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Lange, Sue

(?   -    ) US musician and author, whose Tritcheon Hash (2003) is a somewhat gonzo Satire of the modern world, featuring a female Starship pilot from a world called Coney Island to which all the women of Earth had emigrated en masse (see Feminism). We, Robots (2007 chap) is set just before the Singularity, when humans decide their Robots must be given an awareness of the emotional cost of living so they will not abandon us; the tale of subsequent events is ...

White, Jon Manchip

(1924-2013) UK poet, screenwriter and author, in US from 1965; active as a poet from 1943, and in Television and Radio from the late 1940s, working for the BBC (1950-1951) as a story editor and screenwriter; he also acted in a BBC television drama, A Tomb with a View (1950), from the novel by Lance Sieveking. Radio credits include an unsourced adaptation of Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1949 BBC) by Jules Verne, plus an adaptation of The War of the Worlds (1950) by H G Wells. His ...

Tiedemann, Mark W

(1954-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Spacer Walks" in Space and Time for December 1983 as M William Tiedemann; The Gravity Box and Other Spaces (coll 2014) is a good selection of his shorter work, which ranges from Hard SF to Steampunk and fantasy. His contributions to the Isaac Asimov's Robot Mysteries Shared World sequence of Ties based on the Robot stories of Isaac Asimov, beginning with Asimov's Mirage (2000), are competent. In his ...

Wolf, Chris L

(?1951-    ) UK author of a Genre SF novel, Fire in the Sky (dated 1978 but 1979) with Michael F Maikowski, for Robert Hale Limited. [JC]

Quantum Muse

US Online Magazine produced by Michael Gallant, Timothy O Goyette and originally with Raymond M Coulombe. The magazine has had two existences. The original ran for 94 monthly issues, with just a few gaps, from April 1999 to Summer 2007, the last two issues quarterly. It then went into hiatus and re-emerged as a new magazine with a new website from November 2008 to the present, again monthly with additional editorial work by Michele Dutcher. The two incarnations have much in common, including ...

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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