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Dimaline, Cherie

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1975-    ) Canadian author whose Métis background has shaped her work, much of it nonfantastic, though the Young Adult Marrow Thieves sequence beginning with The Marrow Thieves (2017) is sf. In a Near Future Dystopian world afflicted by Climate Change, where most humans have lost the ability to dream, the indigenous peoples of North America, who have not lost that capacity, are, once again, ruthlessly exploited: their bone marrow being deemed necessary for the creation of an antidote. Thematically connected through its use of traditional materials, Empire of Wild (2019) is a kind of Werewolf tale in which Victor, an indigenous male, is transmogrified into a white Christian preacher named Eugene Wolff. Victor's wife, in order to save her people, must somehow bring her husband back to the real world. Messages (see Imperialism; Race in SF) are conveyed intensely. [JC]

Cherie Dimaline

born Georgian Bay Métis Community, Penetanguishene, Ontario: 2 July 1975

works (selected)


The Marrow Thieves

  • The Marrow Thieves (Toronto, Ontario: Dancing Cat Books, 2017) [Marrow Thieves: pb/]
  • Hunting by Stars (Toronto, Ontario: Random House Canada/Penguin Teen, 2021) [Marrow Thieves: pb/]

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