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Gould, Steven

(1955-    ) US author, married to Laura J Mixon, who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Touch of Their Eyes" in Analog for September 1980, though he only began to attract wide notice with his first novel – the first volume in the Jumper sequence comprising Jumper (1992), Reflex (2004) and Jumper: Griffin's Story (2007), a ...

Lycoris Recoil

Japanese animated tv series (2022). A-1 Pictures. Created by Spider Lily and Asaura. Directed by Shingo Adachi. Written by Asaura. Voice cast includes Chika Anzai, Ami Koshimizu, Misaki Kuno, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Kosuke Sakaki, Yōji Ueda and Shion Wakayama. Thirteen 24-minute episodes. Colour. / The Spider Lily is a plant grown around rice fields to poison pests: its Latin name is Lycoris radiata. / Japan is free of the terrorism and major ...

OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes

US animated tv series ("Lakewood Plaza Turbo" pilot 2013; 2016-2019). Cartoon Network Studios. Created by Ian Jones-Quartey. Executive producers: Ian Jones-Quartey, Curtis Lelash, Brian A Miller, Jennifer Pelphrey and Rob Sorcher. Writers include Toby Jones, Ian Jones-Quartey, Lara Jill Miller, Steven Ogg, Erin Shade and Dave Tennant. Directed by Toby Jones. Voice cast includes Ashly Burch, Jim Cummings, Melissa Fahn, Kate Flannery, Kali Hawk, David Herman, Ian ...

Haley, Guy

(1973-    ) UK author whose Richards & Klein Investigations sequence – comprising the short Nemesis Worm (2011 ebook), Reality 36 (2011) and Omega Point (2012) – features the eponymous noir detectives, one an AI and the other an Android, in a complexly delineated distant Near Future marked by the multiplex layers of reality and ...

MacAvoy, R A

(1949-    ) US author, primarily of Fantasy – which tends to be quirky, well written and scholarly about historical detail – and of one sf novel. Her first book, Tea with the Black Dragon (1983), is a witty contemporary fantasy about the friendship that grows between a middle-aged woman musician and an ageless Oriental who is probably the human incarnation of a dragon. The sequel was ...

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 a long sf-tinged poem, "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly); he only began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf proper with ...

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