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Trussoni, Danielle

(1973-    ) US journalist, podcaster and author who remains best-known for the Angelology sequence of secret-history Bible-based fantasies beginning with Angelology (2010), featuring an age-long war between a group known as the Angelologists and the "Nephilim", bad angels who have bred with humans. In terms of the tonality of portentousness, the tales hover between the conspiracy novels of Dan Brown and the novels of David Mitchell, where chthonic/religious divisions are ...

Follett, Ken

Working name of UK author Kenneth Martin Follett (1949-    ), not to be confused with his cousin James Follett, best-known for extremely successful thrillers like Storm Island (1978; vt The Eye of the Needle 1978), but who, under pseudonyms, has also written some sf, mostly in his apprentice years. The Power Twins and the Worm Puzzle: A Science Fantasy for Young People (1976) as by Martin Martinsen is a juvenile; Amok: King of Legend (1976) as by Bernard L Ross is a marginal ...

McBratney, Sam

(1943-    ) UK author of The Final Correction (1978), a compact, acerbic sf novel set on a colony planet (see Colonization of Other Worlds) which effectively serves as a Prison for delinquents from Earth, each denizen subjected to a daily Memory Edit; the tale, ostensibly told in Young Adult terms, subjects its protagonist to a range of disruptive encounters with AIs and Aliens, with no easy resolution. Most of his other novels are nonfantastic, or couched for younger ...

Harness, Charles L

(1915-2005) US patent attorney and author, born in Texas. His first published story was "Time Trap" for Astounding in August 1948, a convoluted Time-Loop tale involving the working of tremendous forces off-stage and a quasi-transcendental experience as the hero goes back in time to remake the world. His subsequent output for the next several years showed a remarkable consistency in echoing and developing these themes. His first two novels, Flight into Yesterday (May 1949 Startling; exp 1953; vt ...

Randall, Neil

(?    -    ) Canadian academic at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, and author who has written extensively about real-world computers and the Internet [titles not listed below]. Of genre interest are his Gamebooks: Storm of Dust (1987), a Tie to David Drake's Dragon Lord fantasy sequence, and two ties to Roger Zelazny's Amber, being The Black Road War (1988) and Seven No-Trump (1988) [see Checklist for full formal titles]. Also tied to Amber is the ...

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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