Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Chesbro, George C

(1940-2008) US writer who began publishing material of genre interest with tales like "Strange Prey" for Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine in 1970, and is of fantasy interest almost exclusively for two Occult-Detective sequences. The first is about Mongo, a dwarf criminologist with Talents: Shadow of a Broken Man (1977), City of Whispering Stone (1978), An Affair of Sorcerers (1979), The Beasts of Valhalla (1985), Two Songs the Archangel Sings (1986), The Cold Smell of Sacred Stone (1988), The Second Horseman Out of Eden (1989), In the House of Secret Enemies (coll 1990), The Language of Cannibals (1990), The Fear in Yesterday's Rings (1991), Dark Chant in a Crimson Key (1992), An Incident at Bloodtide (1993) and Bleeding in the Eye of a Brainstorm (1995). The earlier volumes are the more interesting: in the later tales it seems a Template is being clung to. GC's second sequence – some scenes crossover with Mongo – features Veil Kendry, a psychic painter: Veil (1986) and Jungle of Steel & Stone (1988). The Golden Child * (1986) is a movie novelization. [JC]

George Clark Chesbro

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