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Antieau, Kim

(1955-    ) US author who began publishing fiction of genre interest with "Out of the Womb" for Asimov's in July 1983; her work brings together Feminist and Ecological concerns in tales, set generally in the American West, which themselves weave together fantasy and sf procedures (see Equipoise). The effect is heightened, sometimes over-emotional, politically engaged – Counting on Wildflowers: An Entanglement (coll 2005) is an impassioned meditation on the Condition of ...

Cowie, Donald

(1911-2006) UK author (blind since 1984), in New Zealand from 1928, in UK from 1934, resident in Switzerland from 1964, who has also written as Aldwyn Abberley, Julian Mountain, R F St B Pytchely and Rufus Stone; he was the author of several crabbed Future History visions of a century in decay. Prose & Verse (coll 1945) as with Julian Mountain contains some fantasy stories; of sf interest are The Indiscretions of an Infant, or The Baby's Revenge (1945) and The Rape of Man, or The Zoo Let ...

Jupiter [magazine]

UK Amateur Magazine edited and published by Ian Redman, Yeovil, Somerset. It was published on a reliable quarterly schedule from Summer (July) 2003 in print form – also since #32 (April 2011) – downloadable in digital form – until is ceased publication with #41 (October 2015). The paper version was a slim (32 pages) A5 format, unprepossessing with a black-and-white cover but no other artwork; colour covers appeared only rarely, beginning with the fifth anniversary issue #21 ...

Kahn, James

(1947-    ) US medical specialist and author who began publishing sf with "Mobius Trip" (1971 Gallery); his first professional sale was "The Box" (March 1971 Playboy). Kahn has been most active as a novelist, usually in later years of film adaptations; he was also active in the Star Trek universe, writing a teleplay for Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1992 and four for Star Trek: Voyager in 2000-2001, and working as executive producer of Star Trek: Voyager in 2000-2001. Of ...

Russell, Addison Peale

(1826-1912) US journalist, politician and author whose Sub-Coelum: A Sky-Built Human World (1893) is a Utopia written, like so many others from this decade, to counter the influence of Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward 2000-1887 (1888). The setting is an unspecified Near Future, in a land with no name, whose inhabitants – who constantly observe and report upon one another – are forcibly conditioned into behaviour patterns the author designates as "pure" (see B F Skinner): Sex is ...

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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