Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author.
(1933- ) US author on the medical branches of the American military, formerly Chief of the Special History Branch of the US Army, and fantasy and sf author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Lucky People" for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in February 1968 as by Chet Arthur, and continued under his own name with "The Familiar" (March 1997 F&SF), one of several Azalea Place, New Orleans tales; he won a World Fantasy Award for "Queen for a Day" (October/November 2001 F&SF). His sf novel, Crux (fixup 2004), is set in a Ruined Earth three centuries hence, and follows the consequences attendant upon an ironized attempt via Time Travel technology to divert the world from the terrible – though technologically highly sophisticated – civilization that has survived the Troubles. [JC]
Albert Edward Cowdrey
born New Orleans, Louisiana: 8 December 1933
- Elixir of Life: An Historical Novel of New Orleans (Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, 1965) as A E Cowdrey [hb/]
- Crux (New York: Tor, 2004) [fixup: hb/Alan Pollack]
- The Tribes of Bela (no place given: Fictionwise, 2006) [story: ebook: first appeared August 2004 F&SF: na/]
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