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Bunch, Chris

(1943-2005) US screenwriter and author, in the latter capacity almost exclusively of series; his first two series – the Sten sequence of Military SF adventures beginning with Sten (1982) and ending with Empire's End (1993), and the Anteros fantasy sequence – were both written with Allan Cole. The first of these at least is thought mainly to express Cole's way with things, though they were full partners (writing at least 100 television scripts together) until their acrimonious split ...

Kneen, Krissy

(1968-    ) Australian bookseller, film and television director, screenwriter and author. In An Uncertain Grace (2017) a young woman intensely focused on recreating the night she lost her virginity (see Sex) invents a Virtual Reality immersion device. Her seducer, a teacher who had made questionable use of the power of his position, is forced to wear this suit, and to come to a better understanding of what they had shared, what he had inflicted. Wintering (2018), set in a ...

Horner, Donald W

(1874-1944) UK astronomer, meteorologist and author who specialized in popular-science texts. Though published as boys' fiction, By Aeroplane to the Sun: Being the Adventures of a Daring Aviator and his Friends (1910) offers a numerate and complex vision of a high-tech Near Future, featuring picturephones, television and electric cars, and describing the protagonists' usual tour of the Solar System with prescient realism, though the inhabitants of Venus and Mars are conventionally depicted in ...

Maddock, Larry

Pseudonym of Jack Owen Jardine (1931-2009), a creative director in radio, for his Agent of T.E.R.R.A. series, speedy Time Operas starring Hannibal Fortune and an Alien sidekick, agents of the eponymous Time Police engaged in a prolonged Changewar to save Earth from her enemies. The series comprises The Flying Saucer Gambit (1966), The Golden Goddess Gambit (1967), The Emerald Elephant Gambit (1967) and The Time Trap Gambit (1969). The Nymph and the Satyr (1962) as by Arthur Farmer is a Sex ...

Terry, Teri

Working name of French-born lawyer, optometrist and author Teresa Terry (?   -    ), mostly in Canada from infancy, in UK from 2004; the young protagonist of the Young Adult Slated sequence, comprising Slated (2012), Fractured (2013) and Shattered (2014), has suffered a Memory Edit at the hands of a tyrannical Near Future government, but begins to regain flashes of events whose unpacking clearly imperil the Dystopian regime that has assigned her to missions ...

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. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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