|Born||Katie Gertrude Meredith
June 8, 1928
Toledo, Ohio, USA
|Genre||Science fiction, mystery, fantasy|
Kate Wilhelm (born June 8, 1928) is an American writer.
Katie Gertrude Meredith was born in Toledo, Ohio, daughter of Jesse and Ann Meredith. Graduated high school in Louisville, Kentucky and worked as a model, telephone operator, sales clerk, switchboard operator, and underwriter for an insurance company. Married first in 1947 to Joseph Wilhelm, and had two sons. Divorced in 1962, and married again to Damon Knight in 1963. She and her husband lived in Eugene, Oregon, until 2002, the time of his death, and she continues living there.
Her first published short fiction was "The Pint-Size Genie" in the October 1956 issue of Fantastic, edited by Paul W. Fairman. Next year she placed one story in John W. Campbell's Astounding Science Fiction, and ten of her speculative fiction stories were published during 1958 and 1959. Her debut novel was a murder mystery, More Bitter Than Death (Simon & Schuster, 1963), and her first science fiction debut, The Clone (1965) by Wilhelm and Theodore L. Thomas, was a finalist for the annual Nebula Award.
Her work has been published in Quark/, Orbit, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Locus, Amazing Stories, Asimov's Science Fiction, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Fantastic, Omni, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and Cosmopolitan, among many other places.
Since the death of Damon Knight in 2002, Wilhelm has continued to host monthly workshops, as well as lecturing at other events.
In 2012, Kate Wilhelm, along with Richard Wilhelm, Sue Arbuthnot, and Jonathan Knight, formed InfinityBox Press, LLC to publish all of Kate's new and legacy works as e-books.
In 2009 she received one of three inaugural Solstice Awards from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (founded by Knight in 1965), which recognize "significant impact on the science fiction or fantasy landscape".
She also won a few annual genre awards for particular works:
- Nebula Award for Best Short Story, 1968, "The Planners"
- Hugo Award for Best Novel and Locus Award for Best Novel, both 1977, Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang
- Nebula Award for Best Novelette, 1986, "The Girl Who Fell into the Sky"
- Nebula Award for Best Short Story, 1987, "Forever Yours, Anna"
- Hugo Award (best related book) and Locus Award (best nonfiction), both 2006, Storyteller: Writing Lessons and More from 27 Years of the Clarion Writers' Workshop (Small Beer Press, 2005; ISBN 0-7394-5613-X)
The Hugo- and Locus Award winning novel Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang was also a finalist for the Nebula Award, winner of the short-lived Jupiter Award from science fiction instructors, and third place for the academic John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.
Barbara Holloway novels
Barbara Holloway is an attorney in Eugene, Oregon. She is intelligent, courageous, and compassionate. Along with her semi-retired lawyer father, Frank Holloway, and a cast of supporting characters, Ms. Holloway uncovers the truth and fights for justice. These mysteries combine detective fiction with courtroom drama.
- Death Qualified: A Mystery of Chaos (1991)
- The Best Defense (1994)
- For the Defense also named Malice Prepense in hardbound editions (1996)
- Defense for the Devil (1999)
- No Defense (2000)
- Desperate Measures (2001)
- Clear and Convincing Proof (2003)
- The Unbidden Truth (2004)
- Sleight Of Hand (2006)
- A Wrongful Death (2007)
- Cold Case (2008)
- Heaven is High (2011)
- By Stone By Blade By Fire (2012)
Constance and Charlie novels and stories
- The Hamlet Trap (1987)
- The Dark Door (1988)
- Smart House (1989)
- Sweet, Sweet Poison (1990)
- Seven Kinds of Death (1992)
- A Flush of Shadows (1995)
- The Casebook of Constance and Charlie Volumes 1 and 2 (1999)
- Whisper Her Name (2012)
Other novels and collections
- Kate Wilhelm at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database (ISFDB). Retrieved 2013-04-18. Select a title to see its linked publication history and general information. Select a particular edition (title) for more data at that level, such as a front cover image or linked contents.
- "Literally Eugene". The Register-Guard. Eugene, OR. Dec 7, 2007. Retrieved 2010-02-19.
- "Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame". Mid American Science Fiction and Fantasy Conventions, Inc. Retrieved 2013-03-26. This was the official website of the hall of fame to 2004.
- "Wilhelm, Kate". The Locus Index to SF Awards: Index of Literary Nominees. Locus Publications. Retrieved 2013-03-26.
- Nebula Awards Ceremony 2009. Los Angeles, CA: SFWA. 2009. p. 13.
- "SFWA Nebula Awards". Retrieved 2010-02-19.
- The downstairs room,: And other speculative fiction. Amazon.com product page.
- "Abyss: Two Novellas". Goodreads.
- "Somerset Dreams And Other Fictions". Goodreads.
- Oh, Susannah!. Amazon product page.
- Official website
- Kate Wilhelm biography at the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame
- Kate Wilhelm at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Infinity Box Press, Wilhelm's publishing company
- Kate Wilhelm at Library of Congress Authorities — with 58 catalog records