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Anderson, A J

(1863-1927) UK author on various subjects; his sf novel, Professor Aylmer's Experiment (1922), uneasily marries occultism and experimental science as its eponymous protagonist attempts to create artificial life (see Invention; Mad Scientist). The Soul-Sifters: A Novel of Psycho-Analysis (1923), about a case of Amnesia caused by experiences in World War One, is not fantastic. [JC]

Mora, Maria Ingrande

(?   -    ) US marketing executive and author whose first novel, the Near Future Young Adult Fragile Remedy (2021), focuses on the romantic dilemmas of an Android who has been crafted to be used by the rich, when they have medical need of his body, as "lung rot", the last vestige of an earlier Pandemic, can be fatal. His escape from the laboratory where he was created seems doomed, as he requires regular injections of a corporation-controlled Drug to stay ...

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 ...

Sloane, T O'Conor

(1851-1940) US editor and author of popular scientific works for many years before his direct involvement in sf; in 1914, long before his involvement with Hugo Gernsback began in 1920, his son married Thomas Alva Edison's daughter. He was associate editor (designated managing editor for #1) of Amazing Stories and of Amazing Stories Quarterly from the beginning, and carried much responsibility for the actual running of the magazines, which involved compiling and editing the issues, subject to ...

Michael Moorcock & The Deep Fix

UK psychedelic-rock band formed by Michael Moorcock with Graham Charnock and Steve Gilmore, based in Notting Hill, London, and taking its name from Moorcock's story collection The Deep Fix (coll 1966) as by James Colvin. Their album New Worlds Fair (1975), released by United Artists, is set in a Post-Holocaust future and centres on a doomed fairground populated by a ragged bunch of Dystopian characters. Thomas M Disch described it as "portentous". Recorded at various London studios, New Worlds ...

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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