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Giambastiani, Kurt R A

Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

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(1958-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Supplanter" for Science Fiction Review in 1991, but who, after a few further stories, became best-known for his Fallen Cloud series of Alternate History Westerns set in the American West, and comprising The Year the Cloud Fell (2001), The Spirit of Thunder (2002), Shadow of the Storm (2003) and From the Heart of the Storm (2004). The sequence depicts a nineteenth-century America in which General Custer has become President of a land and Dinosaur-riding Native Americans have maintained a significant presence (the diffuse Jonbar Point for the sequence seems to consist in the survival of the dinosaurs). A second series, the Ploughman Chronicles, comprising Ploughman's Son (2005) and Ploughman King (2005), is set in an Alternate World version of medieval Europe, where a Hidden Monarch [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] is born. Dreams of the Desert Wind (2004) plays with the notion that an ancient Pariah Elite secretly controls events in the Middle East; Unravelling Time (2006) is a complex Time Travel tale. [JC]

Kurt Robert Achilles Giambastiani

born San Rafael, California: 4 December 1958

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Fallen Cloud

Ploughman Chronicles

  • Ploughman's Son (Morrisville, North Carolina: Lulu.com, 2005) [Ploughman Chronicles: pb/]
  • Ploughman King (Morrisville, North Carolina: Lulu.com, 2005) [Ploughman Chronicles: pb/]

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