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Terry, Teri

Working name of French-born lawyer, optometrist and author Teresa Terry (?   -    ), mostly in Canada from infancy, in UK from 2004; the young protagonist of the Young Adult Slated sequence, comprising Slated (2012), Fractured (2013) and Shattered (2014), has suffered a Memory Edit at the hands of a tyrannical ...

De Abreu, Jorge

(1963-2016) Venezuelan biologist, editor and author of fantasy and science fiction short stories, the first published being "Trina" and "Sólo un juego" ["Only a Game"] in the 1986 debut issue of Cygnus – La Revista de Ciencia Ficción ["Cygnus – The Science Fiction Magazine"], to which he has been a regular contributor. He is best known as president of the Venezuelan Association of Fantasy and Science Fiction and as the founder in ...

McCaffrey, Anne

(1926-2011) US-born professional horsebreeder and author, in Ireland from the 1970s; mother of Gigi McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey. Most of her output was sf, though tinged with the tone and instruments of Fantasy: much of her main work, the enormous Pern sequence of Planetary Romance adventures (see below) is normally experienced as fantasy. She began ...

Mitchell, Karen Anne

Pseudonym of US author Harold Torger Vedeler (1962-    ), of sf interest for two novels in the Vandhaqa sequence: The Usahar (2004) evokes Feminist speculations about Women in SF in its portrayal of the world Vandhaqa, where women are slaves under the thumb of a Robot entity, who is awakened to their plight; and in Finding Words (2009), the freed ...

Shurin, Jared

(?    -    ) US editor, long resident in the UK with his wife and co-anthologist Anne C Perry, with whom he founded the Pornokitsch blog and the Kitschies Awards (which see) first presented in 2010. He and Perry began to publish anthologies of genre interest with Pandemonium: Stories of the Apocalypse (anth 2011), which had several successors [see Checklist below]. Three later titles ...

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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