Search SFE    Search EoF

  Omit cross-reference entries  

Mertz, Joshua

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

Icon made by Freepik from


(?   -    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Cat Got Your Tongue" for Aboriginal in Winter 1997, and whose first novel, Machine Dreams (2000) – not to be confused with the nonfantastic Machine Dreams (1984) by Jayne Anne Phillips (1952-    ) – a Near Future tale set in megalopolitan San Frangeles and featuring a conflicted hero with Amnesia who somehow conceals within his fractured (or unfinished) mind the key to an Invention that may open the road to the creation of Avatars, AIs operating within Virtual Reality and without. [JC]

Joshua Mertz



  • Machine Dreams (Van Nuys, California: Bald Mountain Books, 2000) [pb/]


previous versions of this entry

This website uses cookies.  More information here. Accept Cookies