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Jenn Lyons

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Jenn Lyons lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, three cats, and a lot of opinions on anything from the Sumerian creation myths to the correct way to make a martini. At various points in her life, she has wanted to be an archaeologist, anthropologist, architect, diamond cutter, fashion illustrator, graphic designer, or Batman. Turning from such obvious trades, she is now a video game producer by day, and spends her evenings writing science fiction and fantasy. When not writing, she can be founding debating the Oxford comma and Joss Whedon’s oeuvre at various local coffee shops.

Genres: Fantasy
John W. Campbell Best Book nominee (2020) : The Ruin of Kings

Jenn Lyons recommends
Miranda in Milan (2019)
Katharine Duckett
"If you love Shakespeare as much as I do, reading something like Miranda in Milan is a pure delight. Even more so when written by someone as brilliant as Katharine Duckett. (This is good. Really good.)"
The Unspoken Name (2020)
(Serpent Gates, book 1)
A K Larkwood
"What a glorious book! Richly detailed, enthralling, and extraordinary, with brilliant nods to such luminaries as Ursula K. Le Guin and Diana Wynne Jones . . . Fabulous, in every meaning of the word."
Mexican Gothic (2020)
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
"Lovely . . . reminded me of the old Mary Stewart romance mysteries mixed with a healthy dose of Lovecraftian horror. Moreno-Garcia is a master."
The Unconquered City (2020)
(Chronicles of Ghadid, book 3)
K A Doore
"Phenomenal! Fast-paced, brutal, and fantastic in every sense of the word."
Son of the Storm (2021)
(Nameless Republic , book 1)
Suyi Davies Okungbowa
"Everything I love to see in a fantasy story: masterful, fully-realised worldbuilding, morally complex characters, thoughtful and piercing interrogations of power, privilege, and all the facets of human nature. Damn good stuff!"
Light From Uncommon Stars (2021)
Ryka Aoki
"Ryka Aoki's prose is sublime, the emotional connections she makes are like sparkling jewels, and I wanted to give every one of her characters hugs. Light From Uncommon Stars is fantastic, beautiful, and deeply, profoundly moving."
A Marvellous Light (2021)
(Last Binding, book 1)
Freya Marske
"That sublime prose! Her astonishing gift for imagery! And, of course, her bountiful and endless talent for writing some extremely sexy scenes. A Marvellous Light is all that and more. Perfect."
A Taste of Gold and Iron (2022)
Alexandra Rowland
"Witty, clever, and often extremely funny, Rowland's tale of a prince who doesn't want power but has it anyway - and must survive all the risks that brings with it - somehow manages to be both soft and hard-edged, clever and kind. And sexy! Very much that too."

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