(1946- ) US author whose Demon of Undoing (1988), set on a planet dominated by a cat-like Alien civilization, describes the initially uneasy but ultimately effective rapport between a crippled member of Clan Fen and the human Sig, a surviving member of an expedition whose long-ago impact on the rigidly honour-bound stratified Inkairans had been destabilizing, and who are now remembered as the Demons of Undoing. Sig soon demonstrates how wit can trump brawn.
Alton has also published Fanzine fiction set in Jacqueline Lichtenberg's Sime/Gen universe, one of these tales being at novel length. [JC]
Andrea Inez Alton
born Chicago, Illinois: 1946
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