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Pärn, Priit

(1946-    ) Estonian director, writer and animator; originally a plant ecologist, who in 1974 or shortly afterwards joined Joonisfilm, the animation division of the state-run Tallinnfilm film studios. / Estonian animators have been a major influence on Soviet Bloc animation, in part due to their country's proximity to Finland and its television signals, allowing a wider pool of inspiration. Pärn is probably the most important of these ...

Coatsworth, J Scott

(?   -    ) US author much of whose output has been concentrated on various subseries in his Liminal Sky sequence of Space Operas, whose gay protagonists engagingly explore themselves, the worlds they encounter, and find romance (see Sex). The first of these, the Ariadne Cycle beginning with The Stark Divide (2017), focuses on three ...

Greer, Andrew Sean

(1970-    ) US author whose early stories, assembled in How It Was for Me (coll 2000), veer toward the metaphorical in their attempts to create iconic tales of American life today, but whose novels more successfully allow their fantastic elements to illuminate the world. In The Path of Minor Planets (2001), the lives of two scientists who dispute discovery of a Comet periodically change in tune with the comet's ...

Bornstein, Kate

(1948-    ) US performance artist, playwright and author whose Nearly Roadkill: An Infobahn Erotic Adventure (1996) with Caitlin Sullivan is an sf tale whose two protagonists meet in a Near Future Cyberspace where in theory they can play sophisticatedly with their own and others' gender identities (see Feminism; Sex; ...

Trinity [2]

Role Playing Game (1997). White Wolf (WW). Designed by Andrew Bates, Ken Cliffe. / Trinity was the first to be published in a "thematic trilogy" of games, followed by Aberrant (1999 WW) designed by Justin Achilli and Andrew Bates, and Adventure! (2001 WW) designed by Andrew Bates and Bruce Baugh. (Originally the first game was to be called Aeon, and Trinity was to be the name of the trilogy, but ...

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 ...

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