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Space [game]

Videogame (1979). EduWare Services (EW). Designed by Steven Pederson, Sherwin Steffin. Platforms: AppleII. / Space was the first science-fictional Computer Role Playing Game to be made available commercially. The game was very much influenced by Traveller (1977), to the extent that both it and its sequel were removed from sale in 1982 following a lawsuit by Game Designers' Workshop for unauthorized use of their intellectual property. The largely text-based gameplay involves participating in ...

Crossed Genres

US Online Magazine downloadable in a variety of forms. It has been published monthly online since December 2008 by Crossed Genre Publications, Somerville, Massachusetts and was edited until November 2010 by Bart R Leib and Kay Holt, and from December 2010 by Jaym Gates and Natania Barron. A selection of material published online was assembled as two annual anthologies, Crossed Genres: Year One (anth 2010) and Year Two (anth 2010) both edited by Leib and Holt. Since January 2011 all of the ...

Vinge, Joan D

(1948-    ) US author, with a degree in anthropology from San Diego State University; she has been married twice, to Vernor Vinge 1972-1979 and to Jim Frenkel from 1980. She began publishing sf with Tin Soldier (in Orbit 14, anth 1974, ed Damon Knight; 1990 chap dos), whose theme (like much of her later work) is taken from fairy tale or Mythology and rewritten in sf terms, the source in this case being a story by Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875). Before she began to ...

Reamy, Tom

Working name of US author, movie projectionist and graphic designer Thomas Earl Reamy (1935-1977); early involved in Fandom, he won a Hugo in 1967 and 1969 for his Fanzine Trumpet, afterwards publishing Nickelodeon, and participating in Shayol. He began publishing with "Twilla" for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in September 1974 and, by late 1977 when he died of a heart attack, had become a writer of potential stature in the field, having just won the 1976 John W Campbell Award ...

Knausgaard, Karl Ove

(1968-    ) Norwegian author, who does not normally use the Norwegian spelling of his surname, Knausgård, for translated works; best-known for the sustained, multi-volume, dedicatedly nonfantastic, autofictional Mir Kemp [My Struggle] sequence beginning with Om høsten (2015; trans Martin Aitken as Autumn 2017) [the sequence is not included in Checklist below]. His first novel, Ute av verden ["Out of the World"] (1998) incorporates an extended narrative, ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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