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Barbara Hambly


(Barbara Joan Hambly)
USA flag (b.1951)
Wife of George Alec Effinger

aka Barbara Hamilton

Hambly was born in San Diego, California and grew up in Montclair, California. Her parents, Edward Everett Hambly Jr. and Florence Moraski Hambly, are from a coal-mining town in eastern Pennsylvania. She has an older sister, Mary Ann Sanders, and a younger brother, Edward Everett Hambly III.

Hambly has a Masters in Medieval History from the University of California at Riverside, completing her degree in 1975 and spending a year in Bordeaux as part of her studies. Her first novel to be published was Time of the Dark in 1982 by Del Rey.

Hambly was married for some years to fellow science fiction writer George Alec Effinger before his death in 2002. She now lives in Los Angeles. Hambly speaks freely of suffering from seasonal affective disorder, which was undiagnosed for years
 

Genres: Fantasy, Historical Mystery, Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Romance
 
New and upcoming books
January 2024

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The Nubian's Curse
(Benjamin January, book 20)
Series
Darwath
   1. The Time of the Dark (1982)
   2. The Walls of Air (1983)
   3. The Armies of Daylight (1985)
   4. Mother of Winter (1996)
   5. Icefalcon's Quest (1998)
   Pretty Polly (2015)
   Whisper (Darwath series) (2015)
   Elsewhere (2017)
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Winterlands
   1. Dragonsbane (1985)
   2. Dragonshadow (1999)
   3. The Knight of the Demon Queen (2000)
   4. Dragonstar (2002)
   Princess (2015)
   Shadowbaby (2015)
   Damselblossom (2015)
   Hag in the Water (Winterlands) (2017)
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Windrose
   1. The Silent Tower (1986)
   2. The Silicon Mage (1988)
   3. Dog Wizard (1992)
   Corridor (2015)
   Firemaggot (2015)
   Personal Paradise (2015)
   Plus-One (2015)
   Zenobie (2015)
   And Pretty Maids All In A Row (2015)
   Karate Masters vs the Invaders From Outer Space (2017)
   Just Like Real People (2019)
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James Asher
   1. Those Who Hunt the Night (1988)
     aka Immortal Blood
   2. Traveling with the Dead (1995)
   3. Blood Maidens (2010)
   4. The Magistrates of Hell (2012)
   5. The Kindred of Darkness (2014)
   6. Darkness on His Bones (2015)
   Sunrise On Running Water (2015)
   7. Pale Guardian (2016)
   8. Prisoner of Midnight (2019)
   8.5. Gravemould and Ectoplasm (2019)
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Sun-Cross
   1. The Rainbow Abyss (1991)
   2. The Magicians of Night (1992)
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Benjamin January
   1. A Free Man of Color (1997)
   2. Fever Season (1998)
   3. Graveyard Dust (1999)
   4. Sold Down the River (2000)
   5. Die upon a Kiss (2001)
   6. Wet Grave (2002)
   7. Days of the Dead (2003)
   8. Dead Water (2004)
   9. Dead and Buried (2010)
   10. The Shirt on His Back (2011)
   11. Ran Away (2011)
   12. Good Man Friday (2013)
   13. Crimson Angel (2014)
   A Time For Every Purpose Under Heaven (2015)
   Hagar (2015)
   Libre (2015)
   There Shall Your Heart Be Also (2015)
   14. Drinking Gourd (2016)
   Death on the Moon (2016)
   15. Murder in July (2017)
   16. Cold Bayou (2018)
   17. Lady Of Perdition (2019)
   18. House of the Patriarch (2020)
   19. Death and Hard Cider (2022)
   20. The Nubian's Curse (2024)
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Novels
   Search the Seven Hills (1983)
     aka The Quirinal Hill Affair
   Stranger at the Wedding (1994)
     aka Sorcerer's Ward
   Bride of the Rat God (1994)
   The Emancipator's Wife (2005)
   Renfield (2006)
   Patriot Hearts (2007)
   Homeland (2009)
   The Iron Princess (2023)
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Collections
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Novellas and Short Stories
   The Dollmaker of Marigold Walk (2015)
   Castle of Horror (2016)
   Dreamers of Black Rock (2018)
   Gwenael (2018)
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Anthologies edited
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Series contributed to
Star Trek : The Original Series
   23. Ishmael (1985)
   53. Ghost-Walker (1991)
   71. Crossroad (1994)
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Star Wars
   Children of the Jedi (1995)
   Nightlily (1996)
   Planet of Twilight (1997)
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Anthologies containing stories by Barbara Hambly
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Shapers of Worlds Volume II (2021)
(Shapers of Worlds, book 2)
edited by
Edward Willett
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Chicks Unravel Time (2012)
Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who
(Doctor Who)
edited by
L M Myles and Deborah Stanish
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New Orleans Noir (2012)
(Akashic Noir)
edited by
Julie Smith

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