Entry updated 20 June 2022. Tagged: Author.
(? - ) US author whose Near Future Young Adult Dystopian Feverwake sequence beginning with The Fever King (2019) seems at first to offer an Equipoisal reading of the etiology and consequences of a virus-based Pandemic (see Disaster) that has balkanized America. The narrative is set in Carolinia (once North and South Carolina); its young protagonist, who believes that Magic has given him the ability to control Technology, is soon taught by the magus-like Lehrer that scientific principles governs his skill, which enables his significant role in the overthrow of the state. In the second volume, The Electric Heir (2020), the protagonist and his friends find their emotional entanglements caught up in post-revolution complexities. [JC]
born Durham, North Carolina
- The Fever King (New York: Skyscape, 2019) [Feverwake: hb/]
- The Electric Heir (New York: Skyscape, 2020) [Feverwake: hb/]
- A Lesson in Vengeance (New York: Delacorte Press, 2021) [hb/]
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