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Young, Donna J

(?   -    ) US author of Retreat: As It Was! (1979), a Feminist lesbian Utopian vision of a period aeons past, when the universe was inhabited by races in harmony and Earth was inhabited by women only, long before a mutation (see Mutants) generated the human male. [JC]

Unt, Mati

(1944-2005) Estonian theatrical director and author, active from a very early age, beginning with his first novel, Hüvasti, kollane kass ["Goodbye, Yellow Cat"] (1963). Two novels from his large oeuvre translated into English are of interest as examples of texts where the techniques of what might be called post-modern Fantastika (see Postmodernism and SF) are applied to a ...

Anderson, Paul W S

(1965-    ) English film-maker who has worked primarily for Hollywood. Aside from his UK-made debut Shopping (1994), all his films have been action-driven sf. He has worked as a director, producer and screenwriter, with a particular specialism in Videogame adaptations, a despised form which has made him easy to dismiss, but which he often transcends with inventive exploration of the distinctive narrative forms and adrenaline ...

Van Tuyl, Zaara

(1901-?   ) US grade school teacher until 1955, student of the occult and author, educated at Fresno State College, Fresno, California. Her sf novel is Skyways for Doorian (1967). [DRL/JC]

Maillu, David G

(1939-    ) Kenyan author of dozens of popular novels. He is among the most productive and influential writers in East Africa, writing mainly popular genre novels and young adult books. He entered school only at the age of twelve and after studying at Salvation Army schools, finished his education at O level. He started writing in the early 1960s, but his first stories appeared only a decade later, and shortly after he established his first publishing company, Comb Books. It ...

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

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