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Elizabeth Moon, born 1945 March 7, is an American science fiction and fantasy author. She lives in Florence, Texas (near Austin). Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 151 KB) en: Elizabeth Moon at Worldcon 2005 in Glasgow, August 2005. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 151 KB) en: Elizabeth Moon at Worldcon 2005 in Glasgow, August 2005. ... The Clyde Auditorium with the main SECC building behind it The 63rd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) was Interaction, which was held in Glasgow, Scotland 4-8 August, 2005. ... Glasgows location in Scotland Glasgow (or Glaschu in Gaelic) is Scotlands largest city, situated on the River Clyde in the countrys west central lowlands. ... 2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in Leap years). ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... For other definitions of fantasy, see fantasy (psychology). ... Florence is a city located in Williamson County, Texas. ... Skyline from Town Lake City nickname: Live Music Capital of the World Location Location in the state of Texas Government County Travis County Mayor Will Wynn Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 669. ...


She attained the rank of 1st Lieutenant during active service with the US Marine Corps, which she joined in 1968 having obtained a Bachelor's degree in History. Later she additionally obtained a B. A. in Biology. She is also an experienced paramedic. United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the second smallest of the five branches of the United States armed forces, with 170,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2002. ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts three or four years. ... HIStory: Past, Present and Future Book I was a double CD released by pop singer Michael Jackson. ... Main articles: Life All organisms (viruses not included) consist of cells, which in turn, are based on a common carbon-based biochemistry. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Moon started writing when she was a child and attempted her first book which was about her dog at age 6. Although it was a failure, she was inspired to write creatively and began writing science fiction in her teens (while still considering it a sideline). She first got serious about writing in her mid-thirties and had a newspaper column in a county weekly newspaper. Her first novel was The Sheepfarmer's Daughter which won the Comton Crook award. Most of her writings contain military science fiction themes, though biology, politics and personal relationship issues also feature strongly. The Serrano Legacy is a space opera. Military science fiction is a subgenre of science fiction where interstellar or interplanetary conflict and its armed solution (war) make up the backdrop of the story. ... Space opera is a subgenre of speculative fiction or science fiction that emphasizes romantic adventure, interstellar travel, and space battles where the main storyline is centered around interstellar conflict and character drama. ...

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Bibliography

  • Familias Regnant universe
    • Heris Serrano trilogy
      • Hunting Party
      • Sporting Chance
      • Winning Colours
        • Heris Serrano omnibus edition of the trilogy
    • Esmay Suiza trilogy
      • Once a Hero
      • Rules of Engagement
      • Change of Command
    • Against the Odds
  • The Deed of Paksenarrion - including:
  • The Legacy of Gird - including:
    • Surrender None (1990)
    • Liar's Oath (1992)
  • Remnant Population - nominated for the 1997 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
  • Phases (1997) - collected short stories.
  • Vatta's War - including:
    • Trading in Danger (2003)
    • Marque and Reprisal (2004) - released in the UK as Moving Target
    • Engaging the Enemy (to be published 2006)

The Compton Crook Award is presented to the best first novel of the year in the field of Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror by the members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, Inc, at their annual Baltimore-area science fiction convention, Balticon, held on Memorial Day weekend in downtown Baltimore... The Hugo Award is given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy stories of the previous year, and for related areas in fandom, art and dramatic presentation. ... Near-future science fiction by novel Elizabeth Moon told from the first-person viewpoint of an autistic computer programmer. ... A boy with autism and his mother Autism refers to a spectrum of disorders, and lies somewhere under the umbrella of a greater encompassing spectrum, that of pervasive developmental disorders that involve the functioning of the brain. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ... Winners of the Nebula Award for Best Novel. ...

Collaborations

Anne Inez McCaffrey (born April 1, 1926) is an American science fiction author best known for her Dragonriders of Pern series. ... Generation Warriors is a book by Anne McCafferey and Elizabeth Moon. ...

See also

Although the novel Frankenstein, written in 1818 by Mary Shelley, has been called the first science fiction novel, there is a persistent but false belief that women did not enter the field of science fiction writing until the 1960s and 1970s. ...

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Elizabeth Moon (892 words)
Elizabeth Moon is well known for her vigorous, entertaining adventure fiction; space opera, high fantasy and the like.
Moon was born in Texas just miles from the Mexican border, served in the Marines (during the counterculture Sixties, no less!) and lives in Texas today with her husband and son.
Elizabeth Moon: Our son was obviously one inspiration, but this book had more than one root.
Elizabeth Moon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (284 words)
Elizabeth Moon (March 7, 1945 –) is an American science fiction and fantasy author.
Moon started writing when she was a child and attempted her first book which was about her dog at age 6.
Although it was a failure, she was inspired to write creatively and began writing science fiction in her teens (while still considering it a sideline).
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