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Smith, Andrew

(1962-?   ) UK author of a Tie to the Doctor Who universe in the Doctor Who Target Novelizations subseries, Full Circle (1982), a novelization based on the Fourth Doctor. [JC]

Android: Netrunner

Collectible Card Game (2012). Fantasy Flight Games. Designed by Richard Garfield, Lukas Litzsinger. / Android: Netrunner (more commonly known as Netrunner) is a Living Card Game (LCG) (see Collectible Card Game) for two players. It is based on Richard Garfield's previous game, Netrunner (1996). Netrunner is a successor to ...

Kerruish, Jessie Douglas

(1884-1949) UK author, initially of romances with fantasy elements [see also The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below], and also of numerous short stories from around 1910, several of them assembled later as Babylonian Nights' Entertainment: A Selection of Narratives from the Text of Certain Undiscovered Cuneiform Tablets (coll 1934). Of some sf interest is her Werewolf tale, ...

Portnoy, Howard N

(1946-    ) US author and teacher whose Hot Rain (1977) seems to start off as a Horror fantasy about apparently supernatural bolts of lightning. Eventually, however, a ludicrous pseudoscientific explanation (see Scientific Errors) is found in a secret military project. [JC] see also: Weather Control. /

Warren, Dean

(?   -    ) US engineer, in military service after World War Two and subsequently with Lockheed Missiles and Space, and author. The driving principle shaping most of his work seems to be the need for high Technology solutions to world problems such as Overpopulation and Climate Change, couched in stories, whose focus on individual ...

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. ...

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