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Sylvia Kelso

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Townsville, North Queensland, Australia




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Sylvia Kelso lives in North Queensland, Australia. She writes fantasy and SF set in analogue or alternate Australian settings. She has published six fantasy novels, two of which, The Moving Water (2006) and Amberlight (2007) were finalists for best fantasy novel of the year in the Australian Aurealis genre fiction awards.
Her most recent novel-length work is a two-volume contemporary fantasy, the Blackston Gold series, The Solitaire Ghost, and The Time Seam.
Her novella, "Spring in Geneva," a riff on Frankenstein , came out from Aqueduct in 2013.
She has also published short stories in Australian and US anthologies, including "The Cretaceous Border" in Neverlands from Susurrus Press, "The Sharp-Shooter" in New Ceres Nights from 12th Planet

Excitement for the month of November: notification came at last - as in, when scheduled but waited for with pent breath - from Fablecroft, on the acceptances for the Cranky Ladies of History anthology: the one for which I wrote Lilian and Jo's story, eventually titled "Due Care and Attention."

Waiting now for the edits, but provisionally, Lilian and Jo have been accepted!

Here's the full curren... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.60 · 195 ratings · 57 reviews · 23 distinct works · Similar authors
Amberlight (Riverworld, #1)
3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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Riversend (Riverworld, #2)
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2009
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Everran's Bane
3.1 of 5 stars 3.10 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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The Solitaire Ghost
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2011
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Ursula K. Le  Guin
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2008
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Spring in Geneva
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2013
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The Time Seam
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2011
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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The Moving Water
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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The Red Country
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2008 — 3 editions
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Amberlight Riversend Source
Riverworld (3 books)
3.5849056603773586 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 53 ratings

Everran's Bane The Moving Water The Red Country
Rihannar Chronicles (3 books)
3.230769230769231 of 5 stars 3.23 avg rating — 13 ratings

The Solitaire Ghost The Time Seam
Blackston Gold (2 books)
3.4444444444444446 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 9 ratings

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"What fun! The opening scene--where the protagonist mistakes Frankenstein's monster for a hungry peasant driven to eating flowers--is one of the most memorable I've encountered in a while. The rest does not disappoint. The piece is romantic in the..." Read more of this review »
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"An exciting and charming adventure involving Frankenstein and moral questions that was a great way to spend a cold, rainy afternoon."
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