Elizabeth Moon

Elizabeth Moon

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in McAllen, Texas, The United States
March 07, 1945




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Elizabeth Moon was born March 7, 1945, and grew up in McAllen, Texas, graduating from McAllen High School in 1963. She has a B.A. in History from Rice University (1968) and another in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin (1975) with graduate work in Biology at the University of Texas, San Antonio.

She served in the USMC from 1968 to 1971, first at MCB Quantico and then at HQMC. She married Richard Moon, a Rice classmate and Army officer, in 1969; they moved to the small central Texas town where they still live in 1979. They have one son, born in 1983.

She started writing stories and poems as a small child; attempted first book (an illustrated biography of the family dog) at age six. Started writing science fiction in high school, b...more

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This military fantasy anthology can be pre-ordered now, and ships on November 4; the e-ARC has been out awhile.
Good reading for those who like epic and/or military fantasy (and for crossover fans of military SF, too.) And yes, I have a story in it, so yes, this is a moment of bragging. For those who read the Paksenarrion-universe books, my story is set in the same time period as Crown of Renewa... Read more of this blog post »
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“I like it that order exists somewhere even if it shatters near me.”
Elizabeth Moon, The Speed of Dark

“Sometimes I wonder how normal normal people are, and I wonder that most in the grocery store.”
Elizabeth Moon, The Speed of Dark

“I do not think God makes bad things happen just so that people can grow spiritually. Bad parents do that, my mother said. Bad parents make things hard and painful for their children and then say it was to help them grow. Growing and living are hard enough already; children do not need things to be harder. I think this is true even for normal children. I have watched little children learning to walk; they all struggle and fall down many times. Their faces show that it is not easy. It would be stupid to tie bricks on them to make it harder. If that is true for learning to walk, then I think it is true for other growing and learning as well.
God is suppose to be the good parent, the Father. So I think God would not make things harder than they are. I do not think I am autistic because God thought my parents needed a challenge or I needed a challenge. I think it is like if I were a baby and a rock fell on me and broke my leg. Whatever caused it was an accident. God did not prevent the accident, but He did not cause it, either.... I think my autism is an accident, but what I do with it is me.”
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