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Tedford, William G

(1942-    ) US author whose sf activities long seemed to have been restricted to the publication, in a single year, of not only Silent Galaxy (1981), a singleton which centres on survivors of an Invasion of Earth, but also the three books of the Timequest sequence comprising Time Quest #1: Rashanyn Dark (1981), Time Quest #2: Hydrabyss Red (1981) and Time Quest #3: Nemydia Deep ...

Swan, Christopher

(1946-    ) US author whose Near Future tale of redemptive Ecology, YV88 (1977) with Chet Roaman, describes the transformation of the eponymous Yosemite Valley National Park by 1988 into an enclave no longer savaged by roads, rampant tourism, exploitation. A light railroad system replaces cars; the environmentally destructive O'Shaughnessy Dam. The vision was attractive, but as advocacy the book failed ...

Brautigam, Don

(1946-2008) US artist, active in the sf, Fantasy and Horror genres from 1974 until early in the new century, who worked mostly with acrylics and airbrush; he was sometimes credited in error as Don Brautigan and once as Don ­Brautigom. His first recorded sf cover was for the 1974 paperback reissue of The Galactic Rejects (1973) by Andrew J Offutt, which like other early work ...

Cahill, Matt

(1970-    ) Canadian film production manager, psychotherapist and author, active in film work from around 2000. He is of sf interest for his first novel, The Society of Experience (2015), whose bereaved protagonist is recruited by the eponymous organization, members of which may claim to be Secret Masters, to undergo an experiment in Time Travel. Interpenetrations of ...

Remember Me

Videogame (2013). DONTNOD Entertainment. Designed by Jean-Maxime Moris. Platforms: PS3, Win, XB360. / Remember Me is an action Adventure, scripted by Stéphane Beauverger and set in a near future "Neo-Paris" where the technological manipulation of human memories is commonplace (see Memory Edit). As in many earlier works dealing with the same theme, the ability to remove painful ...

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 ...

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