Jane Fancher

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Jane Fancher
Born (1952-10-24) October 24, 1952 (age 70)
Renton, Washington
GenreScience fiction, Fantasy
(m. 2014)

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


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 book 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, titled 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]


Illustrated adaptations with C. J. Cherryh
  • Gate of Ivrel: Fever Dreams (April 1989) ISBN 0-89865-556-0
  • Gate of Ivrel: Claiming Rites (April 1989) ISBN 978-0898655155
  • Elfquest Book 2 by Wendy and Richard Pini (June 1982) ISBN 0898652464
As J.S. Fancher
As Jane S. Fancher
As J. Fancher
  • Blood Red Moon: Nights of the Blood Red Moon Vol 1 (April 2011) ASIN B004YR55FA
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 ASIN B00AW1GJ20
  • 'Netwalkers: Part II Of Mentors and Mimetrons ASIN B00AW1BU6K
  • 'Netwalkers: Omnibus (prequel to GroundTies), containing Partners and Of Mentors and Mimetrons
  • 'Netwalkers: Book II Wild Cards ASIN B00GT0NV2O
  • 'Netwalkers: Book III NeXus ASIN B00GTB3INA
with C. J. Cherryh


  1. ^ Fancher, Jane (1986). Gate of Ivrel. Reynolds, Kay, Cherryh, C. J. Norfolk, Va.: Donning Co. ISBN 978-0898655155. OCLC 15015290.
  2. ^ Fancher, Jane (1987). Gate of Ivrel. Reynolds, Kay, Cherryh, C. J. Norfolk, Va.: Donning Co. ISBN 978-0898655155. OCLC 15015290.
  3. ^ a b Jane Fancher's blog entry with the original Locus review of UpLink
  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. Archived from the original on May 5, 2014. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  8. ^ "Prometheus Awards". Libertarian Futurist Society. Retrieved July 10, 2020.

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