Jean Rabe

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Jean Rabe
Born June 19, 1957
Ottawa, Illinois
Education Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Northern Illinois University
Occupation Writer, Editor
Spouse(s) Bruce Rabe[1]

Jean Rabe (born June 19, 1957) is a fantasy and science fiction author and editor who has worked on the Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms, and BattleTech series, as well as many others.

Career[edit]

Early in her career, Rabe worked as a newspaper reporter and bureau chief for the Quincy Herald-Whig in Quincy, Illinois, then for the Evansville Courier & Press in Evansville, Indiana, and then as a stringer for the Rockford Register Star.[1] She went on to work for TSR, Inc., and was the Director of the RPGA.[2] For TSR, she wrote magazine articles and novels, and wrote and edited Dungeons & Dragons and Gamma World gaming modules (see list below). Rabe became the editor of a BattleTech magazine, MechForce Quarterly, in 1995.[1] For Dragonlance, TSR had Rabe write the next major event in Krynn history after Dragons of Summer Flame, resulting in the Dragons of a New Age trilogy, which began with TSR's The Dawning of a New Age (1996).[3]

When Wizards of the Coast purchased TSR, they published the rest of Rabe's trilogy before bringing back Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman as the main chroniclers of Dragonlance.[3] Her Dragons of a New Age trilogy consisted of Dawning of a New Age, Day of the Tempest, and Eve of the Maelstrom.[1] Her other Dragonlance work includes Maquesta Kar-Thon, co-authored with Tina Daniell, and The Silver Star. Her other work for TSR includes Red Magic, Secret of the Djinn, and Night of the Tiger.[1] Rabe worked with Janet Pack on The Forces of Dagnarus for the Sovereign Stone role-playing game.[1]

She has also written short stories in the Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms, and Star Wars settings, and for DAW Books.[1] Rabe has written more than four dozen short stories.[4] She has written science fiction stories for Martin H. Greenberg's office in Green Bay, Wisconsin,[1] and coedited a number of all-original anthologies with Greenberg for DAW (see list below). Rabe has written articles for On The Lake, a local magazine for tourists.[1]

Rabe was the business manager and later the editor of the bimonthly SFWA Bulletin, published by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.[5] In June 2013, Rabe resigned the post in the course of a controversy about sexism in SFWA Bulletin articles written by, among others, Mike Resnick and Barry N. Malzberg.[6]

Awards[edit]

Dragonlance: Death March was nominated for the 2009 Special Gaming Scribe Award for Best Original gaming-related tie-in novel. The Scribe awards are given out by the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers.[7]

In 2005, Rabe served as a juror for the Andre Norton Award for young adult fiction, which was established that year.[8]

Star Wars[edit]

Three of her Star Wars short stories, "The Breath of Gelgelar", "Day of the Sepulchral Night", and "The Farrimmer Cafe", have been published in the Star Wars Adventure Journals.

Bibliography[edit]

Dragonlance Series[edit]

  • 1995 Maquesta Kar-Thon, with Tina Daniell
  • 1996 Dawning of a New Age, Dragons of a New Age series
  • 1997 Day of the Tempest, Dragons of a New Age series
  • 1998 Eve of the Maelstrom, Dragons of a New Age series
  • 1999 The Silver Stair, Bridges of Time series
  • 2000 Downfall, the Dhamon Saga
  • 2001 Betrayal, the Dhamon Saga
  • 2002 Redemption, the Dhamon Saga
  • 2004 The Lake of Death, Age of Mortals series
  • 2007 The Rebellion, The Stonetellers series
  • 2008 Death March, The Stonetellers series
  • 2009 Goblin Nation, The Stonetellers series

Other novels[edit]

  • 1991 Red Magic, a Forgotten Realms: The Harpers series
  • 1994 Secret of the Djinn, Endless Quest series
  • 1995 Night of the Tiger, Endless Quest series
  • 1996 Sands of Deception, Endless Quest series
  • 2004 The Finest Creation, Finest Trilogy
  • 2005 The Finest Choice, Finest Trilogy
  • 2006 The Finest Challenge, Finest Trilogy
  • 2006 Aftershock, a Shadowrun novel with John Helfers
  • 2006 Return to Quag Keep, with Andre Norton
  • 2006 A Taste of Magic, with Andre Norton
  • 2007 Fenzig's Fortune
  • 2008 Dragon Mage, with Andre Norton

Dungeons & Dragons modules[edit]

Anthologies edited[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Jean Rabe". Archived from the original on Feb 24, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Author Profile: Jean Rabe". Archived from the original on March 17, 2012.  retrieved Jan 11, 2011
  3. ^ a b Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. p. 283. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7. 
  4. ^ Greenberg, Martin H.; Hughes, Kerrie, eds. (2009). Gamer Fantastic. New York: Daw Books. p. 236. Retrieved August 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ SFWA Bulletin Editorial Staff retrieved Dec 29, 2010
  6. ^ Anders, Charlie Jane (6 June 2013). "The editor of SFWA's bulletin resigns over sexist articles". io9. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  7. ^ Scribe Award Nominees Announced posted March 26, 2009, retrieved December 29, 2010
  8. ^ SFWA: New Andre Norton Award retrieved Dec 29, 2010

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