Gidron, Martin J

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(1969-    ) US author of The Severed Wing (2002), a Sidewise Award-winning Alternate History tale whose Jonbar Point is Theodore Roosevelt's winning a third term as American president, which leads to an earlier but milder World War One, one that averts the end of civilization and the reparations scandal which gave birth to the Nazis; and no World War Two. But gradual intrusions of a much darker twentieth century suggest that Jonbar points may not be enough to save us from ourselves.

After a lengthy hiatus, Gidron returned with 36 (2012) as by Martin Berman-Gorvine, a pseudonym used for all his subsequent work. 36 is based on the Jewish legend of the 36 righteous people who are the secret pillars of the earth and are here being systematically murdered. The Seven Against Mars sequence, so far comprising Seven Against Mars (2013) and Monsters of Venus (2017), is comic Space Opera-cum-Planetary Romance. The Days of Ascension sequence opening with All Souls Day (2015) is dark supernatural fantasy featuring demons (see Gods and Demons). Standalone titles include Heroes of Earth (2015), featuring an Alien Invasion. [JC/DRL]

Martin J Gidron

born 1969




Seven Against Mars

  • Seven Against Mars (Rockville, Maryland: Wildside Press, 2013) as by Martin Berman-Gorvine [Seven Against Mars: pb/]
  • Monsters of Venus (Rockville, Maryland: Wildside Press, 2017) as by Martin Berman-Gorvine [Seven Against Mars: pb/]

Days of Ascension

  • All Souls Day (Holliston, Massachusetts: Silver Leaf Books, 2015) as by Martin Berman-Gorvine [ebook: Days of Ascension: na/]
  • Day of Vengeance (Holliston, Massachusetts: Silver Leaf Books, 2017) as by Martin Berman-Gorvine [Days of Ascension: pb/]

individual titles

  • The Severed Wing (Livingston, Alabama: Livingston Press, 2002) [pb/Amber Sullivan]
  • Ziona (Scotts Valley, California: CreateSpace, 2014) as by Marty Armon [pb/]
  • 36 (Livingston, Alabama: Livingston Press, 2012) as by Martin Berman-Gorvine [hb/]
  • Save the Dragons (Rockville, Maryland: Wildside Press, 2013) as by Martin Berman-Gorvine [pb/]
  • Heroes of Earth (Rockville, Maryland: Wildside Press, 2015) as by Martin Berman-Gorvine [pb/]


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