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"X": (1) 24th letter of the alphabet (based on 22nd letter of Greek alphabet, "Chi"); (2) Roman Numeral for 10; (3) algebraic unknown [derived from Arabic "shei" = thing, transcribed as "xei"); (3) abbreviation for Christ (i.e. Xmas = Christmas, Xian = Christmas, Xine = Christine); (4) abbreviation for Trans (i.e. Xformer = transformer, xister = transistor); (5) English beer-cask mark meaning that the 10 shilling duty had been paid, hence the beer was of a certain standard quality, hence XX or XXX suggest higher strength or quality; (6) rating for unacceptable sexual or violent movies in America, and by analogy with the beer-cask markings, XXX suggests a more potent mix "X", pseudonym of Donald A. Wollheim X @ Locus/Contento index * "1990" [On Spec, Winter 1990] short story [co-author Cairo] X-band: radio frequencies of 5.2 Ghz to 10.9 GHz, widely used with satellites and spacecraft. "X, Doctor", pseudonym of Alan E. Nourse "X, Ex-Private", pseudonym of A. M. Burrage Xanadu: (1) a region, state, or province of the Empire of China, as mentioned in the great Fantasy poem "Kubla Khan" by Coleridge, specifically as the location of the "pleasure garden" of the Khan; (2) The sources and methods of Coleridge's highly educated and fantastic imagination are brilliantly analyzed by John Livingston Lowes [1867-1945] in his wonderful book "The Road to Xanadu" [1927]. (3) What "Wired" magazine called "the greatest vaporware project in the history of computing" but which, instead, was the grandfather of the World Wide Web: the singular creation of Hypertext and Hypermedia by Theodore "Ted" Nelson, which project Your Humble Webmaster actively particpated in the early- and mid- 1970s. Xanthippe, a.k.a Xantippe: famously shrewish wife of philospher Socrates, but her side of the story has some merit too: "what do you MEAN you stayed up until after midnight discussing what kind of creatures might hypothetically live on the Moon? Why don't you get a real job?" Maurice Xanthos: Australian author Maurice Xanthos @ Locus/Contento index * "Art Critic" [Bloodsongs, Jan 1994] * "Blind Justice" [Bloodsongs, June 1994] * "The Final Blow" [Terror Australis, Fall 1988] * "Old Man's Game" [EOD #7, 1992] * "The Stripper Revealed" [Terror Australis, Summer 1992] Xanthus, a.k.a. Xanthos: [from Greek for yellowish-red] the legendary horse of Achilles [see: "Achilles"], brother of Balios [piebald], said to have spoken to Achilles in battle when Achilles chided him for abandoning Patroclus, saying "you too shall soon be numbered among the dead, not because of any fault of myself, your horse, but by the immutable dictate [or "decree"] of destiny" [Iliad, XIX]; the horse was allegedly the offspring of Zephyrus and Podarge (a harpy). (2) ancient name of the Scamander river and the city on its banks, Aelian Xavier Xanthus, pseudonym of March Laumer St. Francis Xavier [1506-1552]: "The Apostle of the Indies", this Jesuit Spanish missionary was a school-chum of Ignatius of Loyola, with whom he co-founded the Society of Jesus (1534). St. Francis Xavier worked for several years each in Japan and China, founding a mission in the latter, and had notable success in bridging the linguistic and cultural barriers between cultures, in a way which has been a model to various works of Science Fiction, where the St.Francian hero is preaching on an alien planet. Philip Xavier: Philip Xavier @ Dragon*Con, comix penciller Xenion: [from the Greek for "stranger"] (1) a couplet (2-line poem) with a satirical edge, stylized after classical epigrams. (2) Goethe's and Schiller's "Xenien" (1797) is a major modern example, representing a peak of Weimar Classicism. (3) The influence on Science Fiction poetry includes Piet Hein's "grooks", such as: "The universe may be as huge as they say, but it wouldn't be missed if it didn't exist." Xenius: see Eugenio d'Ors y Rovira Xenocrates (396-314): student of Plato and Pythagorus famous for his chastity and disregard for money, unable to be seduced even by the talented courtesan Lais [see: Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso, xi, 3] Xenophon: [c.430-355 B.C.] author of Athens, joined the Greek mercenaries 401 BC in the pay of Cyrus the Younger to dethrone older brother Artaxerxes. Cyrus was slain, and Xenophon showed unusual real-life leadership (as writers go) in leading the 10,000 Greeks through territory held by Persia, to the Black Sea. He wrote a thrilling account of this expedition in the famous "Anabasis", probably fictionalizing to play up his heroism. Caught up in his own PR, he joined the Spartans in 394 BC to fight Thebes and his own Athens, which led to another heroic failure, and his exile to Corinth and Sparta. Although none of his Fantasy works survive, he also wrote books which survive: * Hellenica [a sequel to Thucydide's Greek History] * Memorabilia of Socrates [a best-selling Philosophy] * Cyropedia [deeply fictionalized bio of Cyrus] Xerxes: (1) Greek transcription of the Persian Ksathra, a.k.a Kshatra; (2) the great Xerxes I is the same as the biblical Ahasureus, known for allegedly inventing the pontoon bridge. Son of Darius and Atossa, this King of Persia lived a Fantasy epic, in that he had a dream that the Gods insisted that he declare war on ther Greeks, and (unlike most dreamers) he had the power to gather an army and fleet and make it so. To reach Athens, he lived a Science Fiction epic as well, in inventing and supervising the construction of a bridge of boats and boards across the Hellespont; yet had to retreat after the battle of Salamis. Fascinatingly driven by both Gods and Technology, he was fictionalized in the tragedy "The Persians" by Aescylus. B. T. H. Xerxes: Science Fiction poet; isfdb lists: * "Three Limerics" [An ABC of Science Fiction, ed. Tom Boardman, Jr., Avon, 1966] $.75 Ximena: wife of the Cid Xingu and Other Stories: 8-story collection [1916] by Edith Wharton, about upper-crust garden-party idiots who chat for hours about the Xingu River of Brazil, about which they obviously know nothing. Listen to any Congressional debate about Space or scientific research policy, and you'll see what she was getting at... Xiphares: the loyal son of Mithridate, protecting his Dad and defeating the Roman's attack on him, in Jean Racine's tragegy "Mithridate." This has little or nothing to do with Science Fiction. I just threw it in because I am an eldest son of an eldest son of an eldest son, and this is genetically interesting fiction to me. Xiphias: [from Greek xiphos = sword]: (1) name in Middle Ages for sword-shaped comet; (2) name in Middle Ages for minor southern constellation now called Dorado; (3) the swordfish genus "XL", pseudonymous author: * "Aut Diabolus Aut Nihil" [London: Methuen, 1895] XMM: X-ray Multimirror Telescope "Xoids" -- in "Life Among the Xoids" by John Sladek (see John Sladek) X-ray: penetrating electromagnetic radiation of 12 nanometers (100 electron volts) to 0.002 nanometers (500,000 electron volts); famously discovered at the end of the 19th Century by Roentgen. X-ray Astronomy: began with ballons and sounding rockets through the 1960s, which detected 25 x-ray sources (besides our Sun) in the galaxy, of which Scorpio X-1 was the first (1962, sounding rocket, now considered a black hole), Taurus X-1 another, and the galaxy Virgo A (M81) turned out to be extragalactic. In the 1970s, satellites expanded the field, starting with the British "Uhuru" (1970) and "Ariel V" (1974), both launched from platform San Marco off the coast of Kenya, and providing the first cosmic X-ray maps. Since then, the field has exploded in significance, as x-rays, gamma rays, neutrinos, and gravity waves are the best ways to observe the most violent events in the universe. "XX" pseudonymous author; isfdb lists: * "Eyeditorial" [SF Eye, ed. Stephen P. Brown, Fall 1997] nonfiction, $5.00 Xylomancy: divination or prophecy by use of twigs, branches, or wooden rods; evolved into the now-obsolete analog computers called "slide rules" or "slipsticks" XYZ Affair: a diplomatic incident of 1797, unrelated to Science Fiction or Fantasy, except as the paradigmatic example of how the publicity of a previously secret correspondence (3 agents of Talleyrand tried to bribe 3 English negotiators in Paris) created an uproar in 2 countries, and anecdotes based on this thrive in political fiction. Think about how much faster such news travels by Internet...

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"Y": (1) 25th letter of the alphabet, based on the Greek "Y" = Upsilon, also called the Samian Letter as the Greeks added it to the older Phoenician alphabet; (2) symbol for 150 in medieval numeration; (3) the second algebraic unknown, after X; (4) see "Ye" Y-gun: ship-mounted gun for firing pairs of depth charges Chelsea Quinn Yabro: Chelsea Quinn Yabro Murray F. Yaco: isfdb lists: {to be done} Wei Yahua: isfdb lists: {to be done} Kevin Yagher: Kevin Yagher @ Locus/Contento index * "Unleashing the Bogyman", review by Stanley Wiater [Fear!, Feb 1991] Yagi aerial: dipole aerial Yahoo: (1) name for disgusting human-shaped creatures in Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels", from the 4th Voyage, slaves to the noble horse-shaped Houyhnhnms; (2) the most succesful World Wide Web company of all Beth Yahp: Beth Yahp @ Locus/Contento index * "Dreamers" [Terror Australis, Fall 1988] Yahweh: see Jehova Askold Yakobovsky: Askold Yakobovsky @ Locus/Contento index * "Mephisto" [Tower of Birds, ed. Anon., Moscow: Raduga Publishers, 1989; translated by Holly Smith] Sridhi Yalananchili: isfdb and Locus/Contento lists Shridhi Yalananchili @ Locus/Contento index * "Gabriel's Oboe" [Midnight Zoo, vol.1, no.4, 1991] Ben Yalow: Ben Yalow Big Name in fandom, son of nobel laureate biologist, fascinating and brilliant man; "computer programmer.... involved in SF fandom for about a 25 years. I've been to almost 450 cons, and worked on about a third of them..." Yam [or Yamm]: Canaanite God of the Sea, symbolized by a Dragon. At the start of "The Poem of Baal", he rules Earth and Sea, but Baal overthrows his terrestrial dominion, through the help of his sister Anat. This legend recurs several times in the Old Testament, where Yam is called "Rahab" (or merely "the dragon") and is destroyed by Yahweh. Yama: in Hindu Mythology: born from the Sun, first of the Dead, King of the Dead, Judge of Men, ruler of the kingdom of Paradise where the gods are reunited with friends and relatives; twin brother of the goddess Yami; usually depicted as green, four-armed, red-eyed, and astride a buffalo. One legend is that he was the first mortal to die, and thus became a god. He's a major protagonist in the "Savitri" chapter of the Mahabharata. see: Hindu Pantheon Amy Yamada: Amy Yamada @ Locus/Contento index * "Kneel Down and Lick My Feet" [1988; excerpted in Monkey Brain Sushi, ed. Alfred Birnbaum, Kodansha, 1991; translated by Terry Gallagher] Masaki Yamada [1950-]: acording to Locus: * "Shinju Siesen (The Godbeast and the Holy War), Masaki Yamada" by Y. Kobayashi, S. Maki & E. Lipsett [Locus vol.18:1, No.288, Jan 1985] book review Tony Yamada: isfdb lists: {to be done} Karen Tei Yamashita (1951-): acording to Locus: * "Through the Arc of the Rain Forest, Karen Tei Yamashita" by Faren Miller [Locus, vol.25:2, No.355 Aug 1990] book review Kazumasa Yamanaka: isfdb lists: {to be done} Michael Yamin: isfdb lists: {to be done} Andy Yanchus: Andy Yanchus @ Locus/Contento index * "Glow in the Dark" [Skeleton Crew, Apr 1991] nonfiction article Yang Renmin: Yang Renmin @ Locus/Contento index * Reap as You Have Sown, by Ye Yonglie ["Zishi qiguo", Harben: Kehuan xiaoshu bao Nov 19 1981], short story, in [Science Fiction from China, ed. Wu Dingbo & Patrick D. Murphy, Praeger, 1989; translated by Pei Minxin * Zishi qiguo, by Ye Yonglie [Harben: Kehuan xiaoshu bao Nov 19 1981], short story, in [Science Fiction from China, ed. Wu Dingbo & Patrick D. Murphy, Praeger, 1989; also as "Reap as You Have Sown"; translated by Pei Minxin Yankee: [Native American corruption of "English" or "Anglais"] (1) originally, a resident of New England; (2) Jonathan Hastings, a farmer of Cambridge, Massachusetts, began in 1713 using the term as an adjective of praise; he was soon known as "Yankee Jonathan" to students at Harvard, and then, by extension, the term extended to all New Englanders; (3) by the time of the American Civil War, the term was more broadly applied to the North, as applied to the Confederacy of the South, often viturperatively "Damyankees"; that phrase was the title of a story, later dramatized, about the manager of the New York Yankees baseball team selling his soul to the Devil in exchange for a World Series victory; (4) the word is now even more broadly applied to all residents of the United States of America; (5) The song "Yankee Doodle Dandy" came from a term of contempt used by British troops, which the Americans adopted with perverse pride; the song was published in 1795. (6) a small press which publishes some Fantasy Catherine Yankovich: isfdb lists: {to be done} Theodore Yankulskis: Theodore Yankulskis @ Locus/Contento index * "Everyone Laughed Until the Cows Took Over" [Gateways, Fall 1993] Marc Yankus: isfdb lists: {to be done} Tetsu Yano: Tetsu Yano @ Locus/Contento index * "The Legend of the Paper Spaceship", (novela), 1978 [The Penguin World Omnibus of Science Fiction, ed. Brian W. Aldiss & Sam J. Lundwall, London: Penguin, 1986; translated by Tomoko Oshiro and Gene van Troyer] [Tales from the Planet Earth, ed. Frederik Pohl and Elizabeth Anne Hull, St. Martin's, 1986; translated by Tomoko Oshiro & Gene van Troyer] [The Best Japanese Science Fiction Stories, ed. John L. Apostolou and Martin H. Greenberg, Dembner, 1989; translated by Tomoko Oshiro & Gene van Troyer] [The Road to Science Fiction Volume 6: Around the World, ed. James Gunn, White Wolf, 1998; translated by Tomoko Oshiro & Gene van Troyer] * "Speeches by the Special Guests", 1988 [Requiem, Robert A. Heinlein, Tor, 1992] * "The Road to the Sea", by Takashi Ishikawa, translated by Tetsu Yano [Proteus, ed. Richard S. McEnroe, Ace, 1981] [The Best Japanese Science Fiction Stories, ed. John L. Apostolou and Martin H. Greenberg, Dembner, 1989; translated by Judith Merril] Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (1942? or 1943?-), science fiction, fantasy, and mystery/detective author: * False Dawn [Doubleday, 1978] * Hotel Transylvania [St.Martin's, 1978] * The Time of the Fourth Horseman [Doubleday, 1976; Ace] * books since 1979 {to be done} Chelsea Quinn Yarbro @ Locus/Contento index John Yarbrough: isfdb lists: {to be done} John Yarbrough @ Locus/Contento index * "Wanted: One Muse" [Midnight Zoo, vol.3, no.11, 1993] Yarrow: river in Scotland, often appearing in poems by Sir Walter Scott and by Hogg, because of various Fantasy legends about it, and in Wordsworth's "Yarrow Revisited" [1835]. An ancient Scottish ballad is "The Braes of Yarrow" Yasgur's Farm: where the Woodstock rock festival was held, marking the bright moment at the peak of the hippie 1960s before the darkness and death of Altamont. Question: why were so many anti-technological back-to-nature youngster's blissfully happy to hear rock musicians playing electronically amplified instruments fly in on helicopters, with no sense of irony expressed? Your Humble Webmaster suspects that this has something to do with the relative rise of Fantasy trilogies and the relative decline of HARD SCIENCE FICTION as a genre. Batya Swift Yasgur: Batya Swift Yasgur @ Locus/Contento index * "Against the Grace of Fire" [Weird Tales, Fall 1998] * "Blessing the Last Family" [co-author Barry N. Malzberg] [Realms of Fantasy, Apr 1997] * "Job's Partner" [co-author Barry N. Malzberg] [F&SF, June 1998] * "Letters in the Wall" [co-author Barry N. Malzberg] [Alternate Worldcons/Again, Alternate Worldcons, ed. Mike Resnick, WC Books, 1996] Hisaki Yasuda: isfdb lists: {to be done} Allan Yates (?-1985): Books: * Coriolanus, The Chariot [Ace, 1978] Obituary: * "Obituary: Yates, Alan" [Locus, vol.18:7, No.294, July 1985] Dornford Yates: pseudonym of Cecil William Mercer (1885-1960) Dornford Yates - a select bibliography born in Walmer, Kent, UK; died in Umtali, Rhodesia; son of a solicitor, 'Dornford Yates' attended Harrow School and University College, Oxford. He qualified for the bar but after service in the Middle East during World War I gave up legal work in favor of working at his writing. His uses his knowledge of the English bar in his books, however, as 'Berry' is the local magistrate and 'Boy', the narrator of the 'Berry' adventure/farce books (beginning 1921 with "Berry and Company"), is a barrister. Yatpan: in the Canaanite "The Poem of Aqhat", Yatpan is hired by Anat (a Goddess) to kill the hero Aqhat and steal his magical bow. Yatpan does the murder, but drops and breaks the bow, and drunkenly confesses to Paghat (Aqhat's sister). Yaw: side-to-side motion of the front of a spacecraft (compare with "pitch" and "roll") Yazoo: (1) a river in the U.S. state of Georgia; (2) the Yazoo Frauds of 1795 were a real estate scam based on 4 companies bribing the state legislature to get riverfront land, until the scam was exposed and the grants revoked; (3) a play (now lost) by Royall Tyler "The Georgia Spec: or Land in the Moon" [1797] mocked this, and the Land in the Moon phrase is the tortured reason for this encyclopedia entry in The Ultimate Science Fiction Web Guide; (4) the phrase "Up the Yazoo" is military slang, of uncertain definition, possibly derived from meaning #2 above. Martynas Ycas, co-author with scientist/author George Gamow of "Mr. Tompkins Inside Himself" Yclept: Old English word for "called" or "named" Ye: (1) archaic mode of writing "the", but was always pronounched "the"; (2) archaic mominative second person plural Ye Yonglie @ Locus/Contento index I[van] A[ntonovich] Yefremov, (1907-) Scientist/author, biologist and mining/paleontology expert (also known as "Efremov". Novels include "Andromeda", "The Land of Foam" and "Meeting Over Tuscarora" Chuck Yeager [1923-]: broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1, as described in Science Fictional docu-drama in the book "The Right Stuff" by Tom Wolfe, and the supewrb adaptation to film {film hotlink to be done}; no a general; interesting autobiography [1985] Pamela Yeagar: Pamela Yeagar @ Locus/Contento index * "The Fields of Mariah" [Grotesque #9, 1995] Pam Chillemi Yeager: isfdb lists: {to be done} Pam Chillemi Yeager @ Locus/Contento index * "Tapestry" [Pirate Writings, Summer 1993] Gary Yealdhall: isfdb lists: {to be done} Year: (1) Astronomical Year = Equinoctial Year = Natural Year = Solar Year = Tropical Year = the time it takes the Earth to go once around the Sun = 365 days 5 hours 48 minutes 46 seconds; (2) Astral Year = Sidereal Year = length of time between successive returns of the Sun to the same place in the Zodiac = 365 days 6 hours 9 minutes 9.6 seconds approximately; (3) Platonic Year = Great Year = Perfect Year = Annus magnus = the cycle of very roughly 26,000 years which the ancient Greeks imagined marked the return of all the planets to the same places they had at the moment of creation; (4) see "Age" and "Aeon" William Butler Yeats [1865-1939]: major Fantasy poet, successful in mainstream {to be done} William Butler Yeats @ Locus/Contento index Leader of the Irish Renaissance, founder of the Abbey Theatre, founder of the Pre-Raphaelite "Rhymers' Club", son of famous painter John Butler Yeats, his early poetry is marked by melancholy and "The Celtic Twilight" * "The Wanderings of Oison" [1889] long mystical narrative poem dervived from Irish legend He, Lady Gregory, and and Synge each wrote many plays for the Abbey Theatre, some of which have Fantasy elements, such as: * "The Land of Heart's Desire" [1894] He met Ezra Pound in 1912, and was steered into ritualistic dance/drama infleunced by No plays of Japan. Many such musical plays were fantasy-based, often about Cu Chulainn, and the occult, such as: * "The Herne's Egg" * "Purgatory" He was also friends with the occultists AE and Madame Blavatsky, and became a semi-dsciple of Theosophy, Hermetism, and spiritualism. His interest in Fantasy and Legend crystallized in nonfiction books such as: * Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry [1888] He published an edition of Fantasy poet William Blake [1893], was elected a Senator of the Irish Free State [1922], and won the Nobel Prize in Literature [1923]. Recent Fantasy Reprints include: * "The Countess Kathleen O'Shea" [Angels of Darkness, ed. Marvin Kaye, Science Fiction Book Club, 1995] * "The Crucifixion of the Outcast" [The National Observer, 24 Mar 1894; Celtic Tales of Terror, ed. Mairtin O'Griofa, New York: Sterling Pub. Co., Inc., 1994; The Book of Irish Weirdness, ed. Anon., Sterling, 1997] * "The Curse of the Fires and of the Shadows" [The National Observer 5 Aug 1893; Great Irish Stories of the Supernatural, ed. Peter Haining, Souvenir Press, 1992] * "Dreams That Have No Moral" [The Celtic Twilight, Bullen, 1902; Spells of Enchantment, ed. Jack Zipes, Viking, 1991] * "The Friends of the People of Faery" [in "The Tribes of Danu"] The New Review Nov 1897; A Fairy Tale Reader, ed. John Matthews and Caitlín Matthews, HarperAquarian, 1993] * "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" [poem] [A Sound of Thunder, ed. Ian Mills, Addison-Wesley, 1993] * "Magdalene" [The Little Book of Horrors, ed. Sebastian Wolfe, Xanadu, 1992] * "Purgatory" [Last Poems and Two Plays, Cuala Press, 1939; 13 Plays of Ghosts and the Supernatural, ed. Marvin Kaye, SFBC, 1990 * "The Sorcerers, (vi) The Celtic Twilight, Lawrence & Bullen, 1893 The Book of Fantasy, ed. Jorge Luís Borges, Adolfo Bioy Casares & Silvina Ocampo, Viking, 1989 Witches and Warlocks, ed. Marvin Kaye, Science Fiction Book Club, 1990] * "The Stolen Child" [poem] [The Irish Monthly Dec 1886; The Victorian Fairy Tale Book, ed. Michael Patrick Hearn, Pantheon, 1988; A Fairy Tale Reader, ed. John Matthews and Caitlín Matthews, HarperAquarian, 1993] * "The Wisdom of the King" [The New Review Sep 1895; Great Irish Tales of the Unimaginable, ed. Peter Haining, Souvenir Press, 1994 Francis Yeats-Brown [1886-1944]: English author, served with Britsih Army in India, resulting in his best-known work: * Lives of a Bengal Lancer [1930] partly autobiographical, filled with adventure and mysticism, including Yoga and various Eastern religions and legends Paul Yee: Paul Yee @ Locus/Contento index * Spirits of the Railway" [Tales from Gold Mountain, Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1987; Dread and Delight, ed. Philippa Pearce, Oxford University Press, 1995; The Unseen, ed. Janet Lunn, Penguin/Puffin, 1997] Phil Yeh: isfdb lists: {to be done} Tamar Yellin: Locus/Contento lists: * "Eye of the Beholder" [The Third Alternative #16, 1998] Yellow: [from Anglo Saxon "geolo", related to Greek "chloros" (green) and "gall" (yellow bile fluid)] (1) in medieval literature, sybolic of treachery, inconstancy, and jealousy; (2) French traitors' doors were painted yellow; (3) some medieval countries insisted that Jews dress in yellow, on the strange theory that they betrayed Christ; (4) specifically, Judas in paintings of the middle ages is often garbed in yellow; (5) Spanish executioners wore either red (for blood), or yellow (when traitors were executed); (6) substitutes for Gold in heraldry The Yellow Book: yellow-covered quarterly magazine (1894-1897) of interest to Fantasy collectors for its drawings by Aubrey Beardsley and Max Beerbohm, and its stories by Henry James, Arthur Symons, and Oscar Wilde Yellow Peril: racist scare starting in Germany circa 1890 that Chinese and Japanese would outbreed and over-run caucasian-ruled territories; common theme in some turn-of-the-century pulp Science Fiction in England, America, and Australia The Yellow Press: sensationalist newspapers, starting with William Randolph Hearst's "Journal" with its comix character The Yellow Kid, with frightening headlines, exaggerated slanted stories, copious illustrations, comix, Sunday supplements; which pretty much took over the bulk of modern American so-called journalism, sad to say Calude Yelnick, parallel-universe novel "The Trembling Tower" Mikhail Yemtsev: Mikhail Yemtsev @ Locus/Contento index * "Everything But Love" [co-author Yeremei Parnov] in Everything But Love, MIR, 1973; Countdown to Midnight, ed. H. Bruce Franklin, DAW, 1984] novella Johnny Yen: Johnny Yen @ Locus/Contento index * "Barnacles" [Nightmares 3, ed. Mary Danby, London: Armada, 1985] * "The Runaways" [ Nightmares 2, ed. Mary Danby, London: Armada, 1984] * "Upstarts" [The 28th Pan Book of Horror Stories, ed. Clarence Paget, London: Pan, 1987] * "A Weird Day for Agro" [The 27th Pan Book of Horror Stories, ed. Clarence Paget, London: Pan, 1986; Short Sharp Shocks, ed. Julian Lloyd Webber, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1990] Joseph Yenkavitch: Joseph Yenkavitch @ Locus/Contento index * "Cry on a Dead Planet" [Midnight Zoo, vol.3, no.4, 1993] Yeoman of the Guard: comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan [1888], which Isaac Asimov greatly enjoyed Jack Yeovil: pseudonym of Kim Newman (1959-) Jack Yeovil @ Locus/Contento index * "The Big Fish" [as by Kim Newman] [Interzone, Oct 1993; Shadows Over Innsmouth, ed. Stephen Jones, Fedogan & Bremer, 1994] * "The Ignorant Armies" [Ignorant Armies, ed. David Pringle, GW Books, 1989] in Warhammer series * "No Gold in the Grey Mountains" [Wolf Riders, ed. David Pringle, GW Books, 1989] in Warhammer series * "Pitbull Brittan" [Temps Volume 1, ed. Neil Gaiman & Alex Stewart, Roc UK, 1991] * "Red Thirst" [Warhammer: Red Thirst, ed. David Pringle, GW Books, 1990] * "Route 666" [Dark Future: Route 666, ed. David Pringle, GW Books, 1990] Book Reviews: * "Dark Future: Comeback Tour, Jack Yeovil" by Faren Miller [Locus vol.27:1, No.366, July 1991] * "Drachenfels, Jack Yeovil" by Faren Miller [Locus vol.23:6, No.347, Dec 1989] Laurence Yep [1948-]: * Sea Demons [Harper, 1977] * Sweetwater [Harper & Row, 1973; Camelot] juvenile * books since 1979 {to be done} * Tongues of Jade [HarperCollins, 1991] Laurence Yep @ Locus/Contento index Frank G. Yerby, full name Frank Garvin Yerby [1916-1991] Obituary: * Yerby, Frank [Locus, vol.28:2, No.373, Feb 1992] Daniel Yergin: isfdb lists: {to be done} Jacek Yerka: noted Fantasy artists, who has illustrated Harlan Ellison T. Bruce Yerke [1923-1998] Obituary: * Yerke, T. Bruce [Locus, vol.41:3, No.452, Sep 1998] Nicholas Yermakov (1951-), later used psuedonym Simon Hawke Nicholas Yermakov @ Locus/Contento index Frances Yerxa: isfdb lists: {to be done} Leroy Yerxa (1915-1946) popular Astounding Stories author of the "Freddie Funk" series and "Death Rides at Night" Leroy Yerxa @ Locus/Contento index * "Carrion Crypt" [as by Richard Casey] [Fantastic Adventures, July 1947; Haunted New England, ed. Charles G. Waugh, Martin H. Greenberg and Frank D. McSherry, Jr., Yankee, 1988] Yeti: see "Abominable Snowman" Lionel Yexley: Locus/Contento list: * When the Eagle Flies Seaward [co-author Patrick Vaux], excerpted, London: Hurst and Blackett, 1907; The Great War with Germany, 1890-1914, ed. I. F. Clarke, Liverpool University Press, 1997] John Yezeguielian: isfdb lists: * "Sword of Ice" [Sword of Ice and Other Tales of Valdemar, ed. Mercedes Lackey, DAW, 1997] ISBN 0-88677-720-8, $5.99, paperback Yggdrasil: the Tree of the World which connects Hell, Earth, and Heaven; specifically said to be an evergreen Ash, with a magical fountain at its root; said to drip honey; said to have an eagle, a squirrel [Ratatosk], and four stags as residents; symbolizing life, wisdom, space, and time. see: Scandanavian Pantheon It sprang from the body of the giant Ymir; its 3 roots reach the realms of Asgard, Niflheim, and Totunnheim; it is near the magical well Urtharbrunn, whose waters were used by the Norns to preserve the tree. Kang Yi: Fantasy/Science Fiction illustrator active in late 1980s and early 1990s: Kang Yi @isfdb Yiddish: [from German "judisch" = Jewish]: Middle German dialect born in Poland with Hebrew and Slavonic influences, written in Hebrew letters, used as language by Jews of Eastern Europe; when the latter fled throughout the world from unspeakable evil, it became for a time the default language of global Jewry, and the basis for the derogatory term "Yid" for Jew; great literature was written in Yiddish, and an advanced Yiddish theatre flourished Yin and Yang: In the late Chou Dynasty [1027-256 B.C.] this Chinese theory was developed; and later absorbed into Confucianism. "Yin" = female, passive, negative, Earth; "Yang" = male, active, positive, Heaven This, plus the "wu hsing" theory of 5 elements (see "Elements"), plus the Tao Te Ching [Book of Changes] are basic to magical analysis of all human affairs in Japan and China. In modern day, of course, we have improved the theory to say that all particles in the cosmos are either Bosons or Fermions, and combined this with a theory of over 118 elements, and market capitalism, purportedly explaining of all human affairs. Yeah, right. Ymir: the first being in Scandanavian mythology, father of all Giants; suckled by 4 milky streams from the cow Audhumla, his body became the Earth, his skull became the arched Heavens see: Scandanavian Pantheon see "Yggdrasil" "Yngve is a louse" {to be done} Ian Yngveson: Ian Yngveson @ Locus/Contento index * "Gemtrapp" [Pittsburgh, PA: Dorrance Publishing, 1993] Sharon Yntema: isfdb lists: * More than 100 Woman Science Fiction Writers: An Annotated Bibliography [The Crossing Press, 1988] ISBN 0-89594-449-9, $12.95, trade paperback see: FEMINIST Julie Yobst: Julie Yobst @ Locus/Contento index * "Still-Life" [Night Cry, Spring 1986] Yoda: wise Jedi master teacher in "Star Wars" mythos Patricia Yoder: Patricia Yoder @ Locus/Contento index * "Tribe of the Bear" [Random Realities, Summmer 1992] R. H. Yodice: genre poet R. H. Yodice @ Locus/Contento index Poems: * "Finale" [Mage, Winter 1985] * "The Fog" [Pirate Writings, Winter 1993] * "Omni One" [Mage, Winter 1985] P. Yodzis: P. Yodzis @ Locus/Contento index * "On the Einstein-Murphy Interaction" [co-authors A. Held & E. Zechbruder] [from General Relativity and Gravitation, vol.13, no.9, 1981; Analog, mid-Dec 1984] nonfiction article Yoga: [from Sanscrit "yoga" = yoke, union, devotion]: (1) Hindu philosphical practice of turning off processing of sensory input in order to free one's operating system to perform more important computation; (2) related practices involving physical positioning, self-hypnotosm, self-mortification, and reputedly achieving benefits to health and attainment of super-natural powers; (3) whatever a Yogi does Karl B. Yoke: (isfdb lists as "Carl B. Yoke"): * "With a Splash of Brilliant Images" [Amazing Stories, ed. Kim Mohan, August 1992] nonfiction, $3.95 Karl B. Yoke @ Locus/Contento index Yoknapatawpha County: imaginary land in Mississippi, the locus of many of the stories of William Faulkner, with countty seat Jefferson a satire of Oxford, Mississippi; an example of the Fantasy approach to "subcreation" (in Tolkein's terms) spilling over into mainstream fiction, complete with maps and demographic figures Jane Yolen: pseudonym of Jane Hyatt Yolen Stemple (1939-) Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Jane Yolen: leading young adult author Jane Yolen Jane Yolen @ Locus/Contento index e-mail Jane Yolen Yom Kippur: Jewish Day of Atonement Victoria Yong-Hing: Victoria Yong-Hing @ Locus/Contento index Ye Yonglie: Ye Yonglie @ Locus/Contento index * "Corrosion" ["Fushi", Renmin wenxue Nov '81]; [Science Fiction from China, ed. Wu Dingbo & Patrick D. Murphy, Praeger, 1989; tr. by Pei Minxin; The Road to Science Fiction Volume 6: Around the World, ed. James Gunn, White Wolf, 1998, translated by Pei Minxin; * "Reap as You Have Sown" ["Zishi qiguo", Harben: Kehuan xiaoshu bao 19 Nov 1981; Science Fiction from China, ed. Wu Dingbo & Patrick D. Murphy, Praeger, 1989; tr. by Pei Minxin; * "The Thursday Events" [Tales from the Planet Earth, ed. Frederik Pohl and Elizabeth Anne Hull, St. Martin's, 1986] * "Zishi qiguo" see "Reap as You Have Sown" Mary Jane Yore: isfdb lists: * "Teamwork" [Adrift in Space and Other Stories, eds. George Zebrowski and Roger Elwood, Lerner SF Library, 1974] hardcover Yorick: (1) in Shakespeare's "Hamlet", the late Jester of the murdered Danish King (also named "Hamlet"), whose skull is held by Hamlet during a famous soliloquy, "... a fellow on infinite jest, of most excellent fancy..."; (2) in the pre-post-modernist novel "Tristam Shandy" by Lawrence Sterne, a comic parson who claims that Hamlet's Yorick was his ancestor. Anton York, pseudonym of Arthur Leo Zagat Carol Beach York: Carol Beach York @ Locus/Contento index Georgia York, pseudonym of Lee Hoffman Jeremy York, pseudonym of John Creasey J. Steven York: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail J. Steven York J. Steven York author's home page newsgroup: J. Steven York J. Steven York @ Locus/Contento index has changed * Pat York: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America short stories: * "Truckin'" TOMORROW * "Cool Zone" FULL SPECTRUM 5, the anthology * "A Faeries' Tale" REALMS OF FANTASY (a 1k word poem, actually) * "Lustman" REALMS OF FANTASY * "You Wandered Off Like A Foolish Child To Break Your Heart And Mine" SILVER BIRCH, BLOOD MOON a Datlow/Windling anthology * "The Great Leaving" ODYSSEY Pat York @ Locus/Contento index e-mail Pat York e-mail Pat York old, invalid Simon York, pseudonym of Robert A. Heinlein S. D. Yorston: S. D. Yorston @ Locus/Contento index Banana Yoshimoto: Banana Yoshimoto @ Locus/Contento index Scott D. Yost (1960-) Scott D. Yost @ Locus/Contento index Christopher Samuel Youd (16 Apr 1922-) English author better known by his pseudonym "John Christopher" Christopher Samuel Youd @ Locus/Contento index Craig Youden: Craig Youden @ Locus/Contento index Paul Youll: Science Fiction/Fantasy illustrator, active in late 1980s and early 190s, covers for Iain Banks novels Paul Youll @isfdb Steve Youll, Stephen Youll: Science Fiction/Fantasy illustrator, active in late 1980s: Steve Youll @isfdb Stephen Youll @isfdb Brian Youmans: Brian Youmans @ Locus/Contento index Kathleen Youmans: Kathleen Youmans @ Locus/Contento index Anne Young: no known home page, but America Online e-mail Anne Young @ Locus/Contento index e-mail Anne Young B. A. Young, British author of political SF novel about the year 1996: * Cabinet Pudding [London: H. Hamilton, 1967] Bruce Young: isfdb lists: Nonfiction: * Cyber-Cents" [Cyber-Psychos AOD, Issue #1, ed. Jasmine Sailing, 1992] $5.00 (US) $6.00 (Int) * "Cyber-Cents" [Cyber-Psychos AOD, Issue #2, 1992] $5.00 (US) $6.00 (Int) * "Cyber-Cents" [Cyber-Psychos AOD, Issue #3, 1993] $6.00 (US) $7.00 (Int) * "Band Profile: Scramblehead" [Cyber-Psychos AOD, Issue #4, 1993] $5.00 (US) $6.00 (Int) * "Artist Profile: Dave O'Brien" [Cyber-Psychos AOD, Issue #5, 1994] $4.00 (US) $5.00 (Int) Collier Young, pseudonym of Robert Bloch Elizabeth M. Young: Elizabeth M. Young @ Locus/Contento index Ella Young (1867-1956): Ella Young @ Locus/Contento index Gary Young: Gary Young @ Locus/Contento index Ian Young: Ian Young @ Locus/Contento index Janine Ellen Young: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Janine Ellen Young Jillian Young: Jillian Young @ Locus/Contento index Jim Young: James Maxwell Young (1951-) Jim Young @ Locus/Contento index John Young [1930-]: US astronaut, commanded Apollo 16 (landed LEM Orion on the Moon's Descartes Highlands, with Charles Duke, on 20 Apr 1972); and, with Bob Crippen, flew the first Space Shuttle flight (STS-1) on 12 April 1981 John K. Young: John K. Young @ Locus/Contento index Lana Young: Lana Young @ Locus/Contento index Mary O'Keefe Young: Fantasy illustrator active in late 1990s Mary O'Keefe Young @isfdb Michael Young: isfdb lists: * "The Timekeeper" [Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sep 1961] Parris Young: Parris Young @ Locus/Contento index Paul Young: Fantasy illustrator of 1990s Paul Young @isfdb Raymond A. Young, pseudonym of Vernon H. Jones Ree Young: short-story author and Science Fiction poet: Ree Young @ Locus/Contento index Short Fiction: * "Amanda" [Eldritch Tales, ed. Crispin Burnham, Summer 1992] $6.00 Poetry: * "The Distance Between" [Star*Line, ed. Elissa Malcohn, Mar/Apr 1988] * "Owl Wood" [Eldritch Tales, ed. Crispin Burnham, Spring 1991] $6.00 * "Death of Horror Poetry - or Kill the Peckers" [Star*Line, ed. Marge Ballif Simon, Sep/Oct 1992] * "Potter's Earth" [Star*Line, ed. Marge Ballif Simon, July/Aug 1996] Robert F. Young, full name Robert Franklin Young (8 Jun 1915-1986): American author, no known web page except: * The Worlds of Robert F. Young [Simon & Schuster, 1965] 16 stories * A Glass of Stars [Harris-Wolfe, 1978] 13 stories Robert F. Young @ Locus/Contento index Rob Young: Rob Young @ Locus/Contento index Rosemary Young: Rosemary Young @ Locus/Contento index Toby Young: Toby Young @ Locus/Contento index Jonathan Youngkans: Fantasy/Horror poet: * "The Rocks of Hell" [Deathrealm, Summer 1990] Jonathan Youngkans @ Locus/Contento index Rena Yount: * "Pursuit of Excellence" [The Year's Best Science Fiction: Second Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois, 1985] Rena Yount @ Locus/Contento index Marguerite Yourcenar: pseudonym of Marguerite Criayencourt (1903-1987): Marguerite Yourcenar @ Locus/Contento index Barry Yourgrau: Barry Yourgrau @ Locus/Contento index Meryl Yourish: * "The Ten Elephants of High Fantasy" [Pulphouse, Oct 1991] Meryl Yourish @ Locus/Contento index Susan Youssef: Susan Youssef @ Locus/Contento index Ysolde, a.k.a Yseult, a.k.a. Isolde: 2 different females in Arthurian Romances: (1) Ysolde the Fair, daughter of King of Ireland, wife of King Mark, lover of Tristram; (2) Ysolde of the White Hands = Ysolde of Brittany; see: King Arthur. Quah Kung Yu: isfdb lists: * "Equality" [The Penguin World Omnibus of Science Fiction, eds. Brian W. Aldiss and Sam J. Lundwall, Penguin, 1986] ISBN 0-14-008067-8, £3.50, paperback Quah Kung Yu @ Locus/Contento index Sharon Ilanna Yuditsky: e-mail Sharon Ilanna Yuditsky Yuga: one of the 4 Ages of the World according to Hindu Mythology; see: "Age" Yule: [from Old English "geol", from Icelandic "jol"] heathen festival of winter solstice adapted to be Christmas-time Jeffrey V. Yule: Jeffrey V. Yule @ Locus/Contento index Jerry Yulsman: isfdb lists: * Elleander Morning [St. Martin's, 1984] ISBN 0-312-24369-3, $13.95, hardcover [Science Fiction Book Club #3504, 1984] $4.98, hardcover [Tor, 1985] ISBN 0-812-59073-2, $3.95, paperback Jonathan Yungkans: Fantasy/Science Fiction poet: Jonathan Yungkans @ Locus/Contento index Poetry: * "Conforming to Puritan Professional Standards" [Midnight Zoo, vol.2, no.5, 1992] * "The Temptation of St. Anthony" [Deathrealm, Summer 1993] * "Calm Sea" [Aberrations, no.13, 1993] Sol Yurick: Sol Yurick @ Locus/Contento index Klaus Dieter Yurk: Klaus Dieter Yurk @ Locus/Contento index * "The Devil in the Deep" [Eldritch Tales, no.11, 1985] Arthur Yuwiler: isfdb lists: * "Two-Edged Miracle" [Astounding Science Fiction, June 1951] nonfiction Brian Yuzna: Brian Yuzna @ Dragon*Con producer of "From Beyond", "Necronomicon", "Society", "Return of the Living Dead 3", "The Dentist", "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids", "Guyver", and "Crying Freeman" {film hotlinks to be done} Brian Yuzna @ Locus/Contento index St. Yves, a.k.a. St. Yvo (1253-1303): the Patron Saint of Lawyers, a.k.a. "The Advocate of the Poor", canonized 1347, his day is May 19th. The King of Yvetot: (1) actual title used in Normandy town of Yvetot for the lord of the town, in 14th through 16th Century; (2) a man with huge pretentions but insignifiant capability, thanks to an 1813 ballad of the same name by Beranger, satirizing Napoleon Henri Yvinec: Henri Yvinec @ Locus/Contento index


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Z: last letter of the alphabet, a.k.a. "Zed" in Great Britain (older name: "Izzard"), a.k.a. "Zee" in America Jeffrey A. Z. Zable: science fiction poet, one poem in Midnight Zoo Jeffrey A. Z. Zable @ Locus/Contento index listed in isfdb as "Jeffrey Zable" Rafi Zabor: isfdb lists: * The Bear Comes Home [1997] Richard Zaccaro: Richard Zaccaro @ Locus/Contento index Christopher Zacharow: Fantasy/Horror illustrator active in 1980s and 1990s Christopher Zacharow @ isfdb Elizabeth Zachary, pseudonym of Hugh Zachary (1928-) Hugh Zachary @ Locus/Contento index John Zacherle (1919-?) American TV personality/anthologist as "Zacherley" "Zacherley's Midnight Snacks" (Ballentine, 1960) "Zacherley's Vulture Stew" (Ballentine, 1960) Andrew Zack: Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America; The Zack Company, Inc. [e-mail address to Andrew Zack removed by request], but see: Andrew Zack Robert Zacks: isfdb lists: * "From Outer Space" [Startling Stories, ed. Samuel Mines, May 1952] $0.25 * "Have Your Past Read, Mister? [Startling Stories, Winter 1955] $0.25 * "The Freelancer" [Galaxy, ed. H. L. Gold, Sep 1955] $0.35 * "Don't Shoot" [Galaxy, ed. H. L. Gold, Apr 1955] $0.35 Zadikiel: (1) the Angel of the planet Jupiter in Jewish myth; (2) pseudonym of astrologer Richard James Morrison (1795-1874) Arthur Leo Zagat (1895-1948) American lawyer/author with over 500 publications, of which 20-30 were science fiction. Best known for novels "Drink We Deep" (Argosy, 31 July 1937) -- subterranean race subgenre, and time-travel "Seven Out of Time" [Argosy, 11 Mar 1939; first book publication: Fantasy, 1949] and his collaberations with Nathan "Nate" Schachner in 1930-31 Arthur Leo Zagat @ Locus/Contento index Stanislaw Zagorski: Fantasy/Horror illustrator active in late 1960s Stanislaw Zagorski @ isfdb Howard Zaharoff: Howard Zaharoff @ Locus/Contento index Irene Zahava (1951-): Irene Zahava @ Locus/Contento index Mustafa Zahirovic: Mustafa Zahirovic @ Locus/Contento index Timothy Zahn (1951-): Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Bestselling author of "Star Wars: Heir to the Empire" and many other novels and short stories. Timothy Zahn Timothy Zahn @ Locus/Contento index Timothy Zahn's Star Wars Trilogy link sends you to a new host, at which Zahn cannot be found Kenneth J. Zahorski: Kenneth J. Zahorski @ Locus/Contento index Alexandra Zaina: Alexandra Zaina @ Locus/Contento index Januscz A. Zajdel: Januscz A. Zajdel @ Locus/Contento index Andrei Zakizjanov: Andrei Zakizjanov @ Locus/Contento index Marc Zaldivar: Science Fiction critic; isfdb lists: * "Delany's "Neveryona": Re(textu)ality" [The New York Review of Science Fiction, Feb 1995] $3.00 Laura Zalman: Laura Zalman @ Locus/Contento index ZAMBIA George Zambock, pseudonym of Allen Glasser Mary Frances Zambreno: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Mary Frances Zambreno @ Locus/Contento index Eugene Zamiatin (1884-Mar 1937) [Evgeni Ivanovich Zamiatin] Russian dystopian novelist, banned in the USSR, of the influential "We" [New York: Dutton, 1924, tr. by Gregory Zilboorg; Viking, 1972; Bantam; Dutton paperback; Gregg, 1975] which surely influenced George Orwell's "1984" -- a global state where people are denied names and love. Yevgeni Zamiatin @ Locus/Contento index Short Fiction: * more {To Be Done} * "In Old Russia" [1923] [The Dragon, Yevgeney Zamyatin, University of Chicago Press, 1986] * "The Ivans" [1922] [The Dragon, Yevgeney Zamyatin, University of Chicago Press, 1986] * "Letter to Stalin" (actual letter) [Jun 1931] [The Dragon, Yevgeney Zamyatin, University of Chicago Press, 1986] * "The Lion" [1935] [The Dragon, Yevgeney Zamyatin, University of Chicago Press, 1986] * "The Miracle of Ash Wednesday" [1926] [The Dragon, Yevgeney Zamyatin, University of Chicago Press, 1986; The Dragon, Random House, 1968; Black Water 2, ed. Alberto Manguel, Random House/Clarkson & Potter, 1991]; translated by Mirra Ginsburg * "The North" [1922] [The Dragon, Yevgeney Zamyatin, University of Chicago Press, 1986] * "The Protectress of Sinners" [1922] [The Dragon, Yevgeney Zamyatin, University of Chicago Press, 1986] * "A Provincial Tale" [1913] [The Dragon, Yevgeney Zamyatin, University of Chicago Press, 1986] * "A Story About the Most Important Thing" [1924] [The Dragon, Yevgeney Zamyatin, University of Chicago Press, 1986] * "X" [1926] [The Dragon, Yevgeney Zamyatin, University of Chicago Press, 1986] Reference: * "The Mythopoetic in Zamyatin's 'We'" by Thomas Rogers [The Leading Edge #25, 1992] zana: pseudonym of Marilyn Woodsea (1947-) zana @ Locus/Contento index * "Dracula Retold" [Lesbian Bedtime Stories, ed. Terry Woodrow, Tough Dove Press, 1989; revised from earlier version in "Feminary", Spring 1981, as by Marilyn Woodsea; Daughters of Darkness, ed. Pam Keesey, Cleis Press, 1993] Israel Zangwill: isfdb lists as "Isrrael" [sic] Zangwill * "Satan Mekatrig" (1899) [Fantasy & Science Fiction, ed. Avram Davidson, Feb 1963] $0.40 better known for Zionist books and one extremely influential Mystery book: Authors "Z" of Ultimate Mystery/Detective Web Guide Zany: the buffoon in Commedia dell'Arte [from Italian "zanni" = buffoon, a nickname for "Giovanni" = John] Dawn Zapletal: Dawn Zapletal @ Locus/Contento index Poetry: * "Death Woke" [Aberrations #20, 1994] * "Little Death" [Mage #12, 1989] Zarathustra: see Zoroastrianism Lewis Zarem: * "Green Men From Space" [New York: Dutton, 1955] Mars novel Joseph W. Zarzynski: Joseph W. Zarzynski @ Locus/Contento index * "People in the Shadows: Joseph W. Zarzynski" interview by Joseph A. Citro [Cemetery Dance, Winter 1991] Mark Zaslove: Mark Zaslove @ Locus/Contento index * "We'll Do Lunch (coauthor Jymn Magon) [Things That Go Bump in the Night, ed. Jane Yolen and Martin H. Greenberg, Harper & Row, 1989] Robert Zasuly: Robert Zasuly @ Locus/Contento index * "Burnin' Luv" [The King Is Dead, ed. Paul M. Sammon, Delta, 1994] * "Corporate Culture" [Chilled To the Bone, ed. Robert T. Garcia, Mayfair Games, 1991] * "Kill Shot" [Kill Shot/Cuttings, ed. Anon., Roadkill Press, 1992] Jeanne Zdziarski: Jeanne Zdziarski @ Locus/Contento index * "Roberta" [Vision #6, 1990] Zealots, a.k.a. Canaeans: Jewish sect founded by Judas of Gamala who set the standard for fanatical rebellion in the war against Rome which destroyed Jerusalem in 70 A.D., and ended symbolically in the mass suicide at Masada George [Thaddeous] Zebrowski (1945-) born Jerzy Tadeuz Zebrowski: George Zebrowski @ University of Vermont Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Books: * The "Omega" series: * Ashes and Stars [Ace, 1977] * The Omega Point [Ace, 1972] * Mirror of Minds [?] * The Star Web [Laser, 1975] * The Monadic Universe [Ace, 1977; 1985] 12 stories * The "Sunspacer" Trilogy * Behind the Stars [Amazing, Jun, Jul 1993; Sunspacer Trilogy, White Wolf, 1996] * The Stars Will Speak [New York: Harper & Row, 1985; Sunspacer Trilogy, White Wolf, 1996] * Stranger Suns [first third of the novel] [Amazing, Jan, Mar 1991] * Sunspacer [New York: Harper & Row, 1984; Sunspacer Trilogy, White Wolf, 1996] George Zebrowski George Zebrowski @ Locus/Contento index Short Fiction: * "Afternoon Ghost" (coauthor Jack M. Dann) [Return to the Twilight Zone, ed. Carol Serling and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1994] * "Asimov: The Last Questions" (interview) [Nebula Awards 27, ed. James Morrow, Harcourt Brace, 1993] * "Assassins of Air" [Future City, ed. Roger Elwood, Trident, 1973; The Monadic Universe, Ace, 1985] * "Behind the Night" [F&SF, Apr 1987] * "Between the Winds" [Amazing, Winter 1995] * "Beyond Entertainment" (introduction) [Synergy, vol.4, ed. George Zebrowski, HBJ Harvest, 1989 * "Bridge of Silence" [Aboriginal SF, Dec 1986] * "The City of Thought and Steel" [IASFM, Mar 1984] * "The Cliometricon" [Amazing, May 1975; The Monadic Universe, Ace, 1985; Amazing, Aug 1991] * "The Eichmann Variations" [Light Years and Dark, ed. Michael Bishop, Berkley, 1984; Nebula Awards 20, ed. George Zebrowski, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985] * "Essay," [Science Fiction Age, Sep 1995] * "Fire of Spring" [Chillers, Jul 1981; 100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories, ed. Robert Weinberg, Stefan Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1995] * "First Love, First Fear" [Strange Bedfellows, ed. Thomas N. Scortia, Random, 1972; The Monadic Universe, Ace, 1985] * "Foundation's Conscience" [Foundation's Friends, ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Tor, 1989] * "General Jaruzelski at the Zoo" [Twilight Zone, Apr 1987] * Gödel's Doom" [Popular Computing, Feb 1985; F&SF, Mar 1986; Mathenauts, ed. Rudy Rucker, Arbor House, 1987] * "Heathen God" [F&SF, Jan 1971; The Monadic Universe, Ace, 1985] * "Hell Just Over the Hill" [Phantoms of the Night, ed. Richard Gilliam and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1996] * "The History Machine" [New Worlds Quarterly 3, ed. Michael Moorcock, London: Sphere, 1972; The Monadic Universe, Ace, 1985] * "I Walked With Fidel" [Amazing, Nov 1992] * "The Idea Trap" [Universe 16, ed. Terry Carr, Doubleday, 1986] * "In Memoriam: Donald A. Wollheim" (biography) Nebula Awards 26, ed. James Morrow, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992] * "In the Distance, and Ahead in Time" [Amazing, Nov 1993] * "In the Flow of Synergies" (introduction) [Synergy #2, ed. George Zebrowski, HBJ Harvest, 1988] * "Interpose" [Infinity #5, ed. Robert Hoskins, Lancer, 1973; The Monadic Universe, Ace, 1985] * "Interview with Isaac Asimov [revised from "Science Fiction Review", Dec '91], [Amazing, Oct 1992] * Introduction" (to various books): [Nebula Awards 20, ed. George Zebrowski, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985] [Nebula Awards 21, ed. George Zebrowski, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987] [Nebula Awards 22, ed. George Zebrowski, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988] [Three in Time, ed. Jack Dann, Pamela Sargent & George Zebrowski, White Wolf, 1997] * "Introduction to a Book Full of Pearlmans" [The Final Dream & Other Fictions, Permeable Press, 1995] * "Introduction: Synergists" [Synergy, vol.1, ed. George Zebrowski, HBJ Harvest, 1987] * "Introduction: The Wines of Synergy" [Synergy, vol.3, ed. George Zebrowski, HBJ Harvest, 1989] * "Jumper" [F&SF, Apr 1988] * "Lenin in Odessa" [What Might Have Been? Volume II: Alternate Heroes, ed. Gregory Benford & Martin H. Greenberg, Bantam Spectra, 1990; Amazing, Mar 1990; What Might Have Been? Volumes I & II, ed. Gregory Benford and Martin H. Greenberg, Science Fiction Book Club, 1990] * "Lesser Beasts" [Amazing, Jan 1989] * "Let Time Shape" [Amazing, Mar 1992; What Might Have Been? Volume IV: Alternate Americas, ed. Gregory Benford and Martin H. Greenberg, Bantam Spectra, 1992; What Might Have Been, Volumes III & IV, ed. Gregory Benford and Martin H. Greenberg, Science Fiction Book Club, 1992] * "Listen, Love" (coauthor Jack M. Dann) [New Worlds Quarterly 2, ed. Michael Moorcock, London: Sphere, 1971; 100 Amazing Little Alien Stories, ed. Robert Weinberg, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1996] * "Lords of Information" [Science Fiction Review, Spring 1990] * "The Monadic Universe" [Infinity #3, ed. Robert Hoskins, Lancer, 1972; The Monadic Universe, Ace, 1985] * "The Number of the Sand" [Amazing, Aug 1991; What Might Have Been? Volume III: Alternate Wars, ed. Gregory Benford and Martin H. Greenberg, Bantam Spectra, 1991] What Might Have Been, Volumes III & IV, ed. Gregory Benford and Martin H. Greenberg, Science Fiction Book Club, 1992] * "Oh, Miranda! (coauthor Charles R. Pellegrino) [F&SF, Sep 1991] * "Parks of Rest and Culture" [Saving Worlds, ed. Roger Elwood and Virginia Kidd, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1973; The Monadic Universe, Ace, 1985] * "Passing Nights" [Amazing, Winter 1994] * "Rope of Glass" [Two Views of Wonder, ed. Thomas N. Scortia and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Ballantine, 1973; The Monadic Universe, Ace, 1985] * "Sacred Fire" [There Won't Be War, ed. Harry Harrison and Bruce McAllister, Tor, 1991] * "The Soft Terrible Music" [Castle Fantastic, ed. John DeChancie and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1996] * "Stance of Splendor" [New Worlds 6, ed. Michael Moorcock and Charles Platt, London: Sphere, 1973; The Monadic Universe, Ace, 1985] * "Starcrossed" [Eros in Orbit, ed. Joseph Elder, Trident, 1973; Machines That Think, ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg and Patricia S. Warrick, Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1984; The Monadic Universe, Ace, 1985; Cybersex, ed. Richard Glyn Jones, Raven, 1996] * "Stooges" [Twilight Zone, Jun 1986] * "Swift Thoughts" [Amazing Stories: The Anthology, ed. Kim Mohan, Tor, 1995] * "This Life and Later Ones" [Analog, Feb 1987; Simulations, ed. Karie Jacobson, Citadel Twilight, 1993] * "The Water Sculptor ["The Water Sculptor of Station 233"] [Infinity #1, ed. Robert Hoskins, Lancer, 1970; The Monadic Universe, Ace, 1985] * "Wayside World" [A World Named Cleopatra, ed. Poul Anderson, Pyramid, 1977; The Monadic Universe, Ace, 1985] * "The Wish in the Fear" [More Phobias, ed. Wendy Webb, Richard Gilliam, Edward E. Kramer, Martin H. Greenberg, Pocket Books, 1995] * "The Word Sweep" [F&SF; Aug 1979; The Monadic Universe, Ace, 1985; The Road to Science Fiction #4, ed. James Gunn, White Wolf, 1997] References/Reviews: * "Biolog: George Zebrowski" by Jay Kay Klein [Analog, Feb 1987] * "Form and Content" by James Gunn Nonfiction: * "Laidlaw Rising" [Amazing, Dec 1992] e-mail George Zebrowski Robert Zebrowski: Robert Zebrowski @ Locus/Contento index * "The Number of the Sand" [Amazing, Aug 1991] E. Zechbruder: pseudonym of ???? E. Zechbruder @ Locus/Contento index * "On the Einstein-Murphy Interaction" (coauthors A. Held, P. Yodzis) [from "General Relativity and Gravitation", vol.13, no.9 (1981); Analog, mid-Dec 1984] Mike Zeck: comix artists; several "Spider-Man" book covers for Stan Lee Mike Zeck @ isfdb Ann Tonsor Zeddies (1951-): Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Ann Tonsor Zeddies @ Locus/Contento index * "To See Heaven in a Wild Flower" [The Ultimate Silver Surfer, ed. Stan Lee, Boulevard, 1995] e-mail Ann Tonsor Zeddies e-mail Ann Tonsor Zeddies old, invalid? Mark A. Zeiger: Mark A. Zeiger @ Locus/Contento index * "The Raven Calls at Dawn" [Shapeshifter!, 1995] Karl Zeigfried, British house pseudonym (Badger SF and Supernatural series), variously Robert L. Fanthorpe, John S. Glasby, and T. W. Wade Ken Zeite: Ken Zeite @ Locus/Contento index * "Visages - Neil Gaiman" (coauthors Marina McDonald, Jenni Scott) [Visions, Fall 1991] interview Zeitgeist: [from German "Zeit" = time, + "Geist" = spirit]: (1) The spiritual, intellectual, and/or ethical character of an age [see "Age", "Eon"]; (2) Phoebe Zeitgeist: comix character travelling nude through late 20th Century adventures Roger [Joseph] Zelazny (1937-1995): the favorite science fiction author of Magic Dragon Multimedia's disgruntled former Chief Technology Officer (Dr. Clyde E. Collins, who left the firm to pursue other interests), Roger Zelazny burst on the science fiction scene with a series of startlingly mature, colorful, poignent, poetic stories based on myths and legends re-examined in a technological light. Roger [Joseph] Zelazny 9 Princes of Amber webmaster lostblur provides an illustrated soundfiled guide to Zelazny's world of the Nine Princes of Amber, especially Corwin Zelazny Trivia by Scott Zrubek includes "Signs of the Unicorn" (quotations), "The Doors to the Caves" (chronological notes on the webmaster's work), "The First Veil" (list of 3 biographical/bibliographical books on Zelazny), "The Second Veil" (list of books and magazines for which the webmaster searches), "The Grand Curve" information concerning Roger: * Anthologies (sorted by anthology) * Anthologies (sorted by story) * Awards * Books * Books in comic book form * Conventions at which he was a guest * Damnation Alley - the film * Events in Roger's life * Interviews of Roger * Poetry * Reference * Reviews * Stories sorted by magazine * Stories sorted by date * Stories sorted by story "The Center of the Pattern" (Links to other Zelazny and Amber sites) Norris Thomlinson's Zelazny page Links to 9 "General Zelazny Sites", Links to 11 "Amber Diceless Role-playing Game sites", 1 Amazon.com link, Links to 3 Bibliographies, Links to 4 Zelazny on-line-literature sites, 2 Chronomaster links, 4 Amber links, 1 MUSH link, 2 miscellaneous link. Team Ghostweel links to other Zelazny sites Ferenczy's Roger Zelazny Web Sites and More Roger's signature, table of "More Recent Works of Interest", "Tributes to a Master", "Sites I Recommend", "General RZ Sites", "Amber", "Bibliographies", "Reviews", "Foreign Sites", "Broken Links", link to "Amberzine" (a fanzine from Phage Press) Who's Who in Amber The Amber Dictionary Page, indexes: * Humanoid and demonoid characters from "ARKANS" to "VINTA BAYLE" * Objects and manifestations from "BROKEN PATTERN" to "WEREWINDLE" * Non-humanoid (demonoid) characters and non-inteligent life forms from "FIRE ANGEL" onwards... * Locations and Shadows * Related pages, etc. Juliet Martz's site * Series * Individual books * Collaborations * Short stories * Poems * Created by Roger * Edited by Roger * About Roger * Pictures of Roger * Links Collection of Zelazny Links Meir Litmanovich's Zelazny spot Espana's Catch-22 Zelazny Page Kevin Knight's Amber Timeline @ sf-lovers, Rutgers I corresponded with, and met, this giant among authors. He wrote to say that he wanted to see me again at a Loscon (Los Angeles Area Science Fiction Convention), from which I was banned by con chair Elayne Pelz, and for which I will never forgive her. Roger died soon after, and I never got to have that final meeting, nor to publish his poetry as we'd planned. "The Dream Master" (1966) is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle Other Novels: * Changeling [New York: Ace, 1980; retitled "Wizard World", Baen, 1989] Roger [Joseph] Zelazny @ Locus/Contento index In the 1976 Locus poll, asking readers to nominate their favorite author, Poul Anderson came in #8 (with 109 votes), confirming his leadership position at #8 with a similar poll in 1973, and #12 in a 1971 poll in P. Schuyler Miller's book review column in Analog. Nonfiction: * "Constructing a Science Fiction Novel" [The Writer, 1984; Frost and Fire, William Morrow, 1989] * "How I Spent My Last 30 Years" [Amazing, Aug 1992] Poetry: * "Dreamscape" [Burning with a Vision, ed. Robert Frazier, Owlswick, 1984] * "Psalm CIV" [Hymn to the Sun: An Imitation, DNA Publications, 1996] * from "Eye of Cat": "Eye of Cat, I. Traditional" [New York: Timescape Books, 1982; Hymn to the Sun: An Imitation, DNA Publications, 1996] "Eye of Cat, II. Lightly Derivative" [New York: Timescape Books, 1982; Hymn to the Sun: An Imitation, DNA Publications, 1996] "Eye of Cat, III. Original" [New York: Timescape Books, 1982; Hymn to the Sun: An Imitation, DNA Publications, 1996] * "from 'Lord of Light'" [Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1967; Hymn to the Sun: An Imitation, DNA Publications, 1996] * "I Used to Think in Lines that Were Irregular to the Right" [Science Fiction (Australia), vol.1, no.3, 1978; Burning with a Vision, ed. Robert Frazier, Owlswick, 1984] * "Ikhnaton's Hymn to the Sun" [Hymn to the Sun: An Imitation, DNA Publications, 1996] Short Fiction: * "And I Only Am Escaped to Tell Thee" [Twilight Zone, May 1981; 100 Great Fantasy Short Short Stories, ed. Isaac Asimov, Terry Carr, Martin H. Greenberg, Doubleday, 1984; Weird Business, ed. Joe R. Lansdale & Richard Klaw, MoJo Press, 1995, adapted by Paul Miles] * "Angel, Dark Angel" [Galaxy, Aug 1967; Isaac Asimov's Wonderful Worlds of Science Fiction # 3: Supermen, ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh, Signet, 1984] * "Ashes to Ashes" [Aces High, ed. George R. R. Martin, Bantam, 1987 * "Author's Foreword" [The Best of the Nebulas, ed. Ben Bova, Robert Hale, 1990] * "Auto-da-Fé" [Dangerous Visions, ed. Harlan Ellison, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1967; Machines That Kill, ed. Fred Saberhagen & Martin H. Greenberg, Ace, 1984; The Last Defender of Camelot, Sphere, 1986] * "The Bands of Titan" [Frost and Fire, William Morrow, 1989] * "The Bells of Shoredan" [Fantastic, Mar 1966; Phantom Regiments, ed. Robert Adams, Pamela Crippen Adams, Martin H. Greenberg, Baen, 1990] * "Blue Horse, Dancing Mountains" [Wheel of Fortune, ed. Roger Zelazny and Martin H. Greenberg, AvoNova, 1995] * "But Not the Herald" [Magazine of Horror, Winter 1965; 100 Great Fantasy Short Short Stories, ed. Isaac Asimov, Terry Carr, Martin H. Greenberg, Doubleday, 1984] * "Collector's Fever" [Galaxy, Jun 1964; 100 Amazing Little Alien Stories, ed. Robert Weinberg, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1996] * "Come Back to the Killing Ground, Alice, My Love" [Amazing, Aug 1992] * "Comes Now the Power" [Magazine of Horror, Winter 1966; The Last Defender of Camelot, Sphere, 1986; The Norton Book of Science Fiction, ed. Ursula K. Le Guin and Brian Attebery, Norton, 1993; Treasures of Fantasy, ed. Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, Martin H. Greenberg, HarperPrism, 1997] * "Coming to a Cord" [Pirate Writings, Summer 1995] * "Concerto for Siren and Serotonin" [Down and Dirty, ed. George R. R. Martin, Bantam, 1988] * Damnation Alley" [Galaxy, Oct 1967; Supertanks, ed. Joe W. Haldeman, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh, Ace, 1987; Reel Future, ed. Forrest J Ackerman & Jean Stine, Science Fiction Book Club, 1994] * "Dayblood" [Twilight Zone, May/Jun 1985; Frost and Fire, William Morrow, 1989; The Vampire Omnibus, ed. Peter Haining, Orion, 1995; Vampires: The Greatest Stories, ed. Martin H. Greenberg, MJF Books, 1997] * "Deadboy Donner and the Filstone Cup" [Terry's Universe, ed. Beth Meacham, Tor, 1988; Orbit Science Fiction Yearbook Two, ed. David Garnett, Orbit, 1989; Author's Choice Monthly Issue 27: Gone To Earth, Pulphouse, 1992] * "The Deadliest Game" [Drabble II: Double Century, ed. Rob Meades and David B. Wake, Beccon Publications, 1990] * "Death and the Executioner [excerpt from "Lord of Light"] Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1967; Modern Classics of Fantasy, ed. Gardner Dozois, St. Martin's, 1997] * "Devil Car" [Galaxy, Jun 1965; Author's Choice Monthly Issue 27: Gone To Earth, Pulphouse, 1992] * "Divine Madness" [Magazine of Horror, Summer 1966; 101 Science Fiction Stories, ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh & Jenny-Lynn Waugh, Avenel, 1986; Masters of Fantasy, ed. Terry Carr & Martin H. Greenberg, Galahad, 1992] * "The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth" [F&SF, Mar 1965; The Monster Book of Monsters, ed. Michael O'Shaughnessy, Xanadu, 1988; Isaac Asimov's Wonderful Worlds of Science Fiction # 8: Monsters, ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh, NAL Signet, 1988; The Best of the Nebulas, ed. Ben Bova, Tor, 1989; The Best of the Nebulas, ed. Ben Bova, Robert Hale, 1990; The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth, Pulphouse, 1991; Sea-Cursed, ed. T. Liam McDonald, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz and Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1994] * "Dreadsong" [The Planets, ed. Byron Preiss, Bantam, 1985; Frost and Fire, William Morrow, 1989] * "The Engine at Heartspring's Center" [Analog, July 1974; Space Odyssey, ed. Anon., Octopus, 1983; The Last Defender of Camelot, Sphere, 1986] * "Epithalamium" [Fantastic Alice, ed. Margaret Weis & Martin H. Greenberg, Ace, 1995] * "The Eve of RUMOKO" [Three for Tomorrow, ed. Robert Silverberg, Meredith, 1969; The Mammoth Book of New World Science Fiction, ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh, Robinson, 1991] * "A Exorcism, of Sorts" [Frost and Fire, William Morrow, 1989; * "Fantasy and Science Fiction: A Writer's View" [Eaton Conference on Fantasy and Science Fiction #7, 1985; Frost and Fire, William Morrow, 1989] * "For a Breath I Tarry" [New Worlds, Mar 1966; The Last Defender of Camelot, Sphere, 1986; A Very Large Array, ed. Melinda M. Snodgrass, University of New Mexico Press, 1987; Thought Probes: Philosophy Through Science Fiction Literature, Second Edition, ed. Fred D. Miller, Jr. & Nicholas D. Smith, Prentice-Hall, 1988 * "The Furies" [Amazing, Jun 1965; Starhunters Vol. III: Bluebloods, ed. David Drake, Baen, 1990] * "Gallery" [Science Fiction Age, Jan 1994] * "The Game of Blood and Dust" [Galaxy, Apr 1975; The Last Defender of Camelot, Sphere, 1986] * "The George Business" [Dragons of Light, ed. Orson Scott Card, Ace, 1980; A Dragon-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic, ed. Margaret Weis, Warner Aspect, 1994; A Century of Fantasy 1980-1989, ed. Robert Silverberg and Martin H. Greenberg, MJF Books, 1996; Dragons: The Greatest Stories, ed. Martin H. Greenberg, MJF Books, 1997] * "Godson" [Black Thorn, White Rose, ed. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, Morrow AvoNova, 1994] * "The Graveyard Heart" [Fantastic, Mar 1964; Elegy for Angels and Dogs/The Graveyard Heart, ed. Anon., Tor, 1990] * "The Great Slow Kings" [Worlds of Tomorrow, Dec 1963; 100 Amazing Little Alien Stories, ed. Robert Weinberg, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz & Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1996] * "Halfjack" [Omni, Jun 1979; Light Years and Dark, ed. Michael Bishop, Berkley, 1984; The Last Defender of Camelot, Sphere, 1986] * "Hall of Mirrors" [Castle Fantastic, ed. John DeChancie and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1996] * "He Who Shapes" [Amazing, Jan 1965; New York: Ace, 1966; expanded to "The Dream Master"; The Last Defender of Camelot, Sphere, 1986; The Best of the Nebulas, ed. Ben Bova, Tor, 1989; He Who Shapes/The Infinity Box, ed. Anon., Tor, 1989; The Best of the Nebulas, ed. Ben Bova, Robert Hale, 1990; The Science Fiction Century, ed. David G. Hartwell, Tor, 1997] * "Here There Be Dragons (coauthor Vaughn Bodé) [Donald M. Grant, 1992] * "Home Is the Hangman" [Analog; Nov 1975; The Hugo Winners, Volume 4: 1976-1979, ed. Isaac Asimov, Doubleday, 1985; Beyond the Stars, ed. Isaac Asimov, Severn House, 1987; Home Is the Hangman/We, in Some Strange Power's Employ, Move on a Rigorous Line, ed. Anon., Tor, 1990 Nebula Award-Winning Novellas, ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1994; Home Is the Hangman, Science Fiction Book Club, 1996; Cyber-Killers, ed. Ric Alexander, Orion/Millennium, 1997] * "Horseman!" [Fantastic, Aug 1962; The Last Defender of Camelot, Sphere, 1986] * "The Horses of Lir" [Whispers III, ed. Stuart David Schiff, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1988; Seaserpents!, ed. Jack M. Dann & Gardner R. Dozois, Ace, 1989; The Best of Whispers, ed. Stuart David Schiff, Borderlands Press, 1994] * "Introduction" to various books: [The Last Defender of Camelot, Sphere, 1986] [Beyond Lies the Wub, Underwood/Miller, 1987] [Facets, Walter Jon Williams, Tor, 1990] [The Collected Short Stories of Robert Sheckley Book One, Robert Sheckley, Pulphouse, 1991] [Warriors of Blood and Dream, ed. Roger Zelazny and Martin H. Greenberg, AvoNova, 1995] [Wheel of Fortune, ed. Roger Zelazny and Martin H. Greenberg, AvoNova, 1995] [Hymn to the Sun: An Imitation, DNA Publications, 1996] * "Introduction" [Heads to the Storm, ed. David Drake & Sandra Miesel, Baen, 1989] * "Introduction: Themes, Variations, and Imitations" [Author's Choice Monthly Issue 27: Gone To Earth, Pulphouse, 1992] * "Is There a Demon Lover in the House?" [Heavy Metal, Sep 1977; The Last Defender of Camelot, Sphere, 1986; * "Itself Surprised" [Omni, Aug 1984; Berserker Base, ed. Fred Saberhagen, Tor, 1985; The Omni Book of Science Fiction #7, ed. Ellen Datlow, Zebra, 1989; Frost and Fire, William Morrow, 1989; * "Kalifriki of the Thread" [Hidden Turnings, ed. Diana Wynne Jones, London: Methuen, 1989; Author's Choice Monthly Issue 27: Gone To Earth, Pulphouse, 1992] * "The Keys to December" [New Worlds, Aug 1966; Great Science Fiction of the 20th Century, ed. Robert Silverberg and Martin H. Greenberg, Crown/Avenel, 1987] * "King Solomon's Ring" [Fantastic, Oct 1963; Fantastic Stories: Tales of the Weird and Wondrous, ed. Martin H. Greenberg & Patrick L. Price, TSR, 1987] * "Lady of Steel" [Chicks in Chainmail, ed. Esther Friesner, Baen, 1995] * "The Last Defender of Camelot" [Asimov's SF Adventure Magazine, Summer 1979; Cosmic Knights, ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh, Signet, 1985 Science Fiction Masterpieces, ed. Isaac Asimov, Galahad, 1986; The Last Defender of Camelot, Sphere, 1986; Isaac Asimov's Choice, ed. Anon., Hale, 1986; New Stories from the Twilight Zone, ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Avon, 1991; A Magic-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic, ed. Margaret Weis & Martin H. Greenberg, Warner Aspect, 1998] * "The Last of the Wild Ones" [Omni, Mar 1981; The Omni Book of Science Fiction #3, ed. Ellen Datlow, Zebra, 1985] Author's Choice Monthly Issue 27: Gone To Earth, Pulphouse, 1992] * "Loki 7281" [Random Access Messages of the Computer Age, ed. Thomas F. Monteleone, Hayden, 1984; Frost and Fire, William Morrow, 1989] * "The Long Crawl of Hugh Glass" [Superheroes, ed. John Varley and Ricia Mainhardt, Ace, 1995] * "The Long Sleep" [Card Sharks, ed. George R. R. Martin, Baen, 1993] * "Looking Forward: Flare, Baen, Sep 1992 (coauthor Thomas T. Thomas), (excerpt) [Amazing, Aug 1992] * "Lucifer" [Worlds of Tomorrow, Jun 1964; Beyond Armageddon, ed. Walter M. Miller, Jr. and Martin H. Greenberg, Donald I. Fine, 1985; 101 Science Fiction Stories, ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh, Jenny-Lynn Waugh, Avenel, 1986; Heads to the Storm, ed. David Drake & Sandra Miesel, Baen, 1989] * "Madwand" [West Bloomfield, MI: Phantasia, 1981; Wizard World, Baen, 1989] * "The Man Who Loved the Faioli" [Galaxy, Jun 1967; Angels!, ed. Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois, Ace, 1995] * "Mana from Heaven" [More Magic, ed. Larry Niven, Berkley, 1984; Frost and Fire, William Morrow, 1989] * "Memoir" [Worlds of If: A Retrospective Anthology, ed. Frederik Pohl, Martin H. Greenberg & Joseph D. Olander, Bluejay, 1986] * "The Monster and the Maiden" [Galaxy, Dec 1964; The Monster Book of Monsters, ed. Michael O'Shaughnessy, Xanadu, 1988] * "Night Kings" [Worlds of If, Sep/Nov 1986; Frost and Fire, William Morrow, 1989] * "No Award" [The Saturday Evening Post; Jan 1977; The Last Defender of Camelot, Sphere, 1986] * "Passage to Dilfar" [Fantastic, Feb 1965; Robert Adams' Book of Soldiers, ed. Robert Adams, Pamela Crippen Adams, Martin H. Greenberg, NAL Signet, 1988] * "Passion Play" [Amazing, Aug 1962; The Last Defender of Camelot, Sphere, 1986; Amazing, Aug 1992] * "Permafrost" [Omni; Apr 1986; The 1987 Annual World's Best SF, ed. Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha, DAW, 1987; Frost and Fire, William Morrow, 1989; The New Hugo Winners Volume II, ed. Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg, Baen, 1992; Omni Visions Two, ed. Ellen Datlow, Omni Books, 1994] * "Postlude" [Forever After, ed. Roger Zelazny, Baen, 1995] * "Prelude the First" [Forever After, ed. Roger Zelazny, Baen, 1995] * "Prelude the Fourth" [Forever After, ed. Roger Zelazny, Baen, 1995] * "Prelude the Second" [Forever After, ed. Roger Zelazny, Baen, 1995] * "Prelude the Third" [Forever After, ed. Roger Zelazny, Baen, 1995] * "Prince of the Powers of this World" [Christmas Forever, ed. David G. Hartwell, Tor, 1993] * "Quest's End" [Omni, Jun 1987; Frost and Fire, William Morrow, 1989] * "A Rose for Ecclesiastes" [F&SF, Nov 1963; Science Fiction, ed. Patricia S. Warrick, Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg, Harper & Row, 1988; Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories #25 (1963), ed. Isaac Asimov & Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1992] * "The Salesman's Tale" [Amberzine, Feb 1994] * "The Shroudling and the Guisel" [Realms of Fantasy, Oct 1994; Amberzine, Nov 1995] * "A Sketch of Their Father" [Portraits of His Children, George R. R. Martin, Dark Harvest, 1987] * "The Sleeper" [Wild Cards, ed. George R. R. Martin, Bantam, 1987] * "The Stainless Steel Leech" (pseudonym Harrison Denmark) [Amazing, Apr 1963; The Last Defender of Camelot, Sphere, 1986; Tomorrow Sucks, ed. Greg Cox & T. K. F. Weisskopf, Baen, 1994; Blood Thirst: 100 Years of Vampire Fiction, ed. Leonard Wolf, Oxford University Press, 1997] * "Stand Pat, Ruby Stone" [Destinies, Nov 1978; The Last Defender of Camelot, Sphere, 1986; * "A Thing of Terrible Beauty" (pseudonym Harrison Denmark) [ Fantastic, Apr 1963; The Last Defender of Camelot, Sphere, 1986 * "This Moment of the Storm" [F&SF, Jun 1966; The Legend Book of Science Fiction, ed. Gardner R. Dozois, Legend, 1991] * "This Mortal Mountain" [If, Mar 1967; Worlds of If: A Retrospective Anthology, ed. Frederik Pohl, Martin H. Greenberg & Joseph D. Olander, Bluejay, 1986] * "The Three Descents of Jeremy Baker" [VB Tech Journal, Jun 1995; F&SF, July 1995; Year's Best Science Fiction, ed. David G. Hartwell, HarperPrism, 1996] * "Tunnel Vision" [Galaxy, May/Jun 1994] * "24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai" [IASFM, July 1985; Frost and Fire, William Morrow, 1989; The New Hugo Winners Volume II, ed. Isaac Asimov & Martin H. Greenberg, Baen, 1992; Cthulhu 2000: A Lovecraftian Anthology, ed. Jim Turner, Arkham House, 1995] * "Unicorn Variation" [IASFM, Apr 13, 1981; The Hugo Winners, Volume 5: 1980-1982, ed. Isaac Asimov, Doubleday, 1986; Tales from the Spaceport Bar, ed. George H. Scithers & Darrell Schweitzer, Avon, 1987; Smart Dragons, Foolish Elves, ed. Alan Dean Foster & Martin H. Greenberg, Ace, 1991; Hugo and Nebula Award Winners from Asimov's Science Fiction, ed. Sheila Williams, Random House/Wings, 1995; * "Way Up High" (coauthor Vaughn Bodé) [Donald M. Grant, 1992] * "The Writer's Life and Uniqueness" [L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, vol.1, ed. Algis Budrys, Bridge, 1985] Reviews/Interviews: * "Bring Me the Mind of Roger Zelazny" by Ken Rand [Beyond Fantasy & Science Fiction #3, 1995] * "For a Colleague, Departed" by Tom Disch (poem) [Asimov's, Mar 1996] * "An Interview with Roger Zelazny" [Absolute Magnitude, Fall/Winter 1994] * "The Lord of Light" by George R. R. Martin, (biography) [Asimov's, Mar 1996] * "Reflections: Roger and John" by Robert Silverberg, Asimov's, Mar 1996] * "Requiem for a Rare Bird" by Jack C. Haldeman, II (biography) [Nebula Awards 31, ed. Pamela Sargent, Harcourt Brace, 1997] * "Roger Zelazny (1937-1995)" by Jack Dann, (biography) [Nebula Awards 31, ed. Pamela Sargent, Harcourt Brace, 1997] * "Roger Zelazny: From Myth to Science Fiction" by Darrell Schweitzer (interview) [Amazing, July 1984] * "Staying Power: An Interview with Roger Zelazny" [The Leading Edge #29, 1994] * "Talebones Interview: Roger Zelazny" by Ken Rand [Talebones, Spring 1996] * "Tribute to Roger Zelazny, 1937-1995" by J. C. Shannon [The Leading Edge #31, 1995] * "With a Splash of Brilliant Images" by Carl B. Yoke (biography) [Amazing, Aug 1992] * "Zelazny's Merlin and the Wheel of Life" by Norman Peercy [The Leading Edge #27, 1993] Biographies/Bibliographies: * Roger Zelazny Master of Amber, by Phil Stephenson-Payne * Amber Dreams: A Roger Zelazny Bibliography, by Daniel H. C. Levack * Roger Zelazny, by Jane M. Lindskold Leah A. Zeldes: Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America also known as Leah Zeldes Smith; The writing she does for her newspaper day job has several hundred thousand readers each week, but her fans can't wait to see more of her clever literarily-aware Fantasy and Science Fiction... Leah A. Zeldes @ Locus/Contento index Short Fiction (all short stories unless otherwise indicated): * "A Proud and Lonely Thing" [Alternate Worldcons, ed. Mike Resnick, Pulphouse, 1994] [Again, Alternate Worldcons, ed. Mike Resnick, WC Books, 1996] * "Stock Answer" [Witch Fantastic, ed. Mike Resnick & Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1995] * "A Study in Sussex" [Sherlock Holmes in Orbit, ed. Mike Resnick & Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1995] * "Yesterday's Stormy Fable" [Alternate Worldcons/ Again, Alternate Worldcons, ed. Mike Resnick, WC Books, 1996] * "Hemingway, Remarks Are Not Literature" [Alternate Skiffy, eds. Mike Resnick and Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Wildside Press, 19??] e-mail Leah A. Zeldes new e-mail Leah A. Zeldes old, invalid e-mail Leah A. Zeldes old, invalid Leon Zeldis: Leon Zeldis @ Locus/Contento index Short Fiction: * "The Whore of Babylon" [The Penguin World Omnibus of Science Fiction, ed. Brian W. Aldiss & Sam J. Lundwall, London: Penguin, 1986] John Zeleznick: Science Fiction/Fantasy illustrator active in early 1990s John Zeleznick @ isfdb Paul O. Zelinsky: Fantasy illustrator active in early 1980s-1990s Paul O. Zelinsky @ isfdb * Rapunzel [Penguin/Dutton, Oct 1997] ISBN 0-525-45607-4, $16.99, unpaginated, hardcover, Paul O. Zelinsky cover art, children's picture book of Fairy Tale, copious Italian Renaissance styled illustration + afterword (history of this Fairy Tale, artistic styles) * Rumpelstiltskin [Dutton, 1987; Penguin/Puffin Unicorn, Sep 1996] ISBN 0-14-055864-0, $5.99, unpaginated, paperback, Paul O. Zelinsky cover art children's picture book of Fairy Tale Winner of 1987 Caldecott Honor Thomas A. Zelinksi: nothing on the web? Morning Glory Zell: Morning Glory Zell @ Locus/Contento index Short Fiction: * "The Golden Egg" [Sword and Sorceress #5, ed. Marion Zimmer Bradley, DAW, 1988] * "A Lesser of Evils" [Sword and Sorceress #6, ed. Marion Zimmer Bradley, DAW, 1990] Steve Zell: isfdb lists: * WiZrD [St. Martin's Press, 1994] ISBN 0-312-10577-0, $22.95, hardcover what destroyed the Ansazi, and could they attack Arizona today? see: CYBER PUNK J. M. Zeller: J. M. Zeller @ Locus/Contento index Short Fiction: * "The Hand of the Survivor" [Amazing, July 1987] Max Zeller (1904-1978): Max Zeller @ Locus/Contento index * "The Task of the Analyst" [Psychological Perspectives, Spring 1975; Dreams Are Wiser Than Men, ed. Richard A. Russo, North Atlantic, 1987; Psychological Perspectives] also as "The Task" Amir Zeltzer: Science Fiction/Mystery/Espionage illustrator active in 1980s Amir Zeltzer @ isfdb Donna Dolezal Zelzer: Donna Dolezal Zelzer @ Locus/Contento index Short Fiction: * "A Slow Walk into Madness" [Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine Issue 6, ed. Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Pulphouse, 1990] Poetry: * "Evolution" [Tales of the Unanticipated #5, 1989] * "Into the Heart of You" [Starshore, Summer 1990] * "Time Slides Down Our Lives" [Starshore, Summer 1990] * "What Black Beast" [Grue #10, 1989] * "You Woo the Myth of the Crystal Hell" [Hardware #2, 1990] Angela Zeman: Angela Zeman @ Locus/Contento index * "The Witch and the Vampire" [Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Dec 1995] * "The Witch and Upright Maxwell" [Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Mar 1997] Karel Zeman: obituary in [Locus, vol.23, no.3, issue 344, Sep 1989] Zem Zem: sacred well in Mecca near the Kaaba where, by legend, Hagar was revealed the well when Ishmael was dying of thirst See: Islamic Mythology Zen: Japanese Buddhist tradition founded in China in 6th Century, which has a nature inherently inexpressable in words. As a result, Your Humble Webmaster got an "A" in a college Philosophjy course on Zen by handing in, as a final term paper, my watercolor painting of bamboo Robert Zend: Robert Zend @ Locus/Contento index Poetry: * "An Adventure in Miracle-Land" [Tesseracts, ed. Judith Merril, Victoria: Press Porcepic, 1985] * "A Strange Visitor" [Tesseracts, ed. Judith Merril, Victoria: Press Porcepic, 1985] * "Variation" [From Zero to One, Victoria: Sono Nis, 1973; Tesseracts, ed. Judith Merril, Victoria: Press Porcepic, 1985] Zend-Avesta: [from Persian "Zend" = Commentary + "Avesta" = sacred lore] sacred texts of Zoroaster, which underlay the Persian religion which flourished from 6th Century B.C. to 7th Century A.D. [see: "Zoroasterianism"] Cynthia Zender: Cynthia Zender @ Locus/Contento index Short Fiction: * "Son of God" [Pulphouse #18, 1995] Zenith: [from Arabic] the point in the sky immediately above your head; the point immediately beneath your feet is the Nadir Zeno: (1) philospher Zeno of Elia (circa 500 B.C.), student of Parmenides, of the Eleatic school, said to have invented the Dialectic, conspired against the dictator Nearchus, was tortured, bit off his tongue and spat it in Nearchus' face; (2) philospher Zeno of Citium (342 B.C. - 270 B.C.) founded Athenian school of Stoics, said that since we have two ears and one mouth we should listen twice as much as talk, the first axiom of input/output load balancing; (3) Stoic philospher Zeno of Tarsus; (4) Epicurean philospher Zeno of Sidon Harry Zentner: according to Locus/Contento index: * "Alas Poor Atlas" [Futurist #, 1997] * "Last Homage" [Futurist #2, 1996] Gregory L. Zentz: critic; according to Locus/Contento index: * Jupiter's Ghost: Next Generation Science Fiction [Praeger, May 1991] ISBN 0-275-93940-5, $39.95, 158pp, hardcover Relationship between Science Fiction and Science (nonfiction) Zero: [from Arabic word for cipher] (1) 0, nil, nothing, zilch, nada; (2) the point on a scale against which positive and negative values are measured; (3) absolute zero is the temperature at which an object has no heat at all, below which you cannot cool anything; (4) zero hour, World War I term for the planned moment of attack Zero-G: weightlessness, or (in the term invented by Robert Heinlein) "Free Fall"; since (contrary to popular misunderstanding) the object is NOT free from gravitational forces, a more correct term is "microgravity"; yet (as Robert Forward points out) true "microgravity" would mean no more than one-millionth of a gravity, a condition first achieved by a device patented by Dr.Forward. Chloe Zerwick (13 Feb 1923-?) Co-author with Caltech's Harrison Brown of "The Cassiopeia Affair" [New York: Doubleday, 1967; Curtis], a SETI novel Tully Zetford, pseudonym of Kenneth Bulmer Sarah Zettel (1966-): Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Sarah Zettel @ Locus/Contento index Books: * Fool's War [Warner Aspect, Apr 1997] ISBN 0-446-60293-0, $5.99, 455pp, paperback Science Fiction: recommended -- Your Humble Webmaster enjoyed the unique combination of the Fool archetype, interplanetary commerce, computer virus, and (crucially) the nature of true Artificial Intelligence, with an Islamic main character and vivid details in a fast-paced plot. This is an author to watch! [Science Fiction Book Club #15461, May 1997] $9.98, 455pp, hardcover * Reclamation [Warner Aspect, June 1996] ISBN 0-446-60292-2, $5.99, 452pp, paperback Science Fiction: interplanetary religious war (1st novel) [Science Fiction Book Club #13559, Sep 1996] $9.98, 452pp, hardcover Short Fiction: * "Cracks in the Pavement" [Tomorrow, Oct 1993] * "Driven by Moonlight" [Analog, Dec 1991] * "Excerpts from the Discussion of the Controlled Vibration Theory of Communication Among the Un-Kin" (coauthor Laura Woody) [Analog, Jan 1994] * "Fiddler's Price" [The Tome #7, 1991] * "Fool's Errand" [Analog, May 1993] * "For Tax Purposes" [Analog, Aug 1994] * "Grandaddy Jenkins Plays the Bones" [The Horror Show, Summer 1988] * "The Redemption of Silky Bill" [Realms of Fantasy, Oct 1994] * "The Temptation of Harringay" [Galaxy, Jan/Feb 1995] * "The Terminal Lucy" [The Tome #5, 1990] * "Under Pressure" [Analog, Apr 1996] * "When the Hurlyburly's Come" [Beyond #18, 1990] e-mail Sarah Zettel Pat Zettner (1940-): Locus/Contento lists: Books: * The Shadow Warrior [Macmillan/Athenaeum, Apr 1990] ISBN 0-689-31486-8 $13.95, 200 pp., hardcover Young Adult Fantasy Reference: * "The Shadow Warrior, Pat Zettner", by Carolyn Cushman [Locus, Vol.24, no.5, issue 352, May 1990] Zeugma: [from Greek "zeugnumi" = yoke] in logic and/or grammar, a phrase in one word modifies two or more otherwise unconnected words Zeus: King of the Gods in Greek Mythology, equivalent to Jupiter in Roman Mythology [from a Greek word meaning "bright" in the sense of illumination] see: Greek/Roman Pantheon A. J. Zeusler: A. J. Zeusler @ Locus/Contento index * "The Patron" [Deathrealm, Spring 1992] Carlo Zezza (1936-): Locus/Contento lists: * Paris 2005 [Evans, 1990; Ballantine Ivy, May 1991] ISBN 0-8041-0666-5, $5.95, 386pp, paperback technothriller/Science Fiction G. Zhdanov, USSR nonfiction author "Space Laboratories" Wenguang Zheng: Wenguang Zheng @ Locus/Contento index Short Fiction: * "The Mirror Image of the Earth" [Shanghai wenxue, Oct 1980] [The Penguin World Omnibus of Science Fiction, ed. Brian W. Aldiss and Sam J. Lundwall, London: Penguin, 1986]; translator Sun Liang [Science Fiction from China, ed. Wu Dingbo & Patrick D. Murphy, Praeger, 1989]; translator Sun Liang Liu Wen Zhuang: isfdb lists: * "The Metamorphosis Bud" [Genderflex, ed. Cecilia Tan, Circlet Press, Inc., 1996] ISBN 1-885865-?, $12.95 Valentina Zhuravlyova: isfdb lists: Books: * Ballad of the Stars [New York: Macmillan, 1982] co-author Genrikh Altov, ISBN 0-025-01740-3, hardcover Short Fiction: * "The Astronaut" [Out Of This World 4, eds. Amabel Williams-Ellis, Mably Owen, Blackie & Son, 1964] hardcover Marc Scott Zicree (1955-): best known for "The Twilight Zone Companion" Marc Scott Zicree @ Locus/Contento index Books: * The Twilight Zone Companion, Second Edition [Bantam, Oct 1989] ISBN 0-553-34744-6, $12.95, 466pp, trade paperback TV series-guide, revised/expanded from [Bantam, 1982] first edition Short Nonfiction: * "Science Fiction in the Twilight Zone" [Twilight Zone, Oct 1987] Ziegenfuss, Alan John (1952- ); see pseudonym Alan Warren according to Locus/Contento index Richard E. Ziegfeld, full name Richard Evan Ziegfeld (1948- ): Locus/Contento lists: * Stanislaw Lem [Ungar, Dec 1985] ISBN 0-8044-2994-4, $14.95, 188pp, hardcover, nonfiction/criticism + primary and secondary bibliographies ISBN 0-8044-6992-X, $8.95, 188pp, paperback Norman Zierold: * The Skyscraper Doom [Lennox Hill, 1972] Richard E. Ziegfeld: isfdb lists: * Stanislaw Lem [Ungar, 1985] nonfiction/biography ISBN 0-8044-6992-X, $8.95, trade paperback see "Stanislaw Lem" E[dward] W. Ziegler (12 July 1932-) American author. editor of "Reader's Digest" Lorri Ziegler: according to Locus/Contento index: * "photographs" [Lord John Ten, ed. Dennis Etchison, Northridge, CA: Lord John Press, 1988] Penny Ziegler, M.D.: isfdb lists: * "A Simple Dream" [The Keeper's Price, ed. Marion Zimmer Bradley, DAW, 1980 ] paperback Thomas Ziegler: pseudonym of Rainer Zubeil (1956-): Thomas Ziegler @ Locus/Contento index * "A Little Something for Us Reincarnates" [Welcome to Reality, tr. by Jim Young, ed. Uwe Anton, Broken Mirrors Press, 1991] George Ziel: Fantasy/Horror illustrator, active in 1970s; cover for Theodore Sturgeon's "Some of Your Blood" [Ballantine, 1977] George Ziel @ isfdb A. F. Zielinksi: A. F. Zielinksi @ Locus/Contento index Short Fiction: * "Brown Legible" [Aberrations #34, 1995] David Zielinski (1953-): according to Locus/Contento index: * A Genuine Monster [Atlantic Monthly Press, Jan 1990] ISBN 0-87113-294-X, $17.95, 236pp, hardcover, Peter Cunis cover art, highbrow humorous Fantasy: alternate world Rafal A. Ziemkiewicz: e-mail from e-mail Martin Klima: "I have noticed that you list Mr. Ziemkiewicz as a notable Czechoslovak author. However, he is a Polish. I hope this information may be of use to you." Ingrid Zierhut: Locus/Contento lists: Books: * Grand Master's Choice (see co-author Andre Norton) isfdb lists: Anthology/Story Collection: * Wizards' Worlds [Tor, 1989] co-editor Andre Norton ISBN 0-312-93191-3, $17.95, hardcover Dale Zieroth: Dale Zieroth @ Locus/Contento index Poetry: * "Coyote Pup Meets the Crazy People in Kootenay National Park" [Midriver, Ontario: Stoddard Publishing Co.; A Sound of Thunder, ed. Ian Mills, Addison-Wesley, 1993] Mark V[incent] Ziesing (1953-): award-winning small-press publisher Mark V[incent] Ziesing @ Locus/Contento index * "Bride of 'Opening Gambit'" [Journal Wired, Summer/Fall 1990] * "Welcome to 'Journal Wired'" (coauthor Andy Watson) [Journal Wired, Winter 1989] Reviews/Interviews: * "Interview with Mark Ziesing: Bookseller & Publisher" by Misha Chocholak [New Pathways, Jan 1987] * "Spotlight on Publishing: Mark V. Ziesing" by Bob Morrish [Cemetery Dance, Fall 1991] Jurgen Ziewe: Computer Artist; Locus/Contento lists: * New Territories: The Computer Visions of Jürgen Ziewe [Paper Tiger, June 1997] ISBN 1-85028-407-5, £14.99, 128pp, trade paperback Art book, Nigel Suckling's text Paul Ziff: isfdb lists: * "The Feelings of Robots" [Robots Robots Robots, ed. Harry M. Geduld, New York Graphic Society, 1978] nonfiction ISBN 0-8212-0688-5, $14.95, hardcover William Bernard Ziff (1 Aug 1898-20 Dec 1953) American founder and Chairman of Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, once the major pulp magazine publisher, which bought Amazing Stories, created Fantastic Adventures, and much, much more. He also wrote the bestseller "The Coming Battle of Germany" which drew on his World War I fighter pilot experience to predict the ascendancy of aviation power in wartime Gyula Zilzer: Science Fiction/Fantasy artist/illustrator active in 1950s Gyula Zilzer @ isfdb Jonathan Zimbert: Artists; Locus/Contento lists: * The Art of 2010 [Pocket/Wallaby, Dec 1984] ISBN 0-671-54336-9, $5.95, 93pp, paperback B&W photos/illustrations from the Kubrick/Clarke classic film + backgropund on visual design + Syd Mead introduction Phil Zimelman: Comix artist, cover art for several Spider-Man books by Mike Zeck Phil Zimelman @ isfdb Fionna Blackstone Zimmer: Fionna Blackstone Zimmer @ Locus/Contento index * "Night Gaunts" [Owlflight #4, 1983] Paul Edwin Zimmer (1943-17 October 1997): Estate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America one of the best-known of the Greyhaven writers, known to me for the bardic circle poetry readings and the poetry workshops we've taught at various conferences in the San Francisco, Oregon, and Seattle areas Paul Edwin Zimmer @ Locus/Contento index Paul Edwin Zimmer was the co-author with his sister Marion Zimmer Bradley of * The Survivors (1979) * Hunters of the Red Moon (date?) Collaboration with Jon DeCles: * Blood of the Colyn Muir [Avon, Oct 1988] ISBN 0-380-75368-5, $3.50, 245pp, paperback Celtic Fantasy Among his solo works were: * The Lost Prince (1982) * A Gathering of Heroes [Ace, Sep 1987] ISBN 0-441-27421-8, $3.50, 368pp, paperback, 3rd of the "Dark Border" Fantasy series * Ingulf the Mad [Ace, July 1989] ISBN 0-441-37094-2, $3.95, 247pp, paperback Fantasy, hero's romantic quest for sea maiden Paul was stricken by an apparent heart attack Friday evening, October 17, 1997 while in the company of a group of fans at Albacon, in Schenectady, New York. According to witness Dale Farmer's report on rec.arts.fandom, members of the convention performed CPR until paramedics arrived, but to no avail. Short Fiction: * "The Dark Lord's Son" [Argosy, Aug 1991] * "Iontioren's Tale" [Return to Avalon, ed. Jennifer Roberson and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1996] * "The Shadow of Tugar" [Fantasy Book, Aug 1983] * "A Swordsman from Carcosa" [Fantasy Book, Mar/Jun 1986] * "The Vision of Aldamir" [Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine, Fall 1988] * "The Wolves of Sarlow" [Fantasy Book, Sep 1984] * "Woman of the Elfmounds" [Elf Magic, ed. Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1997] Miscellaneous: * "Appreciation" [Return to Avalon, ed. Jennifer Roberson and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1996 Poetry: * "Astral Tides"Owlflight #5, 1986] * "Logan" [Wyrd #7, 1977; Armageddon!, ed. Jerry E. Pournelle, Tor, 1989] Walter Zimmerle: according to Locus/Contento index: * "Faith Is My Talisman" [The Ultimate Unknown, Summer 1997] Poetry: * "Omega's Bloody Gig" [The Ultimate Unknown, Summer 1997] Howard Zimmerman: Howard Zimmerman @ Locus/Contento index * "Candy Boy" (coauthors Barbara Brenner, Seymour Reit) [The Bank Street Book of Science Fiction, ed. Howard Zimmerman, Seymour Reit & Barbara Brenner, Pocket, 1989; adapted by Gwendolyn Smith, illustrated by Gary Fields] * "A Message from Bank Street" (coauthors Barbara Brenner, Seymour Reit) * The Bank Street Book of Creepy Tales [ed. Howard Zimmerman, Seymour Reit & Barbara Brenner, Pocket, 1989] * The Bank Street Book of Fantasy [ed. Howard Zimmerman, Seymour Reit & Barbara Brenner, Pocket, 1989] * The Bank Street Book of Mystery [ed. Howard Zimmerman, Seymour Reit & Barbara Brenner, Pocket, 1989] * The Bank Street Book of Science Fiction [ed. Howard Zimmerman, Seymour Reit & Barbara Brenner, Pocket, 1989] * "Subway" (coauthors Barbara Brenner & Seymour Reit) [The Bank Street Book of Creepy Tales, ed. Howard Zimmerman, Seymour Reit & Barbara Brenner, Pocket, 1989; adapted and Illustrated by Rick Geary] Jim Zimmerman, James Zimmerman: Science Fiction Illustrator Jim Zimmerman @ isfdb James Zimmerman @ isfdb Michael Zimmerman: Michael Zimmerman @ Locus/Contento index Michael Ryan Zimmerman: Michael Ryan Zimmerman @ Locus/Contento index Short Fiction: * "Borne Limb from Limb" [Grue #18, 1996] * "Dripping Crackers" [Splatterpunks II: Over the Edge, ed. Paul M. Sammon, Tor, 1995] * "The Leprous Dark" [Grue #15, 1993] * "Saliva, Sunburn, & The Scum of the Earth" [Deathrealm, Spring 1996] * "The Uptown Shuffle" [Into the Darkness #2, 1994] Robert Zimmerman: better known by the name Bob Dylan, he is the major folk/rock/pop singer/songwriter or our era. One Newsweek poll identified him as the most popular American poet, period. He is indeed taken seriously by famous poets such as Allan Ginsberg, who travelled with Dylan on the Rolling Thunder tour, and told me in person more than once how Dylan is the 20th century heir to Rimbaud and Baudlaire. Robert Zimmerman/Bob Dylan has a repeated and inteeresting use of science fiction and fantasy content and tropes in his songs, and I intend to insert an essay on that subject here one of these days. I have been attending Dylan concerts since -- my gosh -- thirty years ago. My brother, Andrew William Post, played bass guitar and performed as lyracist for The Planets in "The Bitter End" -- one of the venues on the coffehouse scene where Dylan first made his mark. I have published a number of reviews of Dylan concerts. Many fans wondered why Dylan was immersing himself in Tarot mysticism, the Isis myth and reincarnation shortly before his conversion to Christianity. Well, the story goes... {to be done} R. D. Zimmerman, full name Robert Dingwall Zimmerman (1952-): Locus/Contento lists: * Mindscream [Fine, 1989; Zebra, Aug 1990] ISBN 0-8217-3099-1, $3.95, 255pp, paperback Medical/Science Fiction Thriller secret experiments done without informed consent Roger Zimmerman: Science Fiction illustrator with cover art in 1960s-1980s Roger Zimmerman @ isfdb Ronald J. Zimmerman: * Film Review [Fungi, Spring/Fall 1997] Thomas Zimmerman: Thomas Zimmerman @ Locus/Contento index Short Fiction: * "Cyril Fleet's Late Masterpiece" [Crossroads, Dec 1992] * "Developing Talent" [Gaslight, Aug 1993] Poetry in SF Markets: * "At E. A. Poe Elementary School" [Tekeli-li!#4, 1992] * "Birthday Sonnet Written in Red" [Dead Lines, Nov 1995] * "Blood Flowers" [Thin Ice #9, 1991] * "The Collector of Heads" [The Tome #6, 1990] * "Dark Renaissance" [Twisted #6, 1991] * "Dead Pariahs Rise" [Dead Lines, Nov 1995] * "The Dream Eaters" [The Tome #6 1990] * "Fragment Sonnet: Ghosts" [The Haunted Sun, Oct 1990] * "Halloween Rain" [Crossroads, Nov 1995] * "Hecate's Harvest" [Crossroads, Mar 1992] * "Hecate's Hex" [Crossroads, Nov 1995] * "I Dream of Hecate" [Palace Corbie, vol.1, no.2, 1992] * "In Circe's Garden" [Gaslight, Dec 1992] * "Mandate from C.E.N.S.O.R." [Random Realities, Summer 1994] * "Meat Hewn from the Deathless Beast" [Gaslight, Aug 1992] * "Mercury Burning" [Starshore, Summer 1990] * "Minimalist Sonnet: to Hecate" [Dead Lines, Jan 1995] * "Pluto's Shadowy Moon" [The Argonaut #15, 1991] * "Rotgut Boggie" [Crossroads, Nov 1995] * "Scientist-Gods on Io" [Starshore, Summer 1990] * "A Sibyl's Quilt" [Crossroads, Jun 1992] * "Three Ghoul Haiku" [Random Realities, Summer 1994] * "Tribute to the Bloodlord" [Fantasy Macabre #16, 1994] * "Two Songs from the Grave" [Gaslight, Apr 1993] * "A Vampire's Kiss" [Dead Lines, Jan 1995] Werner Zimmerman: writes under pseudonym Drake Douglas according to Locus/Contento Greg Zimny: Greg Zimny @ Locus/Contento index * "Homecoming" [The 1995 SPGA Showcase, ed. David G. Barnett and Bobbi Sinha-Morey, Concord, CA: SPGA, 1996] Paul Zindel (15 May 1936-27 March 2003): According to James Barron's obituary: "Paul Zindel is Dead at 66; Prize-Winning Playwright" [New York Times, 28 March 2003, p.A17]: Paul Zindel derived fictional and dramatic impetus from his dysfunctional childhood in Staten island, for his award-wining play "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds." High School Chemistry teacher for 6 years; wrote hit play in his spare time based on that, and never went to the theatre before he was a published playwright. His father was a police officer who abandoned his family. His mother worked as a nurse, shipyard laboroer, hat-check attendant, dog breeder, and took in dying patients as boarders. He took a Creative Writing course from playwright Edward Albee; B.S., Chemistry, Wagner College; M.S., Chemistry, Wagner College; Ph.D. (Honorary), Wagner College. 1973 married novelist Bonnie Hildebrand; 1998 divorced; survived by daughter (Lizabeth Zindel), son (David, Los Angeles), sister (Betty Hagen, Edison, NJ) Plays: * The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, abusive/beleaguered mother with two daughters, one with unexpected scientific talents, one with instincts like her mom; Zindel contrasts the radiation-exposed abnormally-shaped flowerrs of the title to the twisted family (modelled on his own). "Our home was a house of fear," he once said. His mother trained him to believe that the world was out to get him, so he "retreated into a secret world of puppuet shows in cardboard boxes." Opened in Houston, ran 819 performances on Braodway, won 1970 Obie Ward for Best American Play, son 1971 Pulitzer Prize; * Other plays, none nearly as successful; Screenplays: * The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Director: Paul Newman; Starred: Joanne Woodward Books: [Locus/Contento plus isfdb list gives first two books only]: * Loch [HarperCollins, Oct 1994] ISBN 0-06-024542-5, $15.00, 209pp, hardcover Young Adult Horror, monster hunters annoy carniverous prehistoric Vermont lake-creatures [The Bodley Head, May 1995] ISBN 0-37-032430-7, £8.99, 131pp, hardcover [Hyperion, Sep 1995] ISBN 0-7868-1099-8, $4.95, 209pp, paperback [Red Fox, Feb 1996] ISBN 0-09-954261-7, £2.99, 133pp, paperback * The Doom Stone [HarperCollins, 1995] ISBN 0-06-024726-6, $14.95, hardcover [Red Fox, 1996] ISBN 0-09-954271-4, £3.50, paperback [Hyperion, 1996] ISBN 0-7868-1157-9, $4.95, paperback * The Pigman [1968] autobiographical, two alienated teenagers take advantage of an old man * My Darling, My Hamburger [1969] * I Never Loved Your Mind [1970] * Pardon Me, You're Stepping On My Eyeball [1976] * Confessions of a Teenage Baboon [1977] * The Undertaker's Gone Bananas [1978] Short Fiction: * "Let Me Hear You Whisper" [Six Science Fiction Plays, ed. Roger Elwood, Washington Square Press, 1976] hardcover David Zindell (1952-): David Zindell @ Locus/Contento index Books: * the "A Requiem for Homo Sapiens" series: * Neverness [Donald I. Fine, 1988] ISBN 0-917657-97-7, $18.95, hardcover [Bantam Spectra, 1989] ISBN 0-553-27903-3, $4.95, paperback [Grafton, 1989] ISBN 0-246-13442-9, £7.95, trade paperback [Grafton, 1990] ISBN 0-586-20536-5, £4.99, paperback * The Broken God [HarperCollins UK, 1993] ISBN 0-00-255246-9, £9.99, trade paperback [Bantam Spectra, 1994] ISBN 0-553-56450-1, $5.99, paperback [HarperCollins UK, 1994] ISBN 0-586-21189-6, £5.99, paperback * The Wild [HarperCollins UK, 1995] ISBN 0-246-13776-2, £15.99, hardcover [Bantam Spectra, 1996] ISBN 0-553-28966-7, $5.99, paperback [HarperCollins/Voyager, 1996] ISBN 0-00-649712-8, £5.99, paperback * War in Heaven [Bantam Spectra, 1998] 0-553-28967-5, $5.99, paperback Short Fiction: * "Caverns" [Interzone #14, 1985] * "The Dreamer's Sleep" [Fantasy Book, Dec 1984] * "Shanidar" [L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, vol.1, ed. Algis Budrys, Los Angeles: Bridge, 1985; Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year #15, ed. Terry Carr, Tor, 1986] * "When the Rose Is Dead" [Full Spectrum 3, ed. Lou Aronica, Amy Stout, Betsy Mitchell, Doubleday Foundation, 1991] Reviews: * "David Zindell's 'Neverness'", Julian R. Bliss, Overspace #10, 1990] Jeff Zinggeler: Science Fiction/Fantasy illustrator; cover art for The Witches of Karres [Chilton, 1968] by James H. Schmitz Jeff Zinggeler @ isfdb Ron Zinn: Fantasy illustrator of, for instance, "Beauty" by Sheri S. Tepper [1991] Ron Zinn @ isfdb Harriet Zinnes: Harriet Zinnes @ Locus/Contento index Short Fiction: * "Wings," [New Directions #52, 1988; I Shudder at Your Touch", ed. Michele Slung, Penguin/Roc, 1991] Zion: [from Hebrew "Tsiyon" = hill]: (1) Mount Zion is where David's city stood; (2) the Kingdom of Heaven (as "The Celestial City" in Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress"); (3) symbolically, the Israelites as the Chosen people; (4) Daughter of Zion = Jerusalem or residents of Jerusalem; (5) Zionism as the movement launched by Dr. Theodore Herzl in Vienna in 1895 to establish a Jewish national state in Palestine Zip Code: American 5-digit (later 9-digit) postal zone code, acronym for "Zone Improvement Plan" Jack (David) Zipes (1937-): Fantasy critic/anthologist, specializing in Fairy Tales Jack (David) Zipes @ Locus/Contento index Books Edited: * Victorian Fairy Tales : The Revolt of the Fairies and Elves [Methuen, Feb 1987] ISBN 0-416-42080-X, £18.95 (USA $25.00), 381pp, hardcover collection of 27 Fairy Tales by famous Victorian authors + long introduction + biographical information on each author including Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, Edith Nesbit, Catherine Sinclair, Oscar Wilde * Don't Bet on the Prince: Contemporary Feminist Fairy Tales in North America and Europe [UK: 1986; Methuen, Feb 1987] ISBN 0-416-01381-3, $11.95, 270pp, trade paperback anthology of modern Fairy stories, "a fresh look at the fairy tale, with contributors Angela Carter, Tanith Lee and other notables offering an alternative view of the world." * The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm [Bantam Classics, Feb 1987] ISBN 0-553-05184-9, $21.95, 733pp, hardcover collection of 142 Fairy Tales based on the Brothers Grimm's original volumes, including 32 stories previously unpublished in English; translated by Zipes, John Gruelle illustrations [Quality Paperback Book Club # 21-2155, Mar 1987], $11.50, 733pp, trade paperback [Bantam, 1987] in 2 paperback volumes * Beauties, Beasts and Enchantment: Classic French Fairy Tales [New American Library, Oct 1989] ISBN 0-453-00693-0, $19.95, 598pp, hardcover anthology, 36 fairy tales, translated from French + Jack Zipes introduction * The Fairy Tales of Frank Stockton [Penguin/Signet, 1990] * Spells of Enchantment [Viking, 1991] * Arabian Nights: The Marvels and Wonders of the Thousand and One Nights [Penguin/Signet, Aug 1991] ISBN 0-451-52542-6, $5.95, 663pp, paperback, new adaptation of Sir Richard Burton translation + afterword + glossary + bibliography * The Outspoken Princess and the Gentle Knight [Bantam, Dec 1994] ISBN 0-553-09699-0, $22.95, 237pp, hardcover anthology, 15 modern Fairy Tales by Ernest Hemingway, Tanith Lee, Lloyd Alexander, Jane Yolen, A.S. Byatt, others + Zipes introduction + Stephanie Poulin illustrations [Book of the Month Club, Jan 1995] no ISBN or price on cover [Bantam, Feb 1996] ISBN 0-553-37514-8, $12.95, 236pp, trade paperback Short Fiction: * "A Fairy Tale for Our Time" [Don't Bet on the Prince, ed. Jack Zipes, Methuen, 1987] Nonfiction: * "Hermann Hesse's Fairy Tales and the Pursuit of Home" [The Complete Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesse, Bantam, 1995] * Fairy Tale as Myth/Myth as Fairy Tale [University Press of Kentucky, Dec 1994] ISBN 0-8131-1890-5, $33.00, 192pp, hardcover, 6 essays on Fairy Tales as myth, and how they impact contemporary culture, including: Oz, Disney, Iron John, "Rumplestiltskin and the Decline of Female Productivity" ISBN 0-8131-0834-9, $15.95, trade paperback Order from: the University Press of Kentucky Lexington KY 40508 * Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion: The Classical Genre for Children and the Process of Civilization [Heinemann Educational Books, 1983; Methuen, 1988] ISBN 0-416-01981-1, $12.95, 214pp, trade paperback Lit Crit + essays on how Folk Tales were manipulated/rewritten by educated writers to propagandize mores, values, manners * Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales, Children, and the Culture Industry [Routledge, Mar 1997] ISBN 0-415-91851-0, $16.95, 171pp, trade paperback 6 essays critically analyzing Fairy Tales and their effects on contemporary culture; 2 previously published (but slightly revised) + bibliography + index. * The Trials and Tribulations of Little Red Riding Hood, Second Edition [Routledge, Sep 1993] ISBN 0-415-90835-3, $17.95, 408pp, trade paperback Literary Criticism of Little Red Riding Hood, in 35 versions from the Brothers Grimm to Angela Carter + Zipes preface Revised/expanded from 1983 edition ISBN 0-415-90834-5, $49.95, hardcover, order from: Routledge 29 West 35th St. New York NY 10019 Zipf's Law: an empirical rule governing the distribution of names on random numerical lists, discovered by the mathematical linguist Zipf. It states that the product of the rank order of the entry and the number associated with that entry is a constant. For example, if one had a list of the population of towns within a county, then the #10 most populous town would have roughly 1/10 the population of the #1 most populous town, the #80 most populous town would have roughly 1/2 the population of the #40 most populous town, and so forth. This order is often found, but often not, and depnds on exactly what one means by "random." {more, to be done} Steve Zipp: Science Fiction Poet; isfdb lists: * "VARIABLE Opera" [On Spec, eds. Barry Hammond, Susan MacGregor, Jena Snyder, Diane L. Walton, Spring 1996] $4.95 Steve Zipp @ Locus/Contento index Zippy the Pinhead: surrealistic comic book, beloved by some of my friends for its wacky zen/hippie/fantasy look at an off-kilter world from an odd angle. Arthur Zirul: isfdb lists: {to be done} K. F. Ziska: isfdb lists: * "Succubus" [Astounding, ed. F. Orlin Tremaine, May 1934] $0.20 Sarah Zittel: Sarah Zittel @ Locus/Contento index Martin Zlotnick: isfdb lists: * "First Word" [Omni, eds. Ben Bova, Robert Sheckley, Aug 1980] nonfiction ISSN-0149-8711, $2.00 Boris Zlotsky, Borris Zlotsky: * cover art, "One Mind's Eye" by Kathy Tyers [1996] as Boris Zlotsky * cover art, "Bridge of Valor" by Anne Leslie Groell [Penguin/Roc1997] as Borris Zlotsky (according to isfdb) Boris Zlotsky @ isfdb Borris Zlotsky @ isfdb Zodiac: [from Greek "zodiakos", of animals, from "zoon", animal] (1) the imaginary zone plus or minus 8 degrees from the ecliptic which the sun appears to trace across the sky each year; (2) the ancient division of the zodiac into 12 astrological signs: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cabcer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces. Zodiacal Light: after dusk, this diffuse glow is seen to the West; after dawn, this diffuse glow is seen to the East; most easily seen on moonless, clear nights in the tropics. We now know that this is caused by sunlight scattered by a belt of interplanetary dust particles in the Solar System's plane. Zoe: Science Fiction illustrator; cover of Galaxy #8 [1995] Zoe @ isfdb Zoilus: (1) Greek critic of 4th Cenury B.C. who unceasingly attacked the great literary works of Homer, Plato, and Isocrates; (2) pseudonym of H. P. Lovecraft Emile Zola: pseudonym of Eduoard Charles Antoine (1840-1902) Emile Zola @ Locus/Contento index Pamela A. Zoline: pseudonym of Pamela Lifton-Zoline (1941-), best known for a gem of a story "Entropy" in New Worlds, July 1967 Pamela A. Zoline @ Locus/Contento index Books: * Busy About the Tree of Life [London: The Women's Press, Jan 1988] ISBN 0-7043-3998-6, £4.95, 187pp, paperback Science Fiction story collection as "The Heat Death of the Universe and Other Stories" [McPherson, Apr 1988] ISBN 0-914232-88-6, $10.00 trade paperback, 204pp 5 stories + new Thomas M. Disch introduction ISBN 0-7043-3998-89-4, $20.00, hardcover Al Zolynas: Al Zolynas @ Locus/Contento index Poetry: * "My Mother and the Wheel of Fire" [Poly: New Speculative Writing, ed. Lee Ballentine, Ocean View Books, 1989] * "The New Physics" [Burning with a Vision, ed. Robert Frazier, Owlswick, 1984] * "Under Ideal Conditions" [Velocities #4, 1984] Zombie: (1) python-god of some West African tribes; (2) the worship of the snake-god as carried by slaves relocated to the West Indies; (3) a covert component of Voodoo in Haiti and parts of the Southern United States; (4) a puportedly dead body brought to controlled life through Voodoo magic and/or herbal catalepsy/narcosis; (5) Fantasy derivations of any or all of the above; see: Haiti and Voodoo Joey Zone, The Joey Zone: isfdb lists: * "Introduction (Snuff Flique)" [Cyber-Psychos AOD, ed. Michael Hemmingson, 1997] ISBN 1-886988-04-8, $5.00, trade paperback * "The Joey Zone" [SF Eye, ed. Stephen P. Brown, Fall 1997] $5.00 M. H. Zool: pseudonym of "The Oxford SF Group" according to Locus/Contento: * Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy [Bloomsbury Books, Aug 1989] ISBN 0-7475-0399-0, £4.99, 160pp, trade paperback, excellent guide to the genre, brief surveys of roughly 150 authors + numerous cross-references Jose Zorilla (1817-1893): Jose Zorilla @ Locus/Contento index * "Fragment" [from "Don Juan Tenorio", 1844, (excerpt), in The Book of Fantasy, ed. Jorge Luís Borges, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Silvina Ocampo, Viking, 1989] * "The Spectator" [from "Don Juan Tenorio", 1844], in Extraordinary Tales, ed. Jorge Luis Borges, Adolfo Bioy Casares, London: Souvenir, 1973; Worlds in Small, ed. John Robert Colombo, Cacanadadada Press, 1992, tr. by Anthony Kerrigan] Leo Zorin: isfdb lists: * "An Experiment in Genocide" [New Worlds, ed. Michael Moorcock, July 1969] Zoroastrianism: ancient Persian religion founded by Zoroaster (a.k.a. Zarathustra) and his followers; the sacred texts are in the Avesta, teaching that Ormuzd (Creator/angel of Good) will eventually conquer Ahriman (power of Evil), with humanity tipping the balance, and that each human's afterlife depends on his/her balance of good and evil deeds; fire-alters were used in worship, but Zoroastrians were in no way fire-worshippers as portrayed by their enemies Zorro, pseudonym of Harold Ward The Mask of Zorro: historical adventure film series, revived in 1998 to great success; no particular Fantasy elements Joel Zoss: isfdb lists: * "The Valve Transcript" [New Worlds, ed. Michael Moorcock, Fontana Flamingo, 1983] ISBN 0-00-654003-1, £3.50, trade paperback Zounds!: contracted oath, short for "By God's wounds!" C[athy] A. Zraik: C[athy] A. Zraik @ Locus/Contento index * "Oh, Fanny" [Alternate Hilarities #4, 1993] Oliver Zschenker: Oliver Zschenker @ Locus/Contento index Heinrich Zschokke, anthologist: * Lover's Strategem and Other Tales [London: Darling, 1848] Stanley Zuber, Czech utopian novelist * The Golden Promise [New York: Pageant, 1956] Rainer Zubeil, see Thomas Ziegler Robert M. Zubrin, Ph.D.: Doctorate in Physics from M.I.T., noted "young turk" of the space advocacy community, patented inventor, expert in nuclear propulsion and the "Mars Direct" approach to colonizing the red planet. I co-authored a draft of a novel with him, and a ddraft of a screenplay, and then negotiated a tricky contract to surrender co-authorship credits in return for $2,000.00, plus a certain percentage (lass than 50%) of royalties, plus a specific statement of acknowledgment to appear in each volume if and when published. Dr. Zubrin came out on top in a power shakeup of the National Space Society, and is currently its Executive Director. Robert M. Zubrin @ Locus/Contento index Nonfiction Books: * Islands in the Sky: Bold New Ideas for Colonizing Space see co-author Stanley Schmidt * The Case for Mars Nonfiction in SF Markets: * "Nuclear Rocketry Using Indigenous Propellants: The Key to the Solar System" [Analog, Mar 1990] * "Mars Direct: A Proposal for the Rapid Exploration and Colonization of the Red Planet" (coauthor David A. Baker) [Analog, July 1991] * "The Magnetic Sail" [Analog, May 1992] * "Science..." (co-authors Doug Beason, Geoffrey Landis) [Science Fiction Age, May 1993] * "The Hypersonic Skyhook" [Analog, Sep 1993] * "Terraforming Mars" (co-author Christopher P. McKay) [Analog, Apr 1994] * "How to Find a Starship" [Analog, Aug 1994] * "Black Horse: One Stop to Orbit" (co-author Mitchell Burnside Clapp) [Analog, Jun 1995] * "The Martian Frontier" [Analog, Nov 1995] * "Science..." (co-authors Stephen L. Gillett, Geoffrey Landis) [Science Fiction Age, Nov 1995] Zucchetto: Roman Catholic skullcap, color coded as follows: white = Pope; red = Cardinal; purple = Bishop; black = other clergy Jim Zuckerman: Science Fiction illustrator, SF Age (July 1994) cover art Jim Zuckerman @ isfdb Darryl Zudeck: Science Fiction illustrator, cover for Joe Haldeman's "Worlds Enough and Time" [William Morrow, 1992] Darryl Zudeck @ isfdb Mark Zug: Fantasy illustrator, covers for 1996 and 1997 Tanith Lee novels Mark Zug @isfdb Martin Zula: isfdb lists: * "Porcelain Morning" [InterText, eds. Jason Snell, Geoff Duncan, Susan Grossman, Nov-Dec 1994] Zuleika: (1) Potiphar's wife in the Old Testament; (2) frequent female name in poetry of Persia Matt Zumbo: Science Fiction/Fantasy illustrator active in late 1990s, best known for cover of "Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman" by Walter M. Miller, Jr. [Bantam, 1997] Matt Zumbo @isfdb Admiral E. R. Zumwalt: isfdb lists: * "First Word" [Omni, ed. Dick Teresi, July 1983] ISSN-0149-8711, $2.50 Adrian Zupp: Adrian Zupp @ Locus/Contento index * "Hoboes" [Terror Australis, Summer 1992] Jeremy James Zupringer (1946-): see pseudonym Jeremy Pascall Mary Kay Zuravleff: isfdb and Locus/Contento list: * The Frequency of Souls [Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1996; Chatto & Windus, 1996; Vintage UK, Aug 1997] ISBN 0-09-973141-X, £5.99, trade paperback, Tony Campbell cover art Literary Science Fiction/Fantasy about scientific way to communicate with the spirits of the deceased see: Afterlife [loads slowly] Gnomes of Zurich: not Fantasy characters at all, but an insulting designation for the Swiss controllers of international monetary funds; see: "Alberich" Jeffrey T. Zverloff: Jeffrey T. Zverloff @ Locus/Contento index * "Deadline" [Weird Stories, Oct 1996] Allen Zweig, fan pseudonym of Frederick Pohl Paul Zweig: isfdb lists: * "First Word" [Omni, Dec 1983] nonfiction Mark Manley Zwingelberg: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Mark Manley Zwingelberg ********** End of Author List ************

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