Harrow, Alix E

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(1989-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "A Whisper in the Weld" in Shimmer for November 2014, and who won a Hugo award for "A Witch's Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies" in Apex Magazine for February 2018. Her first novel, The Ten Thousand Doors of January (2019), expands upon her engagement with portal fantasies [for Portals here and Wonderland below see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] through a fluently Equipoisal traversal of various worlds, some sf-like, some of them Wonderlands (see also Fantastika). The influence of Ursula K Le Guin's Changing Planes (coll of linked stories 2003) may be detected; but Harrow's use of nested stories told by narrators variously connected to the primary protagonist January Scaller is distinctive. Her command of the stories she lives through gives some sense, well before the end of the tale, that the ten thousand portals – here called Doors – are subject to her telling them. Harrow has published some nonfiction as by Alix Heintzman. [JC]

Alix E Harrow

born 9 November 1989




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