MOORE, Brian
(1921-)
   Irish-born Canadian novelist, in the USA from 1959, best known for non-genre works like The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1960); he has published detective thrillers under the names Michael Bryan and Bernard Mara. Several of his novels contain strong elements of fantasy, likeFergus (1970) and Cold Heaven (1983), two tales linked by their preoccupation with the dead - dead parents visiting their child; dead husband haunting a widow and challenging the terms of her faith. The Great Victorian Collection (1975) somewhat resembles sf in its allegoricaltreatment of a professor who dreams into reality a collection of Victorian antiques, which survive his death. The Mangan Inheritance (1979) involves a borderline use of Doppelganger themes. BM's only sf novel proper, Catholics (1972 Canada), set at the end of the century, describes theconflict between fashionable ecumenism and disillusioned conservatism in the Roman Catholic Church.
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   See also: CANADA.

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  • Moore, Brian — born Aug. 25, 1921, Belfast, N.Ire. died Jan. 10, 1999, Malibu, Calif., U.S. Irish born Canadian novelist. Moore immigrated to Canada in 1948 and was a writer for the Montreal Gazette from 1952. He is best known for his first novel, The Lonely… …   Universalium

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