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Lyn McConchie
Lyn McConchie is an author from New Zealand, who writes in a range of genres: science fiction, fantasy, horror, humour, mystery, and westerns.Lyn was crippled in an accident in 1977 and forced to take medical retirement in 1988. She now owns and runs a small farm in New Zealand, where she breeds... show more



Lyn McConchie is an author from New Zealand, who writes in a range of genres: science fiction, fantasy, horror, humour, mystery, and westerns.Lyn was crippled in an accident in 1977 and forced to take medical retirement in 1988. She now owns and runs a small farm in New Zealand, where she breeds coloured sheep and tends her free range geese and hens.Born April 3rd 1946, Lyn is a long-time member of NZ SF fandom. She became a professional writer in 1991 with sales in that year to USA markets MZB's Fantasy Magazine and Strange Plasma. Since then she has had a vast number of short stories published in at least six countries, in both print and electronic magazines; 23 books have appeared and others have been sold; and several books are being translated and republished in other languages.Lyn has won New Zealand's Sir Julius Vogel award for Best SF/F novel four times: for Beast Master's Ark in 2002, Beast Master's Circus in 2004, The Duke's Ballad in 2005, and The Questing Road in 2011. In 2011 she also won the Vogel award for Best YA novel, for Summer of Dreaming. For a list of Lyn's other awards, and a full bibliography of her books and short stories, see her website, http://lynmcconchie.com/Lyn continues to write and her credits include poetry and articles published in several countries, in addition to the books and short stories.Lyn is a cat lover and the associate of Thunder, an ocicat who shares her home and life along with her personal library of some 6,000 volumes.

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The best books you never read
The best books you never read rated it 5 years ago
Now I picked up this book way back when it came out in 1996 , but I recently decided I needed to re-read my older books. This lovely anthology is a collection of tales with the theme of music. Everything from fantasy, horror, science fiction, post apocalyptic and more. Some of the greatest voices ...
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Chris' Fish Place rated it 5 years ago
This is a collection of fantasy Christmas tales from New Zealand writers. Some are fluffy, some not so fluffy, all are pretty much good. Come and celebrate Christmas with Dragons, or watch a fairy teach a child an important listen. What happens when you try to arrest Rudolph? Read and find out. Fo...
MarkAlan
MarkAlan rated it 6 years ago
This is one of my favourites in the Escarp cycle, despite the first part being very rushed. A lot of ground has to be covered, and it's a bit unsatisfying. The language is very different from the other books, which was a bit jarring at first. But the book tied up loose knots in a satisfactory manner...
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Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 7 years ago
Lorcan is the son of a noble house, turned out after his father was killed he joins with others to fight mauraders. Meive is another survivor, she wants to breed her honeybees in peace but finds herself caught up in the fight. The two of them come together and must try to work with each other to s...
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book reviews forevermore rated it 7 years ago
I would have loved this when I was fourteen, as I voraciously read my way through Pern and Witch World. Keplian follows the standard story of the young woman marginalized by society because of her differences. The plot hinges on her discovering those differences give her access into a new world/powe...
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