Ardath Mayhar

Ardath Mayhar

Ardath Frances Hurst Mayhar (born 1930) began her writing career as a poet when she was nineteen. 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. She has had numerous other nominations for awards in almost every fiction genre and has won many awards for poetry. In 2008 she was chosen by Science Fiction Writers of America as their Author Emeritus.

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.

Joe R. Lansdale says simply, "Ardath Mayhar writes damn fine books!"

Mayhar also owned and operated The View From Orbit Bookstore in Nacogdoches, Texas with her husband Joe until his death in the 1990s. She has since 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 that would otherwise have been unavailable to this conservative region. Mayhar's reputation is such that she still speaks regularly in the area, drawing large crowds whenever she teaches and speaks.


Ardath Mayhar. Wikipedia.

Edited: Seregil of Rhiminee June 15, 2011
Books by Ardath Mayhar
How the Gods Wove in Kyrannon
The Seekers of Shar-Nuhn
Soul-Singer of Tyrnos
Golden Dream: A Fuzzy Odyssey
Warlock's Gift
Runes of the Lyre (Tyrnos #2)
Khi to Freedom
Lords of the Triple Moons
Exile on Vlahil
The Saga of Grittel Sundotha
The World Ends in Hickory Hollow
The Wall
Makra Choria
The Sword and the Dagger
Trail of the Seahawks (The Macaque Cycle #2)
A Place of Silver Silence
Two Moons and the Black Tower
Monkey Station
People of the Mesa
Hunters of the Plains
A Road of Stars
Riddles & Dreams
Ships and Seekers (The Exiles of Damaria #2)
Messengers in White
The Exiles of Damaria
Slewfoot Sally and the Flying Mule: Tall Tales from Cotton County, Texas
Strange Doin's in the Pine Hills: Stories of Fantasy and Mystery in East Texas
Crazy Quilt: The Best Short Stories of Ardath Mayhar
Slaughterhouse World / Knack' Attack
The Methodist Bobcat: 27 Classic Science Fiction & Fantasy Stories

Speculative Fiction Novels (29)

2010 | science fiction

2010 | science fiction, fantasy, horror, short stories

2009 | science fiction
(The Exiles of Damaria)
2009 | fantasy

2009 | fantasy, mainstream, short stories

2009 | fantasy, horror, short stories

2009 | science fiction, fantasy, horror, short stories

2007 | fantasy
(The Exiles of Damaria #2)
2005 | fantasy
(The Exiles of Damaria #1)
2003 | fantasy

1998 | fantasy
(The Macaque Cycle #1)
1989 | science fiction

1988 | science fiction, young adult

1988 | fantasy
(The Macaque Cycle #2)
1987 | science fiction

1987 | horror

1987 | fantasy
1987 | science fiction

1985 | fantasy

1985 | science fiction

1984 | science fiction

1983 | science fiction
(Tales of the Triple Moons)
1983 | fantasy
(Tyrnos #2)
1982 | fantasy
(Tales of the Triple Moons)
1982 | fantasy
(Fuzzy (other novels))
1982 | science fiction
(Tyrnos #1)
1981 | fantasy
(Tales of the Triple Moons)
1980 | fantasy
(Tales of the Triple Moons)
1979 | fantasy

Others non-spefi books (2)

1995 | paleofiction

1992 | history, mainstream