Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Friedman, Michael Jan

(1955-    ) US writer, mostly associated with sf, though he began his career with the Vidar sequence – The Hammer and the Horn (1985), The Seekers and the Sword (1985) and The Fortress and the Fire (1988) – which mixes Nordic Fantasy and Contemporary Fantasy. Vidar, a man in this world, is also an Avatar of Vidar, the son of Odin; and must pass back and forth between world and Otherworld. The Glove of Maiden's Hair (1987), set in contemporary New York, features Elves there. [JC]

Michael Jan Friedman

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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.