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Pelevin, Victor

(1962-    ) Russian author active from the beginning of the 1990s; some of his early Absurdist short stories have been assembled as A Werewolf Problem in Central Russia and Other Stories (coll trans Andrew Bromfield 1998) – and whose first novel, Omon Ra (1992; trans Andrew Bromfield 1994), established his name as a Satirist of the excesses of USSR/Russia. Barely sf as it ...

Venus Wars

Japanese animated film (1989). Original title Vinasu Senki. Based on the Manga by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. Kugatsusha. Directed by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. Written by Yūichi Sasamoto and Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. Voice cast includes Eriko Hara, Yuko Sasaki, Kaneto Shiozawa and Katsuhida Uekusa. 103 minutes. Colour. / In 2003 Venus was hit by an ice Comet, losing its atmosphere but ...

Lee, Fonda

(1979-    ) Canadian author, in USA from early adulthood; her first novel, Zeroboxer (2015), is a Young Adult adventure set in a Space Opera universe with Faster Than Light travel, whose young protagonist, a professional athlete (see Games and Sports) whose gladiatorial entrepreneurial skills expose him to a larger world ...

Rice, Harry E

(?   -?   ) US author of Eve and the Evangelist: A Romance of A D 2108 (1908), a Utopia set in distant Near Future America, according to strict financial criteria (see Economics) that limit personal wealth to $50,000; great advances in Transportation are described at some length, as well as intercontinental travel by either by ...

Malcolm, Donald

(1930-2013) Scottish author of fiction and considerable popular science, some in collaboration with Archie Roy under the joint pseudonym Roy Malcolm (whom see for details). He began publishing sf with "Defence Mechanism" for New Worlds, November 1957. Two series of stories, the Matthew Brady/Preliminary Exploration Team tales in New Worlds 1957-1964 and the ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...

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