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Sylvia Engdahl

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in Los Angeles, California, The United States
November 24, 1933

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Although she is best known as an author for Young Adults, Sylvia Engdahl's most recent novels, the Hidden Flame series (Stewards of the Flame and Promise of the Flame) and the Rising Flame series (Defender of the Flame and Herald of the Flame) are not YA books and are not appropriate for middle-school readers. These two duologies are quite different from each other and some readers prefer the second one; they need not be read in order. They are enjoyed by people who don't ordinarily read science fiction as well as those who do. For more information about them, watch the video trailer and visit her website. She welcomes comments from her readers.

Previously she wrote six novels for teens that are also enjoyed by many adults, all of which were
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Sylvia Engdahl I intended it for high school age. In the era in which it was first published there was no such thing as a Young Adult category; everything not…moreI intended it for high school age. In the era in which it was first published there was no such thing as a Young Adult category; everything not published as adult fiction was issued as a "children's book." Unfortunately, to my great dismay the publisher labeled it "age 10-14" on the jacket because that was the age range that sold best, and because "Enchantress from the Stars," which was popular, was suitable for that age (though it too was originally meant for teenagers). I have always regretted connecting "The Far Side of Evil" so specifically to "Enchantress" -- it could have had a different heroine. But when I wrote it, "Enchantress" hadn't yet been published and I didn't foresee that my books would be given to children as young as 10 or 11. I don't believe "The Far Side of Evil" is appropriate for those under 14.(less)
Sylvia Engdahl I'm putting the finishing touches on my new novel Herald of the Flame, which is a sequel to Defender of the Flame. It's now available for pre-order…moreI'm putting the finishing touches on my new novel Herald of the Flame, which is a sequel to Defender of the Flame. It's now available for pre-order and will be published on October 15.(less)
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3.96 avg rating — 392 ratings — published 1971 — 10 editions
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I have just published new Kindle and epub editions of Journey Between Worlds, my novel about the colonization of Mars. (The older ebook editions, which were priced much too high, are no longer available since Penguin longer has the rights to the book.) This novel has never reached many of the readers for whom it was intended, as it was marketed exclusively as science fiction and it's of greates... Read more of this blog post »
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message 3: by Roger

Roger Cottrell Hi Silvya,
Thanks for the friendship on Goodreads.
If you like Science Fiction and Fantasy you might like to check out my book, THE LUNDQUIST CHRONICLES - a kind of tribute to Nigel Kneale's Quatermass that is also inspired by MNR James. You can look it up on http://www.lulu.com/content/4649341 The ISBN is ISBN 978-1-4092-4155-3


message 2: by Dora

Dora You're the coolest!


Michael Enchantress from the stars is one of my favorite books. Thank you!


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