Wheeler, Deborah

Tagged: Author

Pseudonym of US author Deborah Jean Ross (1947-    ), which she uses for both sf and fantasy; under her own name, she has published some Planetary Romances (see below). As Wheeler, she began publishing work of genre interest with "Imperatrix" in Sword and Sorceress (anth 1984) edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley. In her first novel Jaydium (1993), young Kithri, a girl "jaydium" miner left alone after the death of her scientist father, is embroiled in intrigue with friends involving Time Travel, Alternate History, and return to early times on Kithri's planet when Alien civilization once ruled over what was a water world. Northlight (1995) is a Planetary Romance with Science Fantasy elements, featuring a tough but loving heroine whose possible Psi Powers seem to include clairvoyance. Her works as with Marion Zimmer Bradley seem likely to comprise workings out of notes rather than collaborations as such, as Bradley, who had been in ill health, died two years before the start of the Darkover: Clingfire sequence beginning with The Fall of Neskaya (2001) as Deborah J Ross "with" Marion Zimmer Bradley. [JC]

Deborah Wheeler

born New York: 15 April 1947

died

works

series

Darkover: Clingfire

Darkover

individual titles

  • Jaydium (New York: DAW Books, 1993) [pb/Vincent Di Fate]
  • Northlight (New York: DAW Books, 1995) [pb/Jean-Francois Podevin]
  • Collaborators (Alberta, Canada: Dragon Moon Press, 2013) [pb/]

works as editor

series

Darkover

  • Stars of Darkover (San Francisco, California: Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust, 2014) as Deborah J Ross, with Elisabeth Waters [anth: Darkover: pb/Dave Smeds]
  • Gifts of Darkover (San Francisco, California: Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust, 2015) as Deborah J Ross [anth: Darkover: pb/Dave Smeds]
  • Realms of Darkover (San Francisco, California: Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust, 2016) as Deborah J Ross [anth: Darkover: pb/]
  • Masques of Darkover (San Francisco, California: Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust, 2017) as Deborah J Ross [anth: Darkover: pb/]

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