Carriger, Gail

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Pseudonym of US archaeologist and author Tofa Borregaard (1976-    ), who published some early short fiction under her real name, beginning with "A Kind of Malice" in Space and Time for 1999. As Carriger, she has focused almost exclusively on the Parasol Protectorate sequence – the central volumes of which are Soulless (2009), Changeless (2010), Blameless (2010), Heartless (2011) and Timeless (2012) – set in a blamelessly Equipoisal Alternate World version of Victorian London, most of the combined generic elements, including a cadre of sometimes comically anguished Immortal Werewolves, being modulated through Steampunk tropes. Though there are also elements of paranormal romance in this medley, an element of polished though unsharp farce lightens the mix. A sense that the cast as a whole have assumed roles for the duration of their immersion in this world is complemented by a sense that Borregaard treats her own pseudonym in the same light: in an interview (September 2010 Locus), she stated that "Gail [Carriger] is a brand like Coca-Cola is a brand – with an image, a mission statement and all that".

A second series connected to the Parasol Protectorate world, the Finishing School school sequence beginning with Etiquette & Espionage (2013), is designed for the Young Adult market. [JC]

Tofa Borregaard

born Bolinas, California: 4 May 1976

died

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series

Parasol Protectorate

  • Soulless (New York: Orbit, 2009) [Parasol Protectorate: pb/Derek Caballero]
  • Changeless (New York: Orbit, 2010) [Parasol Protectorate: pb/Derek Caballero]
  • Blameless (New York: Orbit, 2010) [Parasol Protectorate: pb/Derek Caballero]
    • The Parasol Protectorate (New York: Science Fiction Book Club, 2012) [omni of the above three: Parasol Protectorate: hb/Gordon Crabb]
  • Heartless (New York: Orbit, 2011) [Parasol Protectorate: pb/Lauren Panepinto]
  • Timeless (New York: Orbit, 2012) [Parasol Protectorate: pb/]

Parasol Protectorate: The Manga

  • Soulless: The Manga, Vol 1 (New York: Hachette/Yen Press, 2012) [graph: adaptation of Soulless (see above) into Manga format: Parasol Protectorate: The Manga: illus/pb/Rem]
  • Soulless: The Manga, Vol 2 (New York: Hachette/Yen Press, 2012) [graph: adaptation of Soulless (see above) into Manga format: Parasol Protectorate: The Manga: illus/pb/Rem]
  • Soulless: The Manga, Vol 3 (New York: Hachette/Yen Press, 2013) [graph: adaptation of Soulless (see above) into Manga format: Parasol Protectorate: The Manga: illus/pb/Rem]

Parasol Protectorate: Finishing School

  • Etiquette & Espionage (New York: Little, Brown, 2013) [Finishing School: hb/Carrie Schechter]
  • Curtsies & Conspiracies (New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2013) [Finishing School: hb/Carrie Schechter]
  • Waistcoats & Weaponries (New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2014) [Finishing School: hb/Carrie Schechter]
  • Manners & Mutiny (New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2015) [Finishing School: hb/Carrie Schechter]

Parasol Protectorate: The Custard Protocol

  • Prudence (New York: Orbit, 2015) [Custard Protocol: hb/Don Sipley and Michael Roberts]
  • Imprudence (New York: Orbit, 2016) [Custard Protocol: hb/Don Sipley and Michael Roberts]

Parasol Protectorate: Delightfully Deadly

  • Poison or Protect (no place given: Gail Carriger, 2015) [Delightfully Deadly: pb/Starla Huchton]

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