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O'Doherty, Carolyn

Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

(?   -    ) US executive in a non-profit institute devoted to city planning, and author whose Rewind trilogy, beginning with Rewind (2018), is sharply Equipoisal between Young Adult fantasy and sf, the use of whose topoi hints at serious underlying arguments. Much of the tale is set in or concerns the escape from a coercive Keep where, in a Dystopian Near Future but moderately fantasticated world a cadre of teenagers is incarcerated. Within these walls, their various Superpowers, modestly dilated upon, are put to use, in particular the young protagonist's ability to manipulate Time Travel effects, freezing and variously relocating various objects into various periods. Increasingly evident in the tale is a sense that the world they occupy, though it corruptly distorts the rule of law, may be brought to book; and become properly livable. [JC]

Carolyn O'Doherty





  • Rewind (Honesdale, Pennsylvania: Boyd Mills Press, 2018) [Rewind: hb/]
  • Unleashed (Honesdale, Pennsylvania: Boyd Mills Press, 2018) [Rewind: hb/]


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