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Trinity [2]

Role Playing Game (1997). White Wolf (WW). Designed by Andrew Bates, Ken Cliffe. / Trinity was the first to be published in a "thematic trilogy" of games, followed by Aberrant (1999 WW) designed by Justin Achilli and Andrew Bates, and Adventure! (2001 WW) designed by Andrew Bates and Bruce Baugh. (Originally the first game was to be called Aeon, and Trinity was to be the name of the trilogy, but the game title was changed after a copyright conflict with the Æon Flux animated series.) ...

Collins, Helen

(1937-    ) US biologist, teacher and author whose loose Genesis sequence contains two thematically linked volumes to date. The first, Mutagenesis (1993; rev MutaGenesis 2011), packs a wide range of material into its moderate compass. After recovering from a Long Night caused by Ecological devastation, an expedition from Earth rediscovers an old colony planet, where some original plant species still survive as well as a strangely-evolved human, in which women are required to ...

Connell, Adam

(1973-    ) US author who, after an early career in the New York stock market, published an sf novel, Counterfeit Kings (2004), a noirish thriller, set on the Jovian moon Io (see Jupiter), whose protagonist must search for his world's missing king, a search complicated by a plethora of bodyguards known as Ringers who have been surgically altered so that they are indistinguishable from their monarch. [JC]


A giant prehistoric turtle who starred in a number of Monster Movies from the Daiei Studios. The first of these was Daikaijū Gamera (1965), in the entry for which are detailed also the other Gamera films. [JGr] links / Internet Movie Database

Hejja, Attila

(1955-2007) American artist, born in Hungary, who moved to the United States with his family at the age of two; his year of birth has also been listed as 1954. After studying under artist Harold Stevenson, Hejja launched a career as an artist and art instructor, founding the Stevenson Academy of Fine Arts to teach students in his home town of Oyster Bay, New York. His various assignments included work for NASA, the United States Air Force, and the United Nations; several covers for Popular ...

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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