Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author.
(? - ) US author of the Overflight sequence beginning with The Shadow of the Ship (1983; rev 2014), set in a universe where interstellar travel is accomplished through a kind of Parallel World desert, by caravans; a disparate group of human-like voyagers trek across this desert – demonstrating the virtues of a communal variety of libertarianism (see Libertarian SF) as they go – in search of what seems to be a crashed Spaceship. Franson also edits Troynovant, an online critical journal [see links below]. [JC]
Robert Wilfred Franson
born Eugene, Oregon
- The Shadow of the Ship (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 1983) [Overflight: pb/David B Mattingly]
- Sphinx Daybreak (no place given: Franson Publications, 2018) [Overflight: pb/from Lawrence Alma-Tadema]
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