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Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Fourth Edition. Some sample entries appear below. Click here for the Introduction; here for the masthead; here for Acknowledgments; here for the FAQ; here for advice on citations. Find entries via the search box above (more details here) or browse the menu categories in the grey bar at the top of this page.

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Cohen, Joshua

(1980-    ) US author who after the surreal fantasias assembled as The Quorum (coll 2005) began to publish work of sf interest with "Last Transmission or Man with a Robotic Ermine" in Text: Ur: The New Book of Masks (anth 2006) edited by Forrest Aguirre. In his first published novel, Cadenza for the Schneidermann Violin Concerto (2007), the composer Schneidermann mysteriously disappears from a ...

SF

Pronounced "esseff", the preferred abbreviation of "science fiction" within the community of sf writers and readers, as opposed to the journalistic Sci Fi, a distinction that many older sf readers continue to adhere to, but which has become increasingly blurred, as in "The Science Fiction Issue" of The New Yorker (4-11 June 2012), whose masthead also describes its contents as "Sci-Fi". In this volume – as often elsewhere – the abbreviation is ...

Hopkins, Seward W

(1863-1919) US author of magazine adventure tales for journals like Argosy, and of two Lost Race titles: In the China Sea: A Novel (1894), which locates an advanced hidden civilization just inland from the sea in question, and depicts a Future War consequential upon its discovery; and Two Gentlemen of Hawaii: A Novel (anth 1894), which also climaxes in Eastern waters. ...

Haldane, Charlotte

(1894-1969) UK author, married to J B S Haldane (1926-1945) and sister-in-law of Naomi Mitchison; her early work, mostly journalism with Feminist implications, was usually published as by Charlotte Burghes. Her Scientific Romance, Man's World (1926), explicitly draws not only on her husband's arguments in ...

Tremblay, Michel

(1942-    ) Canadian playwright and author, much of whose work has been focused on the Québécois experience over the past half century, including several plays and other works analysing the secession drama at the centre of Canadian politics over these years; he has also focused on the life and politics of gay men over this period. Relatively little of his work could be easily described in terms of Fantastika, though his first ...

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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