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Belden, Wilanne Schneider

(1925-    ) US author, mostly of Young Adult titles, whose Mind sequence – comprising Mind-Call (1981), Mind-Hold (1987) and Mind-Find (1988) – places a moderately dysfunctional family with Psi Powers in a Post-Holocaust environment, for they live in California after a vast earthquake has essentially destroyed the state. The interactions between two siblings, one a controlling empath and the other a sociopathic Telekinetic, move the long story slowly on. She has ...

Epic Illustrated

US letter-size saddle-stapled colour Comics-format magazine printed on slick paper. Publisher: Marvel Comics. Editor: Archie Goodwin. 34 issues, Spring 1980 to February 1986. Publication schedule was quarterly until #4 and bimonthly thereafter. / This, at the time Marvel's most adult-oriented comics publication ever, was admittedly a direct imitation of Heavy Metal. Its planned title Odyssey was changed when it was learned that that several existing magazines carried that name. This was ...

McConnell, Ashley

(?   -    ) US author, mostly of Ties, though her first novel, Unearthed (1992), is supernatural horror; she has also written fantasy. She is probably best known for her Ties to two Television series: Quantum Leap (1989-1993), beginning with Quantum Leap: The Novel (1992; vt Quantum Leap: Carny Knowledge 1993), and Stargate SG-1 (1997-2007), beginning with Stargate SG-1 (1998). Among her other tied novels are Highlander: Scimitar (1996) and Buffy the Vampire ...

Wang Xiaoda

(1939-    ) Chinese author and professor. Born to a relatively well-off family in China's troubled period of Japanese invasion and civil war, Wang graduated in mechanical engineering and worked in an auto parts manufacturing plant throughout the 1960s and 1970s. During the Cultural Revolution, he was briefly a group leader of a faction in Sichuan called the "Industrial Army", and became involved in an infamous war of words and ideologies between rival factories in Chengdu. ...

Schwehn, Kaethe

(circa 1979-    ) US academic, memoirist and author whose first novel, The Rending and the Nest (2018) is of sf interest for its depiction of a vast Disaster, the disappearance of 95% of the human race, though typically of the Mainstream Writer of SF this "inexplicable" vanishment is more metaphorical than actual. The survivors of this disaster, or some of them, occupy a remote rural Keep, with strange births, and the sudden irruption of a Mysterious Stranger who tricks them ...

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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