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Hawke, Sam

(?   -    ) Australian author whose Poison Wars sequence, beginning with City of Lies (2018) hovers Equipoisally between Fantasy and moderately Far Future topoi with an infusion of worldbuilding in the style of the Planetary Romance. An expansive-seeming culture, with resemblances to sentimental versions of ...

Alternate Worlds

An alternate world – some writers and commentators prefer the designation "alternative world" on grammatical grounds – is an account of Earth as it might have become in consequence of some hypothetical alteration in history. Many sf stories use Parallel Worlds as a frame in which multiple alternate worlds can coexist, sometimes interacting with one another. Previous editions of this encyclopedia discussed ...

Kornblatt, Marc

(?   -    ) US author of contributions to two Shared World series: Flame of the Inquisition (1986) and Mission to World War II (1986) with Susan Nanus (see World War Two) for the Time Machine sequence; and Paul Revere and the Boston Tea Party (1987) for the Time Traveler sequence. Time Travel is involved ...

Brennan, C M

(1980-    ) US author of a Buck Rogers tie, The Genesis Web (1992), in which Rogers himself does not appear, though other familiar characters do. [JC] see also: Buck Rogers XXVC. /

Sisson, Marjorie

(?   -    ) UK author of The Cave (1957 chap), whose two protagonists re-enact the story of Adam and Eve in the Lascaux caverns (see Underground), some time after World War Three. [JC]

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 ...

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