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Normand, Charles

(?   -?   ) French author of L'émeraude des Incas (28 November 1891-5 March 1892 Petit France Illustré; 1892; trans S A B Harvey as The Emerald of the Incas: A Story of the Peruvian Empire 1917), in which a brave Peruvian with links to ancient Incas attempts to mount a revolt against his European masters, basing himself and his colleagues in a Lost World deep ...


Videogame (2001). Bungie Studios. Platforms: Mac, PS2, Win. / Oni is a third person fighting game (see Videogames) with the narrative structure and world design of a linearly plotted First Person Shooter. This unique combination of forms works well in principle, but the game's urban environments, based on real-world architecture, seem overly repetitive and are arguably poorly ...

Klass, David

(1960-    ) US screenwriter and author, son of occasional sf short story writer Morton Klass (1927-2001), nephew of Philip Klass (William Tenn) and brother of Judy Klass, who began publishing short fiction with "Ringtoss" for Seventeen in 1978. Of his fiction, much of which has been written for Young Adult readers, the Caretaker sequence – comprising ...

Leach, Decima

(?   -    ) Author, presumably UK and perhaps pseudonymous, who is known only for her sf novel The Garthians (1962). [JC/DRL]

Forbidden Lines

US Semiprozine published by Paul B Thompson, Chapel Hill, North Carolina and edited by Charles Overbeck supported by an editorial board consisting of a student-based writers' group at the University of North Carolina. It ran for 16 letter-size issues from October/November 1990 to Summer 1994, initially bimonthly but irregular after Fall 1992. The magazine began because the writers' group felt there were insufficient markets in the US for sf/fantasy and those few ...

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 ...

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