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Haynes, Mary

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1938-    ) US author of two Young Adult novels of sf interest: Wordchanger (1983), featuring a "machine" capable of literally changing words and therefore the realities which they command (see Linguistics; Perception); and Raider's Sky (1987), a Post-Holocaust tale set shortly after a disastrous agricultural experiment has killed off 99.9% of the American adult population, and children are being entrained for unknown destinations (the evocation of World War Two is clearly deliberate). [JC]

Mary Haynes

born Duluth, Minnesota: 1 June 1938


  • Wordchanger (New York: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1983) [hb/]
  • Raider's Sky (New York: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1987) [hb/]


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