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Sherwood Smith


USA flag (b.1951)

Sherwood Smith started making books out of paper towels at age six. In between stories, she studied and traveled in Europe, got a Masters degree in history, and now lives in Southern California with her spouse, two kids, and two dogs. She’s worked in jobs ranging from counter work in a smoky harbor bar to the film industry. Writing books is what she loves best. She’s the author of the high fantasy History of Sartorias-deles series as well as the modern-day fantasy adventures of Kim Murray in Coronets and Steel.
 

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Children's Fiction, Horror
 
New and upcoming books
December 2023

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Tribute
(Sagacious, book 1)
May 2024

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Sage Empress I
(Sagacious, book 2)
Series
CJ's Notebooks
   1. Over the Sea (2007)
   2. Mearsies Heili Bounces Back (2008)
   3. Not known
   4. Poor World (2011)
   5. Not known
   6. Hunt Across Worlds (2011)
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Wren
   1. Wren to the Rescue (1990)
   2. Wren's Quest (1993)
   3. Wren's War (1995)
   4. Wren Journeymage (2010)
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Exordium (with Dave Trowbridge)
   1. The Phoenix in Flight (1993)
   2. Ruler of Naught (1993)
   3. A Prison Unsought (1994)
   4. The Rifter's Covenant (1995)
   5. The Thrones of Kronos (1996)
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Solar Queen (with Andre Norton)
   6. Derelict for Trade (1997)
   7. A Mind for Trade (1997)
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Crown and Court Duel
   1. Crown Duel (1997)
   2. Court Duel (1998)
   A Stranger to Command (2008)
   Remalna's Children (2011)
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Time Traders (with Andre Norton)
   6. Echoes in Time (1999)
   7. Atlantis Endgame (2002)
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Inda
   1. Inda (2006)
   2. The Fox (2007)
   3. The King's Shield (2008)
   4. Treason's Shore (2009)
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Sasharia En Garde
   1. Once a Princess (2009)
   2. Twice a Prince (2009)
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Dobrenica
   1. Coronets and Steel (2010)
   2. Blood Spirits (2011)
   3. Revenant Eve (2012)
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Spy Princess
   1. The Spy Princess (2012)
   2. Sartor (2012)
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Lhind
   1. Lhind the Thief (2013)
   2. Lhind the Spy (2015)
   3. Lhind the Firebird (2020)
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Change (with Rachel Manija Brown)
   1. Stranger (2014)
   2. Hostage (2015)
   3. Rebel (2017)
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Phoenix Feather
   1. Fledglings (2021)
   2. Redbark (2021)
   3. Firebolt (2021)
   4. Dragon and Phoenix (2022)
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Norsunder War
   1. Ship Without Sails (2022)
   1.5. Marend of Marloven Hess (2022)
   2. Seek to Hold the Wind (2022)
   3. All Things Betray (2022)
   4. A Chain of Braided Silver (2022)
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Sagacious
   1. Tribute (2023)
   2. Sage Empress I (2024)
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Novels
   The Borrowers (1997)
   Senrid (2007)
   A Posse of Princesses (2008)
   The Trouble with Kings (2008)
   Barefoot Pirate (2011)
   Fleeing Peace (2011)
   Banner of the Damned (2012)
   Danse de la Folie (2012)
   Rondo Allegro (2014)
   Zapped (2015)
   Fair Winds and Homeward Sail (2015)
   Miss Eleanor Tilney: or, The Reluctant Heroine (2016)
   The Wicked Skill (2022)
   Let the Torrent Dance Thee Down (2023)
   Antiphony (2023)
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Collections
   Whispered Magics (2013)
   Swift the Chase (2019) (with others)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Being Real (2015)
   And Horses are Born with Eagles' Wings (2015)
   The Dancing Monkeys (2015)
   Henry and Fanny (2015)
   The Poignant Sting (2015)
   Commando Bats (2015)
   Lily and Crown (2019)
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Anthologies edited
   Beyond the Last Star (2002) (with Jeffry Dwight)
   It Happened at the Ball (2018)
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Sherwood Smith recommends
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The Master of Samar (2023)
Melissa Scott
"Intrigue and bricolage. Complicated characters. Action and unpredictable mystery. This is exactly what I want in a fantasy, and The Master of Samar delivers."
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The Scarlet Circus (2023)
(Circus , book 3)
Jane Yolen
"Jane Yolen is a national treasure. Cozy up, and let the master take you beyond the fields you know."
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Starlings (2018)
Jo Walton
"One of the things I love about Walton’s work is her range of human possibility, from laughter to horror, but above all a reveling in profligate beauty. This collection celebrates the best in the human spirit."

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Anthologies containing stories by Sherwood Smith
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Athena's Daughters (2014)
Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy V.1
edited by
Jean Rabe

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