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Authors: Janet Berliner and George Guthridge.
ISBN-10: 1-892065-58-4 (1892065584)
ISBN-13: 978-1-892065-58-2 (9781892065582)
Language: English
No. of Pages: 775
Dimensions: 140mm x 216mm x 41mm

Item Identification Code (UID#): 1877
Shelving Location: Fiction & Folklore
Estimated Value: £8.00
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The Madagascar Manifesto

Child of the Light; Child of the Journey; Children of the Dusk

Meisha Merlin Publishing (2002).
Softcover Book

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The Madagascar Manifesto is not a work of idle fantasy.

Nor is it a story purely of horror. While most of the events described in these novels are products of the authors' imaginations, they are set amidst the true history of our world. Painstakingly researched, written, rewritten, and rewritten again, the work took more than fifteen years before all three volumes finally saw publication. To Janet and George it was worth all of the effort when the final volume, Children of the Dusk, received recognition in the form of the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Novel in 1998.

The Madagascar Plan, the cornerstone of the alternative history used in the Madagascar Manifesto, was a true proposal originated around the time of the French Revolu┬Čtion by one of Napoleon's advisors. During the period in which Hitler was playing the role of reasoned statesman to the world outside Germany, the Madagascar Plan resurfaced and was seriously debated even in the U.S. Congress as a possible "solution to the Jewish question."

While the Madagascar Manifesto is a work of fiction, it is also a reflection of some of the realities of our world which we usually prefer not to see. It is not light reading, but its rewards are an understanding of what is bright and what is dark in all of us.

About the Authors from Page 773

Sometimes referred to as The Hot and Cold Team, Janet Berliner and George Guthridge have coauthored numerous short stories in addition to The Madagascar Manifesto. Many of those stories are collected in Exotic Locals (CD-ROM available from Lone Wolf Publications).

Singularly, Janet Berliner is the author of Rite of the Dragon (trade paperback available from Wildside Publishing), and coauthor of The Execution Exchange. Her mosaic novel Flirting With Death, coauthored with Kevin J. Anderson, Matthew J. Costello, and F. Paul Wilson will be published by TOR/Forge in the Fall of 2002. She also created The Unicorn Sonata, which Peter S. Beagle wrote. Janet is also the editor of six anthologies, including Snapshots: Twentieth Century Mother-Daughter Fiction (coedited with Joyce Carol Oates; David R. Godine Publishers) and Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn (coedited with Peter S. Beagle; HarperCollins Publishers). Janet has also been a journalist, lecturer, teacher, translator, and editor. Further information can be found on the BerlinerPhiles website at

For his part, George Guthridge is the author of the Western Bloodletter. His short fiction has earned him three nominations for major awards, twice for the Nebula and once for the Hugo. His stories have appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Amazing Stories, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and many other magazines and anthologies. George is also an award-winning educator. For twenty years he has taught children in Alaska, where his techniques helped his students, mostly Eskimo children often considered ineducable, to thrice win national Young Problem Solvers competitions. George is currently at work on a book which uses narrative techniques to tell the story of his work, as well as his continued work as a professor in the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Distance Education Progam [sic], working at the Dillingham campus.

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