Fallon, Jennifer

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(1959-    ) Australian author and IT consultant whose novels are all marketed as fantasy. This accurately describes her debut Demon Child trilogy beginning with Medalon (2000). However, the Second Sons trilogy – comprising The Lion of Senet (2002), Eye of the Labyrinth (2003) and Lord of the Shadows (2003) is set on what is evidently a planetary colony, with a Planetary Romance ambience. As in Anne McCaffrey's Pern, the medievalistic society has forgotten its Earthly origins. Fantastic elements are confined to mildly exotic Drugs and a quirk of local Astronomy whereby one of the two Suns regularly appears to vanish for a long interval, bringing a hardship-laden "Age of Shadows". The scientific actuality is deliberately obscured by a cynical fake Religion which prescribes orgies (see Sex) and sacrifices. For the young hero, the key to enlightenment and Conceptual Breakthrough is his talent for Mathematics, although the narrative emphasis is on tortuous Politics. [DRL]

Jennifer Fallon

born Melbourne, Victoria: 1959

died

works (sf only)

series

Second Sons

  • The Lion of Senet (Sydney, New South Wales: HarperCollinsAustralia Voyager, 2002) [Second Sons: pb/Stephanie Pui-Mun Law]
  • Eye of the Labyrinth (Sydney, New South Wales: HarperCollinsAustralia Voyager, 2003) [Second Sons: pb/Stephanie Pui-Mun Law]
  • Lord of the Shadows (Sydney, New South Wales: HarperCollinsAustralia Voyager, 2003) [Second Sons: pb/Stephanie Pui-Mun Law]

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