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Heathcock, Alan

Entry updated 21 November 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1971-    ) US author, mostly of short fiction, most of which is nonfantastic; active from the late 1990s. VOLT: Stories (coll of linked stories 2011) contains his best gonzo-grit early work. He is of sf interest for 40 (2022), set in a Near Future America devastated by Climate Change, Pandemic and civil unrest; the tale takes an Equipoisal turn through the protagonist's discovery, on awakening in a recent bomb crater, that she has grown wings: possibly she has been Cyborged, or has become an angel: but there is no doubt that she has become potently iconic. In California, in the ruins of the dreamscapes of Cinema, her potential to transform the world may begin to unfold. [JC]

Alan Heathcock

born Chicago, Illinois: 8 March 1971


  • 40 (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux/MCD, 2022) [hb/]

collections and stories

  • VOLT: Stories (Minneapolis, Minnesota: Graywold Press, 2011) [coll of linked stories: pb/]


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