Robin Wayne Bailey (born 1952) is an American writer of speculative fiction, both fantasy and science fiction. He is a founder of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame (1996) and a past president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA, 2005–2007).
Robin Wayne Bailey
|Born||February 8, 1952|
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
|Occupation||Writer, editor, English instructor|
|Period||1983–present (as writer)|
|Genre||Fantasy, science fiction|
Bailey graduated from North Kansas City High School and received a B. A. in English and Anthropology and a M. A. in English Literature from Northwest Missouri State University. He debuted as a fiction writer with the novel Frost, published by Timescape Books in 1983 and followed with two sequels and a few short stories during the next three years. Bailey's works include Shadowdance, the Frost series, The Brothers of the Dragon, and Dragonkin fantasy trilogies and Swords Against the Shadowland, a novel interpolated in the Fafhrd and Gray Mouser series of sword and sorcery stories by Fritz Leiber. A direct sequel to Leiber's most famous story "Ill Met in Lankhmar" (1970), Swords Against the Shadowland was named one of the seven best fantasy novels of 1998 by genre newszine Science Fiction Chronicle. Bailey was a finalist for the annual Nebula Award for Best Novelette for "The Children's Crusade" (2007).
In conjunction with the Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society (KaCSFFS) and the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas, Bailey and James Gunn founded the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 1996. The Hall of Fame later merged under a special agreement with Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Enterprises and in 2004 it became part of the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle. The hall of fame is now a part of the larger EMP Museum (named simply for "Experience Music Project", which has somewhat reduced the focus on its science fiction component). Beginning in 2013, it once again inducted people for contributions to fantasy, the original name also having been restored; Bailey continues to serve on its annual induction committee.
Before serving as SFWA president (2005–2007), Bailey was SFWA South-Central Regional Director for nine years; he was also the host of three of the Association's annual Nebula Awards Weekends, including two in Kansas City.; as a result, Bailey received a special "Service to SFWA Award" in 1998.
Chicks and Balances is an anthology of fantasy stories, edited by Esther Friesner and John Helfers, with a cover by Tom Wood. It consists of works featuring female protagonists by (mostly) female authors. It was first published in trade paperback and e-book form by Baen Books in July 2015. It was the sixth of a series of similarly themed anthologies, the first five of which were edited by Friesner alone.
The book collects twenty-two short stories and novelettes by various fantasy authors, with an introduction and a section of notes about the authors by Friesner.Conestoga (convention)
Conestoga was a literary science fiction and fantasy convention held annually in Tulsa, Oklahoma from 1997 through 2010, after which it was suspended for financial and logistical reasons. The convention at first was designated by the year in which it was held. With its sixth incarnation, Conestoga converted to a whole number count, rolling the first five into the number tally, and running through #14 before stopping. Celebrating science fiction and fantasy literature and art were staples of the convention, but many who were also interested in horror, anime, and comics attended. Popular activities at the convention included filking (filk singing is a play on folk) and gaming. Featured programming included a writers track, an art show, a dealer room, a masquerade, and a play put on by the Penguin Playhouse Troupe.David Moles
David Moles is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. He won the 2008 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for his novelette "Finisterra," which was also a finalist for the 2008 Hugo Award for Best Novelette. He was a finalist for the 2004 John W. Campbell Award.Heroes in Training
Heroes in Training is an anthology of fantasy stories, edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Jim C. Hines. It was first published in paperback by DAW Books in September 2007.The book collects thirteen short stories and novelettes by various fantasy authors, with an introduction by Hines. It "follows the transformation of ordinary people into extraordinary heroes, including a shape-shifter who is forced unexpectedly into her first solo mission."List of fantasy novels (S–Z)
This page lists notable fantasy novels (and novel series). The books appear in alphabetical order by title (beginning with S to Z) (ignoring "A", "An", and "The"); series are alphabetical by author-designated name or, if there is no such, some reasonable designation. Science-fiction novels and short-story collections are not included here.Meisha Merlin Publishing
Meisha Merlin Publishing was an independent publishing company founded in 1996 by former New York book editor Stephen Pagel and Kevin and Brian Murphy. The Decatur, Georgia-based company specialized in publishing fantasy and science fiction trade hardcover and trade paperback books. Certain titles were also published in deluxe, signed and numbered slipcased and signed and lettered limited editions.
During their nine years of operation, Meisha Merlin built a large stable of fantasy and science fiction authors that included Kevin J. Anderson, Janny Wurts, Jack McDevitt, the late Robert Lynn Asprin, Robin Wayne Bailey, Storm Constantine, S. P. Somtow, Lee Killough, Phyllis Eisenstein, Allen Steele, Andre Norton, George R. R. Martin, Robert A. Heinlein, and many others. Their books were sold online and through national chain bookstores and independent booksellers throughout the United States, including Internet giant Amazon.com.
In April 2007 Meisha Merlin announced on their website that they would cease operations the following month; no further business details were disclosed.North Kansas City High School
North Kansas City High School, also known as "NKCHS," "NKC," and "Northtown," is a high school in North Kansas City, Missouri with 1900+ students, ranging from freshmen to seniors. The first graduating class found of record was in 1917 with three known graduates. The school began as an all-white school, due to the inhabitants of the community, and is now one of the most diverse and integrated schools in the nation.Since July 2001, Northtown has been an International Baccalaureate World School with Dr. Jane Reed as the program coordinator.Past Imperfect
Past Imperfect is a 2001 anthology of science fiction short-stories revolving around time travel. Its editors are Martin H. Greenberg and Larry Segriff.ReVisions
ReVisions is a 2004 anthology of alternate history short-stories. It is edited by Julie E. Czerneda and Isaac Szpindel.Robin Bailey (disambiguation)
Robin Bailey (1919 – 1999) was an English actor.
Robin Bailey may also refer to:
Robin Wayne Bailey, American writerSpace Opera (1996 anthology)
Space Opera is a 1996 anthology of science fiction short stories and novelettes edited by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Scarborough.Swords Against the Shadowland
Swords Against the Shadowland is a fantasy novel by American writer Robin Wayne Bailey, featuring Fritz Leiber's sword and sorcery heroes Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. It was first published as a trade paperback in August 1998 by White Wolf. A later trade paperback edition was issued by Dark Horse in April 2009. It was projected to be the first in a series of authorized continuations of the Fafhrd and Gray Mouser saga by Bailey. The second was reported to be "currently in progress" in 2008, but has yet to appear.Swords and Deviltry
Swords and Deviltry is a fantasy short story collection, first published 1970, by Fritz Leiber, featuring his sword and sorcery heroes Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. It is chronologically the first volume of the complete seven volume edition of the collected stories devoted to the characters. The book was first published in paperback form during 1970 by Ace Books company, which reprinted the title numerous times through November 1985; later paperback editions were issued by ibooks (2003) and Dark Horse (2006). It has been published in the United Kingdom by New English Library (1971), Mayflower Books (1979) and Grafton (1986, 1988). The first hardcover edition was issued by Gregg Press during December 1977. The book has also been gathered together with others in the series into various omnibus editions; The Three of Swords (1989), Ill Met in Lankhmar (1995), The First Book of Lankhmar (2001), and Lankhmar (2008).
The book collects three short stories originally published in the magazines Fantastic for April 1970, Fantastic Stories of Imagination for October 1962, and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction for April 1970, together with an "Induction" that originally appeared in the 1957 Fafhrd and Gray Mouser collection Two Sought Adventure (later expanded, minus the induction, as Swords Against Death (1970).Tales of Zorro
Tales of Zorro is a 2008 anthology of Zorro stories and is the first collection of original short fiction featuring pulp hero Zorro, edited by Richard Dean Starr and published by Moonstone Books in 2008. A second anthology, More Tales of Zorro, was published in 2011.The Chick is in the Mail
The Chick is in the Mail is an anthology of fantasy stories, edited by Esther M. Friesner with the assistance of Martin H. Greenberg, with a cover by Larry Elmore. It consists of works featuring female protagonists by (mostly) female authors. It was first published in paperback by Baen Books in October 2000; a hardcover edition was issued the same year. It was the fourth of a number of similarly themed anthologies edited by Friesner.
The book collects fifteen short stories and novelettes and one poem by various fantasy authors, with an introduction by Friesner and a section of notes about the authors.Thieves' World
Thieves' World is a shared world fantasy series created by Robert Lynn Asprin in 1978. The original series comprised twelve anthologies, including stories by such science fiction authors as Poul Anderson, John Brunner, Andrew J. Offutt, C. J. Cherryh, Janet Morris, and Chris Morris. The Morrises introduced The Sacred Band of Stepsons in Thieves' World and spun off a series of novels about them and their ancient cavalry commander, Tempus. The first three novels in The Sacred Band of Stepsons saga were authorized Thieves World novels. Marion Zimmer Bradley was an early contributor but spun off her main character in the novel Lythande (1986) and did not return for later volumes. The series went on hiatus after the twelfth anthology. In addition to the official anthologies, several authors published novels set in the milieu of Thieves World.
Thieves' World is set in the city of Sanctuary, located at the edge of the Rankan Empire. The city is depicted as a place where many are downtrodden and where the invading Rankan gods and the Ilsigi gods they had ousted begin a struggle for primacy. As the series continues, additional invasions occur, and the city is taken over by the snake-worshipping Beysib as the Rankan empire collapses. Over time, a number of the characters in the series are revealed either to be the offspring of or otherwise blessed by various figures in the pantheons of the competing cultures, and they discover or develop various powers as the series progresses.
In 2002, Lynn Abbey, who co-edited several of the original anthologies, relaunched the series with the novel Sanctuary. It was followed by the anthologies Turning Points and Enemies of Fortune, which contain some returning authors and several new ones. Abbey also oversaw the republication of the original anthologies in omnibus editions.Timescape Books
Timescape Books was a science fiction line from Pocket Books operating from 1981 to 1985. Pocket Books is an imprint of Simon & Schuster
It was named after the Gregory Benford novel Timescape, which was not published by the Timescape imprint. The imprint was founded by David G. Hartwell. It published both original hardcover and reprinted mass market paperback novels. Many of the imprint's titles were nominees or winners of Hugo and Nebula awards, along with other major SF awards. It published more than 30 original hardcover works and over 100 paperback titles, but the imprint was not financially successful enough for the parent company at the time, as it was not producing major bestsellers.Turn the Other Chick
Turn the Other Chick is an anthology of fantasy stories, edited by Esther M. Friesner, with a cover by Mitch Foust. It consists of works featuring female protagonists by (mostly) female authors. It was first published in hardcover by Baen Books in November 2004; a paperback edition followed in March 2006. It was the fifth of a series of similarly themed anthologies edited by Friesner. (The first three books were collected as Chicks Ahoy in 2010).
The book collects twenty-two short stories and novelettes by various fantasy authors, with an introduction and a section of notes about the authors by Friesner.