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Treadwell, James

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(?   -    ) UK academic and author, active in the former capacity in Canada until his return to England; Interpreting Wagner (2003) is an incisive study. Of interest is his Science Fantasy trilogy, the Advent Trilogy comprising Advent (2012), Anarchy (2013) and Arcadia (2015), set Equipoisally in a realistically described contemporary world just edging into the Near Future but beset by insurgent Magic, which may or may not well up from traditional "depths". The global impact of this incursion hints, however, at something more graspable in sf terms: perhaps an Alien incursion of some sort. The Arcadia spoken of in the final volume lacks any easy Transcendence. The adolescence of Advent's protagonists suggests a Young Adult frame, but the tale carries the action into adult territories. [JC]

James Treadwell

born West London



Advent Trilogy

  • Advent (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 2012) [Advent Trilogy: hb/plainpicture/Design Pics/Shutterstock]
  • Anarchy (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 2013) [Advent Trilogy: hb/plainpicture/Design Pics/Shutterstock]
  • Arcadia (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 2015) [Advent Trilogy: hb/plainpicture/Design Pics/Shutterstock]


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