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Thomas, Lex

Entry updated 22 December 2020. Tagged: Author.

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Joint pseudonym of US authors Lex Hrabe (?   -    ), who is also an actor, and Thomas Voorhies (?   -    ), who is also a painter, a profession that predates his writing work. Their Young Adult Quarantine sequence beginning with Quarantine: The Loners (2012) depicts – with considerable violence – existence in a high school after a virus, which kills adults but which teenagers can carry unscathed, necessitates a quarantine which transforms the school into a coercive Keep run by its inmates, partly in an attempt to prevent a full Pandemic. As the sequence continues, a raw vision of the nature of Homo sapiens develops without remission; parallels between Quarantine and William Golding's Lord of the Flies (1954) are clear. Gangs kill for turf. A love triangle ends badly. Horror in SF tropes surface frequently. [JC]

Lex Hrabe

born Charlottesville, Virginia

Thomas Voorhies

born Framingham, Massachusetts

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