Gwyneth Jones (novelist) facts for kids
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|Born||14 February 1952
|Pen name||Ann Halam|
|Alma mater||University of Sussex|
|Genre||Science fiction, high fantasy|
|Notable works||Bold as Love (2001)|
|Notable awards||World Fantasy Award, BSFA short story award, Children of the Night Award, Arthur C. Clarke Award, Philip K. Dick Award, James Tiptree Jr. Award|
Biography and writing career
Jones was born in Manchester, England. Education at a convent school was followed by an undergraduate degree in European history of ideas at the University of Sussex. She has written for younger readers since 1980 under the pseudonym Ann Halam and, under that name, has published more than twenty novels. In 1984 Divine Endurance, a science fiction novel for adults, was published under her own name and in which she created the term gynoid. She continues to write using these two names for the respective audiences.
Jones' works are mostly science fiction and near future high fantasy with strong themes of gender and feminism. She is the winner of two World Fantasy Awards, BSFA short story award, Children of the Night Award from the Dracula Society, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Philip K. Dick Award and co-winner of the James Tiptree Jr. Award. She is generally well-reviewed critically and, as a feminist science fiction writer, is often compared to Ursula K. Le Guin, though the two authors are very much distinct in both content and style of work.
Gwyneth Jones lives in Brighton, England, with her husband and son.
|Water in the Air||London: Macmillan, 1977||as Gwyneth A Jones|
|The Influence of Ironwood||London: Macmillan, 1978||as Gwyneth A Jones|
|The Exchange||London: Macmillan, 1979||as Gwyneth A Jones|
|Dear Hill||London: Macmillan, 1980||as Gwyneth A Jones|
|Divine Endurance||London: George Allen & Unwin, 1984|
|Escape Plans||London: Allen & Unwin, 1986||Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee, 1987|
|Kairos||London: Unwin Hyman, 1988||Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee, 1989|
|The Hidden Ones||London: The Women's Press, 1988 (paper)|
|Flower Dust||London: Headline, 1993|
|White Queen||London: Gollancz, 1991||Book 1 of The Aleutian Trilogy;
James Tiptree, Jr. Award Winner (tie), 1991;
Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee, 1992
|North Wind||London: Gollancz, 1994||Book 2 of The Aleutian Trilogy;
BSFA nominee, 1994;
Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee, 1995
|Phoenix Cafe||London: Gollancz, 1997||Book 3 of The Aleutian Trilogy|
|Bold as Love||London: Gollancz, 2001||Book 1 in the Bold As Love Cycle;
Arthur C. Clarke Award winner, 2002;
BSFA nominee, 2001;
British Fantasy Award nominee, 2002
|Castles Made of Sand||London: Gollancz, 2002||Book 2 in the Bold As Love Cycle;
British Science Fiction Award nominee, 2002
|Midnight Lamp||London: Gollancz, 2003||Book 3 in the Bold As Love Cycle;
British Science Fiction Award nominee, 2003;
Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee, 2004
|Band of Gypsys||London: Gollancz, 2005||Book 4 in the Bold as Love Cycle|
|Rainbow Bridge||London: Gollancz, 2006 (paper)||Book 5 in the Bold As Love Cycle|
|Life||Seattle, WA: Aqueduct Press, 2004 (paper)||
Philip K. Dick Award winner, 2004;
James Tiptree, Jr. Award shortlist, 2004;
|Spirit: or The Princess of Bois Dormant||London: Gollancz, 2008||Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee, 2010|
|The Grasshopper's Child||London: Self-published, 2014 (ebook)||ISBN||Book 6 in the Bold As Love Cycle|
- Identifying the Object. Austin: Swan Press, 1993 (paper). No ISBN
- Seven Tales and a Fable. Cambridge: Edgewood Press, 1995 (paper).
- Grazing the Long Acre. Hornsea: PS Publishing, 2009.
- The Buonarotti Quartet. Seattle: Aqueduct Press, 2009 (paper).
- The Universe of Things. Seattle: Aqueduct Press, 2011 (trade paper).
- "Saving Tiamaat" (2007) in The New Space Opera (anthology)
- "The Ki-anna" (2010) in Engineering Infinity (anthology)
- "A Planet Called Desire" (2015) in Old Venus (anthology)
- Deconstructing the Starships: Science, Fiction and Reality. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1999.
- Imagination / Space. Seattle, WA: Aqueduct Press, 2009 (paper).
- Joanna Russ. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2019.
As Ann Halam
- Ally, Ally, Aster. London: Allen & Unwin, 1981.
- The Alder Tree. London: Allen & Unwin, 1981.
- King Death's Garden. London: Orchard Books, 1986.
- The Inland trilogy
- The Daymaker. London: Orchard Books, 1987.
- Transformations. London: Orchard Books, 1988.
- The Skybreaker. London: Orchard Books, 1990.
- Dinosaur Junction. London: Orchard Books, 1992.
- The Haunting of Jessica Raven. London: Orion, 1994.
- The Fear Man. London: Orion, 1995.
- The Powerhouse. London: Orion, 1997.
- Crying in the Dark. London: Dolphin, 1998 (paper).
- The N.I.M.R.O.D. Conspiracy. London: Dolphin, 1999 (paper).
- Don't Open Your Eyes. London: Dolphin, 1999 (paper).
- The Shadow on the Stairs. Edinburgh: Barrington Stoke, 2000 (paper).
- Dr. Franklin's Island. London: Orion/Dolphin, 2001.
- Taylor Five. London: Dolphin, 2002 (paper).
- Finders Keepers. Edinburgh: Barrington Stoke, 2004 (paper).
- Siberia. London: Orion, 2005. (shortlist, Booktrust Teenage Prize)
- Snakehead. London: Orion, 2007.
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