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Susan Maxwell

Book cover - Fluctuation in Disorder
Book cover - Hollowmen
Book cover - And the Wildness
Book cover - Good Red Herring
Book cover - A Wild Goose Hunt
Book cover - generic short story cover.

Susan Maxwell is an award-winning  independent author and scholar who writes literary / slipstream / irreal / speculative fiction for adults and fantasy literature also suitable for younger readers. Her first published novel Good Red Herring (Little Island) was included in the Irish Times Best books of 2014 for children and young adults. Her short story 'Necrologue' (reprinted in Fluctuation in Disorder) was the title story of the 2004 Lambda Award-winning anthology edited by H. Sandler. 

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Close-up photo of author beside exuberant skeleton sculpture in botanic gardens, as though engaged in conversation.

"The essence of the irreal is to create a reality that convinces the writer (and, with luck, the reader) of a world in which unexplained absurdities will happen, and will not be resolved."

(Introduction, Fluctuation in Disorder)

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