Jane Lindskold

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Jane M. Lindskold
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 Firekeeper Saga[edit]

The Athanor series[edit]

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

Star Kingdom series (with David Weber)[edit]

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

Other novels[edit]



  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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