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Tansy Rayner Roberts

Autor(a) de Power and Majesty

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Livia Day is the crime pseudonym of fantasy author Tansy Rayner Roberts.

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


Obras de Tansy Rayner Roberts

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

Associated Works

Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories (2014) — Contribuinte — 118 cópias
Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and Lore (2017) — Contribuinte — 96 cópias
Defying Doomsday (2016) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
Mythic Journeys: Retold Myths and Legends (2019) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
Letters to Tiptree (2015) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
Rebuilding Tomorrow (2020) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 1: November/December 2014 (2014) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Agog! Fantastic Fiction (2002) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs Aliens (2014) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 23: July/August 2018 (2018) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 13: November/December 2016 (2016) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Sprawl (2010) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
2012 (2008) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Agog! Ripping Reads (2006) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
One Small Step: An Anthology of Discoveries (2013) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2011 (2012) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
New Ceres nights (2009) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 14: January/February 2017 (2017) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Where Thy Dark Eye Glances: Queering Edgar Allan Poe (2013) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Worlds next door (2010) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 7: November/December 2015 (2015) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Gaslit Romance (2014) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2013 (2014) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 29: July/August 2019 (2019) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
GlitterShip Year One (2017) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2014 (2015) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Phantazein (2014) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Year's Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2013 (2014) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 19: November/December 2017 (2017) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
The Outcast : An Anthology of Strangers and Exiles (2006) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012 (2013) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Machinations : an anthology of ingenious designs (2002) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Apex Magazine 51 (August 2013) (2013) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
In Your Face (2016) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Apex Magazine 37 (June 2012) (2012) — Autor — 5 cópias
Year's Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2014 (2015) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Unnatural Order (2020) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Focus 2014 : highlights of Australian short fiction (2015) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Dukes of Magic: A Limited Edition Paranormal Historical Romance Anthology — Autor, algumas edições1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Roberts, Tansy Rayner
Outros nomes
Day, Livia
Data de nascimento
Locais de residência
Tasmania, Australia
Aviso de desambiguação
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*.… (mais)
LaurenThemself | 1 outra resenha | 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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