Follow TV Tropes

Following

Creator / Julian May

Go To

Julian May (born July 10, 1931) is an American Speculative Fiction author who wrote under a plethora of pseudonyms over time.


    Books by Julian May 

  • Saga of the Exiles series
    • The Many-Colored Land (1981)
    • The Golden Torc (1982)
    • The Nonborn King (1983)
    • The Adversary (1984)
  • Galactic Milieu series
    • Intervention (1987) (released in the US as Surveillance and Metaconcert)
    • Jack the Bodiless (1991)
    • Diamond Mask (1994)
    • Magnificat (1996)
  • Trillium series
  • The Rampart Worlds trilogy
    • Perseus Spur (1998)
    • Orion Arm (1999)
    • Sagittarius Whorl (2001)
  • Boreal Moon trilogy
    • Conqueror's Moon (2004)
    • Ironcrown Moon (2005)
    • Sorcerer's Moon (2006)

Works by Julian May with their own pages include:

Other works by Julian May contain examples of:

  • Body Horror: In Orion Arm, an apparently alien life form in a prison settlement is revealed to be a human convict who fell afoul of the gangs that run the prison and was transformed using a sample of DNA from a real alien.
  • Exotic Equipment: In Orion Arm, the main character is turned into one of the alien Haluk (on a superficial level). While the twigs and berries are never actually described, there is a reference to there being...well...two.
  • Genius Bruiser: Ivor in Perseus Spur is a massive fitness trainer who can use a high-tech collar to enhance his already insane muscle development until he can lift a couple of hundred kilograms, and who is smart enough that he speaks in Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness, such as referring to his job as "quotidian ennui". He's also a talented chef.
  • Advertisement:
  • Mega-Corp: The Hundred Concerns in the Rampart Worlds trilogy.
  • Moustache de Plume: Julian May has also published under "Ian Thorne", "J. C. May" and "Lee N. Falconer". "Julian May" doesn't count, because it's her actual name.
  • Never Found the Body: Alistair Drummond in the second book of The Rampart Worlds trilogy. The protagonist, Asahel Frost, worries occasionally about whether he's actually dead. And then the guy turns out to be alive enough to steal Asa's identity while working with villainous aliens. When he's eventually killed off, the body is immediately in evidence, although mauled by a wolverine.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: The titular monster in the short story "Dune Roller". Long ago, it crashed to Earth, with many small parts of itself (its "children") being widely scattered. It doesn't go out of its way to harm other creatures, but if you get in its way when it tries to reabsorb its children, it will go Mama Bear on you.
  • Advertisement:
  • Solid Gold Poop: Orion Arm is set in a Crapsack World future run by The Hundred Concerns, where criminals are imprisoned in the so-called Coventry prison towns. Tourism is allowed (although your insurance is invalidated) and one club displays an alien lifeform that licks silver nitrate deposits for nourishment, only to crap out the silver in the form of a large sphere.

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report