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Cash, Steve

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1946-2019) US country rock musician – he was lead singer for the Ozark Mountain Daredevils from its founding in 1972 – and author of The Meq sequence of sf novels, beginning with The Meq (dated 2003 but 2002), which describe, in fantasy-tinged diction, the lives of a kind of Pariah Elite which has hidden itself since time immemorial in the Basque lands of northern Spain. Meqs remain pre-adolescent until (at sight) they recognize their soul mate, enjoying to that point a kind of pre-pubescent Immortality. The sequence begins in the late nineteenth century, traversing much of the northern hemisphere, as the pre-adolescent protagonists secretly infiltrate significant moments of history, and become, deeply though intermittently, involved in the darker structures of Baseball. [JC]

Steve Cash

born Springfield, Missouri: 5 May 1946

died Springfield, Missouri: 13 October 2019



The Meq

  • The Meq (London: Macmillan, 2002) [dated 2003 but published 2002: The Meq: hb/Steve Stone]
  • The Time Dancers (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 2006) [The Meq: pb/David Stevenson]
  • The Remembering (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 2011) [The Meq: pb/Kathleen Lynch]


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