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Tansy Rayner Roberts

Forfatter af Power and Majesty

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Om forfatteren

Tansy Rayner Roberts was born on May 22, 1978 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. She is a graduate of the University of Tasmania with a Bachelors of Arts (Honours) and PhD in Classics. Her first novel entitled Splashdance Silver was published in 1998. Some of her other books include Liquid Gold, Ink vis mere Black Magic, The Creature Court trilogy (Power and Majesty, The Shattered City, and Reign of Beasts), Love and Romanpunk (short stories), Musketeer Space, Cookie Cutter Superhero, and Of War and Wings. Her work has received awards. She won the 2015 Ditmar Awards Best Collected Work for her editing, along with Tehani Wessely, of Cranky Ladies of History. She also won a 2015 Ditmar Awards Best Fan Publication for Galactic Suburbia, along with Alisa Krasnostein and Alexandra Pierce. In 2018, she won the 2017 Aurealis Award for the category, The Convenors' Award for Excellence, with her work, The Fictional Mother. Her novella, Girl Reporter, won the 2017 Aurealis Award for the Best science-fiction novella. And she was awarded the 2018 Ditmar Award for best novella, for Girl Reporter. Her nonfiction includes 50 Roman Mistresses: scandal, virtue and womanhood in Ancient Rome, Rereading the Empire trilogy, and other works. She also writes crime fiction under the name Livia Day. Her first mystery novel was A Trifle Dead. She is also a podcaster and blogger and is the overseas regional director of SFWA. . (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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(eng) Livia Day is the crime pseudonym of fantasy author Tansy Rayner Roberts.

Image credit: photo taken by Andrew Finch 29/01/06


Værker af Tansy Rayner Roberts

Power and Majesty (2010) 86 eksemplarer
Cranky Ladies of History (2015) — Redaktør — 85 eksemplarer
A Trifle Dead (2013) 73 eksemplarer
Splashdance silver (1998) 59 eksemplarer
Tea and Sympathetic Magic (2020) 57 eksemplarer
The Shattered City (2011) 41 eksemplarer
Reign of Beasts (2012) 30 eksemplarer
The Frost Fair Affair (2020) 30 eksemplarer
Musketeer Space (2016) 28 eksemplarer
Spellcracker's Honeymoon (2021) 25 eksemplarer
Liquid gold (1999) 23 eksemplarer
Lady Liesl's Seaside Surprise (2022) 22 eksemplarer
Cabaret of Monsters (2018) 22 eksemplarer
Girl Reporter (2017) 21 eksemplarer
Mother of Invention (2018) — Redaktør — 21 eksemplarer
Have Spirit, Will Duchess (2023) 20 eksemplarer
Drowned Vanilla (2014) 20 eksemplarer
Siren Beat / Roadkill (2009) — Forfatter — 18 eksemplarer
Ink Black Magic (2013) 18 eksemplarer
Castle Charming (2020) 18 eksemplarer
The Blackmail Blend (2014) 15 eksemplarer
Seven Days of Joyeux (2014) 15 eksemplarer
Unreal Alchemy (2020) — Forfatter — 14 eksemplarer
Gate Sinister (2023) 14 eksemplarer
Holiday Brew (2020) 12 eksemplarer
Mocklore Box Set (2018) 9 eksemplarer
Dyed and Buried (2021) 9 eksemplarer
Keep Calm and Kill the Chef (2019) 9 eksemplarer
Kid Dark Against The Machine (2016) 8 eksemplarer
Glass Slipper Scandal (2016) 8 eksemplarer
House Perilous (2023) 8 eksemplarer
Fake Geek Girl (2017) 8 eksemplarer
Gorgons Deserve Nice Things (2023) 8 eksemplarer
Time of the Cat (2024) 8 eksemplarer
Hobgoblin Boots (2004) 7 eksemplarer
Halloween is Not a Verb (2018) 6 eksemplarer
Drop Dead in Red (2022) 6 eksemplarer
Bounty: A Mocklore Collection (2016) 6 eksemplarer
Unmagical Boy Story (2017) 5 eksemplarer
Practical Witching (2023) 5 eksemplarer
Death of Snow 5 eksemplarer
The Bromancers (2017) 4 eksemplarer
Dance, Princes, Dance (2017) 4 eksemplarer
Siren Beat (2009) 4 eksemplarer
Castle Ever After 4 eksemplarer
Team Queen 3 eksemplarer
Curse of Bronze 3 eksemplarer
Dragon By Subscription — Forfatter — 3 eksemplarer
Let Sleeping Princes Lie! (2018) 3 eksemplarer
Dead Queen Walking (2019) 2 eksemplarer
Salon Faerie 2 eksemplarer
Waking Flora 2 eksemplarer
Echo and Narcissus 2 eksemplarer
A Wicked Blade 2 eksemplarer
Belladonna University Box Set (2018) 2 eksemplarer
Dance and Macabre: a triptych — Forfatter — 2 eksemplarer
Fleshy 2 eksemplarer
Feathers — Forfatter — 2 eksemplarer
Caesar and Cleopatra: A Playlist — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Rosebuds 1 eksemplar
Romancing the WWW 1 eksemplar
Ray Guns for Ladies 1 eksemplar
New Ceres Issue 1 1 eksemplar
Lucky Tart 1 eksemplar
Fruit and Mirrors 1 eksemplar
The Alchemy of Fine 1 eksemplar
Eating Dormice 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories (2014) — Bidragyder — 118 eksemplarer
Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and Lore (2017) — Bidragyder — 96 eksemplarer
Defying Doomsday (2016) — Bidragyder — 75 eksemplarer
Mythic Journeys: Retold Myths and Legends (2019) — Bidragyder — 57 eksemplarer
Letters to Tiptree (2015) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
Rebuilding Tomorrow (2020) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
Uncanny Magazine Issue 1: November/December 2014 (2014) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
Agog! Fantastic Fiction (2002) — Bidragyder — 25 eksemplarer
Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs Aliens (2014) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
Uncanny Magazine Issue 23: July/August 2018 (2018) — Bidragyder — 22 eksemplarer
Uncanny Magazine Issue 13: November/December 2016 (2016) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
Sprawl (2010) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
2012 (2008) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer
Agog! Ripping Reads (2006) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
One Small Step: An Anthology of Discoveries (2013) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2011 (2012) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer
New Ceres nights (2009) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Uncanny Magazine Issue 14: January/February 2017 (2017) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Where Thy Dark Eye Glances: Queering Edgar Allan Poe (2013) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Worlds next door (2010) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Uncanny Magazine Issue 7: November/December 2015 (2015) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Gaslit Romance (2014) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2013 (2014) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Uncanny Magazine Issue 29: July/August 2019 (2019) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
GlitterShip Year One (2017) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2014 (2015) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Phantazein (2014) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Year's Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2013 (2014) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Uncanny Magazine Issue 19: November/December 2017 (2017) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
The Outcast : An Anthology of Strangers and Exiles (2006) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012 (2013) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Machinations : an anthology of ingenious designs (2002) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Apex Magazine 51 (August 2013) (2013) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
In Your Face (2016) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Apex Magazine 37 (June 2012) (2012) — Forfatter — 5 eksemplarer
Year's Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2014 (2015) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Unnatural Order (2020) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Focus 2014 : highlights of Australian short fiction (2015) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Kanonisk navn
Roberts, Tansy Rayner
Andre navne
Day, Livia
Tasmania, Australia
Oplysning om flertydighed
Livia Day is the crime pseudonym of fantasy author Tansy Rayner Roberts.



This is a very cute fairy tale retelling that turns a lot of things on their heads. I enjoyed the story a lot. Unfortunately, the storytelling style didn't work as well for me, so that hindered the enjoyment. (So I'm guessing, based on this story and the notes about it, that I'm not a fan of Wodehouse's style.) Still, it's a cute and queer story that bends a lot of genre conventions and was a fun, fast read.
ca.bookwyrm | Mar 25, 2024 |
I follow Tansy Rayner Roberts' book updates (via her newsletter and her Patreon), so when I saw the posts talking about a Kickstarter for a book with time traveling cats, I knew I had to back it. I ended up backing at a decently high level, which got me copies of all 3 book formats (paperback, digital, and audio) and yet after reading what Tansy (and other readers) had to say about the audiobook I knew that was the format I wanted to read this in. And I'm glad I did! Ciaran Saward is a new-to-me narrator, but did such a wonderful job with this book.

To start with: the basic plot is that cats can both speak and time travel. They can bring humans with them when they travel, but without a cat, humans are stuck moving through time the usual way. At the start of this book, the time travelers get a clue about the location of the time traveler they previously lost in time, and decide to mount a rescue mission to get her back.

Of course, things go wrong and get complicated, and the result is a romp through time as our cast jumps here and there trying to save everyone without getting in more trouble. (Spoiler: trouble finds them. Of course.) It's a lot of fun to see different time periods through the lens of travelers from our future, and the humor throughout was tons of fun.

While I would say that this is meant to be a book for adults, due to the age of the protagonists (all out of college) and some of the subject matter (mostly around grief and betrayal) it could easily be read by young adults. Younger children could also read it as well and enjoy it a lot, though I would recommend that an adult read it along with them to help with some of the more adult themes or references.

I had a ton of fun with this book, though, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who thinks it sounds remotely interesting. I'd also suggest the audiobook; while Tansy's print books are good, the audio steps this one up a notch and makes it even better. Regardless of what book sites may say, this was marketed on Kickstarter as a standalone, and it definitely works as one. (I'm unclear if series plans have been added now that the book is published, or if it is going to remain a standalone.)
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ca.bookwyrm | Mar 6, 2024 |
I helped kickstart this but at the time I could only afford the e-book and because I am a bear of very little brain I kept forgetting to download it (and when I remembered, the tablet battery was flat). So I was glad to be able to snaffle a print copy off Tansy at Continuum this year.

It's GREAT and it's QUEER and there's NON-BINARY REP and it's about a WRITER (well, she's one of the main POV characters) and there's THEATRICAL SHENANIGANS and I yummed it down on my commute today and now I want to reread the main trilogy plus like a whole bunch more of these novellas because it's such a strikingly well-built universe and the characters feel so real and just *grabby hands*.… (mere)
LaurenThemself | 1 anden anmeldelse | Feb 20, 2024 |
I read this and I want Tansy to sit down and write me a million Delta and Bounty stories, and stories about all their friends, and basically just TANSY GIMME MORE MOCKLORE.
LaurenThemself | Feb 20, 2024 |



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