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Lynn, David

(?   -    ) New Zealand-born author, apparently in UK from adulthood, most active in the 1940s; his sf novel, The Benevolent Despot (1945 chap), depicts a Near Future Britain, here called Hignorania, which, plausibly enough, uses Nuclear Energy for power; the tale heralds the institution of a good-tempered Utopia under the eponymous leader. [JC]

Blythe, Daniel

(1969-    ) UK author whose various works include The Encyclopedia of Classics 80s Pop (2002), and who is of sf interest for two Doctor Who ties, Doctor Who: The New Adventures: The Dimension Riders (1993) and Doctor Who: The New Adventures: Infinite Requiem (1995), which come close to the temporary end of the long series of Seventh Doctor tie-ins and feature a Doctor with grave thoughts; there are ...

Moulton, Deborah

(1952-    ) US author of two Young Adult novels of sf interest. The First Battle of Morn (1988) is set on another planet, where the young human protagonists encounter Aliens and winged horses. Children of Time (1989) is set in a perhaps distant, Computer-run Near Future, where two Polders [see The ...

Kenyon, Kay

(1956-    ) US author who has worked as an urban planner, a profession reflected in the architectonic solidity of her worldbuilding. From her first novel, The Seeds of Time (1997), her work has been notable for its focus on the particular nature of the planets where she sets her sometimes overcomplicated human dramas. She is a good example of the evolution of the perhaps over-egged 1980s debate between Cyberpunk writers and ...

Lloyd-Jones, Robin

(1934-    ) UK author, much of whose work, both nonfiction and fiction, is set in the Arctic; his novel of sf interest, The Dreamhouse (1985), set in a surreal Alaska, combines Steampunk and Gaslight Romance [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] in a narrative set mostly Underground, in a vast network of goldmining tunnels ...

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. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf ...

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