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Tamsyn Muir



TAMSYN MUIR is a horror, fantasy and sci-fi author whose short fiction has been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, the World Fantasy Award and the Eugie Foster Memorial Award. A Kiwi, she has spent most of her life in Howick, New Zealand, with time living in Waiuku and central Wellington. She currently lives and teaches in Oxford, in the United Kingdom. Gideon the Ninth is her first novel.
 

Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy
 

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Shadow Frost (2019)
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The Unspoken Name (2020)
(Serpent Gates, book 1)
A K Larkwood
"An unexpected and new take on classic orcs 'n' swords fantasy. Stylish, classy, and timeless - but with racing stripes and an inbuilt camera. I cannot recommend it enough."
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The View Was Exhausting (2021)
Mikaella Clements and Onjuli Datta
"I read it all in one morning and couldn't put it down once, which frankly was of huge disadvantage to me because I had work to do. The View Was Exhausting is enormously sophisticated, tension held like a net, as it slowly holds the reader closer and closer to a fire, and I laughed many times. It's an absolute tour de force, and Win is now one of my new favorite protagonists ever."
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Summer Sons (2021)
Lee Mandelo
"Truly intense: you can smell the blood, the sweat, and the petrol. It absolutely rips."
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Rosebud (2022)
Paul Cornell
"An elegant, elegiac examination of identity, fictionality, God and humanity itself--but also a very, very funny story about a crew of dopes. I love them all, except Bob. (In actuality Bob sort of broke my heart!)"
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The Dawnhounds (2022)
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"A wonderful queer noir fever dream."
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Leech (2022)
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"A wonderful new entry to Gothic science fiction, impeccably clever and atmospheric. Think Wuthering Heights . . . with worms!"

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