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Blasim, Hassan

Working name of Iraqi filmmaker and author Hasan Balāsim (1973-    ), in Finland from 2004; his film work was done under the name Ouazad Osman. His short fiction has been assembled in at least three collections beginning with The Madman of Freedom Square (trans Jonathan Wright, coll 2008), almost all of his work dealing with the surrealistic tortures inflicted upon his native land since the British invasion of 1914, often as filtered through the diaspora ...

Bond, Larry

(1951-    ) US author whose Technothrillers hover at the far edge of the present, and could be deemed military/political sf, though their interest (as with most technothrillers) lies not in extrapolation for its own sake but – through carefully hedged assertions about the state of the world later the same day – in their speculations about current events. His first novel, Red Storm Rising (1985) with Tom ...

Golding, Louis

(1895-1958) UK author much of whose work reflected his Jewish descent; Three Ancient Lands: Being a Journey to Palestine (1928) contains an early photographic record of kibbutzim life, and several novels are on Jewish themes, including Magnolia Street (1932). Some of his shorter fiction – like "Pompeii in Massachusetts" (original magazine publication if any not established) from The Doomington Wanderer: A Book of Tales (coll 1934; vt ...

Femspec

US literary review published twice yearly since September 1999, based in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and founded and edited by Batya Weinbaum. It was housed for five years by Cleveland State University, Ohio, but is now run independently with a multi-collegiate editorial board and an Advisory Board that includes Suzy McKee Charnas and Pamela Sargent. It arose because of, according to its ...

Mezo, Francine

(1935-    ) US author whose Fall of Worlds/Areia Darenga series of Space Operas, comprising The Fall of Worlds (1980), Unless She Burn (1981) and No Earthly Shore (1981), features a female Starship captain (Areia Darenga) who also serves as a warrior mercenary in Military SF adventures covering a good portion of the Galaxy. ...

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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