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Jarre, Jean Michel

(1948-    ) French composer and performer of electronic synthesizer pieces. There is no explicit sf content to the instrumental suites Oxygene (1976), Equinoxe (1978) and Les Chants Magnétiques (1981) but it is hard to escape the sense that these bleepy, throbbing, soaring soundscapes are aural SF. Jarre is certainly fascinated by space. The last track of Rendez-Vous (1986), "La Derniere Rendez-Vous" is dedicated ...

dos Santos, Carlos

(1962-    ) Teacher and author of, as far as we can establish, the first science fiction novel published in Mozambique. This is A Quinta Dimensão ["The Fifth Dimension"] (2006), published in Portuguese and reissued (again in Portuguese) in 2010. Both editions have coloured illustrations on the covers. This sf romance deals, as the title suggests, with the fifth Dimension. Here it provides a means of travel in an expanding ...

Reel Fantasy

Letter-size Cinema magazine, saddle-stapled and printed on newsprint-quality paper. Editor: Frank Verzyl. One issue only, January 1978, published by Reel Fantasy Incorporated. / One of several sf and Fantasy film magazines which appeared on US newsstands in the wake of Star Wars (1977), this publication featured some reasonable-quality material despite poor production values. Coverage included the ...

Powell, Gareth L

(1970-    ) UK author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Shadows" in The Rosy Body Cross for 1989, and has published his forceful and populous if sometimes cartoonish shorter work fairly widely, a representative sample being assembled as The Last Reef and Other Stories (coll 2008). He is best known for the Ack-Ack Macaque series – the main sequence comprising Ack-Ack Macaque (2012), which won a ...

Ochse, Weston

(1965-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Holy Ghost Hit Parade" in Darkness Within for January 1999; most of his stories and novels have been horror and supernatural thrillers, beginning with Scarecrow Gods (2005), and including the SEAL Team 666 sequence beginning with SEAL Team 666 (2012) about an elite government military unit that defends America from supernatural incursions. Of sf interest is ...

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 ...

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