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Duncan, Alexandra

Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

(?   -    ) US author, resident in North Carolina, who began to publish work of genre interest with "Kinderkochen" in Ravens in the Library: Magic in the Bard's Name (anth 2009) edited by Sandra Buskirk and Phil (as SatyrPhil) Brucato. Her Young Adult Salvage Universe sequence opens with Salvage (2014), an adventure beginning in a Far-Future Dystopian society which inhabits Spaceships and is dominated by polygamous fundamentalist Religion; for enjoying inappropriate Sex (ie. consensual and with a boy of her own generation) the heroine is condemned to die in vacuum, but escapes to Earth and there finds racial (see Race in SF) and Feminist enlightenment. This novel won the Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Memorial Award. The second Salvage Universe title, Sound (2015), is not a sequel but a parallel tale in which a secondary character from Salvage takes centre stage and has her own adventures across the Solar System, featuring space-pirates, abandoned Space Stations and an initially fraught lesbian romance. [DRL]

Alexandra Duncan




Salvage Universe

  • Salvage (New York: Greenwillow Books, 2014) [Salvage Universe: hb/Joel Tippie and Julie de Varoquier]
  • Sound (New York: Greenwillow Books, 2015) [Salvage Universe: hb/Mariusz Pocztowski]

individual titles

  • Blight (New York: Greenwillow Books, 2017) [hb/Linus Curci, Brenda Homes]


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