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Entry updated 24 August 2020. Tagged: Author.

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Pseudonym of Canadian radio host (most famously of Terrordome, a news/comment programme focusing on issues affecting Black Canadians), politician, controversialist and author Malcolm Azania (1969-    ) whose first novel, The Coyote Kings of the Space-Age Bachelor Pad (2004), combines Recursive SF elements with material also taken from fantasy and horror – some of this material being derived from books, but much of it from Cinema and Comics sources – in a tale whose protagonists, despite their blockhead geekishness, both win over the reader and (possibly) save the universe from bad gods, bad karma, bad superweapons. The resemblances to the film Galaxy Quest (1999) are clearly deliberate but not damaging. From the Notebooks of Dr Brain (2007) follows the hyperbolic life of a therapist whose "Hyper-Hominid" clients include a team of Superheroes with personality disorders. The jokes are very broad. [JC]

Malcolm Azania

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