Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Koster, R M

(1934-    ) US writer, resident in Panama since the early 1960s. His first novel, The Prince (1972), set in the imaginary Central American Republic of Tinieblas, is a Fabulation, evoking a modern world filled with corruption, misery and some Magic. The Dissertation (1975) – a "doctoral dissertation" on Tinieblan political history – and Mandragon (1979), the most nearly fantastic of the three, complete a triptych. Carmichael's Dog (1992), an extremely funny fantasy set in an Alternate-World present, is about an author possessed (> Possession) by Demons. [GF]

R M Koster


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