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Julian May (born July 10, 1931) is an American science fiction writer, best known for her Saga of Pliocene Exile (Saga of the Exiles in the UK) and Galactic Milieu books. July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... 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. ... The Saga of Pliocene Exile is a series of science / speculative fiction books by Julian May, first published in the early 1980s. ...

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Biography

Julian May grew up in Chicago, and became involved in science fiction fandom in her late teens. She sold her first professional fiction, a short story called "Dune Roller", in 1951 to John W. Campbell's Astounding Science Fiction. She met her future husband, Ted Dikty, later that year when he requested permission to reprint the story in his anthology series; they were married in 1952. She chaired the Tenth World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago that same year. After selling one more short story, "Star of Wonder" (to Thrilling Wonder Stories in 1953), she dropped out of the science fiction field. Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Science fiction fandom or SF fandom is the community of people actively interested in science fiction and fantasy literature, and in contact with one another based upon that interest. ... This article is in need of attention. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Astounding Stories was a seminal science fiction magazine founded in 1930. ... Thaddeus Maxim Eugene (Ted) Dikty (June 16, 1920 - 1991) was one of the earliest science fiction anthologists. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Worldcon, or more formally The World Science Fiction Convention, is the longest running science fiction convention, having been held from 1939 to 1941 and, after the interruption of World War II, every year since 1946. ... Wonder Stories was a science fiction pulp magazine which published 66 issues between 1930 and 1936, edited by Hugo Gernsback. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


During the 1950s, May wrote thousands of science articles for the World Book encyclopedia. In 1957 she and her husband founded a production and editorial service for small publishers, specializing in children's non-fiction. Between 1957 and 1981 she wrote more than one hundred books for children and young adults, all non-fiction, and two stories under her own names and a variety of pseudonyms. The 1950s was the decade spanning the years 1950 to 1959. ... World Book Encyclopedia is, according to its publisher in the United States, the number-one selling print encyclopedia in the world [1]. The first edition (1917) contained 8 volumes. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1981 she returned to science fiction with the Saga of Pliocene Exile, published in the U.S. by Houghton Mifflin. In 1987 she continued the series with Intervention followed by the Galactic Milieu Series: 'Jack the Bodiless', 'Diamond Mask' and 'Magnificat'. The Saga of Pliocene Exile is a series of science / speculative fiction books by Julian May, first published in the early 1980s. ... Houghton Mifflin Company is a leading educational publisher in the United States. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Julian Mays Galactic Milieu Series of science fiction novels is the sequel (and prequel) to her Saga of Pliocene Exile. ...


Bibliography of Adult Fiction (US first editions only)

The Saga of Pliocene Exile

  • The Many-Colored Land (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981). ISBN 0-395-30230-7.
  • The Golden Torc (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1982). ISBN 0-395-31261-2.
  • The Nonborn King (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1983). ISBN 0-395-32211-1.
  • The Adversary (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1984). ISBN 0-395-34410-7.

The Saga of Pliocene Exile is a series of science / speculative fiction books by Julian May, first published in the early 1980s. ... Houghton Mifflin Company is a leading educational publisher in the United States. ...

The Galactic Milieu Series

  • Intervention: A Root Tale to the Galactic Milieu and a Vinculum between it and The Saga of Pliocene Exile (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1987). ISBN 0-395-43782-2. (Released in mass market paperback as two volumes: Surveillance and Metaconcert)
  • Metaconcert (Intervention no. 2) Separate paperback. ISBN 0-345-35524-5 Publisher: Del Rey (January 13, 1989)
  • Jack the Bodiless (New York: Knopf, 1991). ISBN 0-679-40950-5.
  • Diamond Mask (New York: Knopf, 1994). ISBN 0-679-43310-4.
  • Magnificat (New York: Knopf, 1996). ISBN 0-679-44177-8.

Julian Mays Galactic Milieu Series of science fiction novels is the sequel (and prequel) to her Saga of Pliocene Exile. ... Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. ...

Trillium

The Trillium series began as a three-way collaboration. After the first book, the three authors each continued the series on their own. The Trillium series is a series of five fantasy novels by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Julian May, and Andre Norton set in the World of the Three Moons. ...

  • Marion Zimmer Bradley, Julian May, and Andre Norton, Black Trillium (New York: Doubleday, 1990). ISBN 0-385-26185-3.
  • Blood Trillium (New York: Bantam, 1992). ISBN 0-553-08851-3.
  • Sky Trillium (New York: Del Rey, 1997). ISBN 0-345-38000-2.

Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley (June 3, 1930 – September 25, 1999) was a prolific author of largely feminist fantasy novels such as The Mists of Avalon and the Darkover series, and a steadfast encourager of equality (and quality) in writing. ... Andre Alice Norton (February 17, 1912 – March 17, 2005), science fiction and fantasy author (with some works of historical fiction and contemporary fiction), was born Alice Mary Norton in Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States. ... Bantam Books (established 1945), owned by Random House, is a member of the Bantam Dell Publishing Group. ... Del Rey Books is a branch of Ballantine Books, which is owned by Random House. ...

The Rampart Worlds

  • Perseus Spur (New York: Ballantine, 1999). ISBN 0-345-39510-7. (First published 1998 in UK.)
  • Orion Arm (New York: Ballantine, 1999). ISBN 0-345-39519-0.
  • Sagittarius Whorl: An Adventure of the Rampart Worlds (New York: Ballantine, 2001). ISBN 0-345-39518-2.

Ballantine Books, founded in 1952 by Ian Ballantine, is a major book publisher and is currently owned by Random House. ...

Boreal Moon

  • Conqueror's Moon (New York: Ace, 2004). ISBN 0-441-01132-2.
  • Ironcrown Moon (New York: Ace, 2005). ISBN 0-441-01244-2.
  • Sorcerer's Moon (New York: Ace, 2006). ISBN 0-441-01383-X.

Ace Books is the oldest continuing publisher of science fiction & fantasy novels, founded in 1953 by magazine publisher A. A. Wyn. ... Ace Books is the oldest continuing publisher of science fiction & fantasy novels, founded in 1953 by magazine publisher A. A. Wyn. ... Ace Books is the oldest continuing publisher of science fiction & fantasy novels, founded in 1953 by magazine publisher A. A. Wyn. ...

External links

The Internet Speculative Fiction Database is a database of bibliographic information on science fiction and related genres such as fantasy fiction and horror fiction. ...

References

  • Julian May, A Pliocene Companion (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1984), pp. 181-207. ISBN 0-395-36516-3.
  • The Work of Julian May: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide (n.p.: Borgo Press, 1985). ISBN 0-89370-482-2. (Not consulted for this article.)

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Julian May (born July 10, 1931) is an American science fiction writer, best known for her Saga of Pliocene Exile (Saga of the Exiles in the UK) and Galactic Milieu books.
Julian May grew up in Chicago, and became involved in science fiction fandom in her late teens.
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