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Kotlan, C M

(?   -    ) US author, all of whose sf was written in collaboration with G C Edmondson, who see for details. [JC]

Red Faction

Videogame (2001). Volition. Platforms: Mac, PS2, Win (2001); Phone (2003). / Red Faction is a First Person Shooter, set on Mars and often suggestive of the less sophisticated scenes in Total Recall (1990). Its linear story follows the adventures of an oppressed miner (the player character) who becomes involved in a rebellion ...

Machover, Tod

(1953-    ) US avant-garde composer. Particularly fascinated by the crossovers between technology and music, Machover has not only composed science-fictional opera and orchestral pieces, he has also innovated the instruments of the traditional orchestral, producing an electronic stringed instruments with feedback hardware he calls a "hyperviolin" and "hypercello" (played with a "hyperbow") as well as a "hyperpiano". Valis: An opera in two parts (1987) is based ...

Cameron, Kenneth M

(1931-2021) US academic (until the 1980s) and author, mostly of mystery and espionage stories; father of the fantasy author Christian Cameron, who writes as Miles Cameron. His works include two unremarkable sf thrillers, Power Play (1979) under his own name and The Sunset Gun (1983) as by George Bartram. Both are set in the Near Future; the latter, one of four otherwise nonfantastic thrillers with the Bartram byline, features the ...

Bull Spec

US professional Slick Print Magazine of Speculative Fiction – technically a Semiprozine – which is also available online, founded and edited by Samuel Montgomery-Blinn of Durham, North Carolina. It debuted in Spring 2010 and was initially published thrice yearly, the print edition being in slick letter-size format. The editor keeps his definition ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...

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