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Barbara Hambly

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in San Diego, California, The United States
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L. Frank Baum, J.R.R. Tolkien

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June 2012

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aka Barbara Hamilton

Ranging from fantasy to historical fiction, Barbara Hambly has a masterful way of spinning a story. Her twisty plots involve memorable characters, lavish descriptions, scads of novel words, and interesting devices. Her work spans the Star Wars universe, antebellum New Orleans, and various fantasy worlds, sometimes linked with our own.


"I always wanted to be a writer but everyone kept telling me it was impossible to break into the field or make money. I've proven them wrong on both counts."
-Barbara Hambly

At last, I have finished - and had formatted, and put up on line - two new Further Adventures!

"Castle of Horror" is the cast of Bride of the Rat-God, filming in Reno where Christine's latest boyfriend (film-star Tor Westlake) is getting a divorce. The castle, on the outskirts of town, was built by an eccentric gold-miner millionaire and is supposed to be haunted, so of course Tor Westlake wants... Read more of this blog post »
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At last, I have finished - and had formatted, and put up on line - two new Further Adventures!"Castle of Horror" is the cast of Bride of the Rat-Go... Read more of this blog post »
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More of Barbara's books…
“The question is always the answer, provided you want the answer badly enough.”
Barbara Hambly, The Time of the Dark

“I simply don't shine in company. Mostly I prefer to retreat with a book.”
Barbara Hambly, Bride of the Rat God

“God has judged me all my life. But that is God's privilege, my lady. Not yours.”
Barbara Hambly, The Armies of Daylight

Polls

DECEMBER FANTASY: This poll decides which two books move on to the run-off poll for December 2011 Fantasy Book of the Month.

 
  19 votes, 21.8%

Northern Lights (aka The Golden Compass) by Philip Pullman
 
  19 votes, 21.8%

 
  18 votes, 20.7%

 
  13 votes, 14.9%

 
  6 votes, 6.9%

 
  4 votes, 4.6%

 
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