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Carter, Raphael

(?   -    ) US author, female, of whom little is known beyond her authorship of an sf novel, The Fortunate Fall (1996), which – though its basic premise derives from D G Compton's The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe (1974; rev vt The Unsleeping Eye 1974; vt Death Watch 1981) – intensely presents a Cyberpunk world two centuries hence; the female protagonist, a news reporter with a Computer-driven camera wired into her sensorium, finds herself deeply ...

Last Chase, The

Film (1981). Argosy Films/Canadian Film Development Corporation/Crown International Pictures. Produced by Martyn Burke and Fran Rosati. Directed by Burke. Screenplay by Burke, Ray Moore, and C R O'Christopher from an original story by O'Christopher. Cast includes Lee Majors, Chris Makepeace, Burgess Meredith and George Touliatos. 101 minutes. Colour. / Sometime in the relatively distant Near Future after a Pandemic has wiped out most of humanity and the world's petroleum reserves have been ...

Acknowledgments

Virtually all the acknowledgements in the second edition of 1993, as reproduced in the 1995 CD-ROM, still apply – these appear below the following list of third-edition addenda. First come those without whom this online edition would never have appeared. / Gollancz, our publisher from 2011 to 2021, made the third edition possible. The stewardship of the project by Malcolm Edwards and Simon Spanton of Orion/Gollancz is greatly appreciated. Darren Nash, while at Little Brown/Orbit ...

Chalker, Jack L

(1944-2005) US author and editor, though now very much better known for his fiction. He was active as a fan from an early age, and producer of a successful Fanzine, Mirage. As editor, he founded and edited the Mirage Press, which specialized in sf scholarship. His own work in that area began with The New H.P. Lovecraft Bibliography (1962 chap; rev vt The Revised H.P. Lovecraft Bibliography 1973 chap with Mark Owings) and In Memoriam: Clark Ashton Smith (anth 1963 chap), continuing with some ...

Kizu Tora

Pen-name of Mitsuyoshi Okazawa (1900-1950), also known as Ryōji Naka, Torao Kimura and several other pseudonyms, an early twentieth century Japanese author of Pulp fiction. Kizu appears to have been one of the Japanese intellectuals who embraced left-wing ideologies in the 1920s, leading to several of his stories to be informed by the anti-war concerns of Japan's "proletarian" movements. Paramount among his works in this mode is "Hai-iro ni Bokasareta Kekkon" ["The Wedding Shrouded in ...

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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