EASTON, M(alcolm) Coleman
(1942-)
   US writer who is also employed in computer science and engineering research. He began publishing sf with "Superflare" as Coleman Brax for FSF in 1980, using that pseudonym for some further magazine stories; with Clare BELL, with whom he lives, both writing as Clare Coleman, he has collaborated in the Ancient Pacific sequence (Clare BELL). His early novels - like the sequence comprising Masters of Glass (1985), Iskiir (1986) and The Fisherman's Curse (1987) - are fantasy. Swimmers Beneath the Night (1987), set on a water-covered planet and critical of the science which has populated it with bioengineered settlers, is sf. With Spirits of Cavern and Hearth (1988) he reverted to fantasy and to his favourite venue, a world vibrant with spirits.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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