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Vira, Soma

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1932-2003) Indian-born poet and author, based in USA where she died. She is of sf interest for her Planet Keepers sequence beginning with Checkmating Aliens (1996); the publication sequence, with later volumes in terms of internal chronology published earlier, seems not to correlate with the order in which the series was written. In a highly baroque Space Opera idiom, the sequence describes complicated conflicts and joinings between humans and Aliens, mostly conducted on an Earth ravaged by Climate Change. Vira's individual novels occupy venues very similar to those experienced in her series. The citations of titles and dates throughout her published work are insecure. [JC]

Soma Vira

born British India: 20 November 1932

died ?New York: 6 August 2003

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