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Barbara Hambly

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Barbara Hambly is a well-known American fantasy author born in the Naval Hospital of San Diego, California on August 28, 1951.

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Biography

She grew up in Montclair, California and has an older sister Mary and younger brother Ed. She went to the University of California at Riverside, earning a Masters degree in Medieval History in 1975. She spent a year in Bordeaux, France as part of her studies. Her first novel to be published was Time of the Dark by Del Rey in 1982.

She has been, at various times, a high-school teacher, a model, a waitress, a technical editor, an all-night liquor store clerk, and a karate instructor.

Her interests include dancing, painting, historical and fantasy costuming, and carpentry. She holds a black belt in Shotokan Karate.

She was married to George Alec Effinger in the last years of his life.

Books

The Darwath Trilogy

  • The Time of the Dark (1982)
  • The Walls of Air (1983)
  • The Armies of Daylight (1993)
  • Mother of Winter (1996)
  • Icefalcon's Quest (1998)

Sun Wolf and Starhawk

  • The Ladies of Mandrigyn (1984)
  • The Witches of Wenshar (1987)
  • The Dark Hand of Magic (1990)

Winterlands

  • Dragonsbane (1985)
  • Dragonshadow (1999)
  • Knight of the Demon Queen (2000)
  • Dragonstar (2002)

The Windrose Chronicles

  • The Silent Tower (1986)
  • The Silicon Mage (1988)
  • Dog Wizard (1993)
  • Stranger at the Wedding (1994) - [Does not include Antryg Windrose or Joanna Sheraton]

Star Trek

  • Ishmael (1985)
  • Ghostwalker (1991)
  • Crossroad (1994)

Vampire Novels

  • Those Who Hunt The Night (1988)
  • Traveling With The Dead (1995)

Beauty and the Beast

  • Beauty and the Beast novelisation (1989)
  • Song of Orpheus (1990)

Sun-Cross

  • The Rainbow Abyss (1991)
  • The Magicians of Night (1992)

Star Wars

  • Children of the Jedi (1995) (by many people considered to be the worst SW related book ever written)
  • Planet of Twilight (1997)

The Benjamin January Mysteries

  • A Free Man of Color (1997)
  • Fever Season (1998)
  • Graveyard Dust (1999)
  • Sold Down the River (2000)
  • Die upon a Kiss (2001)
  • Wet Grave (2002)
  • Days of the Dead (2003)
  • Dead Water (2004)

Other Fiction

  • Search the Seven Hills/Quirnal Hill Affair (1983)
  • Bride of the Rat God (1994)
  • Sisters of the Raven (2002)

Nonfiction

  • The Emancipator's Wife (2005)

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