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Eskridge, Kelley

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1960-    ) US author who has lived with Nicola Griffith from about 1988. She began publishing work of genre interest with "Hum of Human Cities" for Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine #9, Fall 1990. In her first sf novel, the Near Future Solitaire (2002), a young woman trapped in a complex conflict – between an intermittently ruthless international corporation and her sense of destiny as part of a cadre of children chosen to participate in the new planetary government – must undertake a searing Night Journey [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] in order to redeem herself. Some Gender issues are involved, though the fact that the protagonist is lesbian is treated matter-of-factly; the emotional intensity of Solitaire pervades the whole of the tale. The tales assembled as Dangerous Space (coll 2007) contains several interesting Thought Experiments, several extrapolating on the nature of music (see SF Music), set in a range of futures. [JC]

Kelley Eskridge

born Florida: 1960


  • Solitaire (New York: HarperCollins Eos, 2002) [hb/Bruce Jensen]
  • Dangerous Space (Seattle, Washington: Aqueduct Press, 2007) [coll: pb/Remedios Varos]


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