Paula Volsky
Paula Volsky is an American fantasy
Fantasy is a genre of fiction that commonly uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. Many works within the genre take place in imaginary worlds where magic is common...

 author. Born in Fanwood, New Jersey, she majored in English literature at liberal arts college Vassar in New York State. At the University of Birmingham, England, she received an M.A. in Shakespearian studies. Before writing fantasy, she sold real estate and also worked for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

After releasing novels regularly for nearly twenty years, Volsky published no new work for nearly a decade, even though Locus
Locus (magazine)
Locus, subtitled "The Magazine Of The Science Fiction & Fantasy Field", is published monthly in Oakland, California. It reports on the science fiction and fantasy publishing field, including comprehensive listings of all new books published in the genre. It is considered the news organ and trade...

 had reported her sale of a "new fantasy trilogy" to Bantam Books
Bantam Books
Bantam Books is an American publishing house owned entirely by Random House, the German media corporation subsidiary of Bertelsmann; it is an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group. It was formed in 1945 by Walter B. Pitkin, Jr., Sidney B. Kramer, and Ian and Betty Ballantine...

 in mid-2000. After a long delay, the publisher announced that the final volume had been completed, and that it would issue the books beginning in late 2011. This series is being released under the pseudonym Paula Brandon, with the first book, The Traitor's Daughter, released in October 2011.

Terri Windling
Terri Windling
Terri Windling is an American editor, artist, essayist, and the author of books for both children and adults. Windling has won nine World Fantasy Awards, the Mythopoeic Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and her collection The Armless Maiden appeared on the short-list for the James Tiptree, Jr. Award...

 described Volsky as "a reliably entertaining storyteller." All her novels written under her own name take place within the same fictional world, often with fantasy plot-lines inspired by historical events.


  • The Curse of the Witch-Queen. Ballantine, 1982. ISBN 0-345-29520-X
  • Sorcerer series
    • The Sorcerer's Lady. Ace, 1986. ISBN 0-441-77533-0
    • The Sorcerer's Heir. Ace, 1988. ISBN 0-441-77231-5
    • The Sorcerer's Curse. Ace, 1989. ISBN 0-441-44458-X
  • The Luck of Relian Kru. Ace, 1987. ISBN 0-441-83816-2
  • Illusion. London: Gollancz, 1991. ISBN 0-575-05138-8
  • The Wolf of Winter. Bantam Spectra, 1993. ISBN 0-553-37210-6
  • The Gates of Twilight. Bantam Spectra, 1996. ISBN 0-553-37394-3
  • The White Tribunal. Bantam Spectra, 1997. ISBN 0-553-37846-5
  • The Grand Ellipse. Bantam Spectra, 2000. ISBN 0-553-10804-2
  • The Traitor's Daughter. Bantam Spectra, 2011. ISBN 0-553-58380-8 (as Paula Brandon)

Short stories

  • 'The Traditions of Karzh' in Songs of the Dying Earth, ed. George R. R. Martin
    George R. R. Martin
    George Raymond Richard Martin , sometimes referred to as GRRM, is an American author and screenwriter of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. He is best known for A Song of Ice and Fire, his bestselling series of epic fantasy novels that HBO adapted for their dramatic pay-cable series Game of...

     and Gardner Dozois
    Gardner Dozois
    Gardner Raymond Dozois is an American science fiction author and editor. He was editor of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine from 1984 to 2004...

    , Subterranean Press, 2009. ISBN 978-1596062139
  • 'Giant Rat of Sumatra' in Resurrected Holmes, ed. Marvin Kaye, St. Martin's. ISBN 0-312-15639-1

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