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Slater, Robert L

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1967-    ) US teacher and author who began to publish work of genre interest with the first installation of a book-length story, "Jack and the Beanstalk" in Galactic Citizen #2 for January 1993, the last of five instalments appearing in June 1994. His Young Adult Deserted Lands sequence beginning with All Is Silence (2014) is set in a Post-Holocaust America, initially Seattle, and traces the attempts of its teenaged protagonists and her two boyfriends to find her father in Texas, and to begin life again. Despite the surtitle, America is by no means deserted, and working cellphones usefully lubricate the quest structure of the tale. [JC]

Robert L Slater

born Aberdeen, Washington: 15 February 1967



Deserted Lands

  • All Is Silence (Bellingham, Washington: Rocket Tears Publishing, 2014) [Deserted Lands: pb/]
  • Straight Into Darkness (Bellingham, Washington: Rocket Tears Publishing, 2015) [Deserted Lands: pb/Pintado]


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