Barbara Hambly

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in San Diego, California, The United States
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L. Frank Baum, J.R.R. Tolkien

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aka Barbara Hamilton

Ranging from fantasy to historical fiction, Barbara Hambly has a masterful way of spinning a story. Her twisty plots involve memorable characters, lavish descriptions, scads of novel words, and interesting devices. Her work spans the Star Wars universe, antebellum New Orleans, and various fantasy worlds, sometimes linked with our own.


"I always wanted to be a writer but everyone kept telling me it was impossible to break into the field or make money. I've proven them wrong on both counts."
-Barbara Hambly
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Sorry for being a bit late putting this up. Tomorrow, May 2, US and Canada, digital versions of Ladies of Mandrigyn and Stranger at the Wedding will be downpriced to $1.99.

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“The question is always the answer, provided you want the answer badly enough.”
Barbara Hambly, The Time of the Dark

“God has judged me all my life. But that is God's privilege, my lady. Not yours.”
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“I simply don't shine in company. Mostly I prefer to retreat with a book.”
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Black Jewell by Anne Bishop
Corean Chronicles by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
Deverry by Katharine Kerr
Tales of the Flat Earth by Tanith Lee
Fortress by C.J. Cherryh
Inda by Sherwood Smith
Riftwar Saga by Raymond E. Feist
Malazon Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson
Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock
Riyria Revelations by Michael J. Sullivan
Saga of Recluce by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
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Riftwar Saga by Raymond E. Feist
 
  10 votes 19.6%

Malazon Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson
 
  10 votes 19.6%

Black Jewell by Anne Bishop
 
  7 votes 13.7%

Fortress by C.J. Cherryh
 
  5 votes 9.8%

Inda by Sherwood Smith
 
  4 votes 7.8%

Riyria Revelations by Michael Sullivan
 
  4 votes 7.8%

Tales of the Flat Earth by Tanith Lee
 
  3 votes 5.9%

Saga of Recluce by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
 
  3 votes 5.9%

Windrose Chronicles by Barbara Hambly
 
  3 votes 5.9%

Deverry by Katherine Kerr
 
  1 vote 2.0%

Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock
 
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Corean Chronicles by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
 
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