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Severance, Carol

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1944-2015) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Isle of Illusion" for Tales of the Witch World (anth 1987) edited by Andre Norton, an anthology of stories set in Norton's Witch World Shared World. Severance's first novel, Reefsong (1991), which won the Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Memorial Award, features an altered female protagonist (see Genetic Engineering) sent on an interstellar mission by the corporation which controls her destiny. The Island Warrior sequence – comprising Demon Drums (1992), Storm Caller (1993) and Sorcerous Sea (1993) – is fantasy, based on Polynesian material and using Pacific Island settings. [JC]

Carol Ann Wilcox Severance

born Ohio: 1944

died Hilo, Hawaii: 19 February 2015



Island Warrior

  • Demon Drums (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 1992) [Island Warrior: pb/Mark Harrison]
  • Storm Caller (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 1993) [Island Warrior: pb/Mark Harrison]
  • Sorcerous Sea (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 1993) [Island Warrior: pb/Mark Harrison]

individual titles

  • Reefsong (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 1991) [pb/Richard Hescox]


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