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Taber, Deb

Entry updated 28 December 2020. Tagged: Author.

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(?   -    ) US editor and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "How to Raise a Human" in Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest for Fall 2006, which evokes Horror in SF. Her first novel, Necessary Ill (2013), depicts a morally ambiguous Near Future America where problems of Overpopulation and the exhaustion of planetary resources (see Climate Change; Ecology) are handled by the judicious use of a designer plague, becoming a Pandemic. This system, which is clearly unstable, soon begins to fall apart at the seams. The designer protagonist, a neuter seemingly incapable of empathy, soon finds "itself" increasingly involved in the fates of others. [JC]

Deb Taber

born Colorado


  • Necessary Ill (Seattle, Washington: Aqueduct Press, 2013) [pb/Lynne Jenson Lampe]


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