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Wolf, Spencer

(?   -    ) US author of After Mind (2015), a Near Future tale where the brain of a young man with progeria, who is dying of old age symptoms, is rehoused in the body of an artificial child, where he is destined to become an AI consciousness. But he has Amnesia. Family complications ensue. [JC]


Amateur Magazine published from Oxford, Oxfordshire, by members of the Oxford University Speculative Fiction Group. The various editors/co-editors included Chris Morgan as C J K Morgan, Diana Reed, Allan Scott, Kevin Smith and (new series) Neal Tringham. First series of twelve issues, 1969-October 1978, initially duplicated on UK quarto paper (10 x 8 in), with lithographed covers from #4 (August 1971); A4 litho throughout from #6 (October 1972). "New series" with seven known issues, restarting ...

Whitlock, Vaughan

(1950-    ) Australian author now in New Zealand whose anti-Feminist Dystopian Satire, Human Stock (2001), posits a distant Near Future world with women taking advantage of their dominance by created a state of Slavery for men, who are Cloned to fit into their abject roles. 2030: The Inner Limits (2006) is also a satire, on similar lines. [JC]

Lynch, Chris

(1962-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Bearing Paul" in Night Terrors: Stories of Shadow and Substance (anth 1996) edited by Lois Duncan; his Young Adult Cyberia sequence beginning with Cyberia (2008) is set in a Near Future "wired" world; the young protagonist, after discovering that his friends – animals with implanted microchips that force them to tell lies – are not themselves happy, revolts, with ramifying consequences. ...

Stab, Martin J

(?   -    ) US author of an sf novel, Eden-459 (2002), based on the premise that after the 1947 UFO landings in Roswell Aliens have infiltrated human society; as the story develops, with Earth being threatened by an Asteroid, the children of these aliens are locked into a one-way voyage to another planet, with consequences for the entire galaxy. [JC]

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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