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Brown, Eric

(1960-2023) UK author who began publishing sf – after a children's play, Noel's Ark (1982 chap) – with "Krash-Bangg Joe and the Pineal-Zen Equation" for Interzone in Autumn 1987; like several further tales assembled in The Time-Lapsed Man and Other Stories (coll 1990), it is set in a future world dominated by the effects of bio-engineering and dense with information. This marriage of Cordwainer ...

Blade Runner 2049

Film (2017). Columbia Pictures with Warner Bros and Alcon Entertainment presents a Scott Free Productions film in association with Torridon Films, 16:14 Entertainment and Thunderbird Films. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. Written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, based on characters from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968) by Philip K Dick. Cast includes Hiam Abbass, Ana de Armas, Dave ...

Abraham, Daniel

(1969-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Mixing Rebecca" for The Silver Web, issue 13 1996, and whose first solo novel A Shadow in Summer (2006) – opening The Long Price Quartet – is fantasy, like most of his work. As M L N Hanover he wrote the Black Suns' Daughter sequence of Urban Fantasies [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links ...

Lide, Alice

(1890-1955) US author of juvenile fiction, mostly set in Northern climes; her one title of Children's SF interest, Princess of Yucatan (1939), is a Lost Race tale set (unusually for her) in Mexico. [JC]


Rock band, identified as French although they were founded by Australian Daevid Allen (1938-2015) and have included English and American as well as French members. Allen had been working in London in the late 1960s but, temporarily denied a visa, relocated to Paris and formed Gong with his partner, Gilli Smith (1933-    ). The group's first album Magick Brother/Mystic Sister (1970) has a rather fairy, and indeed airy-fairy, vibe, inaugurating in rudimentary ...

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 ...

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