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Robbins, David

Entry updated 9 January 2023. Tagged: Author.

(1950-    ) US author, prolific in several genres under various names, his first novel, The Wereling (1983), being horror; perhaps best known for the nonfantastic Wilderness sequence of Westerns as by David Thompson. He is of greatest sf interest for the Endworld Post-Holocaust Survivalist sequence, which begins with Endworld #1: The Fox Run (1986) and ends with Endworld #27: Chicago Run (1991); a prequel, Endworld: Doomsday (2009), followed much later. Three persistent patterns dominate: an exaltation of primal family values; testings of various kinds of Hero, some of them Mutants; and Libertarian SF examinations of various surviving political groupings and entities, generally found wanting. The subsequent Blade series, set in a Post-Holocaust Los Angeles (see California), begins with Blade #1: First Strike (1989) and ends with Blade #13: Vengeance Strike (1991). Singletons include The Wereling (1983), which seems to have been Robbins's first novel, The Wrath (1988), Spectre (1988), Hell-o-Ween (1992) and Prank Night (1994). Singletons include The Wrath (1988), Spectre (1988), Hell-o-Ween (1992) and Prank Night (1994), all horror. Under the House Name J D Cameron he has written at least four Ties in the Omega Sub sequence, beginning with Omega Sub #2: Command Decision (1991) and ending with Omega Sub #6: Raven Rising (1992). [JC]

David Lawrence Robbins

born Pennsylvania: 4 July 1950




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