Frezza, Robert

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(1956-    ) US author who began publishing sf with "Max Weber's War" for Amazing, January 1987. The Small Colonial War sequence – comprising A Small Colonial War (1990), Fire in a Faraway Place (1994) and Cain's Land (1996) – replays the Boer War on a colony planet dominated by a Japanese-run interstellar empire, though without Kaffirs. The Imperial Japanese military forces, predictably, find the transplanted Post-Holocaust Afrikaners tough meat. McLendon's Syndrome (1994) and its sequel, The VMR Theory (1996), are comic Space Operas featuring a pair of lovers afflicted with the titular Syndrome of the first title, which gives them allergies – sunlight, for instance – and also advantages replicating the conventions of supernatural fiction about Vampires. At the behest of the human-run interstellar Naval Intelligence, they run a scam in space by posing as members of a master race on a gullible planet. [JC]

Robert Frezza

born Washington, D C: 5 August 1956




Small Colonial War

  • A Small Colonial War (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 1990) [Small Colonial War: pb/Stephen Hickman]
  • Fire in a Faraway Place (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 1994) [Small Colonial War: pb/Peter Peebles]
  • Cain's Land (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 1996) [Small Colonial War: pb/Peter Peebles]

McLendon's Syndrome

  • McLendon's Syndrome (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 1994) [McLendon's Syndrome: pb/Peter Peebles]
  • The VMR Theory (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 1996) [McLendon's Syndrome: pb/Jim Burns]


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