Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Roessner, Michaela

Working name of US writer Michaela-Marie Roessner-Herman (1950-    ). Her first novel, Walkabout Woman (1988), concerns an aboriginal heroine's travails in recovering the Dreamtime for her people; it won the John W Campbell Award and the William L Crawford Memorial Award. Vanishing Point (1993) is sf; like her earlier novel it involves a charismatic young woman and other Realities (here rationalized through particle physics and Alternate Worlds) and suffers somewhat from a degree of moral smugness. [GF]

Michaela-Marie Roessner-Herman

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