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Rue Morgue

Canadian letter-size saddle-stapled Media Magazine printed on newsprint. Publisher: Rodrigo Gudino as Marrs Media Incorporated. Editor-in-Chief: David Alexander. 1996-current. Publication was monthly to January 2005 and eleven times per year thereafter. / Subtitled "The Magazine of Horror in Culture and Entertainment", Rue Morgue now rivals Fangoria in popularity, being distributed throughout the world. Though focusing primarily on ...

Fujii Taiyō

(1971-    ) Japanese author, largely in the Technothriller mode, who legendarily wrote his first novel on an iPhone while working as a software developer. A graduate of the International Christian University in Tokyo, Fujii became a poster-boy for post-modern media when his self-published debut Gene Mapper – core - (2012 ebook) topped an Amazon best-seller list, and was soon co-opted by the ...

Marlow, John Robert

(?   -    ) US author of Nano (2004), a Technothriller set in a Near Future where a Nanotechnology breakthrough is opposed by the American government, which leashes its own "nannites" against its presumed enemies; unfortunately, these nano-Weapons have not been programmed to stop; the world is, therefore, threatened. ...


An archipelago is a cluster of Islands or Cities or Polders sufficiently intersective to make up a whole larger than the parts, but free from the plethoric incessancy that can lock down the mise-en-scène of a tale set inescapably in some single land [for Polders see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below.] As should become evident, the term archipelago is ...

Hernaman-Johnson, Francis

(1879-1949) UK physician and medical researcher and author of The Polyphemes: A Story of Strange Adventures Among Strange Beings (1906). The beings, Polyphemus horridus, giant intelligent Moon-worshipping ants from a Pacific Island, just fail to conquer the Near Future world of 1912, despite their use of "X Magnetism" to power their advanced Airships, which bomb Europe. The influence of ...

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. ...

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