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Nersesian, Arthur

(1958-    ) US poet and author whose novels have focused on a surreal vision of New York; the first few of these, especially The Fuck-Up (1997), tend to follow dissident outcasts through exorbitant storylines without severely transgressing the technically possible (see Equipoise), but the Five Books of Moses sequence, comprising The Swing Voter of Staten Island (2007) and The Sacrificial Circumcision of the Bronx (2008) to date, can be understood in terms of a gonzo ...

Streib, Daniel T

(1928-1996) US journalist and author, who also wrote as by F Faragut Jones, Jonathan Schofield and Lee Davis Willoughby; much of his work was for children. His first novel, Operation: Countdown (1970) with Robert Page Jones, is a Near Future tale involving sabotage in near space; his Counter Force sequence beginning with Counter Force (1983) comprises a set of Technothriller tales with a strong emphasis on action. This series should not be confused with the Young Adult Counter Force sf books by ...

DeMatteis, John Marc

(1963-    ) US author of a Graphic Novel, The Complete Moonshadow (graph 1998) with Jon J Muth, whose eponymous protagonist, born of a hippy and a seemingly nonsubstantial Alien, embarks upon a Fantastic Voyage through the universe, looking for something like truth. [JC]

Robert Hale Limited

UK publishing firm which from 1936 through 1984, though mainly in the 1970s, published more than 450 sf novels, in hardbound editions, primarily for the library market. (In 1990 a few US sf titles were reprinted, but no originals.) A large majority of titles originating with the firm were uniform in length (192 pages) and routine in substance, most being Space Operas varied with occasional Dystopias, though other forms of sf also featured. In its early years Hale published speculative fiction ...

DiLouie, Craig

(1967-    ) US author who has concentrated for most of his career on horror and fantasy, beginning with Paranoia (2001), a supernatural thriller involving paranormal powers, the Illuminati, and the predicted assassination of an American president. Interspersed with material of this not unusual sort and of not remarkable calibre are tales of sf interest, the first of these being The Thin White Line: A History of the 2012 Avian Flu Pandemic in Canada (2008), a Near Future ...

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. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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