Jane Fancher

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Jane Suzanne Fancher (born 1952) is a science fiction and fantasy author and artist.

Work[edit]

In the early 1980s, she worked for Warp Graphics as an art assistant on Elfquest, providing inking assistance on the black and white comics and coloring on Books 2 and 3 of the original graphic novel reprints. Reprint editions omitted her name from the art credits, and later graphic novel editions used different coloring.[citation needed]

She adapted portions of C. J. Cherryh's Gate of Ivrel, the first novel in Cherryh's Morgaine series. Gate of Ivrel: No. 1 (1985) was a self-published black and white comic that lasted one issue. Fancher expanded the material in color intending a series of graphic novels: Gate of Ivrel: Claiming Rites (1986)[1] and Gate of Ivrel: Fever Dreams (1987)[2]. The adaptations were done in collaboration with Cherryh. She did not complete the series, but the experience led to Fancher becoming a prose author herself, as well as frequent professional collaboration and marriage with Cherryh.[citation needed]

Fancher's books include the "Groundties" series, as well as the "Dance of the Rings" trilogy: Ring of Lightning (1995); Ring of Intrigue (1997), and Ring of Destiny (1999).

The "Groundties" trilogy (Groundties, Uplink, Harmonies of the 'Net) was published in e-book form in 2011.[3] There is also a prequel, entitled the 'NetWalkers.[3]

Fancher, Cherryh and author Lynn Abbey run an online publishing house, Closed Circle, to market their own work.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Fancher was born in Renton, Washington[5] on October 24, 1952.

She has virtual degrees in Physics and Anthropology from Washington State University[clarification needed] and training in computer programming, psychology, philosophy, and history.[5]

Fancher currently lives in Spokane, Washington with her 'spousal unit',[6] science fiction writer C. J. Cherryh (Carolyn Janice Cherry), after living with her for years in a domestic partnership.[7] The couple were married on May 17, 2014.[7]

Bibliography[edit]

Illustrated adaptations with C. J. Cherryh
  • Gate of Ivrel: Fever Dreams (April 1989)
  • Gate of Ivrel: Claiming Rites (April 1989)
Illustration
  • Elfquest Book 2 by Wendy and Richard Pini (June 1982) 0898652464
As J.S. Fancher
  • GroundTies (October 1991)
  • Uplink (March 1992)
  • Harmonies of the 'Net (October 1992)
As Jane S. Fancher
  • Dance of The Rings series
    • Ring of Lightning (June 1995)
    • Ring of Intrigue (January 1997)
    • Ring of Destiny (December 1999)
As J. Fancher
  • Blood Red Moon: Nights of the Blood Red Moon Vol 1 (April 2011)
Ebooks only
  • Rings of Change: Allizant
  • Nights of the Blood Red Moon Flux: A BRM Short Story A Tale from the Alexander Years (2011)
  • 'Netwalkers: Part I Partners
  • 'Netwalkers: Part II Of Mentors and Mimetrons
  • 'Netwalkers: Omnibus (prequel to GroundTies), containing Partners and Of Mentors and Mimetrons
  • 'Netwalkers: Book II Wild Cards
  • 'Netwalkers: Book III NeXus
with C. J. Cherryh

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1952-, Fancher, Jane (1986). Gate of Ivrel. Reynolds, Kay, 1951-, Cherryh, C. J. Norfolk, Va.: Donning Co. ISBN 978-0898655155. OCLC 15015290.
  2. ^ 1952-, Fancher, Jane (1987). Gate of Ivrel. Reynolds, Kay, 1951-, Cherryh, C. J. Norfolk, Va.: Donning Co. ISBN 978-0898655155. OCLC 15015290.
  3. ^ a b Jane Fancher's blog entry about an UpLink review[dead link]
  4. ^ http://www.closed-circle.net/ Closed Circle
  5. ^ a b [1] MisCon 28 2014
  6. ^ [2] Fancher's own term for her partner
  7. ^ a b "Fancher's blog Harmonies of the Net". Janefancher.com. Retrieved 29 June 2014.

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