Kate Elliott

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For the actress, see Kate Elliott (actress).
Alis A. Rasmussen
Born 1958
Pen name Kate Elliott
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Period 1980s-present
Genre Fantasy, science fiction
Spouse Jay Silverstein

Kate Elliott is the pen name of American fantasy and science fiction writer Alis A. Rasmussen (born 1958).[1]

Writing[edit]

Although Rasmussen's first novels The Labyrinth Gate (1988) and The Highroad (1990) (a science fiction trilogy) failed to become bestsellers, additional publishers liked her manuscripts but wanted a fresh name unconnected with the sales figures of the previous books. Starting in 1992 under the new name of Kate Elliott, her sales have flourished. The Crown of Stars series has been featured in the Science Fiction Book Club.

Personal life[edit]

A native of Junction City, Oregon, Rasmussen moved to Oakland, California to attend Mills College. There she became active in the Society for Creative Anachronism where she pursued medieval sword fighting.

Rasmussen and husband Jay Silverstein currently live in Hawaii, where "Kate Elliott" continues to produce fantasy and science fiction novels.

Bibliography[edit]

As Alis A. Rasmussen[edit]

As Kate Elliott[edit]

  • The Spiritwalker Trilogy fantasy series
    • Cold Magic (2010)
    • Cold Fire (September, 2011)
    • Cold Steel (July 2, 2013)
  • Crossroads fantasy series
    • Spirit Gate (2007)
    • Shadow Gate (2008)
    • Traitor's Gate (2009)
  • Crown of Stars fantasy series
    • King's Dragon (1997), finalist for 1997 Nebula Award for Best Novel
    • Prince of Dogs (1998)
    • The Burning Stone (1999)
    • Child of Flame (2000)
    • The Gathering Storm (2003)
    • In the Ruins (Aug 2005)
    • The Crown of Stars (Feb 2006)
  • The Golden Key (1996), a collaboration with Melanie Rawn and Jennifer Roberson; World Fantasy Award finalist for Best Novel of 1996
  • The Novels of the Jaran science fiction series
    • Jaran (1992)
    • An Earthly Crown (1993)
    • His Conquering Sword (1993)
    • The Law of Becoming (1994)

Short Stories[edit]

  • "My Voice Is In My Sword" in Weird Tales from Shakespeare (1994)
  • "The Memory of Peace" in Enchanted Forests (1995)
  • "A Simple Act of Kindness" in The Shimmering Door (1996)
  • "With God to Guard Her" in Return to Avalon (1996)
  • "The Gates of Joriun" in Tarot Fantastic (1997)
  • "Making the World Live Again" in Zodiac Fantastic (1997)
  • "Sunseeker" in 30th Anniversary DAW Books Science Fiction (2002)
  • "Riding the Shore of the River of Death" in A Fantasy Medley (2009), reprinted in Epic: Legends of Fantasy (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ D'Ammassa, Don (2006). Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction. New York: Infobase Publishing. p. 105. ISBN 0-8160-6192-0. 

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