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Blackwood, Gary L

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1945-    ) US author, mostly for Young Adult readers, relatively little being of genre interest, tales like The Lion and the Unicorn (1982) – in which marginal fantasy elements attend hints that the Robin Hood story cycle is being evoked – being typical; but The Dying Sun (1989), though its guess that North America will have suffered an Ice Age by 2050 seems unlikely in the first decade of the twenty-first century, intriguingly posits a wilderness America, many of whose surviving citizens have emigrated south to Mexico, where their lives are not easy. The story involves a trek back into the wilds of Missouri. Other novels include Beyond the Door (1991), an Alternate History tale, and The Year of the Hangman (2002), set in an Alternate History version of 1777 in which the British have beaten the American rebel states. [JC]

Gary L Blackwood

born Meadville, Pennsylvania: 23 October 1945



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