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Fullilove, Eric James

(1954-    ) US accountant, business executive and author of the Jenny Sixa sequence of Near Future detective thrillers comprising Circle of One (1996) and The Stranger (1997); the female investigator involved is a Telepath and (as is the author) Black, and is stalked in the second volume. Blowback (2001) pushes the envelope of the ...

Constable, Frank Challice

(1846-1937) UK lawyer and author, who sometimes published as F C Constable, and sometimes as Colin Clout or Machiavelli Colin Clout. Of his two sf novels, the first – The Curse of Intellect (1895) as Anonymous in UK and as by Machiavelli Colin Clout in the USA – is remarkable for the range of associations it evokes in its recounting of the tragic life of a "monkey". The narrative clearly describes a chimpanzee-like creature which has been brought to conscious life by a ...

Hastings, George Gordon

(?   -?   ) US author whose Sleeper Awakes novel, The First American King (1904), carries two protagonists – the more important being a brilliant inventor – by Suspended Animation to the America of 1975. They find it to be a Ruritanian empire assaulted from within by Federated Nihilists, who eventually take power and establish ...

Oni

Videogame (2001). Bungie Studios. Platforms: Mac, PS2, Win. / Oni is a third person fighting game (see Videogames) with the narrative structure and world design of a linearly plotted First Person Shooter. This unique combination of forms works well in principle, but the game's urban environments, based on real-world architecture, seem overly repetitive and are arguably poorly ...

Karpyshyn, Drew

(1971-    ) Canadian Games designer, including work for Wizards of the Coast, and scenario and dialogue for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, a Role Playing Game set very early in the Star Wars universe, later writing two connected Ties: ...

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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