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Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft

(1797-1851) UK author, daughter of the philosopher and novelist William Godwin (1756-1836) [for entry on Godwin, see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below], and of the feminist and educationist Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) (see Feminism), who died eleven days after giving birth to her. Shelley married Percy Bysshe Shelley on 30 December 1816, two years ...

Renaissance

Film (2006; vt Paris 2054: Renaissance). Miramax Films presents an Onyx Films and Millimages production in association with France 2 Cinéma, Luxanimation and Timefirm Limited with the participation of Allied Filmmakers, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Film Fund Luxembourg, MEDIA Plus, ON Animation Studios and Région Ile-de-France. Directed by Christian Volckman. Written by Mathieu Delaporte, Alexandre de la Patellière, Jean-Bernard Pouy and ...

Transcendence

If the Singularity represents the point at which the complexity of human, Computer or hybrid human/AI intelligence soars (by definition) beyond the comprehension of pre-singularity minds, transcendence can be considered as a wildcard symbol for what comes after. Thus the general sf consensus is that transcended beings and their affairs cannot be comprehended. That final image of the Star Child in ...

Gonzales, Tony

(1973-    ) US author and games designer working for CCP Games in Reykjavik, Iceland, creators of the EVE Online (2003) multi-player Space Sim game. Having written two on-line novellas using the game's far-future galactic background, Gonzalez made his novel debut with EVE: The Empyrean Age (2008), vigorously deploying many stock sf devices (including ...

Hawkins, Terence

(1956-    ) US academic and author, active in the latter capacity from around 1995. His first novel, The Rage of Achilles (2009), reworks parts of Homer's Iliad (circa 800-700 BCE) in accordance to the arguments developed by Julian Jaynes in The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind (1976), in terms of which his rage would have been perceived by the ...

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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