Rodgers, Alan

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(1959-2014) US writer who began publishing work of genre interest with "The Boy who Came Back from the Dead" in Masques #2 (anth 1987) edited by J N Williamson (1932-    ), a strongly moving fantasy tale later assembled with other work in New Life for the Dead (coll 1991). Rodgers's first novel, Blood of the Children (1989), is horror, but his second, Fire (1990), combines sf and horror in a Near-Future story in which a fundamentalist US President threatens a nuclear attack against the USSR while at the same time a lab explosion unleashes a virus which raises the dead and a telepathic entity which takes on the aspect of the Beast of Revelation. The plot then thickens pyrotechnically. Night (1991) is horror, and is typical of most of his later work. Rebellion (2002) with Richard Hatch is a Tie to the Battlestar Galactica universe. [JC]

Rodgers was Associate Editor of Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone Magazine and solo editor of issues 4-11 (Winter 1985 to Fall 1987) of the 1985-1987 spinoff magazine Night Cry (which see). [JC]

Alan Paul Rodgers

born Montclair, New Jersey: 11 August 1959

died Anaheim, California: 8 March 2014

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