Roberta Gellis

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Roberta Leah Jacobs Gellis (born September 27, 1927)[1] is an American writer of historical fiction, historical romance, and fantasy.[2] She holds masters degrees in both biochemistry and medieval literature.[3]

Many major writers of historical romance cite her as an important influence.[4] She has collaborated with Mercedes Lackey on historical fiction.

Biography[edit]


By Gellis and Mercedes Lackey[edit]

Gellis and Mercedes Lackey wrote four prequels in the Baen Books series "Serrated Edge", whose first four novels Lackey co-wrote with others from 1992 to 1994.[5] These are Gellis's works most widely held in WorldCat libraries.[6]

  • This Scepter'd Isle (2004)
  • Ill Met by Moonllight (2005)
  • By Slanderous Tongues (2007)
  • And Less Than Kind (2008)

Pseudonymous books[edit]

Gellis wrote books published under at least three pseudonyms.[1]

  • The Psychiatrist's Wife (1966), as Leah Jacobs
  • Space Guardian (1977), as Max Daniels
  • Offworld (1979), as Max Daniels
  • The Love Token (1979), as Priscilla Hamilton

Fantasy and science fiction[edit]

  • Offworld
  • The Space Guardian
  • Irish Magic (contributor)
  • Irish Magic II (contributor)
  • Overstars Mail
  • This Scepter'd Isle
  • Ill Met By Moonlight
  • By Slanderous Tongues
  • And Less Than Kind

Greek mythology[edit]

  • Dazzling Brightness
  • Shimmering Splendor
  • Enchanted Fire
  • Bull God
  • Thrice Bound

Medieval books[edit]

  • Knight's Honor
  • Bond of Blood
  • The Dragon and the Rose
  • The Sword and the Swan
  • The Rope Dancer
  • Masques of Gold

The Royal Dynasty series[edit]

  • Siren Song
  • Winter Song
  • Fire Song
  • A Silver Mirror

The Roselynde Chronicles[edit]

  • Roselynde
  • Alinor
  • Joanna'
  • Gilliane
  • Rhiannon
  • Sybelle
  • Desiree

Tales of Jernaeve[edit]

  • Tapestry of Dreams
  • Fires of Winter

Napoleonic era[edit]

  • The English Heiress
  • The Cornish Heiress
  • The Kent Heiress
  • Fortune's Bride
  • A Woman's Estate

Mysteries[edit]

Historical mysteries featuring 12th-century madam-turned-amateur detective Magdalene la a Bâtarde:

  • A Mortal Bane (1999)
  • A Personal Devil (2001)
  • Bone of Contention (2002)
  • Chains of Folly (2006)

Featuring Lucrezia Borgia:

  • Lucrezia Borgia and the Mother of Poisons (2003)

Other[edit]

  • A Delicate Balance
  • The Love Token pseudonym Priscilla Hamilton
  • Sing Witch, Sing Death

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gellis, Roberta". Library of Congress Authorities. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
  2. ^ "Roberta Gellis"
  3. ^ "Britannia Panoroma"
  4. ^ "Roberta Gellis: A Classic Author Talks About an Expansive Career"
  5. ^ "Serrated Edge – Series Bibliography". ISFDB. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
  6. ^ "Gellis, Roberta". WorldCat. Retrieved 2014-07-27.

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