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Billias, Stephen

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(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

born 1949




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