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Moore, Harris

Joint pseudonym of Alfred Harris (1928-    ), a Canadian, and Arthur Moore (1906-1977), whose nationality is not known. Together they wrote two novels of moderate interest: Slater's Planet (1971), in which a Spaceship looks for and finds Alien life on a world ruled by Computers; and The Marrow Eaters (1972), a garish Horror tale. [JC]

Jones, Diana Wynne

(1934-2011) UK author whose name is sometimes incorrectly rendered as Diana Wynne-Jones, although not on her books; probably the premier UK writer of children's Fantasy in the late twentieth century, she received a British Fantasy special award in 1992, and a World Fantasy Award for lifetime achievement in 2007. She began her writing career as a playwright, with three plays produced in London 1967-1970, then published her first novel (for adults and not sf), the humorous Changeover (1970). Her ...

Rosa, Samuel Albert

(1866-1940) Australian journalist, politician and author, mostly in the US and UK before 1888, whose Near Future sf novel, The Coming Terror; Or, the Australian Revolution (1894 chap; vt Oliver Spence, the Australian Caesar: Or, the Coming Terror 1895 chap), expresses a fin de siècle sense of the fragility of White civilization; The Invasion of Australia (1920), a nonfiction description of Australia's vulnerability to Invasion, was equally downbeat. [JC]

Kadokawa Haruki

(1942-    ) Japanese producer, director, poet and businessman, instrumental in many prominent movie releases and publishing fads of the 1980s and 1990s. His early successes in the family firm, Kadokawa Shoten (a market leader in sf and many other genres), included a decision to publish Ties to American movies far ahead of the cinema release, beginning with Eric Segal's Love Story (1970, trans as Aru Ai no Shi 1971). Arguably, he arrived in the movie business backwards, after ...

Wilde, Fran

(1972-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Everlasting" in Daily Science Fiction for September 2011. Her shorter works are often sf, though sometimes Equipoisally, like "How to Walk Through Historic Graveyards in the Post-Digital Age" (April 2015 Asimov's), where a high-tech Perception monitor "embeds" user in particular takes on reality, the protagonist of the tale seeing dying colleagues as ghosts, who may be real. The Bone Universe 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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