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Jantunen, John

Entry updated 23 January 2023. Tagged: Author.

(1971-    ) Canadian author whose first novels, beginning with fallingoverstandingstill (2013), are nonfantastic, as is his thriller sequence, the Tilden Chronicles, beginning with No Quarter (2018) [nonfantastic titles are not listed below]. His first book of sf interest, A Desolate Splendor (2016), is set along the northern wilderness edge of a Ruined Earth land, seemingly after World War Three has basically ended civilization. The cast of survivors must face the threat of total annihilation at the hands of Religious fanatics. The eponymous Savage Gerry (2021), released from unjust imprisonment (see Crime and Punishment; Prisons) by a power outage, finds that the outside world has suffered savagely from various Disasters, and escapes with his son northwards into the Canadian wilderness. The relatively adjacent Near Future world depicted in Mason's Jar (2023) is threatened by a Drug that brings euphoria which leads directly to psychosis if withdrawn. [JC]

John Jantunen

born Bracebridge, Ontario: 1 August 1971

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