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Forrester, John

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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Pseudonym of US author Luke Wallin (1943-    ) whose work under his own name is either nonfantastic or nonfiction. He is of sf interest for the Young Adult Bestiary Trilogy beginning with Bestiary Mountain (1985), set partly on the Moon, a Dystopian state governed by a puritanical cadre, and partly in Ruined Earth venues. The young protagonists – most of the action focuses on twins, who are Telepathic – escape from their lunar domain, which includes at least one Zoo designed to preserve species taken from Earth, and come into a politically effective rapport with their human relatives, and with Genetically Engineered sentient animals, specifically the Round Beast who must either defeat an inimical AI or persuade it of the complex sanctity of all life. The Blacklight Chronicles beginning with Fire Mage (2011) is a fantasy sequence. [JC]

Luke Wallin

born Columbus, Mississippi: 26 March 1943



Bestiary Trilogy

Blacklight Chronicles

  • Fire Mage (no place given: Amber Mage, 2011) [Blacklight Chronicles: pb/]
  • Sun Mage (no place given: Amber Mage, 2012) [Blacklight Chronicles: pb/]
    • Fire Mage Reborn (no place or publisher given, 2016) [omni of the above two: Blacklight Chronicles: pb/]
  • Shadow Mage (no place given: Amber Mage, 2012) [Blacklight Chronicles: pb/]
  • Dragon Mage (Scotts Valley, California: CreateSpace, 2012) [Blacklight Chronicles: pb/]
  • Star Mage (no place given: Amber Mage, 2014) [Blacklight Chronicles: pb/]
  • Death Mage (Scotts Valley, California: CreateSpace, 2015) [Blacklight Chronicles: pb/]


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