Elizabeth Moon


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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 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.

Community activities: EMS volunteer, 1979-1985. Elected twice to City Council, served a term as Chamber of Commerce president, served on Library Board several terms. Singer in various church and community choirs (presently with the Parish Choir of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin.) Other church activities have included teaching Sunday School, working with youth group, serving on vestry, etc.

Writing: Started writing stories and poems as a small child; attempted first book (an illustrated biography of the family dog) at age six. Started writing science fiction in high school, but considered writing merely a sideline. First got serious about writing (as in, submitting things and actually getting money…) in the 1980s. Made first fiction sale at age forty — ‘Bargains’ to Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Sword & Sorceress III and ‘ABCs in Zero G’ to Analog. The first novel, SHEEPFARMER’S DAUGHTER, sold in 1987 and came out in 1988; it won the Compton Crook Award in 1989. REMNANT POPULATION was a Hugo nominee in 1997, and SPEED OF DARK was a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and won the Nebula in 2004. A complete bibliography.

Non-writing interests: Horses, space exploration, fencing (Renaissance style: rapier, dagger, etc), restoration ecology, wildlife management, classical music, just about anything but housework.

titles



SPEED OF DARK

A Legacy of Honour

Published by Orbit Books in the form of a single omnibus (2010) – A Prequel Series to Deed of Paksenarrion.

  1. SURRENDER NONE
  2. LIAR’S OATH

The Deed of Paksenarrion

Published by Orbit Books in the form of a single omnibus (2010).

  1. SHEEPFARMER’S DAUGHTER
  2. DIVIDED ALLEGIANCE
  3. OATH OF GOLD

Paladin’s Legacy

Published by Orbit Books in Paperback and eBook in the years indicated.

  1. OATH OF FEALTY (2010)
  2. KINGS OF THE NORTH (2011)
  3. ECHOES OF BETRAYAL (2012)
  4. LIMITS OF POWER (2013)
  5. CROWN OF RENEWAL (2014)

Vatta’s War

  1. TRADING IN DANGER (2003)
  2. MOVING TARGET (2004)
  3. ENGAGING THE ENEMY (2006)
  4. COMMAND DECISION (2007)
  5. VICTORY CONDITIONS (2008)

Vatta’s Peace

  1. COLD WELCOME (2017)

Serrano Series

  1. THE SERRANO LEGACY — Omnibus, collecting HUNTING PARTY, SPORTING CHANCE, WINNING COLOURS (Orbit, 2006)
  2. THE SERRANO CONNECTION — Omnibus, collecting ONCE A HERO and RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (Orbit, 2007)
  3. THE SERRANO SUCCESSION — Omnibus, collecting CHANGE OF COMMAND and AGAINST THE ODDS (Orbit, 2008)

covers

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  • SPEED OF DARK
  • A LEGACY OF HONOUR and THE DEED OF PAKSENNARION (Omnibus Editions)
  • Paladin's Legacy Series
  • Vatta's War Series
  • Vatta's Peace Series
  • Serrano Series (Omnibus Editions)