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Klune, TJ

Entry updated 9 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

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(1982-    ) US author most whose Young Adult fiction has focused on gay and LGBTQ issues; of these, the best known is probably The House in the Cerulean Sea (2020), a complex fantasy set partly on an Island inhabited by childhood imagos of various creatures of legend (see Mythology; Supernatural Creatures); the protagonist determines to collaborate with others to save them from a grotesque world. The earlier Immemorial Year sequence beginning with Withered + Sere (2016), is sf set in a Ruined Earth version of America a century hence, where a corrupt collapsing Dystopian tyranny (not specifically but by implication a version of the Canadian government) is opposed by Mutants, talking dogs, Robots and unaltered folk. Klune's second series, the Extraordinaries sequence beginning with The Extraordinaries (2020), is set in a cartoon-like Near Future City which the resident Superhero defends against Villains. Touchingly, Sex and gender issues (the protagonist is gay) humanize the simplistics of superhero combat. [JC]

Travis John Klune

born Roseburg, Oregon: 20 May 1982

works (highly selected)


Immemorial Year

  • Withered + Sere (Tallahassee, Florida: DSP Publications, 2016) [Immemorial Year: pb/Kyle Thompson]
  • Crisped + Sere (Tallahassee, Florida: DSP Publications, 2016) [Immemorial Year: pb/Kyle Thompson]

The Extraordinaries

individual titles


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