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Thompson, Joyce

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1948-    ) US author, often of works for children. Her first sf novel, The Blue Chair (1977), is set in an authoritarian Near Future where Immortality is restricted to those who have "earned" it; Conscience Place (1984) describes with quiet gravity an apparent Utopia hidden in the American West which is in fact populated by Mutant nuclear-Disaster victims. These people are threatened by the "need" of the Scientists who maintain the refuge to perform Genetic-Engineering experiments on them. In telling both of her sf novels, Thompson avoids almost all the traps of sentiment, to sometimes powerful effect. [JC]

Joyce Marie Thompson

born Seattle, Washington: 9 July 1948



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