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Canter, Mark

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1952-    ) US author whose Ember from the Sun (1995) combines elements of Prehistoric SF and the Lost World genre in the tale of a doctor who discovers the body of a pregnant, recently dead Neanderthal woman in Alaska, and implants the foetus in a human mother. The child, the eponymous Ember, grows up immune to cold, with paranormal (see Psi Powers) sensitivities to the world, and discovers her hidden fellows. Somewhat less effectively, Down to Heaven (1997) sets a Chinese Lost Race in the jungles of contemporary South America. [JC]

Mark Canter

born Owensburo, Kentucky: 11 August 1952



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