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Fahy, Christopher

Entry updated 25 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

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(1937-    ) US author whose first works – like The Compost Heap (1970) – convey in mundane contexts a quiet enragedness that can seem scattershot. After his first story with genre content, "Carnival" for Gallery in August 1980 – assembled with much of his short fiction of fantastic interest in Matinee at the Flame (coll 2006) – most of his later work of interest is Horror, though The Lyssa Syndrome (1990) introduces a focusing sf element in its description of a closed venue – the isolated town typical of horror novels of recent decades – decimated by a mutant strain of rabies. Red Tape (2009) is a Satirical fantasy. [JC]

Christopher Fahy

born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 15 November 1937

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