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Reed, Marguerite

(?   -    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Bearing Witness", serialized in two parts in Strange Horizons for 14 and 21 November 2005. Her novel Archangel (2015), first in the intended series The Chronicles of Ubastis, centres on a human research colony (see Colonization of Other Worlds) of ...

Ashing-Giwa, Kemi

(2000-    ) US author who took her degree in integrative biology and astrophysics at Harvard and is currently working for a PhD at Stanford University. She began to publish work of genre interest with "Paper Suns" in Anathema: Spec from the Margins for September 2021. Her first novel The Splinter in the Sky (2023) is an intensely imagined Space Opera set in the aftermath of a failed war of interstellar conquest; following ...

Ramos, Joanne

(?   -    ) Philippine-born author, in USA from the age of six; her first novel, The Farm (2019), makes effective use of the aura of Dystopia that suffuses any presentation of the use of women (see Women in SF) as breeders on behalf of the world's wealthy. The tale, set along the interface between corporate innovation and the Near Future, describes the ...

Marcellino, Fred

(1939-2001) American artist, known for both his book covers and his illustrated children's books. Trained as a fine artist, Marcellino shifted in the 1960s to designing album covers, and in the 1970s he began producing book covers for major New York publishers. Never a specialist in sf, Marcellino was admired for interesting and sometimes abstract designs that widely influenced the entire industry, and he was regularly trusted to provide covers for best-selling authors like Judith Rossner, Anne ...

Frewer, Ellen Elizabeth

(1848-1940) UK author and translator, active before the end of the nineteenth century; her translations of Jules Verne were fuller and less tampered-with than most other versions of Verne during the years she worked on his books. It has been suggested that her financial independence allowed her to be firm on maintaining the integrity of her work. Frewer's later life seems to have been lived in private. [JC]

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 a long sf-tinged poem, "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly); he only began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf proper with ...

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