Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Geary, Patricia

(1951-    ) US writer and academic whose first novel, Living in Ether (1982; cut 1987), wittily portrays Southern California as a land all but coextensive with the Afterlife (the narrator, a professional medium, receives tantalizing communications from her dead brother), whose residents employ yoga, psychics and martial-arts training to deal with otherworldly complications. Strange Toys (1987), which won the Philip K Dick Award, is more overtly a fantasy; the complex plot involves Voodoo, incantations and malevolent sorcery. [GF]

Patricia Carol Geary

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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.