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Cobb, James H

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1953-2014) US author in whose Technothriller, Choosers of the Slain (1996), a stealth destroyer full of Inventions, and captained by a woman Commander perhaps supernaturally attuned to her ship, is pitted against an Argentinian attempt to claim the whole of Antarctica; further novels in the Amanda Garrett sequence hover within the same quasi-sf environment. The sf singleton Cibola (2004), set in the twenty-second century, features a paramilitary operation to bring a valuable Asteroid into orbit around Earth. [JC]

James Harvey Cobb

born Tacoma, Washington: 18 February 1953

died Olympia, Washington: 8 July 2014

works (selected)


Amanda Garrett

  • Choosers of the Slain (New York: G P Putnam's Sons, 1996) [Amanda Garrett: hb/]
  • Storm Dragon (New York: G P Putnam's Sons, 1997) [Amanda Garrett: hb/]
  • Sea Strike (New York: G P Putnam's Sons, 1998) [Amanda Garrett: hb/]
  • Sea Fighter (London: Headline Feature, 1999) [Amanda Garrett: hb/]
  • Target Lock (London: Headline Feature, 2001) [Amanda Garrett: hb/]

individual titles

  • Cibola (Waterville, Maine: Five Star, 2004) [hb/Alan M Clark]


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