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An audiozine is a magazine that is provided in spoken or aural form. Until the arrival of the internet, where the podzine took on the role, such magazines were rare, particularly in the sf world. In fact the only one of note was The Centauri Express which was issued as a single ninety-minute audiocassette, featuring adaptations of both new and previously published stories performed by the Radio Theatre Company of Atlanta, Georgia. It had five ...

D'Ignazio, Fred

Working name of US children's author Silvio Frederick D'Ignazio (1949-    ), most of whose work is moderately distant from any sf or fantastic interest (except tales for younger children), with the exception of some titles in the Chip Mitchell Computer-whizz-kid sequence, Chip Mitchell: The Case of the Stolen Computer Brains (1982) and Chip Mitchell: The Case of the Robot Warriors (1984); ...

Jarvis, Sharon

(1943-    ) US author whose fiction has all been written with collaborators under joint pseudonyms. As Jarrod Comstock she published the These Lawless Worlds sequence of mildly erotic sf in Planetary Romance settings: These Lawless Worlds #1: The Love Machine (1984) with Ellen M Kozak, These Lawless Worlds #2: Scales of Justice (1984) with Ellen M Kozak, and Kingdom Come (1985) solo. As ...

Budz, Mark

(1960-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "The War Inside" for Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine in June 1991, and who published further short fiction in the 1990s; his ongoing Clade sequence – comprising Clade (2003), Crache (2005) and Idolon (2006), with further volumes projected – presents a noirish ...

Wetherell, June

(1909-2010) US journalist and author, mostly of historical romances with Gothic colouring, active from around 1941. Of her thirty-one novels, one is of sf interest, the Young Adult Blueprint for Yesterday (1971), set partly in a high-Technology Near Future Dystopia, and partly in a rural retreat, where, along with the young lad she falls in love with, the ...

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 publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for ...

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