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Wen Spencer (born in 1963) is an American Science fiction and fantasy writer whose books center around characters with unusual abilities, and which might be regarded as original variations on the standard vampire and werewolf themes. In 2003, she was the winner of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

Spencer was raised on the family farm in Evans City, Pennsylvania and attended the University of Pittsburgh, gaining a degree in Information science, and has been active in science fiction fandom. Her Ukiah Oregon series features a partly alien character of gentle nature but with powerful abilities and with dangerous relatives who are variations on the theme of werewolf. Her novel Tinker features a young woman of extraordinary brilliance who is turned (somewhat reminiscently of vampire fiction) into an elf. A Brother's Price posits a believable world where perhaps 1 man is born for every 8, 10, or more women, and the evolution of its society.


Published works

Ukiah Oregon series

  1. Alien Taste (2001) Winner Compton Crook Award
  2. Tainted Trail (2002)
  3. Bitter Waters (2003)
  4. Dog Warrior (October 2004)

Tinker series

Fantasy novels set in near-future Pittsburgh and Elfhome[1]

  1. Tinker (2003), 2004 Sapphire Award for the Best Science Fiction Romance novel[2]
  2. Wolf Who Rules (July 2006)
  3. Steel City Magic - Science Fiction Book Club omnibus edition of Tinker and Wolf Who Rules (April 2006)

Stand-alone novels

  • A Brother's Price (2005)
  • Endless Blue (2007)

Short stories

  • "Once Upon a Toad" in Fantastic Companions (2005)
  • "Another Man's Meat" in Triangulation 2004: A Confluence of Speculative Fiction (2004)
  • "Moon Monkeys" in Adventures in Sol System (2004)
  • "Rituals for a New God" in Turn the Other Chick (2004)
  • "Wyvern" in Faire Tales (2004)
  • "Young Robots in Love" in Triangulation 2003: A Confluence of Speculative Fiction (2003)
  • "Protection Money" in Jim Baen's Universe (2006)


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