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Hotston, Stewart

(?   -    ) UK author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Haecceity" in La Femme (anth 2014) edited by Ian Whates. His sf series, the Oligarchy sequence beginning with A Family War (2016), is set in a high-Technology Dystopian fairly-distant Near Future ruled by an arrogant Pariah Elite of the long-lived (see Immortality) whose mega-corporation becomes only more despotic as time passes; soon enough, resistance groups begin to flourish. Hotston's ...

WSFA Journal

US club Fanzine, first series 1965-1977 edited by Don Miller; second series, following a hiatus, 1988-current under various editors. US quarto (letter-size) format. Published for the Washington SF Association based in Washington, District of Columbia. / Besides items relating to WSFA and local Fandom, the WSFA Journal contained articles of general sf interest, including in its early years a regular column by Thomas Burnett Swann. Later issues from January 1976 to the end of the first series ...

Lost on Earth

US tv series (1997). USA Network original productions for the USA Television Network. Produced by Mark Nasser, David Salzman, others. Directors included Gary Brown, Paul Fusco and Phil Ramuno. Writers included Wayne Kline and Frank Santopadre. Cast includes Tim Conlon, Stacy Galina, Paul Gleason and Drew Massey (voice only). 13 25-minute episodes. Colour. / At KTEE-TV station, reporter Dave Rudy (Conlon) is nearly fired after making a major mistake on the air; he accepts demotion to become ...

Weber, T C

(?   -    ) US ecologist and author whose Near Future BetterWorld Trilogy sequence beginning with Sleep State Interrupt (2016) focuses on attempts to defeat the media corporation MediaCorp whose BetterWorld, an addictive Virtual Reality site, has hypnotized the planet for the benefit of a tiny number of venture capitalists and a corrupt American president. The protagonist's attempts to awaken Homo sapiens land her first in jail then South America where, hunted ...

Smith, E E [2]

In effect a pseudonym used by Gordon Eklund (whom see), who after expanding an old E E Smith story as Lord Tedric (March 1954 Universe by Smith; exp 1978) wrote further solo sequels variously credited as collaborations and as by Smith alone. [JC/DRL]

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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