Baillie, Allan

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(1943-    ) UK-born author of children's fiction, in Australia from the age of six; of his numerous titles, almost all of which are non-fantastic adventures, most of them for younger children, two of his Young Adult tales are of sf interest. In Megan's Star (1988), a Telepathic link between an impoverished girl and a boy who has escaped an institution leads to contact with Aliens; in Magician (2002), which is set in a primitive Far Future, the eponymous magician reveals to the young protagonists that a mysterious Tower is there for a purpose: to guide a starship back home, and to begin the recovery of Earth. [JC]

Allan Stuart Baillie

born Orangefield, Scotland: 29 January 1943

died

works

  • Megan's Star (Melbourne, Victoria: Viking Kestrel, 1988) [hb/Lorraine Hannay]
  • Little Monster (Sydney, New South Wales: Ashton Scholastic Group/Omnibus Books, 1991) [hb/David Cox]
  • Star Navigator (Australia: ABC Books, 1997) [pb/Wayne Harris]
  • Foggy (Melbourne, Victoria: Penguin Books, 2001) [pb/John Fairbridge]
  • Imp (Melbourne, Victoria: Penguin Books, 2001) [pb/Caroline Magerl]
  • Magician (Melbourne, Victoria: Viking, 2002) [hb/Mark Sofilas]

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