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James Morrow


James Morrow

Born in Philadelphia in 1947, James Morrow grew up in the suburban town of Roslyn and spent most of his adolescence in Hillside Cemetery, not far from the big city. While such a preoccupation might normally bespeak a morbid frame of mind, in Jim’s case the explanation lies in his passion for 8mm moviemaking. Before going off to college, he and his friends used graveyard locales in a half-dozen short horror and fantasy films, including The Revenge of the Monster Maker, Cagliostro the Sorcerer, and two literary adaptations, The Ancient Mariner and The Tell-Tale Heart. After receiving degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University, Morrow channeled his storytelling drive into the production of prose fiction. His first such endeavor, a Vonnegutian fable titled THE WINE OF VIOLENCE, was called “the best SF novel published in English in the last ten years” by the American Book Review. He has since published ten novels, including the Godhead trilogy, as well as numerous short stories.

A full-time fiction writer, James Morrow makes his home in State College, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Kathy, his son, Chris, an enigmatic sheepdog, Molly and a loopy beagle, Harley. 

James Morrow

Books by James Morrow

by James Morrow - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Chloe Bathurst is an unemployed Victorian actress who finds work on Charles Darwin’s estate. When she gets wind of the Great God Contest --- £10,000 to the first petitioner who can prove or disprove the existence of a Supreme Being --- she decides that Mr. Darwin’s materialist theory of speciation might just turn the trick. Before she knows it, her ambitions send her off on a wild adventure bound for the Galápagos archipelago, where she intends to demonstrate evolutionary theory to the contest judges.