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Emmerton, Anton

(?   -    ) US author of two Near Future adventure thrillers, Blood Red Sky (1985), which involves a secret weapon, and High Command (1986), in which Britain has been taken over by the USSR; Ghost Pilot (1987) is a World War Two ghost story involving a revenant pilot. [JC]

Remic, Andy

(1971-2022) UK author whose publishing debut was the SPIRAL sequence – a series of Near Future Technothrillers comprising Spiral (2008) and Quake (2004), both assembled as Spiral/Quake (omni 2006), plus Warhead (2005) – which sets an elite corps of defenders of civilization known as SPIRAL against mysterious threats, including ruthless terrorists and a Weapon capable of creating seismic mayhem that must be aborted. The series closes noisily but neatly. The Combat-K sequence – ...

Afsharirad, David

(?   -    ) US short story writer, editor and anthologist whose first genre story was "Model Home" for Space and Time in Summer 2011. From 2015 he has edited the Year's Best Military SF series beginning with The Year's Best Military SF & Space Opera (anth 2015) [for further titles see Checklist below]; this series still continues. [RR] /

Stevenson, D E

Working name of Dorothy Emily Stevenson (1892-1973), Scottish author of many romances and other works. Her only sf is The Empty World (A Romance of the Future) (1936; vt A World in Spell 1939), in which survivors of a great Holocaust must attempt somehow to cope with their Ruined Earth, and do so. [JC]

Fortress

Film (1992, but released 1993). Fortress Films/Village Roadshow Pictures/Davis Entertainment Production. Directed by Stuart Gordon. Written by Steve Feinberg, Troy Neighbors. Cast includes Jeffrey Combs, Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez, Lincoln Kilpatrick, Christopher Lambert, Loryn Locklin, Kurtwood Smith, Tom Towles and Vernon Wells. 95 minutes. Colour. / In a Near-Future and apparently semi-fascist USA it is illegal to have more than one child, and ex "Black Beret" soldier John Brennick ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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