Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Cochran, Molly

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(1949-    ) US writer who has always worked in collaboration, usually with her husband, Warren Murphy, largely for the Destroyer sequence. Her first non-Destroyer collaboration, Grandmaster (1984) with Murphy, closely reflects the structure of the Destroyer series as it features a contemporary Hero with Talents who is the Reincarnation of a God (in this case, Brahma); in keeping with Grandmaster's focus on Chess, the hero is known as the Black King, though his powers are rather more Queen-like, as he is almost invincible. Of greater interest is The Forever King (1992), again with Murphy, a Contemporary Fantasy involving the Avatars of Arthur, Merlin and Galahad. The tale is exuberant, gritty and unruly. It ends with a sequel in view. [JC]

other works: High Priest (1987) and The Hand of Lazarus (1988), both with Murphy.

Molly Cochran


This entry is taken from the Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) edited by John Clute and John Grant. It is provided as a reference and resource for users of the SF Encyclopedia, but apart from possible small corrections has not been updated.