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Neuce, Jus

Pseudonym of an unidentified female US author (?   -    ) whose first novel, Nocturne (2005), is set on a colony planet (see Colonization of Other Worlds) whose synchronous orbit, which restricts settlements to polders and Keeps along the terminator division, is inimically matched by the rigidly hierarchical structure of the society that has evolved; this is exacerbated by ...

Carr, Francis

(1834-1894) UK businessman and author Archimago: (or the New Zealander on the Ruins of London Bridge. A Satirical Work, Commencing I, Jno, formerly of the U. K. of G. B., etc) (1864 3vols), which uses the familiar image of the New Zealander to frame two visions of London's future: in the first, horseless carriages and flying vehicles manifest the commercial glories of Empire to come; in the second, the New Zealander is ...

Gibbons, Floyd

(1887-1939) US author, mostly of war stories; well known as a war correspondent. The Red Napoleon (6 April-3 August 1929 Liberty; 1929) is a Future War tale in which a Mongol dictator named Karakhan, Communist successor to the murdered Stalin, conquers much of the world, miscegenating as he goes – like Genghis Khan (circa 1162-1227) before him – this time as part of a deliberate onslaught upon the ...

Welsh, Louise

(1965-    ) UK author whose six novels to date range across several genres, from detections to historicals, none of the first five with fantastic content; of sf interest are A Lovely Way to Burn (2014) and Death Is a Welcome Guest (2015), the first instalments of a projected sequence to be known as The Plague Times Trilogy. Disaster in the form of an extremely deadly Pandemic ...

Tomorrow, When the War Began

Film (2010). OmniLab and Screen Australia in association with Paramount Pictures present an Ambience Entertainment production. Written and directed by Stuart Beattie. Based on Tomorrow, When the War Began (1993) by John Marsden. Cast includes Deniz Akdeniz, Ashleigh Cummings, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Lincoln Lewis, Chris Pang, Andy Ryan, Caitlin Stasey and Phoebe Tonkin. 103 minutes. Colour. / Seven teenagers return from a bush weekend to find ...

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 ...



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