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Sigler, Scott

(1969-    ) US author, much of whose work has initially appeared in podcast form (see Audiozine); after creating some stories for the Champions Superhero Role Playing Game in the 1990s, he began to publish work of genre interest with "Number One with a Bullet" (in Monsters from Memphis, anth 1997, edited by Beecher Smith). His first novel, Earthcore (2001 ebook), was characteristic of the kind of tale he would focus on, a Technothriller plot augmented by Horror in SF tropes ...

Todd, G X

(?   -    ) UK librarian and author who is of sf interest for The Voices sequence beginning with The Defender (2017), set in a Near Future Disaster-riven massively depopulated America whose survivors, haunted by imperative voices in their heads, begin to behave in an atavistically "pre-conscious" manner, specifically linked by Todd to Julian Jaynes's arguments in The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind (1976). Hunted (2018) carries ...

Johnson, Alaya Dawn

(1982-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Shard of Glass" in Strange Horizons for February 2005, and most of whose work has been Fantasy: including the Spirit Binders sequence beginning with Racing the Dark (2007), which is set in Polynesia before the whites came, and featuring characters in control of the spirit world; and the Zephyr Hollis sequence beginning with Moonshine (2010), featuring a Vampire in New York. This second series can be ...

Wilson, Steve

(1943-    ) US author who published non-sf short fiction and three biker thrillers before the appearance of The Lost Traveller: A Motorcycle Grail Quest and Science Fiction Western (1976) – not to be confused with Ruthven Todd's The Lost Traveller (1943). Wilson's version, set in a desolate Post-Holocaust venue at century's end, extols the survival capacity of a Pariah Elite of Hell's Angels, one of whom becomes a Messiah figure. At novel's end, after a battle with the ...

Williams, Tad

Working name of US author Robert Paul Williams (1957-    ), almost all of whose work has been fantasy, including his first novel, Tailchaser's Song (1985), and whose most influential work is the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn sequence comprising The Dragonbone Chair (1988), Stone of Farewell (1990) and To Green Angel Tower (1993; vt in 2 vols Siege 1994 UK and Storm 1994 UK), which is Fantasy [for this aspect of Tad Williams's work, see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links ...

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 the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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