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Maxwell, Ann

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(1944-    ) US author, also of detective thrillers as A E Maxwell and romances as Elizabeth Lowell. She began publishing work of genre interest with Change (1975), set in a Near Future Earth simultaneously challenged by First Contact with investigative Aliens and a Mutation which bestows Psi Powers on new-born children; eventually the protagonist, one of the "parans", joins a Pariah Elite and the complicated action moves off-planet. The Singer Enigma (1976), combining a somewhat overready sensitivity with adventure-sf instincts, makes similarly compact use of traditional materials. The Dancer TrilogyFire Dancer (1982), Dancer's Luck (1983) and Dancer's Illusion (1983) – is a Space Opera featuring a passel of escaped slaves (see Slavery) and a very fast Starship in which they attempt to return home across the stars. In TimeShadow Rider (1986) two Superpowered siblings must join together to save the Universe. [JC]

see also: Superman.

Ann Elizabeth Lowell Maxwell

born Madison, Wisconsin: 5 April 1944



Dancer Trilogy

  • Fire Dancer (New York: New American Library/Signet, 1982) [Dancer Trilogy: pb/]
  • Dancer's Luck (New York: New American Library/Signet, 1983) [Dancer Trilogy: pb/]
  • Dancer's Illusion (New York: New American Library/Signet, 1983) [Dancer Trilogy: pb/]

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