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Gwyneth Jones (born February 14, 1952) is a British science fiction and fantasy writer and critic, and a Young Adult and children's writer under the name Ann Halam.

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Biography and writing career

Jones was born in Manchester, England. Education at a convent school was followed by an undergraduate degree in European history of ideas at the University of Sussex. She has written for younger readers since 1980 under the pseudonym Ann Halam and, under that name, to date has published more than twenty novels. In 1984 Divine Endurance, a science fiction novel for adults, was published under her own name. She continues to write using these two names for the respective audiences.

Jones' works are mostly science fiction and near future high fantasy with strong themes of gender and feminism. She is the winner of two World Fantasy Awards, BSFA short story award, Children of the Night Award from the Dracula Society, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Philip K. Dick Award and co-winner of the James Tiptree, Jr. Award. She is generally well-reviewed critically and, as a feminist science fiction writer, is often compared to Ursula K. Le Guin, though the two authors are very much distinct in both content and style of work.

Gwyneth Jones lives in Brighton, England, with her husband and son.

Bibliography

Novels

Name Published ISBN Notes
Water in the Air London: Macmillan, 1977 ISBN 0-333-22757-3 as Gwyneth A Jones
The Influence of Ironwood London: Macmillan, 1978 ISBN 0-333-23838-9 as Gwyneth A Jones
The Exchange London: Macmillan, 1979 ISBN 0-333-26896-2 as Gwyneth A Jones
Dear Hill London: Macmillan, 1980 ISBN 0-333-30106-4 as Gwyneth A Jones
Divine Endurance London: George Allen & Unwin, 1984 ISBN 0-04-823246-7
Escape Plans London: Allen & Unwin, 1986 ISBN 0-04-823263-7 Arthur C. Clark Award nominee, 1987[1]
Kairos London: Unwin Hyman, 1988 ISBN 0-04-440163-9 Arthur C. Clarke Award nomine, 1989[2]
The Hidden Ones London: The Women's Press, 1988 (paper) ISBN 0-7043-4910-8
Flower Dust London: Headline, 1993 ISBN 0-7472-0846-8
White Queen London: Gollancz, 1991 ISBN 0-575-04629-5 Book 1 of The Aleutian Trilogy;
Arthur C. Clark Award nominee, 1992[3]
North Wind London: Gollancz, 1994 ISBN 0-575-05449-2 Book 2 of The Aleutian Trilogy;
BSFA nominee, 1994[4];
Arthur C. Clark Award nominee, 1995[5]
Phoenix Cafe London: Gollancz, 1997 ISBN 0-575-06068-9 Book 3 of The Aleutian Trilogy
Bold As Love London: Gollancz, 2001 ISBN 0-575-07030-7 Book 1 in the Bold As Love Cycle;
Arthur C. Clarke Award winner, 2002[6];
BSFA nominee, 2001[7];
British Fantasy Award nominee, 2002[6]
Castles Made of Sand London: Gollancz, 2002 ISBN 0-575-07032-3 Book 2 in the Bold As Love Cycle;
British Science Fiction Award nominee, 2002[6]
Midnight Lamp London: Gollancz, 2003 ISBN 0-575-07470-1 Book 3 in the Bold As Love Cycle;
British Science Fiction Award nominee, 2003[8];
Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee, 2004[9]
Band of Gypsys London: Gollancz, 2005 ISBN 0-575-07043-9 Book 4 in the Bold as Love Cycle;
Philip K. Dick Award winner, 2004[9]
Rainbow Bridge London: Gollancz, 2006 (paper) ISBN 0-575-07715-8 Book 5 in the Bold As Love Cycle
Life Seattle, WA: Aqueduct Press, 2004 (paper) ISBN 0-9746559-2-9
Spirit: or The Princess of Bois Dormant[10] London: Gollancz, 2008 ISBN 978-0-575-07473-6

Fiction collections

  • Identifying the Object. Austin, TX: Swan Press, 1993 (paper). No ISBN
  • Seven Tales and a Fable. Cambridge, MA: Edgewood Press, 1995 (paper). ISBN 0-9629066-5-4
  • Grazing the Long Acre. Hornsea: PS Publishing, 2009. ISBN 978-1906301569
  • The Buonarotti Quartet. Seattle, WA: Aqueduct Press, 2009 (paper).

Non-fiction

  • Deconstructing the Starships: Science, Fiction and Reality. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1999. ISBN 0-85323-783-2
  • Imagination / Space. Seattle, WA: Aqueduct Press, 2009 (paper).

References

  1. ^ "1987 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. http://www.worldswithoutend.com/books_year_index.asp?year=1987. Retrieved 2009-06-29.  
  2. ^ "1989 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. http://www.worldswithoutend.com/books_year_index.asp?year=1989. Retrieved 2009-06-29.  
  3. ^ "1992 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. http://www.worldswithoutend.com/books_year_index.asp?year=1992. Retrieved 2009-06-29.  
  4. ^ "1994 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. http://www.worldswithoutend.com/books_year_index.asp?year=1994. Retrieved 2009-06-29.  
  5. ^ "1995 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. http://www.worldswithoutend.com/books_year_index.asp?year=1995. Retrieved 2009-06-29.  
  6. ^ a b c "2002 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. http://www.worldswithoutend.com/books_year_index.asp?year=2002. Retrieved 2009-06-29.  
  7. ^ "2001 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. http://www.worldswithoutend.com/books_year_index.asp?year=2001. Retrieved 2009-06-29.  
  8. ^ "2003 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. http://www.worldswithoutend.com/books_year_index.asp?year=2003. Retrieved 2009-06-29.  
  9. ^ a b "2004 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. http://www.worldswithoutend.com/books_year_index.asp?year=2004. Retrieved 2009-06-29.  
  10. ^ Jones has published a webpage giving the background to Spirit, and which also includes several linked short stories: Spirit

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