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Brown, Jerry Earl

(1940-    ) US author in whose first sf novel, Under the City of Angels (1981), a sunken California is delved by the haunted protagonist, who finds powerful corporations and Aliens at the root of things. In Darkhold (1985), a man engages in a Godgame enterprise to Clone five lovers for himself in a kind of Pocket Universe environment, paying a complex price for his hubris. The horror-inflected Earthfall (1990) unremarkably shows an Earth overrun by Mutants hungry for flesh. ...

Mooney, Ted

Working name of US author Edward Mooney (1951-2022), whose remarkable first novel, published as a Mainstream work, is sf: Easy Travel to Other Planets (1981). Set on a Near-Future Earth against a backdrop of global "information sickness" (a term which Mooney seems here to have coined), War in the Antarctic and a new emotion nobody has ever felt before, it tells a love story – with visionary ramifications – concerning a woman marine biologist and the dolphin on whom she conducts ...

Fellows, Oscar L

(1943-    ) US author of a Technothriller, Operation Damocles (1998), which edges into sf with its description of a very Near Future orbital superweapon. [JC]

Goodfellow, Cody

(1973-    ) US composer, actor, editor and author, most of whose early work has been horror, though his first publication of genre interest, the Radiant Dawn sequence beginning with Radiant Dawn (2000), intensifies Technothriller topoi – primarily a secret Weapon that could unleash Evolutionary change on humanity – with various Horror in SF routines; in the midst of this very Near Future turmoil, there are hints that deep ancient gods (see Cthulhu Mythos; H P ...

Glukhovsky, Dmitry

(1979-    ) Russian journalist and author, best known for his Metro sequence beginning with Metro 2033 (2002 ebook; rev 2005; trans 2010), which was soon developed as a Videogame (for details see Metro 2033). The original tale begins in Near Future Russia, after the devastation caused by World War Three, and traces the evolution of an Underground network, each node being a station in the Moscow subway system, and of the savage intramural conflicts that ensue (see Keep; ...

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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