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Edwards, Malcolm

(1949-    ) UK editor, critic and publisher, educated at Cambridge, where he graduated in anthropology. Active in UK sf Fandom in the 1970s and early 1980s, he published the first complete text of James Blish's "The Science in Science Fiction" (May 1951-May 1952 Science Fiction Quarterly) in his fanzine Quicksilver #2 in 1971; edited the British Science Fiction Association journal Vector 1972-1974; worked as sf editor for Gollancz 1976-1977; and was administrator of the ...

Lo, Malinda

(1974-    ) Chinese-born journalist and author, in USA from early childhood, active online, writing for, from about 2003. Her first series, the Ash sequence beginning with Ash (2009), is fantasy, turning on a reworking of the Cinderella story as a lesbian romance; the second volume, Huntress (2011), is a prequel set in Faerie [for Cinderella, Faerie and Twice-Told see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]. / Lo is of sf interest for her second ...

Nebo Zovyot

Film (1959; vt The Sky Calls; vt The Heavens Call). A P Dovzenko Filmstudio. Directed by Mikhail Karzhukov and Aleksandr Kozyr. Written by Mikhail Karzhukov, Yevgeni Pomeshchikov, and Aleksei Sazanov. Cast includes Konstantin Bartashevich, V Chernyak, S Filimonov, Ivan Pereverzev, Aleksandr Shvorin and Gurgen Tonuuts. 120 minutes. Drastically cut with added footage as Battle Beyond the Sun (1962). / This unheralded masterpiece of the Spacesuit Film is sadly unappreciated because most ...

Hayles, N Katherine

(1943-    ) US academic and Postmodern literary critic, professor and director of graduate studies in literature at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. As a critic, Hayles is concerned to explore the links between science, literature and Technology. Her Chaos Bound: Orderly Disorder in Contemporary Literature and Science (1990) contains much of genre interest. It was followed by How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics ...

Schreiber, Joe

(1969-    ) US author mostly of supernatural horror, who has written some Star Wars Ties: of interest is Star Wars: Death Troopers (2009), which conflates the exposing grasp of Horror in SF with the comforting Widescreen Baroque of the Galactic Empire universe of Star Wars, in the story of a Prison ship attacked in empty space by a plague that transforms Rebel inmates and sadistic corrections officers into Zombies. Star Wars: Maul: Lockdown (2014) features a Space-Station ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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