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Raiden, Edward

(?   -    ) US author of The Gogglers: A Political Satire (1967), an sf Satire whose astronaut protagonist, landing on the planet Goggle, finds that the behaviour of its Alien inhabitants has been distorted by the influence of a previous visitor from Earth. The satire focuses on Politics, race (see Race in SF) and women (see ...

Haddix, Margaret Peterson

(1964-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with a Young Adult tale, Running Out of Time (1995), and who is best known for her Shadow Children sequence of Young Adult sf novels, beginning with Among the Hidden (1998) and ending with Among the Free (2006); set in an overpopulated world (see Overpopulation) ...

Hildebrandt, The Brothers

Working name for the team of American artists Gregory J Hildebrandt (1939-    ) and Timothy Mark Allen Hildebrandt (1939-2006), identical twin brothers, although they also worked separately using the working names Greg Hildebrandt and Tim Hildebrandt. They will forever be regarded primarily as the definitive illustrators of J R R Tolkien because of the famous Tolkien calendars that featured their paintings of his characters; oddly enough, ...

Adams, Robert

(1932-1990) US soldier and author best known for his Post-Holocaust Horseclans sequence of adventures set after 2500 CE in a series of states occupying what was once the USA and dominated from behind the scenes by a strain of immortal Mutants, while an unsavoury group of human scientists opposes them from a secret base. Occasionally the reader gains sight of repulsive sects who decayedly parody twentieth-century movements ...

Barnes, Adrian

(1963-2018) UK-born teacher, journalist and author, in Canada from childhood, whose first novel, Satan a la Mode: A Devilish Piece of Good News (2006) is an Absurdist fantasy. His first sf novel, Nod (2012), comprises the manuscript of a man immune to a Near Future sleeping disorder – chronic sleep deprivation – that has effectively ended civilization, turning the sleepless into ...

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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