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London, Alex

Entry updated 23 May 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1980-    ) US author who is of sf interest for his first series, the Young Adult Proxy sequence comprising Proxy (2013) and Guardian (2014), which is set in an undetermined venue in an unspecified Near Future City surrounded by wilderness and structured as a rigid hierarchy. The two protagonists – one a privileged Patron and one a Proxy who must submit to all the penalties incurred by his "twin" (see Crime and Punishment; Doppelganger; Slavery) – find themselves in exile, on a quest and being hunted. A revolution is mounted, a plague is confronted, a better day dawns.

London's second and third series – the Wild Ones sequence beginning with The Wild Ones (2015) as C Alexander London, and the Skybound Saga beginning with Black Wings Beating (2018) – are young-adult fantasy. The first is a mildly spoofish Beast Fable [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]; in the second an embattled nation enlists the aid of fabled ghost birds. [JC]

Charles Alexander London

born Baltimore, Maryland: 16 January 1980




  • Proxy (New York: Penguin/Philomel Books, 2013) [Proxy: hb/]
  • Guardian (New York: Penguin/Philomel Books, 2014) [Proxy: hb/]

The Wild Ones

  • The Wild Ones (New York: Penguin/Philomel Books, 2015) as C Alexander London [Wild Ones: hb/]
  • Moonlight Brigade (New York: Penguin/Philomel Books, 2016) as C Alexander London [Wild Ones: hb/]
  • Great Escape (New York: Penguin/Philomel Books, 2017) as C Alexander London [Wild Ones: hb/]

The Skybound Saga


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