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Zumas, Leni

(1972-    ) US academic and author whose first book, Farewell Navigator: Stories (coll 2008), contains relatively few outright examples of Fantastika but (see Postmodernism and SF) often admixes an almost suburban mundanity with prescient flashes of the exorbitance of the world. Her first novel The Listeners (2012) slightly less successfully conflates elements of Horror in SF with the disintegrating psyche of a rock star in crisis, with the conventions of the latter mode ...


Contributors to this encyclopedia may be identified by their initials, appearing (along with others if the entry has multiple authors) at the end of the main text for each entry. The first list below links initials to full names. Roughly half of the contributors themselves receive entries in this book, and are listed below with their surnames marked as normal hyperlinks to their entries. Brief descriptions of contributors without entries are incorporated into the list. A second list, further ...

Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World

Japanese animated tv series (2016-2021). Original title Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu. Based on the web and Light Novels by Tappei Nagatsuki. White Fox. Directed by Masaharu Watanabe. Written by Masahiro Yokotani. Voice cast includes Yūsuke Kobayashi, Inori Minase, Rie Murakawa and Rie Takahashi. 50 25-minute episodes, plus 50 online shorts and two OVA films. Colour. / Walking home from the convenience store, Subaru Natsuki (Kobayashi) suddenly finds himself in another world ...

Hillman, S A

(?   -    ) US author of a Near Future medical Technothriller, Cradle Kill (1988), in which prenatal infants are profoundly affected by a chromosomal killer. Reflections of the Future: An Elective Course in Science Fiction and Fact (1975) is a competent primer for school use. [JC]

Trinity [2]

Role Playing Game (1997). White Wolf (WW). Designed by Andrew Bates, Ken Cliffe. / Trinity was the first to be published in a "thematic trilogy" of games, followed by Aberrant (1999 WW) designed by Justin Achilli and Andrew Bates, and Adventure! (2001 WW) designed by Andrew Bates and Bruce Baugh. (Originally the first game was to be called Aeon, and Trinity was to be the name of the trilogy, but the game title was changed after a copyright conflict with the Æon Flux animated series.) ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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