Carolyn Ives Gilman


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Carolyn Ives Gilman has been publishing science fiction and fantasy for almost twenty years. Her first novel, Halfway Human, published by Avon/Eos in 1998, was called “one of the most compelling explorations of gender and power in recent SF” by Locus magazine. Her short fiction has appeared in magazines and anthologies such as F&SF, Bending the Landscape, The Year’s Best Science Fiction, Realms of Fantasy, The Best From Fantasy & Science Fiction, Interzone, Universe, Full Spectrum, and others. Her fiction has been translated into Italian, Russian, German, Czech and Romanian. In 1992 she was a finalist for the Nebula Award for her novella, “The Honeycrafters.”

In her professional career, Gilman is a historian specializing in 18th and
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Dark Orbit

3.67 avg rating — 1,865 ratings — published 2015 — 9 editions
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Halfway Human

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Isles of the Forsaken (Isle...

3.66 avg rating — 170 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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The Ice Owl

3.32 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Arkfall

3.73 avg rating — 140 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Ison of the Isles (Isles of...

3.86 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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Lewis and Clark: Across the...

4.45 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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Where Two Worlds Meet: The ...

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The Grand Portage Story

4.33 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1992
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“To die this way seems so random, so trivial. I have been robbed of meaning before being robbed of life. To die in darkness, alone -- for what purpose was I ever alive. It is as if I emerged from darkness into delusion, then sank back into darkness forever.”
Carolyn Ives Gilman, Dark Orbit

“Powerlessness is such a lure, such a poisonous lure.”
Carolyn Ives Gilman, Halfway Human

“I'm perfectly natural the way I am. Why can't you humans ever understand that I might not want to be afflicted with gender?”
Carolyn Ives Gilman, Halfway Human

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