Hemmingson, Michael

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(1966-2014) US cultural anthropologist, screenwriter and author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Jack" in Midnight Zoo for 1993. His prolific output contains several works of sf interest, including Minstrels (1997), set in Near Future Paris where an American becomes embroiled in some action-thriller scenes intensified by – as in D G Compton's The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe (1974) – his being fitted with a camera eye, transforming the world into a Media Landscape and his lover into a sex performer. The Rose of Heaven (2004) is fantasy whose action segues from California to World War One; In the Background Is a Walled City; Or, How Santa Claus & I Saved the World: An Historical Memoir (2008). also fantasy, features a midget protagonist and the eponymous elf-figure. The Fellowship of Amorous Gentlemen: Based on the Memoirs of That Redoubtable Explorer and Globe-Trotter, the Honorable Phileas Fogg, Esq (2009) is a Sequel by Other Hands to Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Judas Payne: A Weird Western (2009 ebook) [for publication details see Checklist] is a supernatural figure seemingly based on similar avenging angels in the Westerns of Clint Eastwood (1930-    ). Hemmingson's talent was copious but exceedingly careless. [JC]

Michael Hemmingson

born Los Angeles, California: 12 July 1966

died Tihuana, Mexico: 9 January 2014

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