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Tanya Huff

(Tanya Sue Huff)
Canada (b.1957)

Tanya Huff  lives and writes in rural Ontario with her partner Fiona Patton. She has a degree in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson University. She's written many novels, a Ravensloft book for TSR, and has three collections of short stories. Except for the Ravensloft book (Scholar of Decay) all her books are still in print and available -- don't let bookstores tell you they aren't.

Several of her works have been nominated for the Aurora Award. She was on the jury for the 2000 Philip K. Dick Award. For eight years (1984-1992) she worked at Bakka, North America's oldest SF bookstore, managing it for part of that time. She writes the occassional book review for Toronto's Globe and Mail newspaper, not minding the fact it's only occassional because she just so damned pleased they're reviewing genre books at all. During 2000, she wrote regular columns for the Toronto magazine, Realms. Her greatest claim to fame is that she makes her living with mortgage, cars and cats, totally from writing and does no other work and has never received any kind of a grant -- although she will admit to cashing the Public Lending Rights check every year so it's not like she has any moral objections to taking government money. It's a great life.

Genres: Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Series contributed to
Anthologies edited
   Women of War (2005) (with Alexander Potter)
Anthologies containing stories by Tanya Huff
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Short stories
This Town Ain't Big Enough (1995)
The Cards Also Say (1997)
In Mysterious Ways (1997)
Mirror, Mirror, on the Lam (1997)
Symbols Are a Percussion Instrument (1997)
Burning Bright (1999)
Oh, Glorious Sight (2001)
Someone to Share the Night (2001)

Tanya Huff recommends
Dead Until Dark (2001)
(Sookie Stackhouse, book 1)
Charlaine Harris
"Rural America finally has a vampire story to call it's own."
The Dragon Delasangre (2002)
(Dragon Delasangre, book 1)
Alan F Troop
"The most original fantasy I've read in years... Terrific."
Vicious Circle (2009)
(Persephone Alcmedi, book 1)
Linda Robertson
"I enjoyed every moment. It's a rare book that gices you a protagonist you'd like to actually be friends with."
Sparrow Hill Road (2014)
(Ghost Road, book 1)
Seanan McGuire
"Seanan McGuire doesn't write stories, she gifts us with Myth—new Myths for a layered America that guide us off the twilight roads and lend us a pretty little dead girl to show us the way home."
Wickedly Wonderful (2014)
(Baba Yaga, book 2)
Deborah Blake
"Deborah Blake has updated Baba Yaga for the twenty-first century."
Planetside (2018)
(Planetside, book 1)
Michael Mammay
"Not just for military SF fans—although military SF fans will love it—Planetside is an amazing debut novel, and I’m looking forward to what Mammay writes next."
Search Image (2018)
(Web Shifter's Library, book 1)
Julie E Czerneda
"Beholder's Eye has certainly recaptured the wonder and excitement I felt when I first discovered the genre. Overall, Beholder's Eye is refreshingly short of cynicism, emotional manipulation, and gratuitous anything. It's a fun book to read--smart and fast with a classic SF feel."

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