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Fisher, Mary A

(1839-?   ) US author whose novel of interest, Among the Immortals, in the Land of Desire: A Glimpse of the Beyond (1916), is set in a Utopian Afterlife [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] where relations between the sexes (see Feminism) seem clement; of specific sf interest in the tale is the use of telescopes – which, given the atemporal nature of this Afterlife might be thought of as Time Viewers – to witness the devastation of World War One. ...

Montimore, Margarita

(?   -    ) US author whose first novel of psychic distress and disarray, Asleep from Day (2018), investigates the one-day Amnesia of its protagonist through scenes that bleed into the fantastic (see Fantastika), though without any explicit dissolving of borders. She is of sf interest for her second novel, Oona Out of Order (2020; vt The Rearranged Life of Oona Lockhart 2020), whose protagonist, every New Year's Day, is Timeslipped into a different year of her ...

Bosse, Malcolm

(1926-2002) US author of novels for adult and Young Adult readerships, best known for The Warlord (1983) which, like most of his work, is an historical fiction. Of genre interest are Cave Beyond Time (1980), whose orphaned, 15-year-old protagonist Time Travels from an Arizona archaeological dig to three different ancient eras, where he undergoes rites of passage into acceptance of his maturing self; and Mister Touch (1991), whose protagonists trek across a Post-Holocaust America still disabled ...

Currey, L W

(1942-    ) US specialist bookseller (since 1968) and bibliographer. With David G Hartwell he published SF-I: A Selective Bibliography (1971 chap), writing together as Kilgore Trout; with Hartwell founded (in 1973) and operated Dragon Press, a Small Press publishing books about sf, fantasy and horror; the partnership was dissolved in 1979, leaving Hartwell sole owner. Also with Hartwell, he co-edited the Gregg Press Science Fiction Reprint series 1975-1981; alone he edited ...

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1. US computer-animated short film (2005). UCLA Animation Workshop. Directed and written by Shane Acker. 11 minutes. Colour. / Two small Robots scavenge in a Post-Holocaust landscape: one has a 5 on its back, the other 9. Called "stitchpunks" by Acker, they resemble sack dolls but their internal organs are mechanical. A predatory robot catches 5 and sucks out their soul using an electronic device: later we see it wearing the "skins" of its victims, with 5 and other numbers visible. 9 sets a ...

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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