Entry updated 20 June 2022. Tagged: Author.
(1971- ) UK author, in South Africa from early adulthood for two decades, active from around 2000; she has collaborated with Louis Greenberg as by S L Grey, with Savannah Lotz as by Lily Herne, and with Helen Moffatt and Paige Nick as by Helena S Paige; she has also done some non-book collaborative work with Lauren Beukes. Much of her work [listed selectively below] is horror (though see Horror in SF), including the Downside Trio with Greenberg as S L Grey (for details see his entry). Two collaborative S L Grey singletons followed: the mixed protagonists of Under Ground (2015) must attempt to reach a bunker Underground in Near Future Maine as a Pandemic rages above, and then deal with each other; The Apartment (2016) is nonfantastic, though hints of supernatural oppressiveness permeate the titular residence.
The solo Three Universe sequence beginning with The Three (2014) hints that the Disasters in the air – and in the sequel Day Four (2015) aboard a Ship of Fools cruise ship – may augur the End of the World. The White Road (2017) is a supernatural thriller climaxing on Mount Everest; in The Impossible Us (2022), a man and a woman, who are attracted to each other via the Internet, find they are occupying Alternate Worlds. [JC]
born Wolverhampton, West Midlands: 1971
- The Mall (London: Corvus, 2011) with Louis Greenberg, writing together as by S L Grey [Downside Trio: hb/]
- The Ward (London: Atlantic Books, 2012) with Louis Greenberg, writing together as by S L Grey [Downside Trio: pb/]
- The New Girl (London: Corvus, 2013) with Louis Greenberg, writing together as by S L Grey [Downside Trio: pb/]
The Three Universe
- The Three (New York: Little, Brown, 2014) [Three Universe: hb/]
- Day Four (New York: Little, Brown, 2015) [Three Universe: hb/]
- Under Ground (London: Macmillan, 2015) with Louis Greenberg, writing together as by S L Grey [hb/]
- The Apartment (London: Macmillan, 2016) with Louis Greenberg, writing together as by S L Grey [pb/]
- The White Road (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 2017) [hb/]
- The Impossible Us (New York: Ace Books, 2022) [pb/]
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