Entry updated 20 July 2020. Tagged: Author.
(circa 1984- ) Australian author whose Voidwitch Saga sequence, beginning with Killing Gravity (2017), mixes Equipoisally sf and fantasy modes in a Space Opera tale featuring a young woman who has been Genetically Engineered into a "voidwitch" whose powers are designed to make her into an augmented soldier with Superpowers. The narrative – in which she escapes the establishment in which she had been shaped, and hunts her hunters in the fringes of what may be a Galactic Empire – is virtuoso, though at times pell-mell. Eventually, in the company of her Mutant cat and a psychically damaged teenager, she finds the secret of her engineered origins.
Repo Virtual (2010), a singleton, is set in a Near Future "smart" City comprising an interwoven nest of real, "augmented" and Virtual Reality spaces, described in an easy-going Cyberpunk idiom; outside the walls, in a Game-World rendering of intergalactic space, a War rages. [JC]
Corey J White
born Australia: circa 1984
- Killing Gravity (New York: Tor.com, 2017) [Voidwitch Saga: pb/Tommy Arnold]
- Void Black Shadow (New York: Tor.com, 2018) [Voidwitch Saga: pb/Tommy Arnold]
- Static Ruin (New York: Tor.com, 2018) [Voidwitch Saga: pb/Tommy Arnold]
- Repo Virtual (New York: Tor.com, 2020) [hb/Christine Folzer]
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