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Mendelson, Drew

(1945-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Museum Piece" in New Dimensions 5 (anth 1975) edited by Robert Silverberg. His Pilgrimage (1981) grippingly presents a vision of a bleak Ruined Earth environment, long abandoned by most humans except for those who inhabit the planet's one remaining artefact, a vast City that ...

Paul, Graham Sharp

(?   -    ) Ceylon [now Sri Lanka]-born soldier, businessman and author, in Australia from 1983, whose Space Opera Hellfort's War sequence, beginning with Hellfort's War: Book 1: The Battle at the Moons of Hell (2007), engages its protagonist Paul Hellfort in various conflict scenarios typical of Military SF in space, the scale of which increases as does his rank. The ...

Richardson, Warren

(?   -?   ) US author whose occult romance, Dr Zell and the Princess Charlotte [for subtitle see Checklist below] (1892), incorporates some sf-like devices (see Fantastika), including references to the cosmological speculations of Theosophy, and Identity Exchange. [JC]

Hamid, Mohsin

(1971-    ) Pakistani-born author, mainly in US and UK from early childhood, though more recently in Pakistan. He began to publish work of genre interest with "Of Windows and Doors" (14 November 2016 The New Yorker), an excerpt (released well before the book's publication) from his first novel of sf relevance, Exit West (2017), which is set in an unspecified City in an unspecified Near Future ...

Eclipse Phase

Role Playing Game (2009). Posthuman Studios. Designed by Rob Boyle, John Snead, Brian Cross, Jack Graham, Lars Blumenstein. / Eclipse Phase is a game of Posthuman terror. The setting is a complexly inhabited solar system after the Fall, a war against rogue AIs which ended only when the enemy escaped to the stars, taking with them millions of forcibly Uploaded ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...

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