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Satterfield, Susan

(?   -    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Change" in Eldritch Tales for Fall 1993, and whose novella, Mirror Images (2002 chap), presents a nightmare world or Dimension in which everything is seen anew, to Satirical effect. [JC]

Atkins, Juan

(1962-    ) US electronic musician and composer. Inspired by Kraftwerk, Afrika Bambaataa, Yellow Magic Orchestra and Parliament, Atkins began experimenting with synthesizers and tape-decks in the early 1980s, making a name for himself as a pioneer of techno and hip-hop. He has recorded under a variety of names. As "Cybotron" he had hits with "Cosmic Cars" (1981) and the robotic "Clear" (1983), both of which have been widely sampled by other artists. As "Model 500" he has ...

Star Trek: The Animated Series

US animated tv series (1973-1974; original title Star Trek; vt The Animated Adventures of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek). Filmation Associates, Norway Productions, Paramount Television. Creator and executive consultant Gene Roddenberry. Story editor and associate producer D C Fontana. Directed by Bill Reed and Hal Sutherland. Writers include D C Fontana, David Gerrold, Stephen Kandel, Walter Koenig, Chuck Menville, Larry Niven and Howard Weinstein. Voice cast includes Majel Barrett, James ...

Duff, Douglas V

(1901-1978) Argentinian-born author of UK parents, in the UK from 1906. His service in both World Wars (in 1916 as a naval cadet who had his ship sunk under him), and his inter-war career in the Palestine Police, mark him as a Young Adult writer with nothing to prove about his own manliness; it may (or may not) be consequential upon his personal experience of the world that his work is (almost uniquely in his generation of writers) free of racial or sexual stereotyping: women are active and ...

Leithauser, Brad

(1953-    ) US poet and author whose sf novel, Hence (1989), is a near-future Fabulation – itself told as from a point considerably further into the future – in which a boy plays against a Computer for the world Chess championship, the style and matter of the tale being at times reminiscent of the work of Vladimir Nabokov. Seaward (1993) is a ghost story. The Friends of Freeland (1997) is a Satire set on an Archipelago nation-state located along the ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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