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Spears, Heather

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1934-2021) Canadian artist, poet and author, in Denmark since 1962, author of much non-genre poetry, her first volume being Asylum Poems (coll 1958); she won the Governor-General's Medal for Poetry for The Word for Sand (coll 1959). Her sf, which is much more recent, comprises the Moonfall sequence – Moonfall (1991), The Child of Atwar (1993) and The Taming (1996) – which vividly explores a Ruined Earth environment through the experiences of twins who share the same body. A later novel, The Flourish (2004), is nonfantastic crime fiction. [JC]

Heather Spears

born Vancouver, British Columbia: 1934

died Copenhagen, Denmark: 15 April 2021




  • Moonfall (Vancouver, British Columbia: Beach Holme/Tesseract, 1991) [Moonfall: pb/Gerald Luxton]
  • The Child of Atwar (Vancouver, British Columbia: Beach Holme/Tesseract, 1993) [Moonfall: pb/Daniel Goldenberg]
  • The Taming (Edmonton, Alberta: Tesseract Books, 1996) [Moonfall: pb/Daniel Goldenberg]


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