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Steussy, Marti

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1955-    ) US ordained minister in the Disciples of Christ, Christian academic whose nonfiction focuses on Biblical themes, and author of the short Forest of the Night sequence about First Contact. In Forest of the Night (1987) the Aliens are, as the Blakean title hints, tiger-like, though feathered, and must be protected from settlers on their planet who hope to hunt them down (see Colonization of Other Worlds; Imperialism); in Dreams of Dawn (1988) they are crustaceans. Steussy's heart is in the right place, but the sequence shows signs of making it all much too easy for her young protagonists, who tend to enjoy an unargued rapport with youngsters of other species. [JC]

Marti J Steussy

born 7 September 1955



Forest of the Night


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