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Emma Bull

USA (1954 - )
Wife of Will Shetterly

Emma Bull (born 3 January 1954) is a science fiction and fantasy author whose best-known novel is War for the Oaks, one of the pioneering works of urban fantasy. She has participated in Terri Windling's Borderland shared universe, which is the setting of her 1994 novel Finder. She sang in the rock-funk band Cats Laughing, and both sang and played guitar in the folk duo The Flash Girls while living in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

She was a member of the writing group The Scribblies, which included her husband Will Shetterly as well as Pamela Dean, Kara Dalkey, Nate Bucklin, Patricia Wrede and Steven Brust. With Steven Brust, Bull wrote Freedom and Necessity (1997), an epistolary novel with subtle fantasy elements set during the 19th century United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Chartist movement.

Bull graduated from Beloit College in 1976. Bull and Shetterly live in Arizona.
Anthology series
LiavekThe Players of LuckWizard's RowSpells of Binding
Festival Week
Shadow Unit 1Shadow Unit 2Shadow Unit 3Shadow Unit 4
Shadow Unit 5Shadow Unit 6Shadow Unit 7Shadow Unit 8
Shadow Unit 9Shadow Unit 10Shadow Unit 11Shadow Unit 12
Shadow Unit 13Shadow Unit 14
Anthologies edited
Shadow Unit 15
Anthologies containing stories by Emma Bull
Hidden TurningsThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Third Annual CollectionThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Sixth Annual CollectionThe Armless Maiden: And Other Tales for Childhood's Survivors
Short stories
A Bird That Whistles (1989)
Silver or Gold (1992)Nebula (nominee)
The Stepsister's Story (1995)

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature nominee (1988) : War for the Oaks
Philip K Dick Award nominee (1991) : Bone Dance
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1992) : Bone Dance
Nebula Best Novel nominee (1992) : Bone Dance
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1992) : Bone Dance
Nebula nominee (1993) : Silver or Gold

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