Rachel Aaron

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Rachel Aaron is an American author of fantasy[1] and (under the pen name Rachel Bach) science fiction.[2]

Work[edit]

The first book in the Paradox Series, Fortune's Pawn (2013), is a type of space opera which was called "lots of fun" by Kirkus Reviews.[2] Fortune's Pawn also marked Aaron's first time publishing science fiction.[3] Publishers Weekly, however, felt that the tropes of the first book in the series were cliche and made up of "stock set pieces."[4] Aaron's Paradox Series, including Honor's Knight (2014) deals with ethical questions amid "great space battles, awesome shootouts and enough betrayals and alliances to rival 'A Game of Thrones,'" according to The Washington Post.[5] Kirkus also called Heaven's Queen (2014) a "stunning conclusion" to the Paradox Series.[6] Publishers Weekly wrote that Heaven's Queen was a "satisfying conclusion."[7]

Aaron's fantasy work on the Eli Monpress series revolves around a "legendary and lovable con man."[8] The first book in the series, The Spirit Thief (2010) starts slow, according the Publishers Weekly, but becomes a "romp of lighthearted fantasy."[9]

Awards[edit]

On May 11, 2016, Rachel Aaron won the Best Fantasy Audie Award for her work, Nice Dragons Finish Last, as narrated by Vikas Adam.[10][11]

Bibliography[edit]

Eli Monpress[edit]

  • The Spirit Thief (2010)
  • The Spirit Rebellion (2010)
  • The Spirit Eater (2010)
  • The above three works are collected in the omnibus The Legend of Eli Monpress (2012)[12]
  • The Spirit War (2012)
  • Spirit's End (2012)
  • The above two works are collected in the omnibus The Revenge of Eli Monpress (2012)
  • Spirit's Oath (2012 novella, set before the events of The Spirit Thief)

Paradox series (as Rachel Bach)[edit]

  • Fortune's Pawn (2013)
  • Honor's Knight (2014)
  • Heaven's Queen (2014)

Heartstrikers series[edit]

  • Nice Dragons Finish Last (2014)
  • Mother of the Year (short story) (2016)
  • One Good Dragon Deserves Another (2015)
  • No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished (August 5, 2016)
  • A Dragon of a Different Color (2017)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jason Perlow (December 29, 2015). "Why the future of Science Fiction will be in the Clouds". ZDNet. Retrieved May 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Fortune's Pawn". Kirkus Reviews. 5 November 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Fortune's Pawn". Library Journal. 138 (15): 50. 15 September 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2016 – via EBSCO. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ "Fortune's Pawn". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Hightower, Nancy (11 February 2014). "New Science Fiction from james L. Cambias, Rachel Bach and Scott Sigler". The Washington Post. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Grilo, Ana (12 December 2014). "2014: The Year of the Alien". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Heaven's Queen". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "The Spirit War: The Legend of Eli Monpress, Book 4". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "The Spirit Thief". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Locus Online News » 2016 Audie Awards Winners". Locus Online. Locus Publications. May 16, 2016. Retrieved June 21, 2016. 
  11. ^ "2016 Audies - APA". audiopub.org. Philadelphia: Audio Publishers Association. May 11, 2016. Retrieved June 21, 2016. 
  12. ^ Stefan Raets (February 29, 2012). "He'll Charm Anyone and Anything: The Legend of Eli Monpress by Rachel Aaron". Tor.com. Retrieved May 30, 2016. 

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