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Kyme, Nick

(?   -    ) UK editor and author, involved in Games journalism and other functions from 1998; his sf novels are Ties to Games Workshop Wargame universes, beginning with Necromunda: Back from the Dead (2006) and continuing with a Warhammer novel, Warhammer: Oathbreaker (2008), and several for the more heavily sf-oriented Wargame sequence Warhammer 40,000, beginning with Warhammer 40,000: Planetkill (2008). He has also edited and co-edited Warhammer 40,000 ...

Ziegler, Rob

(?   -    ) US author whose Near Future sf novel, Seed (2011), depicts an America devastated by Ecological degradation and Climate Change, and under the sway of an AI – an entity evolved into a living Keep out of the ruins of Denver – which controls agriculture through Genetically Engineered seed, and society in generally through genetically engineered transhuman Clones. The world depicted is clearly influenced by some stories assembled in Paolo ...

Delicatessen

Film (1990). Constellation/UCG/Hachette Premiere with the collaboration of Sofinergie/Sofinergie 2/Investimage 2/Investimage 3. Directed and written by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro. Cast includes Marie-Laure Dougnac, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Ticky Holgado, Jacques Mathou, Dominique Pinon, Anne-Marie Pisani, Rufus, and Karin Viard. 99 minutes. Colour. / This French film is an Absurdist fable about Post-Holocaust life in a small, decrepit town. The setting is enclosed; little is intimated ...

Romero, John

(1967-    ) US Game designer whose first published work was Scout Search (1984 Capitol Ideas Software, AppleII), a simple two-dimensional game in which the player must protect cub scouts from a grizzly bear. His fame, however, rests on the early games developed by id Software, the company he founded in 1991 with the artist Adrian Carmack, the game designer Tom Hall and the highly talented computer programmer John Carmack (who was inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts ...

Soft SF

This not very precise item of sf Terminology, formed by analogy with Hard SF, is generally applied either to sf that deals with the Soft Sciences or to sf that does not deal with recognizable science at all, but emphasizes human feelings. The contrasting of soft sf with hard sf is sometimes illogical. Stories of Psi Powers or Supermen, for example, have little to do with real science, but are regularly regarded by sf readers as hard sf. The New Wave was generally associated with soft sf; ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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