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Barker, Dennis

(1929-2015) UK journalist and author, active in the former capacity from the mid-1940s, much of his career being with the Guardian. Of his novels, Winston Three Three Three (1987) is of interest, being set in a distant Near Future Britain, part of a Communist Europe-spanning Russian empire half a century or so hence. The tale focuses on the eponymous Winston's search for the original Winston One through a colonized land that does not, in fact, closely resemble the Dystopia inhabited by sf's ...

McGarry, Mark J

(1958-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Acts of Love" (in The Edge of Space, anth 1979, ed Robert Silverberg), whose two novels are Sun Dogs (1981), in which humans and Aliens come to blows over rights over a valuable planet (see Colonization of Other Worlds), and Blank Slate (1984), in which the Uplift-motivated gift by an advanced race of Matter Transmission proves problematic for the human colony planets abandoned decades earlier by Mother ...

IAFA Award

Awards presented since 1985 by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA). Winners of the Distinguished Scholarship award – presented since 1986 – are listed below. Other categories, perhaps of less general interest to the science fiction community, include the William L Crawford Fantasy Award for a debut work of fantasy, the Robert A Collins Service Award for service to the IAFA and regular Graduate Student Awards (the last being sponsored by Dell ...

Paranoia [game]

Role Playing Game (1984). West End Games (WEG). Designed by Greg Costikyan, Daniel Gelber, Ken Rolston, Eric Goldberg. / Playing Paranoia is an exercise in perversity and frustration, where the watchwords are "fear, ignorance and suspicion". The setting is a Post-Holocaust Underground City ruled by a Computer suffering from Paranoia and multiple personality disorder; it is characteristic that the Computer is obsessed with rooting out "mutant commies", but has itself created the ultimate in ...

Friend, Oscar J

(1897-1963) US literary agent, editor and author who worked for the Standard Magazine chain on Captain Future, Startling Stories and Thrilling Wonder Stories during 1941-1944, a period when these magazines were most specifically aimed at adolescents. The editorial director at the time was Leo Margulies, with whom Friend later edited three anthologies (see below). After the death of Otis Adelbert Kline in 1946, Friend became head of Kline's literary agency. / Friend was intermittently active ...

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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