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Waters, M D

(1978-    ) US author whose Archetype sequence comprising Archetype (2014) and Prototype (2014) features a young woman with Amnesia – it is soon revealed that she has suffered a Memory Edit at the hands of her doctors – whose responses to the world into which she is revived are akin to responses typical of protagonists in Sleeper Awakes tales. This Near Future world is extremely sf-like, with Teleportation and other familiar features; but the focus of the tale is ...

Barr, Mike W

(1952-    ) US author of several Graphic Novels, the first of them – the future Arthurian Science Fantasy Camelot 3000 (December 1982-April 1985 Camelot 3000; graph 1988) with Brian Bolland – attracting interest as an early signal of attempts to move upmarket on the part of the American comics industry. Of sf interest are three Star Trek Ties (see below). [JC]

Dean, Howard

(1948-    ) Zimbabwean expert in labour law and author who studied sociology at the University College of London (Rhodesia) [now University of Zimbabwe] and marketing and sales at London School of Commerce and Industry. He worked as training adviser to the Rhodesia and then Zimbabwe National Police Commissioners (1977-1984) and the consultant director for the Institute of Personnel Management in Harare (1986-2000). Co-wrote and published books on public speaking, aspects of ...

Billias, Stephen

(1949-    ) US author whose first novel, The American Book of the Dead (1987), makes use of Zen points of view in a picaresque approach to an understanding of Holocaust involving many encounters as World War Three breaks out, some with talking monkeys (see Apes as Human) including Tarzan's Cheetah, and potential salvation by Aliens, who may be more interested in rescuing cetaceans. The Quest for the 36 (1988) rather similarly convokes the 36 just men from Jewish folklore to ...

Cult Movies & Video

Letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine printed on cheap newsprint. Publisher: Wack "O" Publishing. Associate Editor: Jan Henderson. 41 issues, 1990 to 2004. Publication schedule was generally quarterly. / A Semiprozine which gained considerable bookshop distribution in the US during the 1990s, this was largely concerned with vintage films and personalities associated with Fantasy, sf and Horror films, plus some Television coverage. Featured works included the films of Bela Lugosi and ...

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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