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Brown, Rosel George

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(1926-1967) US author with an advanced degree in ancient Greek; for three years she worked as a welfare visitor in her native Louisiana. She began publishing stories in September 1958 with "From an Unseen Censor" for Galaxy; some of her tales were interplanetary, some more typical of "women's" fiction. A Handful of Time (coll 1963) assembles much of her early work. The Sibyl Sue Blue series – Sibyl Sue Blue (1966; vt Galactic Sibyl Sue Blue 1968) and The Waters of Centaurus (1970) – features a tough female cop who, with a teenage daughter, engages in various interstellar adventures; she is more than once required to defend herself (which she does more than adequately) against aggressive males. With Keith Laumer, Brown wrote an expansive Space Opera, Earthblood (April-July 1966 If; 1966; exp as coll, vt Earthblood and Other Stories 2008), in which a lost Terran boy (rather like the protagonist of Robert A Heinlein's Citizen of the Galaxy [September-December 1957 Astounding; 1957]) searches through the stars for his heritage; the Earth he finds is a dire disappointment, and he sets out, successfully, to upset the applecart. Brown's career was taking off when she died at the early age of 41. [JC]

see also: Crime and Punishment; Economics.

Rosel George Brown

born New Orleans, Louisiana: 15 March 1926

died New Orleans, Louisiana: 26 November 1967



Sibyl Sue Blue

  • Sibyl Sue Blue (Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, 1966) [Sibyl Sue Blue: hb/John Alcorn]
  • The Waters of Centaurus (Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, 1970) [Sibyl Sue Blue: hb/Margo Herr]

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