Kara Dalkey





Kara Dalkey


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in Los Angeles, CA, The United States
January 01, 1953

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Kara Mia Dalkey is an American author of young adult fiction and historical fantasy. She was born in Los Angeles and has lived in Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Colorado, and Seattle. Much of her fiction is set in the Heian period of Japan.

She was married to author John Barnes; they divorced in 2001. She is a member of the Pre-Joycean Fellowship and of the Scribblies. She is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Marketing in Los Angeles.

She is also a musician and has gigged extensively on electric bass (which she plays left-handed) and harmony vocals, with such bands as Runestone, the Albany Free Traders, and Nate Bucklin and the Ensemble (in Minnesota) and Relic and Voodoo Blue (in Seattle.) At different times she has also played dru
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Ascension (Water, #1)

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Reunion (Water, #2)

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Transformation (Water, #3)

3.92 avg rating — 723 ratings — published 2002 — 11 editions
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Little Sister (Mitsuko, #1)

3.85 avg rating — 628 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
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The Nightingale

3.67 avg rating — 341 ratings — published 1988 — 2 editions
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The Heavenward Path (Mitsuk...

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Genpei

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Goa (Blood of the Goddess, #1)

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Steel Rose

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“Why would our brains have this capacity to sense the oneness of the universe, a sense that can be induced in many ways, even technological, if that capacity did not reflect an external reality?”
Kara Dalkey, Firebirds Soaring: An Anthology of Original Speculative Fiction

“He slowly reached up and ran a finger along the hem of my sleeve. 'You are a mortal'

'And I see little advantage in it.'

His gaze met mine. 'You are beautiful.'

I felt very strange. The world seemed to turn sideways. Now it was I who could not speak.

'We have been friends so long,' he went on. 'Surely our fates are now entwined and we will meet again.'

'Perhaps so,' I said at last. 'But you are immortal. You need not leave your life to see me in a new one.'

'I am a tengu,' he sighed. 'Only a tengu. We do not...mortals and we can't...I can only be your friend.'

'You have been a very good friend.'

'I want to marry you”
Kara Dalkey, Little Sister

“What is the matter with you, woman?!”
Kara Dalkey, The Heavenward Path

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