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Wunsch, Sacha

(?   -    ) Canadian author whose first novel, the Young Adult Lies My Memory Told Me (2021), unpacks the full story behind an immensely popular device, which is the Invention of the protagonist's parents: users enter into chosen Virtual Realities through narratives embedded in the "Enhanced Memory" unit. But these narratives seem to take their ...

Hoffman, Eva

(1945-    ) Polish academic and author, in Canada from the late 1950s, and latterly in the USA (she is a citizen of both countries, but also lives in London). Hoffman is best known as a memoirist and as a historian of Jewish life and death during World War Two, her nonfiction titles including Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language (1989), Exit Into History: A Journey Through the New Eastern Europe (1993), ...

Catran, Ken

(1944-    ) New Zealand screen-writer and author, frequently of crime novels; included in his production of Young Adult titles are of two Young Adult series of sf interest: the Deepwater sequence, later televised, and beginning with Deepwater Black (1992); and the Solar Colonies sequence beginning with Doomfire on Venus (1993). His New Zealand television credits include ...

Bryning, Frank

(1907-1999) Australian author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Miracle in the Moluccas" as by Frank Cornish for Pocket Book Weekly in 1950; his employment as a senior editor for various journals hampered his writing career, which effectively ended in the 1950s, though he published some stories late in life, after his retirement in 1973. Two series – the Joan Buckley tales about a Telepath and the Vivienne Gale or ...

Sweterlitsch, Tom

(?   -    ) US author who also signs his name Thomas Sweterlitsch; he began to publish work of genre interest with "The Disposable Man" in Something Wicked SF and Horror Magazine for February 2012, a Satire on post 9/11 American Politics. Tomorrow and Tomorrow (2015) is set mostly in a Virtual Reality Keep embedded in the ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...



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