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Miller, Sam J

(1979-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Haunting Your House" in The Red Volume: An Anthology of Stories by the Awkward Robots (anth 2008 ebook) edited by The Awkward Robots, most of his early work being fantasy or horror, though his first novel, the Young Adult The Art of Starving (2017), Equipoisally offers hints as well of an sf explanation for the mysterious Superpowers acquired by the young protagonist, who has gone on a prolonged fast. ...

Outlaw Star

Japanese animated tv series (1998). Original title Seihō Bukyō Autorō Sutā. Based on the Manga by Takehiko Itō. Sunrise. Directed by Mitsuru Hongo. Written by Katsuhiko Chiba. Voice cast includes Takeshi Aono, Toshiko Fujita, Takaya Hashi, Tsutomu Kashiwakura, Seizo Kato, Ayako Kawasumi, Rica Matsumoto, Yuko Miyamura, Kazuhiro Nakata, Shigeru Shibuya and Sayuri Yamauchi. 26 26-minute episodes. Colour. / Long ago, the discovery of Dragonite crystal in a meteorite led ...

Adams, Frederick Upham

(1859-1921) US inventor, who specialized in improvements to heavy-duty engines for harvesting and locomotion, and author whose Near Future Utopia, President John Smith: The Story of a Peaceful Revolution (Written in 1920) (1897), elaborates upon the right of the electorate to choose the American Cabinet, and to earn a living wage without qualification. The Kidnapped Millionaires: A Tale of Wall Street and the Tropics (1901), though not a utopia as such, does present the tycoons of Wall Street ...

Kamin, Nick

Pseudonym of US author Robert John Antonick (1939-2011), whose sf novels Earthrim (1969 dos), a heavily plotted melodrama set on a tyrannized Earth, and The Herod Men (1971), the latter a Near Future thriller, both feature adventure plots somewhat awkwardly presented. [JC]

Cooney, Eleanor

(?   -    ) US author who may be best known for the nonfiction Death in Slow Motion (2003), about the slow decline from Alzheimer's disease of her mother, the novelist Mary Durant (1922-2008). Her fiction comprises a series of historical novels about China, some in collaboration with Daniel Altieri. Of some sf interest is their Shangri-La: The Return to the World of Lost Horizon (1996), a Sequel by Other Hands to James Hilton's Lost Horizon (1933). It is 1966 ...

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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