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Lovin, Roger

Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

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(1941-    ) US journalist and author who has also written as by Rodgers Clemens, using that name for his first novel, The Presence (1977), in which an enigmatic Monster is discovered living in a remote lake. Apostle (first version in Flame Tree Planet: An Anthology of Religious Science-Fantasy, anth 1973, edited by Roger Elwood; 1978) is Christian sf, describing the conversion of an entire Alien planet by a Christ-figure (see Religion). [JC]

Roger Robert Lovin

born Knoxville, Tennessee: 11 May 1941


  • The Presence (Fawcett Gold Medal, 1977) as by Rodgers Clemens [pb/Don Ivan Punchatz]
  • Apostle (Virginia Beach, Virginia: The Donning Company/Starblaze, 1978) [first version appeared in Flame Tree Planet: An Anthology of Religious Science-Fantasy (anth 1973) edited by Roger Elwood: illus/pb/Kelly Freas]



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