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Wayland Drew (1932-1998) was a writer born in Oshawa, Ontario. He earned a BA in English Language and Literature from Victoria College at the University of Toronto in 1957, and began a teaching career in 1961 at the high school in Port Perry, Ontario. He later went on to teach in Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes, in addition to stints at the Ontario Ministry of Education, before retiring in 1994. He married Gwendolyn Parrott in 1957; they had four children.

Drew began to write seriously in high school and published a number of short stories (to magazines such as The Tamarack Review) and non-fiction pieces throughout his career, while also selling radio and film scripts. His first novel (and sometimes stated to be his best) was The Wabeno Feast (1973). While rooted in Northern Ontario, the story indicted modern industrial civilization as an extension of the European colonization of Canada by depicting an entire society's fall into ruin. In her essay on "Canadian Monsters: Some Aspects of the Supernatural in Canadian Fiction ", Margaret Atwood noted that Drew's use of the aboriginal wabeno revealed a concern "with man's relationship to his society and to himself, as opposed to his relationship with the natural environment" and she concluded that Drew's novel combined "both concerns in a rather allegorical and very contemporary fashion".

Many readers, though, surely know him better as the author of an ecological science fiction trilogy, the Erthring Cycle (1984-1986), and of several movie novelizations (Corvette Summer, Dragonslayer, Batteries Not Included, and Willow, the last three of which were translated into French and the second in German). His non-fiction also reflected his concern for the environment and interest for Canadian landscapes, as seen in books such as Superior: The Haunted Shore and A Sea Within: the Gulf of St. Lawrence. His final novel, Halfway Man (1989), echoed themes from his first, The Wabeno Feast.

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Total Books: 19
The Wabeno Feast
2001 - The Wabeno Feast (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780887846632
ISBN-10: 0887846637
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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Halfway Man
1989 - Halfway Man (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780887507403
ISBN-10: 0887507409
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Halfway Man
1989 - Halfway Man (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780887507410
ISBN-10: 0887507417
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Willow Novel
1988 - Willow Novel (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780747402473
ISBN-10: 0747402477
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Master of Norriya
1986 - The Master of Norriya [The Erthring Cycle, Bk 3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345308894
ISBN-10: 0345308891
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 2

The Gaian Expedient
1985 - The Gaian Expedient (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345308887
ISBN-10: 0345308883
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 2

Dragonslayer
1985 - Dragonslayer (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780345323064
ISBN-10: 0345323068
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The Memoirs of Alcheringia
1984 - The Memoirs of Alcheringia [Earthring Cycle, Part 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345335005
ISBN-10: 0345335007
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

MEMOIRS OF ALCHERINGIA
1984 - Memoirs of Alcheringia (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345308870
ISBN-10: 0345308875
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 3

Dragonslayer
1982 - Dragonslayer (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780006164326
ISBN-10: 0006164323
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Dragonslayer
1981 - Dragonslayer (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780345296948
ISBN-10: 034529694X
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 5

Corvette Summer
1978 - Corvette Summer (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780451080141
ISBN-10: 0451080149
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Batteries Not Included
Batteries Not Included (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780425101056
ISBN-10: 0425101053
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 2

Wabeno Feast
Wabeno Feast (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780773670938
ISBN-10: 0773670939
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Wabeno feast
The Wabeno Feast (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780887844256
ISBN-10: 0887844251
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Le Dragon du Lac de Feu
Le Dragon Du Lac De Feu (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782277214908
ISBN-10: 2277214906
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Willow
Willow (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782277224877
ISBN-10: 2277224871
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