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Wendig, Chuck

Entry updated 6 October 2021. Tagged: Author, Comics, Game.

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(1976-    ) Working name of US Role Playing Game developer, Comics writer, screenwriter and author Charles David Wendig (1976-    ), who also signs as C D Wendig, under which form of his name he published his first work of genre interest, "Bourbon Street Lullaby" in Not One of Us for September 1997. His work as a whole [selectively presented in Checklist below] tends to shuffle genres, without necessarily examining or taking advantage of the perspectives created. Most of his fiction consists of series, like Tomes of the Dead: Coburn sequence beginning with Double Dead (2011), which features Zombies, or the Miriam Black sequence beginning with Blackbirds (2012), whose protagonist has the ESP power of foreseeing the death of anyone with whom she comes in physical contact, including – in the series' final instalment, Vultures (2019) – the child she is bearing.

Wendig's Ties to the Star Wars universe beginning with Aftermath (2015) are set in the interregnum after the events displayed in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983). He is of perhaps more central sf interest for Wanderers (2019), a broadly ambitious Near Future tale beginning with the immediate aftereffects of a planetary Disaster caused by a passing Comet; narrative Clichés typical of the widescreen disaster novel, including Zombies and Red Shirts, are not eschewed, but the momentum of the telling accumulates relentlessly for many pages. The Book of Accidents (2021) Equipoises Horror in SF with a moderately speculative take on Dimensions and on how to cross them. [JC]

Charles David Wendig

born New Hope, Pennsylvania: 22 April 1976

works (selected)

series

Tomes of the Dead: Coburn

  • Double Dead (Oxford, Oxfordshire: Rebellion/Abaddon, 2011) [tie to the Shared World universe: Tomes of the Dead: Coburn: pb/Pye Parr]
  • Bad Blood (Oxford, Oxfordshire: Rebellion/Abaddon, 2012) [ebook: tie to the Shared World universe: Tomes of the Dead: Coburn: na/]

Spirit of the Century: Dinocalypse

Miriam Black

  • Blackbirds (New York: Angry Robot, 2012) [Miriam Black: pb/Joey HiFi]
  • Mockingbird (New York: Angry Robot, 2012) [Miriam Black: pb/Joey HiFi]
  • The Cormorant (New York: Angry Robot, 2013) [Miriam Black: pb/Joey HiFi]
  • Thunderbird (New York: Simon and Schuster/Saga Press, 2017) [Miriam Black: hb/Adam S Doyle]
  • The Raptor & the Wren (New York: Simon and Schuster/Saga Press, 2018) [Miriam Black: hb/Adam S Doyle]
  • Vultures (New York: Simon and Schuster/Saga Press, 2019) [Miriam Black: hb/Adam S Doyle]

Mookie Pearl

Heartland

Star Wars

  • Aftermath (New York: Del Rey/LucasBooks, 2015) [tie to Star Wars: Star Wars: hb/Scott Biel]
  • Life Debt (New York: Del Rey/LucasBooks, 2016) [tie to Star Wars: Star Wars: hb/Scott Biel]
  • Empire's End (New York: Del Rey/LucasBooks, 2017) [tie to Star Wars: Star Wars: hb/Scott Biel]
    • Empire's End (New York: Del Rey/LucasBooks, 2017) [anth: tie to Star Wars: two stories added to the above: Star Wars: hb/Scott Biel]

ZerØes

  • ZerØes (New York: Harper Voyager, 2015) [ZerØes: hb/Mohamad Itani]
  • Invasive (New York: Harper Voyager, 2016) [ZerØes: hb/]

Gods & Monsters

  • Unclean Spirits (New York: Rebellion/Abaddon, 2013) [Gods & Monsters: pb/Clint Langley]
    • Unclean Spirits (New York: Rebellion/Abaddon, 2018) [rev of the above as anth: adding one story: Gods & Monsters: pb/Clint Langley]

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