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Guriel, Jason

(1978-    ) Canadian critic and poet, active from around 2000, who is of sf interest for his book-length narrative poem, Forgotten Work: A Novel (2020), set several decades into the Near Future, at a point where interest in the long-defunct rock band Mountain Tea has suddenly awoken (see Music; Poetry). Complex quests for the secret of Mountain Tea's success and mysterious vanishment are undertaken in the Dystopian surveillance society of the 2060s, including a trek into a ...

Zahler, S Craig

(1973-    ) US screenwriter, singer-songwriter and author whose first novels were westerns, beginning with A Congregation of Jackals (2010); his third, the Near Future Corpus Chrome, Inc (2014), is set in and around the world's plunge through the Singularity interface; in the churn of this world, the private corporation of the title owns copyright on a Robot body designed to house the resurrected brains of cryogenically frozen dead notables (see Cryonics), and attempts to ...

Frazar, Douglas

(1836-1896) US soldier and author whose Perseverance Island; Or, the Robinson Crusoe of the Nineteenth Century (1885) is a Robinsonade. After sailing to the South Pacific, in order to establish a Utopia there with his fellows, William Anderson is trapped alone on a desert Island between 1865 and 1880, when he is rescued. During his sojourn he discovers, and kills, a prehistoric sea serpent nearly 150 feet in length (see Monsters); he also comes into possession of a vast pirate treasure. More ...

Landis, Geoffrey A

(1955-    ) US scientist and author, married to Mary A Turzillo. In the former capacity, he has worked for NASA, particularly on Rover design for Mars missions. He began publishing work of genre interest with"Elemental" in Analog for December 1984. His work began rapidly to attract interest and attention: "Vacuum States" (July 1988 Asimov's) posed a pointed set of questions about the risks of speculative physics research, and "Ripples in the Dirac Sea" (October 1988 ...

Analog

The name since 1960 of the SF Magazine launched in 1930 as Astounding (which see). Published by Street & Smith (Astounding's publishers since October 1933) through the 1960 name change to January 1962; Condé Nast February 1962-August 1980; Davis Publications September 1980-August 1992; Dell Magazines, September 1992-current (as a division of Crosstown Publications from September 1996). Edited by John W Campbell Jr (editor of Astounding since December 1937) to December 1971, Ben Bova ...

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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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