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Macdonald, Helen

Entry updated 25 September 2023. Tagged: Author.

(1970-    ) UK naturalist and author, best known for H is for Hawk (2014), a memoir, a narrative of a year spent training a goshawk, and a study of T H White, whose The Goshawk (1951) is cited. They are of sf interest for Prophet (2023) with Sin Blaché, set in a Near Future world victimized by a Pandemic-like virus-like infection, invented and weaponized for unsure purposes by the American military; its effect, of locking those infected into an obsessive absorption in the past, Equipoisally expands through its apparent capacity to actualize the objects of these obsessions. The protagonists, engaged in a gay romance, must attempt to penetrate the mystery of this retro-Prophet. [JC]

Helen Macdonald

born Surrey: 1970.

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