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Elizabeth Moon

Author of The Speed of Dark

118+ Works 34,196 Members 722 Reviews 131 Favorited

About the Author

Elizabeth Moon was born March 7, 1945, and grew up in McAllen, Texas, graduating from McAllen High School in 1963. She has a B.A. in History from Rice University (1968) and another in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin (1975) with graduate work in Biology at the University of Texas, San show more Antonio. She served in the USMC from 1968 to 1971, first at MCB Quantico and then at HQMC. She married Richard Moon, a Rice classmate and Army officer, in 1969; they moved to the small central Texas town where they still live in 1979. They have one son, born in 1983. (Publisher Fact Sheets) Elizabeth Moon was born on March 7, 1945 in Texas. She received a B.A. in history from Rice University in 1968 and a B.S. in biology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1975 with graduate work in biology at the University of Texas, San Antonio. She served in the United States Marine Corps from 1968 to 1971. In the early 1980s, she wrote the Florence News column for the county weekly newspaper. She is a science fiction and fantasy author. In 1986, she published her first science fiction story in the monthly magazine Analog and the anthology series Sword and Sorceress. Her first novel, The Sheepfarmer's Daughter, was published in 1988 and won the Compton Crook Award in 1989. Her other works include Remnant Population, Oath of Fealty, Kings of the North, and Echoes of Betrayal. She has won several awards including the Nebula Award for Best Novel for The Speed of Dark in 2003 and the Heinlein Award in 2007. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
Image credit: Photo by Szymon Sokól (2005 Worldcon, Glasgow)

Series

Works by Elizabeth Moon

The Speed of Dark (2002) 2,240 copies, 108 reviews
Trading in Danger (2003) 1,983 copies, 47 reviews
Sassinak (1990) 1,765 copies, 14 reviews
The Deed of Paksenarrion (1992) 1,737 copies, 44 reviews
Marque and Reprisal (2004) 1,535 copies, 29 reviews
Sheepfarmer's Daughter (1988) 1,511 copies, 46 reviews
Once a Hero (1997) 1,467 copies, 21 reviews
Engaging the Enemy (2006) 1,391 copies, 23 reviews
Generation Warriors (1992) — Author — 1,389 copies, 8 reviews
Hunting Party (1993) 1,310 copies, 18 reviews
Command Decision (2007) 1,256 copies, 28 reviews
Remnant Population (1996) 1,247 copies, 49 reviews
Rules of Engagement (1998) 1,140 copies, 8 reviews
Change of Command (1999) 1,119 copies, 10 reviews
Sporting Chance (1994) 1,111 copies, 9 reviews
Victory Conditions (2008) 1,078 copies, 27 reviews
Winning Colors (1995) 1,048 copies, 12 reviews
Against the Odds (2000) 1,037 copies, 11 reviews
Oath of Gold (1989) 1,018 copies, 18 reviews
Divided Allegiance (1988) 1,016 copies, 22 reviews
Oath of Fealty (2010) 781 copies, 32 reviews
Liar's Oath (1992) 645 copies, 6 reviews
Surrender None (1990) 620 copies, 6 reviews
Heris Serrano (2002) 536 copies, 12 reviews
Kings of the North (2011) 506 copies, 18 reviews
The Planet Pirates (1993) 431 copies, 1 review
Echoes of Betrayal (2012) 388 copies, 14 reviews
The Legacy of Gird (1996) 353 copies, 3 reviews
Cold Welcome (2017) 349 copies, 11 reviews
Limits of Power (2013) 315 copies, 12 reviews
Phases (1986) 287 copies
Crown of Renewal (2014) 282 copies, 16 reviews
Into the Fire (2018) 232 copies, 13 reviews
Lunar Activity (1990) 208 copies
The Serrano Connection (2007) 197 copies, 4 reviews
Moon Flights (2000) 189 copies, 6 reviews
The Serrano Succession (2008) 159 copies, 4 reviews
A legacy of honour (2010) 27 copies
Sporting Chance (Part 2 of 2) (2008) 9 copies, 1 review
Winning Colors, Part 1 (2008) 9 copies
Serrano Legacy - Winning Colors, Part 2 (2008) 7 copies, 1 review
Point of Honor 6 copies
Hunting Party (Part 1 of 2) (2008) 6 copies, 1 review
Once a Hero, Part 2 (2009) 6 copies
Politics (1990) 4 copies
Aura [short story] (1995) 4 copies
An Incident In Uskvosk (2009) 4 copies
New World Symphony (1988) 3 copies
Once a Hero, Part 1 (2008) 3 copies
Hand to Hand [short story] 3 copies, 1 review
Horse of Her Dreams (1995) 3 copies
Bring Out Your Dead (2020) 2 copies, 1 review
Chameleons 2 copies
Gut Feelings [novelette] (1988) 2 copies
Judgment 2 copies
Gifts 2 copies
Sweet Charity 2 copies
Against the Odds, Part 2 (2009) 2 copies
Fool's Gold 2 copies
Cross Purposes 2 copies
Bargains [short story] (1986) 2 copies
Bez wyrzeczenia (2008) 1 copy
Tradition 1 copy
Say Cheese 1 copy
First Blood 1 copy
Oath of Cold 1 copy

Associated Works

Chicks in Chainmail (1995) — Contributor — 741 copies, 11 reviews
Songs of the Dying Earth (2009) — Contributor — 639 copies, 12 reviews
Sword and Sorceress III (1986) — Contributor — 522 copies, 6 reviews
Did You Say Chicks?! (1998) — Contributor — 488 copies, 3 reviews
Chicks 'N Chained Males (1999) — Contributor — 470 copies, 7 reviews
The Chick is in the Mail (2000) — Contributor — 419 copies, 4 reviews
The Dragon Quintet (2003) — Contributor — 393 copies, 4 reviews
Catfantastic II (1991) — Contributor — 379 copies, 2 reviews
The New Space Opera 2 (2009) — Contributor — 331 copies, 11 reviews
Alternate Generals (1998) — Contributor — 269 copies, 4 reviews
Tales of the Knights Templar (1995) — Contributor — 255 copies, 4 reviews
Don't Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear (1996) — Contributor — 217 copies, 5 reviews
Horse Fantastic (1991) — Contributor — 174 copies, 1 review
Sisters in Fantasy (1995) — Contributor — 163 copies, 3 reviews
Women at War (1995) — Contributor — 156 copies, 1 review
Infinite Stars (2017) — Contributor — 147 copies, 5 reviews
Warrior Princesses (1998) — Contributor — 145 copies, 1 review
Alien Contact [ebook] (2011) — Contributor; Contributor — 143 copies, 3 reviews
Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern (2013) — Contributor — 133 copies, 6 reviews
Escape From Earth: New Adventures in Space (2006) — Contributor — 107 copies
The Mammoth Book of SF Wars (2012) — Contributor — 102 copies, 2 reviews
Shattered Shields (2014) — Contributor — 102 copies, 7 reviews
New Destinies, Volume 7, Spring 1989 (1989) — Contributor — 98 copies, 2 reviews
Warrior Women (2015) — Contributor — 92 copies, 3 reviews
Nebula Awards Showcase 2005 (2005) — Contributor — 85 copies
Past Lives, Present Tense (1999) — Contributor — 75 copies, 3 reviews
Operation Arcana (2015) — Contributor — 69 copies, 6 reviews
The War Years (1990) — Contributor, some editions — 62 copies
Chicks Ahoy! (2010) — Contributor — 58 copies, 1 review
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contributor — 32 copies
Swords Against Darkness (2016) — Contributor — 27 copies, 2 reviews
The New Roger Caras Treasury of Great Cat Stories (1997) — Contributor — 25 copies, 1 review
The Siege of Arista (1991) — Contributor — 22 copies
Little Green Men - Attack! (2017) — Contributor — 12 copies, 1 review
Gunfight on Europa Station (2021) — Contributor — 9 copies

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FEBRUARY READ - SPOILERS - The Speed of Dark in The Green Dragon (February 2015)
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Reviews

Oath of Gold completes The Deed of Paksenarrion trilogy. Paks is now a Paladin of Gird and the High God who goes where her gods call her. Elizabeth Moon spins a good yarn, but a reader should be warned that there is an intense rape and torture scene near the end. The squeamish should stand well clear.
 
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Tom-e | 17 other reviews | May 6, 2024 |
I don’t usually read sword-slinging fantasy, but I will make an exception for a good storyteller like Elizabeth Moon. Divided Allegiance, the sequel to The Sheepfarmer’s Daughter, uses many elements from the D&D toybox—elves, orcs, paladins, and healers—but they are reimagined to serve a character-driven coming-of-age story. Pak, the daughter of a sheep farmer, has joined a mercenary troop to learn a warrior’s trade. She discovers that the ethical challenges of soldiering outweigh the physical hardships.… (more)
 
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Tom-e | 21 other reviews | May 4, 2024 |
A masterpiece. Period
 
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nitrolpost | 107 other reviews | Mar 19, 2024 |
I read this series when I was in college and it has been one of my favorites that I reread every few years.
 
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Statistics

Works
118
Also by
37
Members
34,196
Popularity
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Rating
3.8
Reviews
722
ISBNs
414
Languages
14
Favorited
131

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