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Lindsey, Johanna

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1952-2019) German-born US author of romance novels, mostly with historical settings, which regularly appeared on the New York Times bestseller list; the first was Captive Bride (1977) [not listed below]. Lindsey is of sf interest for the Ly-San-Ter trilogy opening with Warrior's Woman (1990), whose tough yet virginal female protagonist goes on an interstellar quest (with a wisecracking AI sidekick) to free her world's women from Slavery, only to meet her match in a Planetary Romance setting where the muscular barbarian male lead Challen Ly-San-Ter defeats her in a combat challenge and by local custom thus gains the right to abuse her for, supposedly, her own good; Sex and romance of course ensue. The sequence continues with further turbulent, Cliché-ridden affairs of both male and female Ly-San-Ters. Until Forever (1995) is a Time Travel fantasy in which a modern female professor of medieval history is drawn back to the Viking past by the sword of a curse-bound Viking who becomes her lover; curse-related complications follow. [DRL]

Johanna Helen Lindsey [birth surname Howard]

born Frankfurt, West Germany: 10 March 1952

died Nashua, New Hampshire: 27 October 2019

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