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Mian, Mary

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(1902-2001) US translator and author, sometimes using her full name Mary Lawrence Shipman Mian, almost exclusively of Young Adult fantasy tales; she is of sf interest for The Net to Catch War (1975), whose young protagonists are sent 100 years into the past by a Time Travel device, finding themselves on the Santa Fe Trail, where they become involved with the historical Captain St George Cooke (1809-1895) in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848). The tone of Mian's telling of a potentially grim tale is light, but conveys salutary lessons. [JC]

Mary Lawrence Shipman Mian

born Andover, Massachusetts: 9 September 1902

died Santa Fe, New Mexico: 21 June 2001

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