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Hatton, Jackie

(?   -    ) Australian-born author, in USA for many years, and in the Netherlands from about 2005; her sf novel Flesh & Wires (2015) moves sharply from a conventional beginning – an Alien Invasion has created a Ruined Earth – into a long but active scrutiny of the culture subsequently created by a small group of survivors in a Keep-like Connecticut village, almost all of its inhabitants being female (see Feminism; Women in SF). The arrival of a ...

Green, Evie

Pseudonym of UK author Emily Barr (1971-    ) who under her own name has written several travel books, twelve nonfantastic novels, and at least three nonfantastic young adult tales. We Hear Voices (2020) as by Green, set in the Near Future after a coronavirus-like Pandemic (see also Disaster) has savaged the planet, focuses on a young boy under the influence of an "imaginary friend" named Delfy, who may or may not be an exudate from the deadly flu (see Doppelganger; Horror ...

Inca-Pancho-Ozollo

Pseudonym of US architect, civil engineer and author Alfred Francis Sears (1826-1911), in Peru 1872-1880. His Lost Race novel, The Lost Inca: a Tale of Discovery in the Vale of the Inti-Mayu (1889) [for full title see Checklist below], carries its protagonist into the heart of Peru, where the descendants of Manco-Capac, last of the Incas – having escaped destruction at the hands of the white invaders – have created a Utopia that benefits from advanced Technology, many Inventions and ...

McCutcheon, George Barr

(1866-1928) US author whose Graustark sequence of tales set in a Balkan Ruritania – beginning with Graustark: The Story of a Love Behind a Throne (1901) and ending with The Inn of the Hawk and Raven: A Tale of Old Graustark (1927) – erects an edifice of nostalgia and modestly defiant enclosedness almost as powerful as that created in the actual Ruritanian novels of Anthony Hope. But the inturned refusal of history of Hope's primal version is not sustained here. Though Graustark is ...

Gilden, Mel

(1947-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "What About us Grils?" in Clarion (anth 1971) edited by Robin Scott Wilson, and whose first novels were Young Adult tales like The Return of Captain Conquer (1986) and the loosely linked Outer Space and All That Junk (1989), both comical though not spoofish, and quite compellingly told. Most of his later career has focused on series for slightly younger readers, like the Fifth Grade Monsters sequence ...

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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