Jane Lindskold

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Jane M. Lindskold
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Born 1962
Occupation Author
Nationality United States
Genre Science fiction, fantasy

Jane M. Lindskold is an American writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels.

Literary work[edit]

Mentored by her friend, Roger Zelazny, she started publishing stories in 1992, and she published her first novel, Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls in December, 1994. In her Athanor series, she writes about the creatures of legend — shape-shifters, satyrs, merfolk, and unicorns — who have sworn to keep their existence hidden from a human race prone to kill what it does not understand. In her Firekeeper Saga, she writes about a woman who discovers that politics among the wolves she was raised by and politics among human royalty are not so different.

Critical reception[edit]

Charles de Lint, reviewing Changer, praised "Lindskold's ability to tell a fast-paced, contemporary story that still carries the weight and style of old mythological story cycles."[1] Terri Windling called Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls "a complex, utterly original work of speculative fiction."[2]

Personal life[edit]

She is the first of four siblings, the others being Ann M. Lindskold Nalley, Graydon M. Lindskold, and Susan M. Lindskold Speer. Lindskold's father, John E. Lindskold, was head of the Land and Natural Resources Division, Western Division of the United States Justice Department. Her mother, Barbara DiSalle Lindskold, was also an attorney. Jane M. Lindskold grew up in Washington, D.C. and Chesapeake Bay. She received a Ph. D. in English from Fordham, concentrating on Medieval, Renaissance, and Modern British Literature.

Lindskold lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her husband, archaeologist Jim Moore.


The Athanor series[edit]

The Firekeeper Saga[edit]

Breaking the Wall (aka Land of Smoke and Sacrifice) series[edit]

Captain Ah-Lee series[edit]

(novellas all, published only as e-books)

  • Endpoint Insurance (2011)
  • Here to There (2011)
  • Star Messenger (2011)
  • Winner Take Trouble (2011)

Star Kingdom series (with David Weber)[edit]

Set in the Honorverse, it tells the story of Stephanie Harrington and Lionheart, her treecat companion.

Artemis Awakening series[edit]

  • Artemis Awakening (2014)
  • Artemis Invaded (2015)

Other novels[edit]


  • "Good Boy" (1992)
  • "Dark Lady" (1995)
  • "Domino's Tale" (1995)
  • "Kangaroo Straight" (1995)
  • "Relief" (1995)
  • "The Seventh Martial Art" (1995)
  • "Teapot" (1995)
  • "Noh Cat Afternoon" in Catfantastic IV (1996)
  • "Child of the Night" (1996)
  • "A Dreaming of Dead Poets (1996)
  • "Web-Surfing Past Lives (1996)
  • "Hell's Mark (1997)
  • "Small Heroes (1997)
  • "Auspicious Stars (1998)
  • "Winner Takes Trouble (1998)
  • "The Queen's Gambit" in Worlds of Honor (1999)
  • "The Beanstalk Incident" (1999)
  • "Out of Hot Water" (1999)
  • "The Big Lie" (2000)
  • "Endpoint Insurance" (2000)
  • "On the Edge of Sleep" (2000)
  • "Ruins of the Past" (2000)
  • "Sacrifice" (2000)
  • "The Road to Stony Creek" in The Blue and the Gray Undercover (2001)
  • "Promised Land" in The Service of the Sword (2003)
  • "Ruthless" in In Fire Forged (2011)


  • Chronomaster: The Official Strategy Guide (1989)
  • Roger Zelazny (biography, 1993)
  • Wanderings on Writing (2014)


  1. ^ Books to Look For, F&SF, February 1999
  2. ^ "Summation 1994: Fantasy," The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighth Annual Collection, p.xx

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