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Barth, John

(1930-2024) US academic and author, one of the central fabulists (see Fabulation) of his generation of writers, noted for a sometimes relentless experimentalism, an inability or disinclination to cease upon the moment of story he famously articulated in "The Literature of Exhaustion" (August 1967 The Atlantic), where postmodern (see Postmodernism and SF) writers are presented as miming the genuine stories before ...

Littell, Jonathan

(1967-    ) US author, raised partly in France (he writes in French and English), resident mostly in Barcelona, Spain. His sf novel, Bad Voltage: A Fantasy in 4/4 (1989), depicts a Cyberpunk Paris with confused verve. The young protagonist (he is Black, though the cover of the first edition depicts him as white) moves from criminal activities Underground to the upper world of the rich, which mirrors ...

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

Polish/Japanese animated online tv series (2022). Studio Trigger. A prequel to the Videogame Cyberpunk 2077 (2020) created by CD Projekt Red, with Mike Pondsmith. Directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi. Writers include Jan Bartkowicz, Łukasz Ludkowski, Masahiko Ōtsuka, Bartosz Sztybor and Yoshiki Usa. Voice cast includes Kazuhiko ...

Joseph, Mark

(1946-    ) US author whose Technothriller, Mexico 21 (1990), deals with the Near Future threat posed by a nuclear submarine in the wrong place. [JC]

Price, E Hoffmann

(1898-1988) US author whose career lasted 64 years. He served in World War One, graduated West Point in 1923, and began to publish weird fiction – the genre for which he is remembered – with "Triangle with Variations" for Droll Stories in June 1924. By the time he stopped writing for the Pulp magazines in the 1950s he had published hundreds of stories in dozens of outlets, sometimes as Hamlin Daly, and often drawing upon Oriental and near-Eastern ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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