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Breukelaar, J S

(?   -    ) US-born teacher and author, in Australia from early adulthood; she began to publish work of genre interest with "Union Falls" in Fantasy Magazine for July 2011, soon becoming recognized for her adroit use of Horror in SF topoi. Collision (coll 2019) presents a gamut of her short work, which is also characterized by a forthright use of the materials of Fantastika to anatomize contemporary life: which she clearly sees as being at profound risk. / ...

Flint, James

(1968-    ) UK editor and author whose first novel, Habitus (1998) Equipoisally hovers amongst various readings of reality, though its human protagonists' gradual (and increasingly gnostic) intoxication with a world defined by the conduits of information that control is less and less amenable to a mimetic reading, certainly as the main mediating consciousness of the book is a dog in orbit. 52 Ways to Magic America (2002) portrays an America available via Internet as a kind ...

Clarke, A V

Professional working name of Aubrey Vincent Clarke (1922-1998), UK author and editor best known for his work in Fandom and Fanzines, beginning in 1947 and contributing to Slant in 1951-1952. In fan circles he wrote as A Vincent Clarke or Vince Clarke and, echoing the shorthand surnames of Alfred Bester's The Demolished Man (January-March 1952 Galaxy; 1953), was nicknamed and often signed himself Vin¢. He was the principal editor of the UK Newszine Science Fantasy News (with Kenneth ...

Ingalls, Rachel

(1940-2019) US-born author, in the UK from 1965, most of whose work balances in edgy Equipoise between sharp social comedy and Fabulation or Fantasy [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]. At least two of her short novels are of sf interest: Theft (1970 chap; exp as coll, vt Theft; And, the Man Who Was Left Behind 1970) tells the story of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ (whose name does not appear) in terms that imply (but do not assert) that the events recounted could be taking ...

Slant

UK Fanzine (1948-1953) edited from Belfast by Walt Willis. Seven issues, December 1948 to Winter 1952. / Neatly hand-printed on a small letterpress machine, and containing lino-cut illustrations by James White and Bob Shaw, Slant is best remembered for introducing the Irish Fandom of that era – principally Willis, Shaw and White – to sf fandom at large. It also contained fine pieces of humorous writing by Vince Clarke and others (a tradition continued in Hyphen) and featured ...

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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