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Palmer, Jessica

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1953-    ) US journalist and author of two fantasy series – Dark Lullaby and Renegade World, see Checklist for titles – and the Space Opera Factor sequence, comprising Random Factor (1994), Human Factor (1996) and Random Factor (1997), about a cruel war fought in interstellar space by opposing forces of Clones governed by a central AI, supposedly for the benefit of humanity; but the tables are soon turned, and Earth becomes a battlefield. [JC]

Jessica Dawn Palmer

born Chicago, Illinois: 1953



Dark Lullaby

  • Dark Lullaby (New York: Pocket Books, 1991) [Dark Lullaby: pb/]
  • Cradlesong (New York: Pocket Books, 1993) [Dark Lullaby: pb/Lisa Falkenstern]
  • Sweet William (New York: Pocket Books, 1995) [Dark Lullaby: pb/]

Renegade World

  • Healer's Quest (London: Scholastic/Point Fantasy, 1993) [Renegade World: pb/David Wyatt]
  • Fire Wars (London: Scholastic/Point Fantasy, 1994) [Renegade World: pb/David Wyatt]
  • Return of the Wizard (London: Scholastic/Point Fantasy, 1995) [Renegade World: pb/David Wyatt]


  • Random Factor (London: Scholastic UK, 1994) [Factor: pb/David Wyatt]
  • Human Factor (London: Point SF, 1996) [Factor: pb/David Wyatt]
  • Final Factor (London: Point SF, 1997) [Factor: pb/David Wyatt]

individual titles

  • Shadow Dance (New York: Pocket Books, 1994) [pb/Jim Warren]


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