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Robson, Eddie

Entry updated 4 July 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1978-    ) UK author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Light That Never Dies" in Professor Bernice Summerfield and the Dead Men Diaries (anth 2000) edited by Paul Cornell, a volume in the Doctor Who spinoff series Professor Bernice Summerfield to which Robson has contributed several other tales as well as editing the related anthology Present Danger (anth 2010). He has also written several Radio plays for the Doctor Who universe; Welcome to our Village, Please Invade Carefully (BBC Radio 4 5 July 2012), not connected to that series, comically traces the effects of an Alien Invasion on a small town in Buckinghamshire, near London.

Robson's first novel, Bram Stoker's Dracula (2009) with Nicola L Robinson, is a Young Adult take on Bram Stoker's Vampire tale. Tomorrow Never Knows (2015), set in a City-sized Space Habitat orbiting Jupiter, examines crises that may doom this modest Macrostructure. Hearts of Oak (2020), also set in a City whose nature defines the tale, Equipoisally mixes fantasy and sf in a manner very mildly reminiscent of China Miéville; the city, which is unnamed, seems to preserve itself in a kind of Pocket Universe stasis, an unchanging state interrupted by the arrival of a Mysterious Stranger. [JC]

Eddie Robson

born York, Yorkshire: 20 December 1978

works (selected)

nonfiction

works as editor

  • Present Danger (London: Big Finish, 2010) [anth: tie to Doctor Who: Doctor Who: Bernice Summerfield: hb/Adrian Salmon]

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