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Wright, Will

(1960-    ) US Game designer, inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame in 2002. Wright's first published work was Raid on Bungeling Bay (1984 Brøderbund Software, C64; 1985 MSX, NES), a well received helicopter combat game in which the player must destroy an enemy city in plan view. While writing Raid, he discovered that he found building the city maps using his own software tools more enjoyable than destroying them in the game, which ...

Congreve, Bill

(1959-    ) Australian writer, editor, critic, bookseller and publisher, married to Michelle Marquardt, who founded the Small Press MirrorDanse Books in 1994. Before this he had had several stories published, starting with "Collector" in Aphelion for Summer 1986/1987, and had edited various Anthologies, the first being Intimate Armageddons (anth 1992). Of particular note is the Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy series which ran for four years between 2005 ...

Space Truckers

Film (1996). Goldcrest Films International, Peter Newman Productions and InterAL. Produced and directed by Stuart Gordon. Written by Gordon and Ted Mann. Cast includes Barbara Crampton, Charles Dance, Stephen Dorff, Olwen Fouéré, Dennis Hopper, Tim Loane, Debi Mazar, Shane Rimmer and George Wendt. 95 minutes. Colour. / Ramshackle mises en scene, some garish over-acting, a careless handling of the underlying dynamic of conflict between Outer Planets and inner planets of our ...

Lipsyte, Robert

(1938-    ) US journalist and author, mostly of nonfantastic tales, often with sporting themes; father of Sam Lipsyte. He began to publish work of genre interest with "The Redman" in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction for September 1964, with Thomas Rogers; but only returned to the fantastic with The Twinning Project sequence beginning with "The Twinning Project" (2012), a Young Adult series set in a Space Opera environment, with adventures, Parallel Worlds, Aliens, ...

Ames, Joseph Bushnell

(1878-1928) US author, mostly of Westerns, of sf interest for his last novel, The Bladed Barrier (1929), a Lost Race/Lost World tale set behind the eponymous barrier in a hidden valley in Baja California (see California), where two young prospectors come across an ancient Chinese civilization, its evil ruler (see Yellow Peril), and an unwilling priestess who turns out to be a white girl willing to be rescued. Other Westerns with lost race elements, sometimes minor, are listed below. [JC]

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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