Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Haldeman, Linda

(1935-1988) US writer whose first fantasy novel, The Lastborn of Elvinwood (1978), imports Merlin into a Contemporary-Fantasy setting where a proposed exchange between a Fairy and a human child must be dealt with. Esbae: A Winter's Tale (1981) features a conflict between the Angel-like eponymous spirit and the Demon Asmodeus, who has been conjured up from Hell by an incompetent university student. LH's work, not excessively ambitious, was told with wit. [JC]

other works: Star of the Sea (1978).

Linda Wilson Haldeman

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