Tamsyn Muir

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Tamsyn Muir
Tamsyn Muir at BookExpo (15987).jpg
Born (1985-03-14) 14 March 1985 (age 37)
New South Wales, Australia
OccupationAuthor
NationalityNew Zealand
GenreFantasy, science fiction, horror
Years active2011–Present
Notable worksThe Locked Tomb series
Website
tamsynmuir.com

Tamsyn Muir (born 14 March 1985) is a New Zealand author of fantasy, science fiction and horror. Muir won the 2020 Locus Award for her first novel, Gideon the Ninth, and has been nominated for several other awards as well.

Biography[edit]

Muir was born March 14, 1985, in New South Wales, Australia. She moved to New Zealand when she was nine months old, and grew up in Howick, New Zealand.[1][2] In 2010, she earned a degree in education.[1] She is also a 2010 graduate of the Clarion Workshop.[3] She currently lives and works in Oxford, United Kingdom.[4][5] Muir is a lesbian.[6][7] In an interview with Vox's Constance Grady, Muir described her Catholic background.[8]

Work[edit]

Muir's short story "The Deepwater Bride", published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction in 2015, was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novelette,[9] the World Fantasy Award—Short Fiction,[10] the Eugie Award[11] and the Shirley Jackson Award for best novelette.[12]

Gideon the Ninth, Muir's first novel and the first book of the Locked Tomb series, was published in 2019. It was awarded the 2020 Locus Award for Best First Novel and the 2020 Crawford Award, presented annually by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel and the Hugo Award for Best Novel. It finished third in the Goodreads Choice Awards for best science fiction in 2019.[13] The second book in the series, Harrow the Ninth, was published in August 2020,[14] and was a finalist for the 2021 Hugo Award for Best Novel.[15] It was followed by Nona the Ninth in 2022, with Alecto the Ninth forthcoming in 2023.[16]

After the Locked Tomb books, Tor will be publishing Muir's cyberpunk western novella trilogy beginning with Go Marching In, as well as two other books.[17]

Awards and honors[edit]

In 2019, Amazon editors selected Gideon the Ninth as the best science fiction and fantasy book of the year.[18]

In 2020, Amazon named Harrow the Ninth one of the best science fiction and fantasy novels of the year.[19]

In 2022, Kirkus Reviews named Nona the Ninth one of the best science fiction and fantasy novels of the year.[20] Audible named the audio recording the one of the best science fiction audiobooks of the year.[21]

Awards for Muir's writing
Year

(Awarded)

Nominee Award Result Ref
2013 “The Magician's Apprentice” Shirley Jackson Award for Short Fiction Nominated [22]
2015 “The Deepwater Bride” Nebula Award for Best Novelette Nominated [23]
Shirley Jackson Award for Novelette Nominated [24]
2016 Eugie Award for Short Fiction Nominated [25]
World Fantasy Award—Short Fiction Nominated [26]
2019 Gideon the Ninth Audible Best of Fantasy Nominated [27]
Nebula Award for Best Novel Nominated [28]
2020 BooktubeSFF Award for Best Science Fiction Nominated [29]
Brave New Words Award Nominated [30]
Chesley Award for Best Cover Illustration – Hardcover Nominated [31]
Dragon Award for Sci-fi Novel Nominated [32]
Hugo Award for Best Novel Nominated [33]
IAFA William L. Crawford Fantasy Award Won [34][35]
Locus Award for Best First Novel Won (1st) [36][37]
Reference and User Services Association Reading List: Science Fiction Nominated [38][39]
Sydney J. Bounds Award (Best Newcomer) Nominated [40]
World Fantasy Award—Novel Nominated [41]
2021 Harrow the Ninth Chesley Award for Best Cover Illustration – Hardcover Nominated [42]
Hugo Award for Best Novel Nominated [43]
Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel Nominated (3rd) [44]
The Locked Tomb Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults Nominated [45]
2022 Gideon the Ninth Ignotus Award for Novela extranjera (Foreign Novel) Won [46]
Princess Floralinda and the Forty-Flight Tower Audie Award for Fantasy Nominated [47][48]

Publications[edit]

The Locked Tomb[edit]

  1. The Mysterious Study of Doctor Sex. Tor Books. 2020.
  2. Gideon the Ninth. Tor Books. 2019. ISBN 978-1250313195.
  3. Harrow the Ninth. Tor Books. 2020. ISBN 978-1250313225.
  4. Nona the Ninth. Tor Books. 2022. ISBN 978-1250854117.
  5. Alecto the Ninth. Tor Books. 2023.

Novellas[edit]

Short stories[edit]

Year Title[49] First published Reprints Ref
2011 "The House That Made the Sixteen Loops of Time" "The House That Made the Sixteen Loops of Time". Fantasy Magazine (47). February 2011. [50]
2012 "The Magician's Apprentice" "The Magician's Apprentice". Weird Tales. 66.3 (359): 36–38. Winter 2012. "The Magician's Apprentice". Lightspeed Magazine (88). September 2017. [51]
2013 "Chew" "Chew". Nightmare Magazine (4). January 2013. [52]
2015 "The Woman in the Hill" "The Woman in the Hill". Dreams from the Witch House: Female Voices of Lovecraftian Horror. 2015. "The Woman in the Hill". Nightmare Magazine (63). December 2017. [53]
"The Deepwater Bride" "The Deepwater Bride". F&SF. 129 (1&2): 8–31. July–August 2015. [54]
"Union" "Union". Clarkesworld (111): 20–32. December 2015. [55]
2020 "The Mysterious Study of Doctor Sex" "The Mysterious Study of Doctor Sex". Tor. 29 July 2020. [56]
2022 "As Yet Unsent" "As Yet Unsent". Tor. 8 June 2022.
2022 "Undercover" "Undercover". Amazon Original Stories. 15 November 2022. [57]

Essays[edit]

  • A Little Explanation on Naming Systems (2020)

Webcomics and graphic novels[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b locusmag (13 April 2020). "Tamsyn Muir: Blood Words". Locus Online. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  2. ^ "An Interview with Tamsyn Muir". The Fantasy Inn. 28 August 2019.
  3. ^ "San Diego Alumni". Clarion Workshop. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  4. ^ Muir, Tamsyn (2019). Gideon the Ninth. Tor.com. p. 630. ASIN B07J6HWLPR.
  5. ^ "Tamsyn Muir". Macmillan Publishers. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Q&A: Tamsyn Muir, Author of 'Gideon The Ninth'". The Nerd Daily. 3 October 2019. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Tamsyn Muir Interview: "There is a lot of blood on my dance floor."". Three Crows Magazine. 22 February 2020. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  8. ^ Grady, Constance (5 February 2021). "Tamsyn Muir interview: The author of Gideon the Ninth explains herself". Vox.
  9. ^ "Nebula Awards 2016". Science Fiction Awards Database. Locus. Archived from the original on 27 June 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  10. ^ "World Fantasy Awards 2016". Science Fiction Awards Database. Locus Science Fiction Foundation. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  11. ^ "2016 Eugie Award Finalists". Locus. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  12. ^ "2015 Shirley Jackson Award winners". The Shirley Jackson Awards. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  13. ^ "Best Science Fiction". Goodreads. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  14. ^ Publishing, Tor com. "Harrow the Ninth". Tordotcom Publishing. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  15. ^ "2021 Hugo Awards". January 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. ^ "Announcing Nona the Ninth, a New Addition to The Locked Tomb Series From Tamsyn Muir!". Tor.com. 30 July 2021.
  17. ^ Colyard, K.W. (20 October 2020). "Tamsyn Muir Is Ready To Write About Cyberpunk Lesbian Gunslingers". Bustle.
  18. ^ "Amazon's Best Books of 2019". Locus Online. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  19. ^ locusmag (23 November 2020). "Amazon's Best Books of 2020". Locus Online. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  20. ^ "Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2022". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  21. ^ "Audible Best SF Audiobooks". Locus Online. 21 November 2022. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  22. ^ "2012 Shirley Jackson Award Nominees". Locus Online. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  23. ^ "2015 Nebula Awards Ballot". Locus Online. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  24. ^ "2015 Shirley Jackson Awards Nominees". Locus Online. 2 May 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  25. ^ "2016 Eugie Award Finalists". Locus Online. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  26. ^ "2016 World Fantasy Awards Finalists". Locus Online. 10 July 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  27. ^ locusmag (10 December 2019). "Audible Best of 2019". Locus Online. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  28. ^ "2019 Nebula Awards Ballot". Locus Online. 20 February 2020. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  29. ^ "2020 BooktubeSFF Awards Winners". Locus Online. 31 August 2020. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  30. ^ "2020 Brave New Words and Hero Awards Winners". Locus Online. 12 October 2020. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  31. ^ "2020 Chesley Awards Finalists". Locus Online. 24 August 2020. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  32. ^ "2020 Dragon Awards Winners". Locus Online. 8 September 2020. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  33. ^ "2020 Hugo and Astounding Awards Finalists". Locus Online. 7 April 2020. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  34. ^ "Muir Wins Crawford Award". Locus Online. 4 February 2020. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  35. ^ "2020 IAFA Awards Winners". Locus Online. 30 March 2020. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  36. ^ "2020 Locus Awards Winners". Locus Online. 27 June 2020. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  37. ^ "2020 Locus Awards Online". Locus Online. 4 August 2020. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  38. ^ "RUSA 2020 Selections". Locus Online. 27 January 2020. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  39. ^ "The Reading List". RUSA Update. 19 March 2019. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  40. ^ "2020 British Fantasy Awards Shortlist". Locus Online. 26 October 2020. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  41. ^ "World Fantasy Awards Winners". Locus Online. 2 November 2020. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  42. ^ "2021 Chesley Awards Winners". Locus Online. 7 February 2022. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  43. ^ "2021 Hugo, Astounding, and Lodestar Awards Winners". Locus Online. 19 December 2021. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  44. ^ "2021 Locus Awards Top Ten Finalists". Locus Online. 1 May 2021. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  45. ^ "2021 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults". Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). 4 January 2021. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  46. ^ "2022 Ignotus Winners". Locus Online. 10 October 2022. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  47. ^ "2022 Audie Awards Finalists". Locus Online. 4 February 2022. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  48. ^ "2022 Audie Awards". Audio Publishers Association. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  49. ^ Short stories unless otherwise noted.
  50. ^ "The House That Made the Sixteen Loops of Time". Fantasy Magazine. 21 February 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  51. ^ "The Magician's Apprentice". Lightspeed Magazine. 12 September 2017. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  52. ^ "Chew". Nightmare Magazine. 16 January 2013. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  53. ^ "The Woman in the Hill". Nightmare Magazine. 13 December 2017. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  54. ^ The Deepwater Bride. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/August 2015.
  55. ^ "Union". Clarkesworld Magazine. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  56. ^ "The Mysterious Study of Doctor Sex". Tor.com. 29 July 2020. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  57. ^ "We Reveal the Cover for Amazon's Dark Fantasy Collection INTO SHADOW". Nerdist. Retrieved 21 November 2022.
  58. ^ "ABOUT". apotheciacomic.tumblr.com. Retrieved 30 September 2020.

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