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Ardath Mayhar, American author died she was 81


Ardath Frances Hurst Mayhar ( was an American writer and poet died she was 81. She began writing science fiction
in 1979 after returning with her family to Texas from Oregon. She was
nominated for the Mark Twain Award, and won the Balrog Award for a horror narrative poem in Masques I.

SScience Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America as an Author Emeritus.[1][2]

he had numerous other nominations for awards in almost every fiction
genre and has won many awards for poetry. In 2008 she was honored by

Mayhar has written over 60 books ranging from science fiction to
horror to young adult to historical to westerns; with some work under
the pseudonyms Frank Cannon, Frances Hurst, and John Killdeer.[3][4] Joe R. Lansdale wrote simply: “Ardath Mayhar writes damn fine books!”[5]

February 20, 1930 – February 1,
2012)

Personal life

Mayhar owned and operated The View From Orbit Bookstore in Nacogdoches, Texas, with her husband Joe until his death in the 1999.[3] She later sold the bookstore, which served the students of Stephen F. Austin State University
and people in the East Texas area, providing a wide variety of books
and literature as well as Joe’s computer services that would otherwise
have been unavailable to this region.[2]
Until her health began failing, her reputation was such that she still
spoke regularly in the area, drawing large crowds whenever she taught
and spoke.

Bibliography

She is the author or co-author of:

Novels
  • The Absolutely Perfect Horse
  • BattleTech: The Sword and the Dagger.
  • Blood Kin
  • Bloody Texas Trail
  • Exile on Vlahi
  • Far Horizons
  • Feud At Sweetwater Creek
  • Golden Dream: A Fuzzy Odyssey[6]
  • Gyldendal
  • High Mountain Winter
  • How the Gods Wove in Kyrannon
  • Hunters of the Plains
  • The Island in the Lake
  • Khi to Freedom
  • Lords of the Triple Moons
  • Makra Choria
  • Medicine Walk
  • Monkey Station
  • Passage West
  • People of the Mesa
  • A Place of Silver Silence
  • A Road of Stars
  • Runes of the Lyre
Novels continued
  • The Saga of Grittel Sundotha
  • Seekers of Shar-Nuhn
  • Slewfoot Sally and the Flying Mule
  • Soul-Singer of Tyrnos
  • Texas Gunsmoke
  • Timber Pirates
  • Towers of the Earth
  • Trail of the Seahawks
  • The Untamed
  • The Wall
  • Warlock’s Gift
  • Wild Country
  • Wilderness Rendezvous
  • Witchfire
  • The World Ends in Hickory Hollow
Story collections
  • The Collected Stories of Ardath Mayhar
  • Mean Little Old Lady at Work
  • Dark Regions
Poetry collections
  • Journey to an Ending
  • Reflections

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