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Denton, Danny

(?   -    ) Irish teacher, editor and author, whose first novel, The Earlie King & the Kid in Yellow (2018), set in the apocalyptically Dystopian Near Future fragments of an Ireland, half-flooded by unending rain which signals, without arguments necessary, a world dying from Climate Change. The tale is irradiated with visions of cod futuristics ...

Fantasy and Science Fiction

The often-used short form of the title of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, often referred to, in this encyclopedia and elsewhere, as F&SF. [PN] links / The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction Galactic Central illustrated checklist

Lovelock, James

(1919-2022) UK environmentalist, biologist and author whose proposal of the Gaia (which see) hypothesis in Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth (1979; rev 2000) has had considerable influence on sf and the old concept of Living Worlds. He credited William Golding for suggesting in the late 1960s that his then evolving hypothesis be named after the Greek earth-goddess Gaia. His ...

Finlay, C C

Working name of Charles Coleman Finlay (1964-    ), US author and editor who is married to Rae Carson; his first work of genre interest was "Footnotes" in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction for August 2001. This, like other early work including the fantasy novel The Prodigal Troll (2005), was published under his full name. His Traitor to the Crown trilogy opening with ...

Burkholz, Herbert

(1929-2006) US author who lived mostly abroad until the last decade of his life; most of his ten novels were detective thrillers like the first, Sister Bear (1969), some in collaboration with Clifford Irving. He is of sf interest for the Sensitives sequence – comprising The Sensitives (1987), Strange Bedfellows (1988) and Brain Damage (1992) – featuring the exploits of a team of Telepathic ...

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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