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Bradley, Nick

(1982-    ) German-born author, in UK from childhood, resident for at least a decade before 2016 in Japan. His first book, The Cat and the City (coll of linked stories 2020), Equipoisally links a series of tales around its sometimes Near Future Tokyo setting and the revelation that each tale depicts events in the City that have been tattooed over the entire body of a young ...

Universal Soldier

Film (1992). Carolco International. Directed by Roland Emmerich. Executive producer Mario Kassar. Written by Richard Rothstein, Christopher Leitch, Dean Devlin. Cast includes Dolph Lundgren, Jerry Orbach, Ed O'Ross, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Ally Walker. 103 minutes. Colour. / Crisply made but derivative in most of its plot turns, Universal Soldier centres on a secret military unit of Cyborgs, many reconstructed ...

Schroeder, Andreas

(1946-    ) German-born poet, broadcaster and author, in Canada from 1951; much of his work skirts various regions of Fantastika, including the fabulistic tales and parables assembled in The Late Man (coll 1972), his first volume of fiction, some of which are sf, and the more organized of which convey some of the surreal fixity of gaze of Franz Kafka. The protagonist of Dustship Glory ...

Eardley-Wilmot, S

(1847-1929) UK author, a minor Eardley-Wilmot, author of two Future War tracts, both set at sea: The Next Naval War (1894) and The Battle of the North Sea in 1914 (1912 chap) as by Searchlight; Britain is involved on both occasions. [JC]

Ezell, Kacey

(1977-    ) US pilot in the United States Air Force and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Citizens" as by Kacey Grannis in the Military SF anthology Citizens (anth 2010) edited by John Ringo and Brian M Thomsen. Her first novel Over the Night Horizon (2016) with Nico Murray is a tale of Vampires; ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was a long sf-tinged poem, "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly); he only began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf proper with ...

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