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Pflug, Ursula

(1958-    ) Tunisian born author, raised in Canada, who began to publish work of interest with "Memory Lapse at The Waterfront" (in New Bodies: A Collection of Science Fiction, anth 1981, ed anon), which was assembled, with other speculative fictions, as After the Fires (coll 2008). Her novel, Green Music (2001), Equipoisally combines Afterlife fantasy [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] and Utopia in its depiction of an anti-Toronto called Marina, housed in ...

Plague, Inc.

Videogame (2012). Ndemic Creations. Platforms: IoS, Android; as vt Plague, Inc: Evolved, PC, Xbox One. / A deadly plague is spreading across the world at an alarming rate. People cower inside their houses. Transport gradually shuts down and the world goes dark as the last survivors are left mewling and puking in holes in the ground. The player's mission is to help these plagues spread and exterminate the human race.... / Plague Inc. is a Disaster simulation game about killing the entire ...

Leisure

The gradual Automation of industry and the progressive reduction of working hours has already extended the amount of leisure time which citizens of the developed nations have, and most later twentieth-century images of the future assume that everyone will have even more of it in times to come. In The Next 200 Years: A Scenario for America and the World (1976), the Futures Studies authorities Herman Kahn, William Brown and Leon Martel state that the most advanced nations will enter a ...

SF Site

Web-based science fiction magazine launched by John O'Neill and Rodger Turner in June 1997, making it one of the oldest sf websites still operating regularly. O'Neill left to launch Black Gate, a site devoted primarily to fantasy and gaming (first issue, November 2000) but Turner continues as editor to this day, assisted by Wayne McLaurin and Neil Walsh. Originally published as a rolling series of updates to the home page, the Online Magazine eventually settled into a schedule of two issues per ...

Corey, Paul

(1903-1992) US reporter and author in various genres, active from as early as 1934 with "Their Forefathers Were Presidents" for Story, though his first work of genre interest, "Operation Survival" for New Worlds, did not appear until December 1962. Most of his early novels are set on farms in the US Middle West; the title of one of them, Acres of Antaeus (1946), deceptively suggests sf content; The Little Jeep (1946 chap) is a short fantasy about a wartime jeep retiring to a farm, where life is ...

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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