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Liu, Ken

English name of Liu Yukun (1976-    ), an American lawyer, computer programmer and author of Chinese ancestry, whose work often focuses on the cultural or Linguistic intersections between the Anglophone and Sinophone worlds. Emigrating to the US as a child, he graduated from Harvard Law School and had his debut with "Carthaginian Rose" (in Empire of Dreams and Miracles: The Phobos Science Fiction Anthology, anth 2002, ed Orson Scott Card and Keith Olexa). It was not, ...

Jiang Yunsheng

(1944-    ) Chinese author, translator and occasional poet on Equipoisal themes. Jiang graduated in history from Shanghai's Fudan University in 1967, and remained in an academic career, retiring as a professor of Chinese literature at the Shanghai TV University. Striking for its adult themes at a time when so much Chinese sf was Children's SF his "Wubian de Jianlian" (November 1987 Kexue Wenyi trans Wu Dingbo as "Boundless Love" in Science Fiction From China, anth 1989, ed ...

Edric, Robert

Pseudonym of UK author Gary Edric Armitage (1956-    ), who began his career as G E Armitage with a nonfantastic novel, A Season of Peace (1985), continuing for two decades during which at least fifteen more novels, all but one as Robert Edric, were released – all of them nonfantastic, though The Broken Lands (1992), about the fatal arctic expedition headed by Sir John Franklin (1786-1847), pushes to the edge of Fantastika in its depiction of the survival of some crew ...

Uncanny Magazine

US Online Magazine of sf and fantasy, published by editors-in-chief Lynne M Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, with Michi Trota as managing editor. Bimonthly, November 2014-current. / Uncanny is among the best-regarded current online magazines, publishing high-quality sf, fantasy and genre Poetry; there are also associated podcasts. Featured authors with entries in this encyclopedia include Charlie Jane Anders, Elizabeth Bear, Paul Cornell, Neil Gaiman, Kameron Hurley, Ken Liu, Seanan ...

Outer Limits: An Illustrated Review, The

US oversize Fanzine, roughly 27 x 21 inches published in similar format to a trade paperback. Scorpio 13 Publishing. Publisher/Editor: Ted C Rypel. Two numbered, undated issues, 1977. The intended publication schedule was quarterly. / Focused on The Outer Limits (1963-1965), this was perhaps the first US fanzine dedicated to an sf Television series other than Star Trek (1966-1969). It launched with overly ambitious plans; though the quality was excellent, only two of a planned four issues ...

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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