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Lockwood, Todd

(1957-    ) US illustrator known primarily for his Fantasy work and for his long association with TSR/Dungeons & Dragons and then Wizards of the Coast. He received his formal art education at Colorado Institute of Art (now the Colorado Art Institute), and initially worked for a design agency before turning to full-time Illustration for clients in the advertising industry. / It was his interest in Role Playing Games that eventually drew him to try his hand at sf and ...

Schmidt, Bryan Thomas

(1969-    ) US author who has written sf from a Christian point of view (see Religion), as in his major work to date, the Saga of Davi Rhii comprising The Worker Prince (2012), Rivalry on a Sky Course: A Davil Rhii Story (2012 ebook) and The Returning (2013), whose female protagonist vigorously copes with traditional Space Opera trials, but whose faith remains undiminished. Abraham Lincoln: Dinosaur Hunter: Land of Legends (2013) is an Alternate History tale for younger ...

Jupiter [magazine]

UK Amateur Magazine edited and published by Ian Redman, Yeovil, Somerset. It was published on a reliable quarterly schedule from Summer (July) 2003 in print form – also since #32 (April 2011) – downloadable in digital form – until is ceased publication with #41 (October 2015). The paper version was a slim (32 pages) A5 format, unprepossessing with a black-and-white cover but no other artwork; colour covers appeared only rarely, beginning with the fifth anniversary issue #21 ...

Rishi, Farah Naz

(?   -    ) US author whose first novel, I Hope You Get This Message (2019), reinvokes, with some twists, the traditional Young Adult scenario where a young protagonist (or in this case three friends) must somehow persuade a galactic council of homo sapiens's virtues; species extirpation will be the cost of failure. The message NASA receives from the Interplanetary Affairs Committee representing the Alien civilization of Alma is that one week remains before ...

Cooper-Burnett, Christy

(?   -    ) US author whose Christine Stewart Time Travel Adventures sequence, beginning with No Way Home: A Time Travel Novel of Adventure and Survival (2020), is based on the premise that a distant Near Future world punishes its criminals (see Crime and Punishment) by transporting them into past eras. The protagonist is an enforcer, and gets into complex trouble when her Time Machine breaks down. Many adventures ensue. [JC]

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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