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Knight, Randy

(?   -    ) US author, fairly likely to be pseudonymous, of a Near Future tale of rampant Sex, Tomorrow Has Arrived (1970). [JC]

Wright, Will

(1960-    ) US Game designer, inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame in 2002. Wright's first published work was Raid on Bungeling Bay (1984 Brøderbund Software, C64; 1985 MSX, NES), a well received helicopter combat game in which the player must destroy an enemy city in plan view. While writing Raid, he discovered that he found building the city maps using his own software tools ...

Callin, Grant

(1941-    ) US soldier, research analyst for NASA, and author who has also written as by Flash Richardson; he began to publish work of genre interest with "Analog" in Analog for August 1971. In his Hard SF Saturnalia sequence comprising Saturnalia (1986) and A Lion on Tharthee (1987), which is partially set in a Space Habitat, an odd-couple pair of protagonists becomes ...

Wold, Allen L

(1943-    ) US author whose first novel, The Planet Masters (1979), is set on a strangely ornate and enervated colony planet, where a human adventurer is searching for an artefact whose discovery may expose the secret behind the world's palpable Decadence; Star God (1980) describes a man's search for Religion in a Space Opera environment. The ...

Reynolds, Alastair

(1966-    ) UK author who has also worked as a physicist and astronomer – notably 1991-2004 at the Netherlands European Space Research and Technology Centre, a division of the European Space Agency – an experience that strongly informs his work. / His first published story was "Nunivak Snowflakes" in Interzone for June 1990, but it was not for another decade that he published his first novel, Revelation Space ...

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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