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Deborah J. Ross writes and edits fantasy and science fiction. She's on the Board of Directors of Book View Café, and has served as SFWA Secretary and chair of the jury for the Philip K. Dick Award. Her short fiction has appeared in F & SF, Asimov's, Star Wars: Tales From Jabba's Palace, Realms of Fantasy, Sword & Sorceress, and various other anthologies and magazines. Her most recent books include Thunderlord (with Marion Zimmer Bradley), Lambda Literary Award Finalist Collaborators (as Deborah Wheeler); and The Seven-Petaled Shield, an epic fantasy trilogy. Her editorial credits include the Lace and Blade series, Stars of Darkover (etc.), Mad Science Cafe, and Across the Spectrum (with Pati Nagle).

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Deborah J. Ross Indeed there will! The last two were The Children of Kings and Thunderlord (sequel to Stormqueen). I just turned in the next one, The Laran Gambit,…moreIndeed there will! The last two were The Children of Kings and Thunderlord (sequel to Stormqueen). I just turned in the next one, The Laran Gambit, which we hope will come out next year, and have begun work on Arilinn, about the founding of that Tower. I had a confab with my editor at DAW and she's enthusiastic about future novels. Meanwhile, I'm finishing up editing the next anthology, Citadels of Darkover (May 2019).(less)
Deborah J. Ross Hi Victoria -- I'm sorry I haven't gotten back to you with the answers to your questions. I've been buried under deadlines (including getting The…moreHi Victoria -- I'm sorry I haven't gotten back to you with the answers to your questions. I've been buried under deadlines (including getting The Laran Gambit off to the MZB Literary Works Trust, finishing up editing Citadels of Darkover) and some personal crises. I asked Lisa Waters, who was Marion's secretary, about Magda's daughter, and haven't gotten an answer. I have it in my memory that Magda and Jaelle were both involved in the Forbidden Tower circle but maybe the reference is in City of Sorcery and I haven't had time to track it down. Maybe the revised Bloody Sun, not the original?

There are genealogical charts for various Domains at the back of the old Concordance, but that was written in 1979 so doesn't have any more recent books. I do charts for my own Darkover collaborations, in my own scrawl. The Concordance is OP but you may be able to find used copies through abebooks or Powell's.(less)
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This is the third and last volume of the trilogy, “Machineries of Empire,” that began with Ninefox Gambit and Raven Stratagem. I absolutely loved the first two books with the concept of a spacefaring empire based on a mathematically derived calendar. ...more
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“Everything that she valued had come to her through change, and through change she would one day lose everything. All except honor.”
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