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Deborah J. Ross

I've written and edited fantasy and science fiction for over thirty years.

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Deborah J. Ross is an award-nominated writer and editor of fantasy and science fiction, with over a dozen novels and five dozen short stories in print. Recent books include Thunderlord and The Children of Kings (with Marion Zimmer Bradley); Collaborators (Lambda Literary Finalist/James Tiptree Jr. Award recommended list, as Deborah Wheeler), and The Seven-Petaled Shield epic fantasy trilogy. Her short fiction has appeared in F & SF, Asimov's, Star Wars: Tales From Jabba's Palace, Realms of Fantasy, and Sword & Sorceress. She’s edited Lace and Blade, Masques of Darkover, and other anthologies and novels. Her work has earned Honorable Mention in Year's Best SF, and nominations for Gaylactic Spectrum Award, the National Fantasy Federation Speculative Fiction Award for Best Author, and inclusion in the Locus Recommended Reading and Kirkus notable new release lists. She has served as Secretary to the Science Fiction Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), the Board of Directors of Book View Café, and the jury for the Philip K. Dick Award. When she's not writing, she knits for charity, plays classical piano, and studies yoga.

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Jaydium, Chapter 9

Published Dec 7, 2020 · 3,002 words (11 minutes) · 31 views

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Far in the future, an interplanetary civil conflict has ground to an uneasy halt. Kithri, abandoned on a desolate mining planet, meets Eril, shell-shocked pilot. A freak accident sends them back to a time when their desert world was lush and green, when an alien civilization stands on the brink of a war of total destruction. They must choose to remain outside the conflict or to stand up for what they believe.

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Jaydium, Chapter 8

Published Dec 7, 2020 · 2,410 words (9 minutes) · 52 views

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Far in the future, an interplanetary civil conflict has ground to an uneasy halt. Kithri, abandoned on a desolate mining planet, meets Eril, shell-shocked pilot. A freak accident sends them back to a time when their desert world was lush and green, when an alien civilization stands on the brink of a war of total destruction. They must choose to remain outside the conflict or to stand up for what they believe.

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Jaydium, Chapter 7

Published Dec 7, 2020 · 1,639 words (6 minutes) · 69 views

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Far in the future, an interplanetary civil conflict has ground to an uneasy halt. Kithri, abandoned on a desolate mining planet, meets Eril, shell-shocked pilot. A freak accident sends them back to a time when their desert world was lush and green, when an alien civilization stands on the brink of a war of total destruction. They must choose to remain outside the conflict or to stand up for what they believe.

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Jaydium, Chapter 6

Published Apr 6, 2020 · 1,707 words (7 minutes) · 54 views

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Far in the future, an interplanetary civil conflict has ground to an uneasy halt. Kithri, abandoned on a desolate mining planet, meets Eril, shell-shocked pilot. A freak accident sends them back to a time when their desert world was lush and green, when an alien civilization stands on the brink of a war of total destruction. They must choose to remain outside the conflict or to stand up for what they believe.

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Jaydium, Chapter 5

Published Apr 6, 2020 · 1,761 words (7 minutes) · 157 views

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Far in the future, an interplanetary civil conflict has ground to an uneasy halt. Kithri, abandoned on a desolate mining planet, meets Eril, shell-shocked pilot. A freak accident sends them back to a time when their desert world was lush and green, when an alien civilization stands on the brink of a war of total destruction. They must choose to remain outside the conflict or to stand up for what they believe

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Jaydium, Chapter 4

Published Apr 6, 2020 · 3,238 words (12 minutes) · 294 views

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Far in the future, an interplanetary civil conflict has ground to an uneasy halt. Kithri, abandoned on a desolate mining planet, meets Eril, shell-shocked pilot. A freak accident sends them back to a time when their desert world was lush and green, when an alien civilization stands on the brink of a war of total destruction. They must choose to remain outside the conflict or to stand up for what they believe.

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Jaydium, Chapter 3

Published Apr 5, 2020 · 1,550 words (6 minutes) · 448 views

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Far in the future, an interplanetary civil conflict has ground to an uneasy halt. Kithri, abandoned on a desolate mining planet, meets Eril, shell-shocked pilot. A freak accident sends them back to a time when their desert world was lush and green, when an alien civilization stands on the brink of a war of total destruction. They must choose to remain outside the conflict or to stand up for what they believe.

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Jaydium, Chapter 2

Published Apr 5, 2020 · 2,081 words (8 minutes) · 442 views

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Far in the future, an interplanetary civil conflict has ground to an uneasy halt. Kithri, abandoned on a desolate mining planet, meets Eril, shell-shocked pilot. A freak accident sends them back to a time when their desert world was lush and green, when an alien civilization stands on the brink of a war of total destruction. They must choose to remain outside the conflict or to stand up for what they believe.

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Sing to Me of Love and Shadows

Published Jun 19, 2019 · 5,694 words (21 minutes)

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In this medieval murder mystery, a chanteuse traces the history of opera to solve the crime.

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Totem Night

Published Jun 19, 2019 · 3,131 words (12 minutes) · 430 views

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When the young wizard journeys into the mountains to find her totem spirit, she little dreams of the twisted fate that would exchange her own soul with that of the winged unicorn.

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