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Grigsby, Sean

Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

(?   -    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Eternal H" in Children of the Moon: A Werewolf Anthology (anth 2011) edited by C Bryan Brown. His first novel, Smoke Eaters (2018), though set in the Near Future, features as protagonist a street-wise but weary firefighter worn out after decades of fighting fiery dragons, but called back for a further stand-off; though witty, this fantasy attempts nothing Equipoisal during its rapid traversal of familiar mixed tropes. Of more direct sf interest is Daughters of Forgotten Light (2018), a Space Opera set initially on Oubliette, a Prison planet (from the French for dungeon) (see Crime and Punishment); the cast, which includes a large mixture of gender alignments, undergoes a series of violent trials (and deaths), with considerable Sex, punitive interference from mother Earth, and motorcycles. Though sparky, the tale is dark. [JC]

Sean Grigsby

born San Antonio, Texas



Smoke Eaters

  • Smoke Eaters (London; Angry Robot, 2018) [Smoke Eaters: pb/Lee Gibbons]
  • Ash Kickers (London; Angry Robot, 2019) [Smoke Eaters: pb/Lee Gibbons]

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