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Klaus, Susan

(?   -    ) US animal breeder, radio host and author of the Christian Roberts sequence of Florida-based Technothrillers, comprising Secretariat Reborn (2013) and Shark Fin Soup (2014); in the first tale, Roberts attempts to race the illegal Clone of famed thoroughbred horse Secretariat expose him (and the fragile plot) to an international crime syndicate; in the second, calling himself Captain Nemo (see Jules Verne), he begins an ecoterrorist campaign against ...

Findley, Timothy

(1930-2002) Canadian actor from 1953 and author who began to publish fiction with the nonfantastic "About Effie" for The Tamarack Review, Autumn 1956, and who remained moderately prolific through his substantial career; though much of his work seems at first glance to be fantasy, it escapes any straightforward definition as such, as his Equipoisal fluctuations between Mythology and "reality" generate a sense that the venues he selects are in fact Alternate Worlds. Famous Last Words (1981) is ...

Her

Film (2013). Annapurna Pictures. Written and directed by Spike Jonze. Cast includes Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Matt Letscher, Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chris Pratt and Olivia Wilde. 126 minutes. Colour. / In Near Future Los Angeles (see California), a clement metropolis seemingly full of thirtysomethings absorbed by personal relationships, Theodore (Phoenix) works for BeautifulHandwrittenLetters.com, where he composes markedly empathetic messages for people who find it difficult to ...

Lily C.A.T.

Japanese animated film (1987). Studio Pierrot. Directed and written by Hisayuki Toriumi. Voice cast includes Masako Katsuki, Hiroyuki Okita and Osamu Saka. 70 minutes. Colour. / In the twenty-third century the Starship Saldes is hired by a mining company to convey its staff (and a pet cat, Lily) to survey a newly discovered planet. The round trip will take 40 years, so all will travel in Suspended Animation. However, during the journey the ship's Computer notices life readings on passing ...

Sanford, Jason

(?   -    ) US editor, author and blog commentator on the sf scene who began to publish work of genre interest with "Rumpelstiltskin: Private Eye" in Newfangled Fairy Tales: Book 2 (anth 1998) edited by Bruce Lansky; much of his shorter output is fantasy, though at least one volume, Heaven's Touch and Other Science Fiction Stories (coll 2019), is sf. The Plagues sequence beginning with Plague Birds (short version May-June 2010 Interzone; 2021) is set in a ...

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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