Kornher-Stace, Nicole

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(1983-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Pieces of Scheherazade" in Zahir for March 2006; her first novel, Desideria (2008), though it resists generic fixing, presents its Amnesia-afflicted protagonist (see Women in SF) in a manner typical of twenty-first century Fantastika. The Winter Triptych (2011 chap) though similarly challenging in its handling of material, is most easily understood as fantasy. The Young Adult Archivist Wasp (2015), though indescribable in traditional sf terms, does locate its Ruined Earth domain within a recognizable medieval context (see Medieval Futurism), and its young protagonist's painful relationship with a "ghost" – who may be a Technologically-enhanced warrior or even Cyborg from the deep past – opens rifts of insight into the future. [JC]

Nicole Kornher-Stace

born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 1983



  • Desideria (Rockville, Maryland: Prime Books, 2008) [pb/]
  • Archivist Wasp (Easthampton, Massachusetts: Small Beer Press/Big Mouth House, 2015) [pb/Jacqueline de Leon]

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