Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.
(1949- ) US author whose first novel, The American Book of the Dead (1987), makes use of Zen points of view in a picaresque approach to an understanding of Holocaust involving many encounters as World War Three breaks out, some with talking monkeys (see Apes as Human) including Tarzan's Cheetah, and potential salvation by Aliens, who may be more interested in rescuing cetaceans. The Quest for the 36 (1988) rather similarly convokes the 36 just men from Jewish folklore to see if, together again, they can save the world from fantasy-tinged chaos. Billias's subsequent novels have been Ties. [JC]
see also: Cyberpunk [game].
Stephen W Billias
- Cyberpunk 220.127.116.11: The Ravengers (New York: Warner Books, 1995) [tie to the game Cyberpunk: Cyberpunk 18.104.22.168.: pb/Donato Giancola]
- Cyberpunk 22.214.171.124: Holomen (New York: Warner Books, 1996) [tie to the game Cyberpunk: Cyberpunk 126.96.36.199.: pb/Donato Giancola]
- The American Book of the Dead (New York: Popular Library, 1987) [pb/Gary Ruddell]
- The Quest for the 36 (New York: Popular Library/Questar, 1988) [pb/Richard Hescox]
- Deryni Challenge: A Crossroads Adventure in the World of Katherine Kurtz's Deryni (New York: Tor, 1988) [tie to the Katherine Kurtz fantasies: Deryni: in the publisher's Crossroads Adventure Gamebook series: pb/David Cherry]
- Runesword #4: Horrible Humes (New York: Ace Books, 1991) [tie: Runesword: pb/Larry Elmore]
- Shadow World #2: Clock Strikes Sword (New York: Ace Books, 1995) as by Ian Hammell [game tie: written under a House Name: Shadow World: pb/]
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