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Rochelle, Warren

(1954-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "A Peaceful Heart" in Aboriginal Science Fiction for May-June 1989; the Changeling sequence, beginning with Harvest of Changelings (2007), is fantasy. Of sf interest is The Wild Boy (2001), an Invasion tale in which spacefaring Extraterrestrials turn Earth in a kind of planetary Zoo as the first stage in their plans to Uplift Homo sapiens into emotional maturity: defined in terms of the domesticated ...

Abraham, Daniel

(1969-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Mixing Rebecca" for The Silver Web, issue 13 1996, and whose first solo novel A Shadow in Summer (2006) – opening The Long Price Quartet – is fantasy, like most of his work. As M L N Hanover he wrote the Black Suns' Daughter sequence of Urban Fantasies [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] set in a noir Chicago. He collaborated with Gardner Dozois and George R R Martin on the sf ...

Blum, Ralph

(1932-2016) US screenwriter and author involved in early Drug research, which is reflected in his sf novel The Simultaneous Man (1970). A Black convict undergoes, through advanced brainwashing, a Memory Edit that progressively erases his personality, rather as in Alfred Bester's earlier The Demolished Man (January-March 1952 Galaxy; 1953) or Robert Silverberg's later The Second Trip (1972). The process enables Identity Transfer from a research scientist, but eventually transforms the convict ...

GUD Magazine

US downloadable Online Magazine, also published in Semiprozine print form, based in Laconia, New Hampshire, but founded by British author Mike Coombes. It began with an issue #0, Spring 2007 and appeared twice yearly although issue #5 was delayed, dated Winter 2009 but not released until June and after issue #6 (Summer 2010) a server problem led to a lengthy hiatus with issue #7, the last, not appearing until Spring 2016. The editorial role rotated through a collective that includes Julia ...

Phoenix 2772

Japanese animated film (1980; vt Space Firebird 2772). Original title Hi no Tori 2772: Ai no Kosumozōn. Tezuka Productions, Toho Company. Based on the Manga by Osamu Tezuka. Directed by Taku Sugiyama. Written by Taku Sugiyama and Osamu Tezuka. Voice cast includes Kazuo Kumakura, Katsue Miwa, Kaneto Shiozawa and Keiko Takeshita. 122 minutes. Colour. / During his early childhood Godo (Shiozawa) is raised by a Computer, until the arrival of a female Robot, Olga (Miwa), as a rather belated ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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