Morehouse, Lyda

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(1967-    ) US author whose sf appears mainly under her own name; she writes horror and paranormal romances as by Tate Hallaway; her first work of genre interest, "Irish Blood" in Dreams of Decadence for July 1997, though under her own name, is a tale along the lines of her Callaway work. She is of sf interest for the Archangel Protocol sequence – comprising Archangel Protocol (2001), Fallen Host (2002), Messiah Node (2003), Apocalypse Array (2004), given a Philip K Dick Award "special citation" as runner-up, and Resurrection Code (2011) – which is set in a Near Future Cyberpunk-inflected vision of an America where almost everyone with means is connected to a central AI network by interactive Computer implants known collectively as the LINK. As a reaction to a nuclear World War Three, America has become a theocratic Dystopia (see Religion); entities calling themselves angels have infested the LINK, and may in fact, Equipoisally, be genuine; the protagonist, an unfrocked police officer, becomes entangled in noir conspiracies. The series becomes darker and more exorbitant as it proceeds, with fundamentalisms clashing back and forth across an increasingly savage America, and the End of the World variously threatened according to various religious understandings of how that goal might be accomplished. The protagonist herself seems destined to become some sort of Messiah. The final volume of the series sorts out loose ends. Morehouse's sharpness as an observer, though muffled by romance tropes, leads at points to genuine Satire. [JC]

Lyda Ann Morehouse

born Sacramento, California: 18 November 1967

died

works

series

Archangel Protocol

Garnet Lacey

  • Tall, Dark & Dead (New York: Berkley Books, 2006) as by Tate Hallaway [Garnet Lacey: pb/Margaret Gockel]
  • Dead Sexy (London: Headline Review, 2007) as by Tate Hallaway [Garnet Lacey: hb/Jacqueline Bissett]
  • Romancing the Dead (New York: Berkley Books, 2008) as by Tate Hallaway [Garnet Lacey: pb/Margaret Gockel]
  • Dead If I Do (New York: Berkley Books, 2009) as by Tate Hallaway [Garnet Lacey: pb/Margaret Gockel]
  • Honeymoon of the Dead (New York: Berkley Books, 2010) as by Tate Hallaway [Garnet Lacey: pb/]

Vampire Princess of St Paul

  • Almost to Die For (New York: New American Library, 2010) as by Tate Hallaway [Vampire Princess of St Paul: pb/]
  • Almost Final Curtain (New York: New American Library, 2011) as by Tate Hallaway [Vampire Princess of St Paul: pb/]
  • Almost Everything (New York: New American Library, 2012) as by Tate Hallaway [Vampire Princess of St Paul: pb/]

individual titles

  • Precinct 13 (New York: Berkley Books, 2012) as by Tate Hallaway [pb/Blake Morrow]

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