleeves for artists as diverse as Rod Stewart, Fleetwood Mac, Status Quo and Pentangle. What impresses most about Moore's sf art is not just the photographic realism but the sense of scale, which is achieved ...


Animated film (2004). Sori. Directed by Shinji Aramaki. Written by Haruka Handa, Tsutomo Kamishiro, based on the Manga Appleseed (begun 1985) by Masamune Shirow. 105 minutes. Colour. / This is the second adaptation of this manga, after the cruder, made-for-video Appleseed (1988). Appleseed is set in a future where most of Earth has been reduced to cinders by global conflict, and ...

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 ...

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