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Saknussemm, Kris

(1961-    ) US-born author, in Australia and elsewhere from early manhood; the mysterious protagonist of his first novel, Zanesville: A Novel (2005), begins a Fantastic Voyage through a Near Future America, starting from New York; the book, which contains sf elements embedded into the text after the manner of the early Rudy Rucker, ...

King-Hall, Stephen

(1893-1966) UK naval officer, politician – MP for National Labour 1939-1942 – broadcaster and author; much of his early journalism was written under undisclosed pseudonyms; brother of Lou King-Hall. His military experiences (1914-1929), during active service in World War One and afterwards, influenced his work as a writer – especially the long series of admonitory newsletters he published from 1936 for thirty ...

Syndicate

Videogame (1993). Bullfrog Productions (BP). Designed by Peter Molyneux, Sean Cooper. Platforms: Amiga, DOS (1993); Mac, MegaDrive, SNES (1994); 3DO, CD32, Jaguar (1995). / Syndicate is an early example of a Real Time Tactics game, played in a three-dimensional Isometric view, and set in a milieu which emphasizes the moral ...

Robles, Lola

(1963-    ) Spanish writer, essayist and editor. She has published six sf novels and novellas, three essay books, a collection, and about thirty short stories; in addition, she has written some books on Feminism. She has contributed to more than twenty magazines and anthologies with stories and articles. Since 2006, she has run Fantástikas, a science fiction workshop from a feminist perspective. / Her early ...

Houghton, Claude

Working name of UK author Claude Houghton Oldfield (1889-1961), known primarily outside the sf field. Unfit for active service in World War One, he served in the Admiralty. Some pining frustration at a missed destiny can be detected in the poems assembled as his first book, The Phantom Host and Other Verses (coll 1917 chap); the Pastoral calm depicted in the titular verse-drama from ...

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 ...



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