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Daniels, April

Entry updated 26 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

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(?   -    ) US author whose first novel, Dreadnought (2017), which begins the Young Adult Nemesis sequence, is set in a fantasy-hued Alternate World where Superheroes exist; the protagonist, who is transgender (see Transgender SF) by profound inclination and may be at the verge of transitioning, is suddenly transformed through the death of the eponymous male superhero into a female superhero, who may now be nearly invincible. So armoured, she eventually powers through some of the obstacles a repressive family and world put in her way (see Feminism; Women in SF), and defeats the Cyborg Villain who had assassinated Dreadnought. Daniels should not be confused with the actor April Daniels. [JC]

April Daniels

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Nemesis

  • Dreadnought (New York: Diversion Books, 2017) [Nemesis: pb/]
  • Sovereign (New York: Diversion Books, 2017) [Nemesis: pb/]

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