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Plum-Ucci, Carol

(1957-    ) US author of novels for the Young Adult market; The She (2003) is a horror tale; the Streams of Babel sequence, comprising Streams of Babel (2008) and Fire Will Fall (2010), depicts a Near Future bioterrorist attack on America through the eyes of afflicted teenagers, who may be able to discover an effective response. [JC]

Endō Akinori

(1959-    ) Japanese scenarist and novelist, sometimes using the pseudonym Meigo Endō, who toiled throughout the 1980s and 1990s on Anime scripts and Ties, before finding some respite and creative freedom out of the field. / Endo's earliest credited script work included stints on Mecha shows, such as Chōriki Robo Galatt ["Super-Powered Robo Galatt"] (1984; vt Change Robo Galatt) and Kidō Senshi Z Gundam ["Mobile Suit Z Gundam"] (1985; vt Zeta Gundam). This ...

Amazing Stories Quarterly

US letter-size Magazine, companion to Amazing (but twice as thick) and successor to Amazing Stories Annual. 22 issues, Winter 1928-Fall 1934, first under the aegis of Hugo Gernsback's Experimenter Publishing Company and later (1929-1934), edited by T O'Conor Sloane after Gernsback had lost control, under the various incarnations of Radio Science/Teck Publications. In addition to short stories it featured a complete novel in every issue, beginning with H G Wells's When the Sleeper Wakes (1899) ...

Cool, Tom

(1954-    ) US computer technician for the American Navy and, after his retirement, author of three action-oriented sf novels. In Infectress (1997), a terrorist engineers a virus (see Medicine) designed to return Earth to an idyllic pre-civilized state, and makes use of a stolen AI and nanoware (see Nanotechnology) to further this goal; Secret Realms (1998), clearly influenced by Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game (August 1977 Analog; exp 1985), follows the maturation of a ...

Kloos, Marko

(1971-    ) German author, in US from early adulthood, who began to publish work of genre interest with "Ink and Blood" in Beneath Ceaseless Skies for July 2011. He is best known for the Frontlines sequence of Military SF tales beginning with Terms of Enlistment (2013 ebook), set in a Near Future Earth and Mars threatened by Alien Invasion; successive volumes tend to introduce improved Spaceships and enhanced Weaponry. The rather more complex Palladium Wars sequence ...

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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