Author Topic: Ardath Mayhar  (Read 3671 times)


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Ardath Mayhar
« on: April 06, 2011, 08:12:08 am »
Ardath Frances Hurst Mayhar (born 1930) wrote 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. Which is why I put her here, in Odds and Ends, because she wrote some of everything. She just wouldn't fit anywhere else. She may still be writing, I don't know, her last book that I know of was published in 2005. Pretty good for a lady of 75. I'm impressed!

She is also an artist, check out some of her art work here:

A more complete listing of her work can be found here, which does cover her work under pseudonyms :

I liked her SF/F a lot, I think it is very good, I haven't read all her work, and some of it is very hard to find.

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Re: Mayhar, Ardath
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2011, 11:18:57 am »
She's one I have mixed feelings about.  Some of her stuff I like a lot, the linked ones like "The Seekers of Shar Nun" and the duology including "Lords of the Triple Moons", but when she followed the Jean Auel road, I didn't come along.  I like the small (not lengthy) young readers book "The Absolutely Perfect Horse", unlike a lot of the "expedient special animal comes into the family" books, she lays out the lessons she's teaching fairly explicitly at the end, so you feel as though the sacrifices are worth the cost.
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