Gwyneth Jones (novelist)

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Gwyneth Jones
Born Manchester, England
Pen name Ann Halam
Occupation Novelist, critic
Language English
Alma mater University of Sussex
Genres Science fiction, high fantasy
Notable work(s) Bold As Love (2001)
Notable award(s) World Fantasy Award, BSFA short story award, Children of the Night Award, Arthur C. Clarke Award, Philip K. Dick Award, James Tiptree, Jr. Award

www.boldaslove.co.uk/blog/

Gwyneth Jones (born February 14, 1952) is an English science fiction and fantasy writer and critic, and a young adult/children's writer under the name Ann Halam.

Biography and writing career[edit]

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, 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,[1] 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[edit]

Novels[edit]

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. Clarke Award nominee, 1987[2]
Kairos London: Unwin Hyman, 1988 ISBN 0-04-440163-9 Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee, 1989[3]
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;
James Tiptree, Jr. Award Winner (tie), 1991;[4]

Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee, 1992[5]

North Wind London: Gollancz, 1994 ISBN 0-575-05449-2 Book 2 of The Aleutian Trilogy;
BSFA nominee, 1994;[6]
Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee, 1995[7]
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;[8]
BSFA nominee, 2001;[9]
British Fantasy Award nominee, 2002[8]
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[8]
Midnight Lamp London: Gollancz, 2003 ISBN 0-575-07470-1 Book 3 in the Bold As Love Cycle;
British Science Fiction Award nominee, 2003;[10]
Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee, 2004[11]
Band of Gypsys London: Gollancz, 2005 ISBN 0-575-07043-9 Book 4 in the Bold as Love Cycle
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
Philip K. Dick Award winner, 2004;[11]

James Tiptree, Jr. Award shortlist, 2004;[12]

Spirit: or The Princess of Bois Dormant[13] London: Gollancz, 2008 ISBN 978-0-575-07473-6 Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee, 2010

Fiction collections[edit]

  • 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 978-1-906301-56-9
  • The Buonarotti Quartet. Seattle, WA: Aqueduct Press, 2009 (paper).
  • The Universe of Things. Seattle, WA: Aqueduct Press, 2011 (trade paper). ISBN 978-1-933500-44-7

Non-fiction[edit]

  • 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).

As Ann Halam[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Fantasy Convention. "Award Winners and Nominees". Retrieved 4 Feb 2011. 
  2. ^ "1987 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  3. ^ "1989 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  4. ^ "1991 Winners". James Tiptree, Jr. Award. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  5. ^ "1992 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  6. ^ "1994 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  7. ^ "1995 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  8. ^ a b c "2002 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  9. ^ "2001 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  10. ^ "2003 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  11. ^ a b "2004 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  12. ^ "2004 Short List". James Tiptree, Jr. Award. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  13. ^ Jones has published a webpage giving the background to Spirit, and which also includes several linked short stories: Spirit

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