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Barbara Hambly

(Barbara Joan Hambly)
USA (1951 - )
Wife of George Alec Effinger

aka Barbara Hamilton

Hambly was born in San Diego, California and grew up in Montclair, California. Her parents, Edward Everett Hambly Jr. and Florence Moraski Hambly, are from a coal-mining town in eastern Pennsylvania. She has an older sister, Mary Ann Sanders, and a younger brother, Edward Everett Hambly III.

Hambly has a Masters in Medieval History from the University of California at Riverside, completing her degree in 1975 and spending a year in Bordeaux as part of her studies. Her first novel to be published was Time of the Dark in 1982 by Del Rey.

Hambly was married for some years to fellow science fiction writer George Alec Effinger before his death in 2002. She now lives in Los Angeles. Hambly speaks freely of suffering from seasonal affective disorder, which was undiagnosed for years




Sisters of the Raven
1. Sisters of the Raven (2002)
2. Circle of the Moon (2005)
Anne Steelyard: The Garden of Emptiness
1. An Honorary Man (2008)
2. The Gate of Dreams and Starlight (2009)
3. A Thousand Waters (2011)
Series contributed to
Anthologies edited
Anthologies containing stories by Barbara Hambly

Short stories
Immortal Blood [short story] (1988)
The Little Tailor and the Elves (1994)
Madeleine (1995)
Nightlily: The Lovers' Tale (1995)
Taster's Choice: The Tale of Jabba's Chef (1995)
Each Damp Thing (1996)
Soldier of the Queen (1996)

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (1986) : Dragonsbane
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1999) : Dragonshadow

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