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Robins, Madeleine E

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1953-    ) US author, best known for nonfantastic work, though her first publications were sf, beginning with "The Boarder" in Asimov's for July 1982. She is best known for The Stone War (1999), a Near Future tale set in a Manhattan (see New York) progressively devastated by a series of mysterious Disasters (the World Trade Center, along with much else, is destroyed). A small band of survivors constructs a makeshift Keep, which they defend against an unravelling of reality, with Monsters from Underground unleashed Equipoisally into daylight as the novel dips into Urban Fantasy [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]. Daredevil: The Cutting Edge (1999) is a Tie to the Marvel Comics universe. The Sarah Tolerance series, beginning with Point of Honour (2003), features a female detective who runs her own agency in an Alternate History version of Georgian London. [JC]

Madeleine E Robins

born New York: 7 December 1953



Sarah Tolerance

  • Point of Honour (New York: Tor/Forge, 2003) [Sarah Tolerance: hb/Jon J Muth]
  • Petty Treason (New York: Tor/Forge, 2004) [Sarah Tolerance: hb/Glenn Harrington]
  • The Sleeping Partner (San Francisco, California: Plus One Press, 2011) [Sarah Tolerance: pb/Annaliese Moyer]

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