Eleanor Arnason


Eleanor Arnason

Eleanor Atwood Arnason (born 1942) is an American author of science fiction novels and short stories.

Arnason is the daughter of H. Harvard Arnason, who became the director of the Walker Art Center in 1951, and Elizabeth Yard Arnason, a social worker by profession who has spent her childhood in China. From 1949 to 1961, Arnason and her parents lived in "Idea House #2," a futuristic dwelling built by the Walker Art Center. [http://citypages.com/databank/19/927/article5962.asp]

Arnason's earliest published story appeared in "New Worlds" in 1972. Her work often depicts cultural change and conflict, usually from the viewpoint of characters who cannot or will not live by their own societies' rules. This anthropological focus has led many to compare her fiction to that of Ursula K. Le Guin.

Arnason won the first James Tiptree, Jr. Award, and the Mythopoeic Award (both for "A Woman of the Iron People"), the Spectrum Award (for "Dapple") and the HOMer Award (for her novelette "Stellar Harvest"). "Stellar Harvest" also was nominated for a Hugo Award in 2000. In 2003 she was nominated for two Nebula Awards, for her novella "Potter of Bones" and her short story "Knapsack Poems." She lives in Minnesota.

Bibliography

Novels

*"The Sword Smith" (1978)
*"To the Resurrection Station" (1986)
*"Daughter of the Bear King" (1987)
*"A Woman of the Iron People" (1991)
*"Ring of Swords" (1993)

hort stories

Hwarhath stories
*"The Hound of Merin" (1993)
*"The Lovers" (1994)
*"The Semen Thief" (1994)
*"The Small Black Box of Morality" (1996)
*"The Gauze Banner" (1998)
*"Feeding the Mother: A Hwarhath Religious Anecdote" (1998)
*"Dapple: A Hwarhath Historical Romance" (1999)
*"The Actors" (1999)
*"Origin Story" (2000)
*"The Potter of Bones" (2002)
*"The Garden: A Hwarhath Science Fictional Romance" (2004)

Lydia Duluth stories
*"Stellar Harvest" (1999)
*"The Cloud Man" (2000)
*"Lifeline" (2001)
*"Moby Quilt" (2001)

Selected other stories
*"The Warlord of Saturn's Moons" (1974)
*"The Dog's Story" (1996)
*"The Grammarian's Five Daughters" (1999)
*"Knapsack Poems" (2002)

External links

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* [http://freesfonline.de/authors/arnason.html Eleanor Arnason's online fiction] at [http://freesfonline.de/ Free Speculative Fiction Online]
* [http://www.tc.umn.edu/~d-lena/Eleanor%20&%20trog.html Eleanor Arnason fan page]
* [http://eleanorarnason.blogspot.com/ Eleanor Arnason's blog]


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