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Strasser, Todd

Entry updated 26 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

(1950-    ) US author, highly prolific in children's and Young Adult fiction, with more than 140 such titles published. His first sf novel, The Mall from Outer Space (1987), was a juvenile in which shopping malls are taken over by Aliens. His remaining sf consists mainly of film Ties, where his novelizations include Honey, I Blew up the Kid (1992), Super Mario Brothers (1993), Addams Family Values (1993) and a tale set in the Star Wars universe. His Here Comes Heavenly and Help! I'm Trapped sequences – fantasy series for younger readers, the latter with a recurring Identity Exchange theme – are not listed below. The Beast of Cretacea (2015), a tale explicitly indebted to Herman Melville's Moby Dick (1851), marks a return to sf: its young protagonists, having escaped an Earth devastated by Climate Change, gain work on another planet, where they are endangered by a captain obsessively in pursuit of a great white "terrafin". Ecological concerns are sharply, if broadly, emphasized. [JC/DRL]

Todd Strasser

born New York: 5 October 1950

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