Elizabeth Moon

Elizabeth Moon

Author profile

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




About this author

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

Elizabeth Moon isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but she does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from her feed.
Finally got the new set of striped shorty socks off the needles around midnight last night. Am now slowly weaving in the ends.

The blue, red, and yellow colors are close to "right", but the green is much deeper, more saturated. If I'd had this shade of green, the socks would have been pretty that way too, but it's not how they really look. I don't know what it is about my camera that does not re... Read more of this blog post »
 •  flag
1 comment
1 like · like  • 
Published on July 13, 2014 07:56 • 30 views
Average rating: 4.01 · 85,528 ratings · 3,878 reviews · 61 distinct works · Similar authors
The Deed of Paksenarrion (T...
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 6,942 ratings — published 1992 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sheepfarmer's Daughter (The...
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 5,455 ratings — published 1988 — 21 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Trading in Danger (Vatta's ...
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 5,507 ratings — published 2003 — 22 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Speed of Dark
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 5,350 ratings — published 2002 — 30 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Command Decision (Vatta's W...
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 4,297 ratings — published 2007 — 14 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Marque and Reprisal (Vatta'...
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 4,059 ratings — published 2010 — 16 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Oath of Gold (The Deed of P...
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 3,492 ratings — published 1989 — 12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Engaging the Enemy (Vatta's...
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 3,686 ratings — published 2006 — 14 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Victory Conditions (Vatta's...
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 3,207 ratings — published 2008 — 14 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Once a Hero (The Serrano Le...
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 3,068 ratings — published 1997 — 17 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Elizabeth Moon…
Surrender None Liar's Oath Sheepfarmer's Daughter Divided Allegiance Oath of Gold Oath of Fealty Kings of the North
Paksenarrion (10 books)
4.132218224974966 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 26,963 ratings

Trading in Danger Marque and Reprisal Engaging the Enemy Command Decision Victory Conditions
Vatta's War (5 books)
4.0102701924461295 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 20,837 ratings

Sheepfarmer's Daughter Divided Allegiance Oath of Gold
The Deed of Paksenarrion (3 books)
4.211928323081038 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 18,695 ratings

Hunting Party Sporting Chance Winning Colors Once a Hero Rules of Engagement Change of Command Against the Odds
The Serrano Legacy (7 books)
3.939471586379683 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 17,562 ratings

Oath of Fealty Kings of the North Echoes of Betrayal Limits of Power Crown of Renewal
Paladin's Legacy (5 books)
4.092618878637332 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 5,636 ratings

More series by Elizabeth Moon…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“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.”
Elizabeth Moon, The Speed of Dark



Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Beyond Reality: Nominations for July 24 158 Apr 19, 2009 08:25AM  
Beyond Reality: Welcome to October! 1 47 Oct 01, 2009 09:52AM  
Beyond Reality: Welcome to November. 3 48 Nov 02, 2009 09:06AM  
Pick-a-Shelf: Candiss's OSD Map 1 12 Nov 18, 2009 11:34PM  
Beyond Reality: Welcome to December! 1 43 Dec 01, 2009 09:40AM  
SciFi and Fantasy...: January Sci-Fi Book Noms 36 114 Dec 14, 2009 06:33PM  

Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Elizabeth to Goodreads.