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Young, Moira

Entry updated 13 March 2023. Tagged: Author.

(1959-    ) Canadian singer, actor and author, moderately active in the 1970s as writer and actor; in the UK for some years. She is of sf interest for the Dust Lands sequence beginning with the Young Adult Blood Red Road (2011), set in a distant Far Future Ruined Earth venue, the action moving from badlands typical of the sf Western to a perhaps more conventional Dystopian environment with which Saba the young protagonist must cope in her iron-willed search for her abducted twin brother. Romance and Politics intertwine. Saba becomes instrumental in complex circumstances, with the chance that a "New Eden" might be built. At this point, Young focuses her long tale on the ethical implications, not untinged with Eugenics, of such an aspiration. The Road to Ever After (2016) is a fantasy for younger readers. [JC]

Moira Young

born New Westminster, British Columbia: 1959



Dust Lands

  • Blood Red Road (London: Marion Lloyd Books, 2011) [Dust Lands: pb/]
  • Rebel Heart (London: Marion Lloyd Books, 2012) [Dust Lands: pb/]
  • Raging Star (Toronto, Ontario: Doubleday Canada, 2014) [Dust Lands: hb/]

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