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Barth, John

(1930-2024) US academic and author, one of the central fabulists (see Fabulation) of his generation of writers, noted for a sometimes relentless experimentalism, an inability or disinclination to cease upon the moment of story he famously articulated in "The Literature of Exhaustion" (August 1967 The Atlantic), where postmodern (see Postmodernism and SF) writers are presented as miming the genuine stories before ...

Harpman, Jacqueline

(1929-2012) Belgian psychoanalyst and author, moderately prolific since the 1950. Of sf interest are Moi Qui N'ai Pas Connu Les Hommes (1995; trans Ros Schwartz as I Who Have Never Known Men 1997), depicts a Post-Holocaust Dystopia where women are kept in Underground cages; and Orlanda (1996; trans Ros Schwartz 1999), which plays with some ...

MacClure, Victor

Pseudonym of UK author Victor Thom McWalter MacClure (1887-1963); he specialized in detective novels and contemporary thrillers, and also published as by Peter Craig. Sources have differed as to whether his full name is Victor Thom MacWalter MacClure, or if Victor MacClure is a pseudonym of Thom MacWalter. His only sf novel, The Ark of the Covenant: A Romance of the Air and of Science (1924; vt Ultimatum: A Romance of the Air 1924 UK), tells of ...

Carnegie Medal

This Award for distinguished works written for children was established in 1936 in memory of the Scots-born industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). Though not specifically a genre award, it has several times been presented for Fantasy and supernatural fiction whose themes border on or overlap Children's SF and Young Adult genre work, and in 2011 went ...

Circuit's Edge

Videogame (1990). Westwood Associates. Designed by George Alec Effinger, Michael Legg, Michael Moore. Platforms: DOS. / Circuit's Edge was scripted by George Alec Effinger, and is set in his Budayeen milieu – a twenty-first-century slum in a Cyberpunk future dominated by Islam – with a story which takes place between ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...



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