Odom, Mel

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(1957-    ) US author of many novels since 1988, many of them being Ties like his contributions to the Mack Bolan thriller series as by Don Pendleton, after that author had franchised himself as a House Name; he has also written several series, usually fantasy, including numerous contributions to the Buffy, the Vampire Slayer universe [associational or fantasy ties and series are not registered in the Checklist]. He collaborated with Warren G Norwood on the Time Police sequence, beginning with Time Police: Vanished! (1988) (see Time Police); the Omega Blue sequence beginning with Omega Blue (1993) is borderline sf, just at the edge of the Near Future. As James Axler, Odom contributed to the Deathlands and Outlanders Military SF sequences [see Checklist]; the Hellgate series is based on the computer game which features imaginary Weapons but is essentially horror, with demons; their a Tie relationship to the original Left Behind sequence by Tim LaHaye Jerry B Jenkins, Odom's Left Behind Universe sequence of Military SF tales, beginning with Apocalypse Dawn (2003), gained approval from the original series core readership. The Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers is a marginal but sf-ish Shared World enterprise. Several of his singletons are borderline, but utilize technologies within the world's current grasp. [JC]

Melville Lewis Odom III

born California: 16 December 1957

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Time Police

Omega Blue

Deathlands

Outlanders

Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers

Left Behind Universe

  • Apocalypse Dawn (Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House, 2003) [tie: Left Behind Universe: pb/]
  • Crucible (Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House, 2004) [tie: Left Behind Universe: pb/]
  • Apocalypse Burning (Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House, 2003) [tie: Left Behind Universe: pb/]
  • Apocalypse Unleashed (Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House, 2008) [tie: Left Behind Universe: pb/]

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