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Thomas, D M

(1935-2023) UK poet and author who made use of sf themes most explicitly in such early Poetry as "The Head-Rape" in New Worlds for March 1968 and the two-part "Computer 70: Dreams & Lovepoems" (March-April 1970 New Worlds), a sequence assembled with other poetry of interest in Logan Stone (coll 1970); or the later "S. F." (in The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry, anth ...

Vasquez Gilliland, Raquel

(?   -    ) US poet and author, whose first collection, Dirt and Honey (coll 2018) exuberantly interweaves Mexican traditional folktales, mythology, personal narratives, some of the longer poems providing a narrative beat characteristic of Fantastika. She is of sf interest for her first novel, the Young Adult Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything (2020), ...

Longest Journey, The

Videogame (1999). Funcom. Designed by Ragnar Tørnquist. Platforms: Win. / The Longest Journey is a third-person graphical Adventure using a point and click interface. Set in the twin worlds of high technology Stark and magical Arcadia, it is an important example of a Science and Sorcery game, in which science fiction and fantasy tropes are combined and contrasted. The ...

Pottinger, Stanley

(1940-    ) US lawyer, banker and author of two sf novels, each involving advances in Medicine: The Fourth Procedure (1995), in which foetal transplants have become possible, igniting a religious debate in America; and A Slow Burning (1999), set in the very Near Future where a brilliant neurosurgeon, using Nanotechnology, is able to repair damaged ...

Gail, Otto Willi

(1896-1956) German journalist and author of popular fiction for Young Adult readers, two of whose astronautical novels were published in Hugo Gernsback's Science Wonder Quarterly (see Wonder Stories Quarterly). These were Der Schuß ins All: Ein Roman von morgen (1924 Münchner Illustrierte Presse; 1925; trans Francis ...

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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