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Page, Jake

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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Working name of US author James Keena Page Jr (1936-2016), most of whose work is nonfiction, with a focus on the natural history of Western America and on Native American culture. His fiction consists mostly of mysteries set in Western venues. Of sf interest is Operation: Shatterhand (1996), an Alternate History set in a World War Two in which Germans invade the American West (see Hitler Wins) in cahoots with Al Capone's mob, but lose in the end; Apacheria (1998), another Alternate History in which an Apache leader founds a successful independent country in 1884; and Cavern (2000), featuring the discovery of a Lost World Underground inhabited by giant bears, who have survived there since the last Ice Age, and whose presence threatens the nearby nuclear establishment which is itself threatening the world. Demon State: A Fable (1985) is a Baseball fantasy. [JC]

James Keena Page Jr

born Boston, Massachusetts: 24 January 1936

died Lyons, Colorado: 10 February 2016

works

  • Demon State: A Fable (New York: W W Norton and Company, 1985) [hb/]
  • Operation: Shatterhand (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 1996) [pb/Eric Peterson]
  • Apacheria (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 1998) [pb/Jane Sterrett]
  • Cavern (Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, 2000) [hb/]

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