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Sjón

Pseudonym of Icelandic singer-songwriter, poet and author Sigurjón Birgir Sigurðsson (1962-    ), who has performed with the rock band The Sugarcubes as Johnny Triumph, and with Björk under his own name; he has been active as a poet since the later 1970s, beginning to publish prose fiction a decade later with Stálnótt ["Night of Steel"] (1987), where Icelandic Mythology and rock (see Music; SF Music) "speak" to one another. The exploration and ...

Rosendorfer, Herbert

(1934-2012) Italian-born lawyer, judge, painter, composer, playwright, screenwriter and author, in Germany between 1943 and 1997; he served as a judge in Munich 1967-1993, and in other judicial positions. His early novel, Der Ruinenbaumeister (1969; trans Mike Mitchell as The Architect of Ruins 1992), complexly and ambivalently inserts its narrator into an Underground world, shaped like a vast cigar as though it were a gigantified means of Transportation out of a Jules Verne tale, the great ...

Hoyne, Thomas Temple

(1875-1946) US author, a popularizer of Economics topics, and author of Intrigue on the Upper Level: A Story of Crime, Love, Adventure and Revolt in 2050 A.D. (1934), in which a primitive, hierarchical, gangster-run capitalist society is riven by discontent among the lower orders, and is eventually overthrown. [JC]

Latham, William

(1964-    ) US author of some belated Ties to the extinct Television series Space 1999, beginning with Space 1999: Resurrection (2002). [JC]

Thomas, Rob

(1965-    ) US author responsible for three Ties to the X-Files universe in the Shared World X-Files Young Adults Series, beginning with Control (1997) as by Everett Owens. Under his own name, his Young Adult tale Green Thumb (1999) features a young protagonist who discovers, while spending his summer vacation, that the intertwined trees of the tropical rain forest are able to communicate with one another. At the same time, a plot to Poison the jungle through invasive ...

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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