- Ronan's Page on Barbara Hambly
I really liked this, there were some interesting snippets of information here.
- Janell's Hambly Page. I ought to know this woman, since a lot of her links look like ones I would enjoy. She has cover art from most of the books here, gleaned from the Amazon site. Also, rather unnervingly, the writing sounds a lot like mine...
- Todd's Barbara Hambly Page Contains book blurbs, small pictures of the book covers, and other things of interest.
- Scifan.com. Good book listing, links to sample chapters, etc.
Sample chapter links are also listed with my book summaries.
Dragonstar excerpt on the publisher's web site( and scanned excerpt)
Dragonshadow: publisher site
(Dragonshadow scanned-in excerpt)
Knight of the Demon Queen: publisher site
(Knight of the Demon Queen scanned-in excerpt.)
Dragonsbane scanned-in excerpt.
A Free Man of Color: publisher site
(A Free Man of Color scanned excerpt.)
Fever Season at the publisher's site (and scanned excerpt)
Graveyard Dust: publisher site.
(Graveyard Dust scanned excerpt.)
Sold Down the River: publisher site.
(Sold Down the River scanned excerpt.)
Die Upon A Kiss: publisher site
(Die Upon a Kiss scanned excerpt.)
Wet Grave: publisher site
(Wet Grave scanned excerpt.)
Days of the Dead: publisher site
(Days of the Dead scanned excerpt.)
Dead Water: publisher site, including excerpt and information., or try the scanned-in excerpt.
Mother of Winter: excerpt from Del Rey
(Mother of Winter scanned-in excerpt.)
Icefalcon's Quest: excerpt from Del Rey.
(Icefalcon's Quest scanned-in excerpt)
White Raiders analysis, written by Gil Patterson.
Children of the Jedi scanned excerpt.
Planet of Twilight:publisher site
(Planet of Twilight scanned-in excerpt.)
Sisters of the Raven sample chapter
( Scanned-in version)
Quest for Glory, a hilarious recount of the "casting" of Sisters of the Raven
Scanned-in sample chapter of Circle of the Moon.
Bride of the Rat-God, archived from Del Rey
Traveling with the Dead, archived from Del Rey
If you're into Russian, here's Those Who Hunt the Night in its entirety
The whole of The Time of the Dark - in Russian..
The whole of The Walls of Air - in Russian..
The whole of Dragonsbane - likewise in Russian.
Book Listing/Catalogue From the Random House publishing site. Each book has a short review, cover-art picture, and, in some instances, a sample chapter. A good place to check on for recent and upcoming works.
Book Listing The best and most exhaustive I have found - it even includes cover artists. The Locus (as in Locus Awards) group maintains this listing. Locus likes to rearrange their site, though, so in case the link points to something else, try the alphabetical listing (here). From there, it should be easy enough to navagate to Hambly's section. Her short stories are also listed on this site, and again the alphabetical listing can be located here.
Really nice book listing - includes critics' thoughts, cover art, and German translations/German cover art for the books and the writing. Well presented site.
Bibliography Internet Speculative Fiction Database.
Espana Sherriff's Hambly Bibliography
Biography Del Rey's standard author biography on Hambly.
No longer re-listed with my book summaries.
Note also that critical reviews are now being listed with the book pages on most of the major bookseller sites (amzon.com
coming to mind most readily). At present, I am not putting critical reviews on the page, although this may well change with time. As time goes on and the Internet grows, the number of reviews (good, bad, and otherwise!) continues to build past what I can keep up with. That said, any really good sites that you'd like added here, just let me know.
Something that may appeal to the more literary-minded of you: an essay on some of the women characters in Hambly's works. Personally, I thought that this tended to overniche the characters; they're supposed to be as human-like as possible, not a strong role model because you want strong role models - but overall, it was well thought-out.
White Raiders/Icefalcon bit, written by Gil. - now an archive here on-site.
Vampire page This actually doubles as a sort of interview with Hambly about her vampire novels. Some good quotes about her writing style and attention to detail are included.
Search the Seven Hills - a review. Probably the first one I've ever seen out there.
According to Gar Lipow, this is a site that those interested in the January series may like to check out. He says, "One extremely incomplete list of works already published by black
abolitionists (including a great many before 1835) can be found at this site."
Pocket Books (the publisher of the Star Trek books)'s review/blurb for Ishmael
Cool! A listing of "inside" references from Ishmael.
Pocket Book's review/blurb of the Star Trek book
Pocket Book's review of the Star Trek book Ghost-Walker
This is a good site to visit for a gneral Star Wars book overview. The site is well-designed and has both reviews and thoughts on the writing styles. Planet of Twilight and Children of the Jedi each have a page.
Lovecraft page, with some details about the introduction Hambly wrote for one of his collections. Intersting reading.
Conferences/Pictures/Music/Bookstores and Resources
A good link for all you UK-ers out there. The Fantastic Literature site has (not surprisingly) Sci-Fi/Fantasy books and appear to have a large catalogue of harder-to-find books. The store is based in Essex.
Cover Art Gallery Ric Carter has done a stellar job on these scans. You'll want them for backgrounds. Ric is Barbara's ex-brother-in-law (I know, how convoluted can you get?), but as he says, she doesn't hold that against him.
The Science-Fiction Romance Page
This is a cool page, even without the mention of one of Hambly's books.
Luke and Callista Page. Callista, for the uninitiated, is the Jedi knight created by Hambly for her Star Wars books. If the mail I get is any indication, a page like this might be a welcome oasis for people wanting to read more about her. A good page, obviously done as a labor of love.
Callista at the Women of Star Wars page. This would be worth a mention only for the "think Star Wars is just about a bunch of fly boys?" tag line. Mix in some well-written bios and info on the women in the SW world, and it's one enjoyable web page.
Michael Whelan did the cover art for Dragonsbane. This is his web site, with tons of pics to enjoy. Dragonsbane is usually on there, but you may have to poke through a bit, as they change the galleries every now-and-then.
Donato Giancola has done the cover art for a number of Barbara's more recent fantasy works - the reissued Darwath trilogy and the two latest Darwath books, as well as the Winterlands final trilogy. His homepage is lovely and includes many examples of his art. As the galleries look like they change from time to time, I have not included specific links, but the last time I visited, the Winterlands covers were viewable.
Windrose song Now here's something different! This is from a filk page, and is a song about Antryg Windrose. Filk, for the uninitiated, is a sort of folk-song-rooted activity during which people make up songs about their favorite books/characters/events.
Gil-Shalos. I had no idea that filk was even out there, but I've found several Hambly-based songs. This one is actually on a tape (Magic, Moondust, and Melancholy) put together by Mercedes Lackey. The spelling isn't making me happy, (Gil-Shallos is the name of the song, while Gil-Shalos is what she was called in the books) but it's the thought that counts. Confusingly, there's another Gil-Shalos song, but has now been lost in cyberspace.
Zyrene a filk song about the mage-woman from Dragonsbane.
A Dog Wizard - inspired song.
Another filk, about the book Ishmael.
Interesting! This is a page dedicated to the cartoon series Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, a cartoon that Barbara Hambly created three episodes for. The only one we know she wrote was called Doomflower; this link is a synopsis of the episode (Barbara also wrote for The Centurions (at least one episode, called "Triators Three") and MASK (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand), as well as doing one He-Man episode, called Above it All, and if you're a real die-hard fan, you could check out the link to info on this episode here.
Another Wheeled Warriors Page, this one run by Cindy, who first e-mailed me about this show and Hambly's connection to it. Don't feel bad if YOU have never heard of this cartoon, but go check the site out, because it sounds pretty nifty.
Two links about Marc Scott Zicree, Barbara's collaborator for Magic Time. First is his homepage, with info on the Magic Time books and other projects of his. Included on this page is a gallery of images which give an idea of the author's view of the MT characters.
An great page showing engravings of 1840s New Orleans. A great resource for those of you wanting to see a bit of Benjamin January's New Orleans. Thanks to Matt (from Philladelphia!) for sending this link my way.
More historical fun from Matt; this time the Louisiana Timeline for those of you interested in the historical background of the January mysteries.
How to play piquet: two links for anyone eager to persue the game played by Lydia and Ysidro on their train journey: try out this one or that one. Thanks are due to Matt for sending these links along to me.
New listing type here: related authors. The first in this category is the excellent Janny Wurts page. I'm jealous, because this page is beautifully set up.