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Ruse, Gary Alan

(1946-    ) US author who began publishing sf with "Nanda" in Analog for August 1972. Houndstooth (1975) features a spy dog with a Computer implant that allows its human handlers to see through its eyes; A Game of Titans (1976), a Technothriller, hovers a the edge of the fantastic; The Gods of Cerus Major (1982), though perhaps somewhat mechanical in its ruthless piling-up of crises, demonstrates an intimate sense of genre device as the protagonist, on a test flight that ...

Pullman, Philip

(1946-    ) UK author, mostly of books for children and the Young Adult market, and mostly fantasy; his first novel, however, The Haunted Storm (1972) as Philip N Pullman, is a nonfantastic Bildungsroman for adults, though its climax in a devastated Mithraic temple hints at the shape of future work. In his second, Galatea (1978), also for adults, the protagonist's quest for his missing wife changes by stages into a Fantastic Voyage through Lost Worlds and obscured Utopias, ...

Barnes, Steven

(1952-    ) US author, married to Tananarive Due from 1998. He began publishing work of genre interest with "Moonglow" in Vampires, Werewolves and Other Monsters (anth 1974) edited by Roger Elwood, and his career was primarily associated in its early days with Larry Niven, Barnes's collaborator on most of his early novels, including the first, Dream Park (1981). The Dream Park sequence – the title is the name of a park which houses a wide variety of high-tech ...

Robbins, Judith Redman

(1941-    ) US author of the Coyote Woman trilogy beginning with Coyote Woman (1996), a Prehistoric SF sequence set in the time of the Anasazi civilization and following the life story of a young woman who, instead of marrying as ordained, becomes a force for good in her world (see Feminism; Women in SF) and culture changer. [JC]

O'Malley, Kathleen

(1955-    ) US author who has collaborated with A C Crispin on two volumes of the latter's StarBridge series of Space Operas for Young Adult readers. Another collaboration is the Star Trek: The Next Generation novel Possession (1996) with J M Dillard. [JC/DRL]

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 November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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