CARMODY, Isobelle
(1958-)
   Australian author of sf for adolescents. Her novels are set in post- HOLOCAUST venues. The first two belong to the still unfolding Obernewtyn Chronicles: Obernewtyn (1987) and The Farseekers (1990). The third and most challenging is separate from this series: Scatterlings (1991). IC writes vigorously and colourfully, but the sf ideas are all very familiar: teenaged misfit heroines with PSI POWERS learn about themselves while pitted against unfeeling, dictatorial societies. Each story revolves around a CONCEPTUAL BREAKTHROUGH as the true nature of the world unfolds.
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   See also: CHILDREN'S SF; PASTORAL.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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