Saintcrow, Lilith

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(1976-    ) US author of several series in closely associated genres, most of them incorporating more than one mode: the mix usually involves paranormal romance topoi, sometimes in connection with Vampires, sometimes with Werewolves; and Urban Fantasy [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below], sometimes set in the Near Future. Her first series, the Watcher sequence beginning with Dark Watcher (2004), is an historical fantasy that edges towards some underlying sf assumptions, but does not explicate them, as the protagonist, cursed/blessed with Psi Powers, fights dark forces; The Society sequence also features operatives with some sf-like abilities.

Saintcrow's urban fantasies include the Dante Valentine sequence, beginning with Working for the Devil (2006) and assembled as Dante Valentine: The Complete Series (omni 2011), whose protagonist is a necromancer on hire to the Devil as a bounty hunter in a Near Future world where the supernatural and the natural co-exist; the very similar Jill Kismet sequence, beginning with Night Shift (2008) and assembled as Jill Kismet: The Complete Series (omni 2013), whose protagonist is a former prostitute become exorcist and fights demons; and the Dru Anderson sequence as by Lily St Crow, beginning with Strange Angels (2009) and assembled as Strange Angels: Strange Angels and Betrayals (omni 2011), whose protagonist, in a very similar world, is the hunted rather than the hunter.

Of more direct sf interest is the Bannon and Clare sequence of Steampunk adventures beginning with The Iron Wyrm Affair (2012), and set in an Alternate History version of London called Londinium where magic works and clockwork creatures roam. The characters and plotting differ here in some particulars from her other work. [JC]

Lilith Saintcrow

born New Mexico: 1976

died

works

series

Watcher

  • Dark Watcher (Cannon City, Colorado: ImaJinn Books, 2004) [Watcher: pb/]
  • Storm Watcher (Cannon City, Colorado: ImaJinn Books, 2005) [Watcher: pb/]
  • Fire Watcher (Cannon City, Colorado: ImaJinn Books, 2006) [Watcher: pb/]
  • Cloud Watcher (Cannon City, Colorado: ImaJinn Books, 2006) [Watcher: pb/]
  • Mindhealer (Cannon City, Colorado: ImaJinn Books, 2008) [Watcher: pb/]

The Society

  • The Society (Cannon City, Colorado: ImaJinn Books, 2004) [The Society: pb/]
  • Hunter, Healer (Cannon City, Colorado: ImaJinn Books, 2005) [The Society: pb/]

Dante Valentine

Rosemary Ames

  • Smoke (no place given: Lulu.com, 2007) as by Anna Beguine [Rosemary Ames: hb/]
  • Mirror (no place given: Lulu.com, 2007) as by Anna Beguine [Rosemary Ames: hb/]

Jill Kismet

Dru Anderson

Romance of the Aquitaine

Bannon and Clare

Tales of Beauty and Madness

  • Nameless (New York: Penguin Razorbill, 2013) as Lili St.Crow [Tales of Beauty and Madness: hb/Marisa Howenstine]
  • Wayfarer (New York: Penguin Razorbill, 2014) as Lili St.Crow [Tales of Beauty and Madness: pb/]
  • Kin (New York: Penguin Razorbill, 2015) as Lili St.Crow [Tales of Beauty and Madness: pb/]

Gallow and Ragged

  • Trailer Park Fae (New York: Orbit, 2015) [Gallow and Ragged: pb/Daniel Dos Santos]
  • Roadside Magic (New York: Orbit, 2016) [Gallow and Ragged: pb/Daniel Dos Santos]
  • Wasteland King (New York: Orbit, 2016) [Gallow and Ragged: pb/David Seidman]

individual titles

collections

  • Unfallen (New York: Orbit, 2011) [coll: ebook: na/]
  • Selene (no place given: Lilith Saintcrow LLC, 2014) [coll: pb/]

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