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Castellucci, Cecil

Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1969-    ) US rock singer, comics writer and author, in Canada for several years from early adulthood; in her music career she works under the name Cecil Seaskull, being most active as a performer during the 1990s. She began to publish work of genre interest with "Lights, Camera, Action" in Magic in the Mirrorstone (anth 2008) edited by Steve Berman; her novels, all to date written for the Young Adult market, include some of sf interest. First Day on Earth (2011) sympathetically presents a young man who, convinced he has been abducted (and later released) by Aliens (see UFOs), joins a support group one of whose members seems (at least to the protagonist) clearly to come from outer space. The Year of the Beasts (graph 2012) with Nate Powell illuminates a toxic stew of bad relationships, in which the entangled sisters and their boyfriends are illuminated through the myth of the Medusa. Of direct sf interest is Tin Star (2014), in which a young woman, en route by colony ship to a new planet (see Colonization of Other Worlds), is abandoned on a Space Station, where romance and galactic politics begin to interweave. Castellucci's conspicuous versatility and competence lead to hopes of challenging work. [JC]

Cecil C Castellucci

born New York: 25 October 1969

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