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Croft, Herbert

(1751-1816) UK barrister, lexicographer and author, best known for a nonfantastic roman à clef, Love and Madness (1780). He is of sf interest for the Kilkhampton series of Satirical sketches beginning with The Abbey of Kilkhampton; Or, Monumental Records for the Year 1980 (1780) [for further details see Checklist below]. Not specifically tied to this sequence, The Wreck of Westminster Abbey, Alias the Year 2000 (1788 chap) [for subtitle see Checklist below] continues in the same vein. ...

Saknussemm, Kris

(1961-    ) US-born author, in Australia and elsewhere from early manhood; the mysterious protagonist of his first novel, Zanesville: A Novel (2005), begins a Fantastic Voyage through a Near Future America, starting from New York; the book, which contains sf elements embedded into the text after the manner of the early Rudy Rucker, has been described as Magic Realist, though perhaps it might better be thought of as a gonzo exercise in Equipoise, featuring a ruthless mixture ...

Mizutama Keinojō

Working name of a Japanese artist and Manga illustrator Kei Yoshida (1959-2014), born Kei Okabe. The daughter of the artist and scientific journalist Fuyuhiko Okabe (1922-2005), Mizutama first worked as an illustrator for music magazines, before drifting into sf as an artist and columnist. She won the Seiun Award for Art (see Illustration) in 1993 and 1995 for early instalments of "SF Made 10,000 Kōnen" ["10,000 Light Years to SF"] (graph January 1993-December 2002 {SF Magazine}), a ...

Day, Kate Hope

(?   -    ) US author whose first novel, If, Then (2019), which is set in a sheaf of Parallel Worlds, traces the experiences of several protagonists each of whom is undergoing visions of their lives in different realities; those visitations giving access to the Near Future are increasingly dark with premonitions. In her second novel, the Near Future In the Quick (2021), a precocious young astronaut, assigned to duty on an Earth-orbiting Space Station, mixes ...

Clipping

US experimental hip-hop performance group, initially founded in 2009 as a remix project in which Jonathan Snipes and William Hutson paired a capella rap tracks with new beats. Joined in 2010 by the actor and rapper Daveed Diggs, most famous internationally for playing the role of Lafayette/Jefferson in the musical Hamilton (2015), the now-trio began to explore more experimental areas of performance with their albums Midcity (2013) and CLPPNG (2014), this latter named in imitation of Oulipo ...

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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