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Suarez, Daniel

(1964-    ) US systems consultant and author who at least on one occasion has written as Leinad Zeraus (his own name backwards). The Daemon sequence, comprising Daemon (2006 as Zeraus; 2009) and Freedom™ (2010), presents in a Technothriller idiom a complex scenario in which a high-tech "demon" within a vast distributed Computer network begins to treat humans as disposable through acts of widespread violence. Its "motivation" for doing so is not explained in terms of ...

Richards, Harvey D

Pseudonym of US military pilot and author Noël E Sainsbury Jr (1884-1956) for his Sorak sequence, beginning with Sorak of the Malay Jungle [for all subtitles see Checklist] (1934), and clearly intended to exploit the popularity of Tarzan. Sorak himself, and his animal companion (in this case, a tiger), are inherently as borderline-sf in their conception as Tarzan himself; but they venture (as does Tarzan) into sf territory, discovering a Lost Race inhabited by giants in Sorak and the ...

Fellows, Oscar L

(1943-    ) US author of a Technothriller, Operation Damocles (1998), which edges into sf with its description of a very Near Future orbital superweapon. [JC]

Price, John-Allen

(1954-    ) US author of two Near Future thrillers, Extinction Cruise (1987) and The Pursuit of the Phoenix (1990),the latter being set in near space and auguring the start of World War Three; The Apostle of Insanity Trilogy: Mutant Chronicles: Frenzy (1994), part of a series of Ties to a Role Playing Game. [JC]

Young, Donna J

(?   -    ) US author of Retreat: As It Was! (1979), a Feminist lesbian Utopian vision of a period aeons past, when the universe was inhabited by races in harmony and Earth was inhabited by women only, long before a mutation (see Mutants) generated the human male. [JC]

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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