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Cole, Myke

Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

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(?   -    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Shouting Down the Moon" in The Book of Final Flesh (anth 2003) edited by James Lowder, which appeared more or less simultaneously with his first novel, Car Trouble (2003), a Tie to the Wildsidhe Chronicles Shared World fantasy sequence. He is of sf interest for the Equipoisal Shadow Ops series comprising Control Point (2012) – which won the Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Memorial Award for best first genre novel – Fortress Frontier (2013), Breach Zone (2014) and the prequel Gemini Cell (2015), set in a Near Future America where Mutants with Magic Superpowers are treated as morally loathsome and expungible. Much of the action exploits Military SF tropes with a character-thin simplicity evocative of a Computer Wargame, though the tale eventually focuses on and climaxes in New York, seen in terms of Urban Fantasy [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]; the great City, not for the first time, is saved by Superheroes. [JC]

Myke Cole

born New York City

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Shadow Ops

Sacred Throne

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