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Ardath Mayhar


(1930 - 2012)

Ardath Mayhar

Ardath Frances Hurst Mayhar was an American writer and poet. She began writing science fiction in 1979 after returning with her family to Texas from Oregon.

Mayhar wrote over 60 books ranging from science fiction to horror to young adult to historical to westerns; with some work under the pseudonyms Frank Cannon, Frances Hurst, and John Killdeer.

She was nominated for the Mark Twain Award, and won the Balrog Award. She many awards for poetry. She was honored by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America as an Author Emeritus.


Runes of the Lyre (1982)

The lyre is the key to power in an interplanetary conflict.

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Author(s): Ardath Mayhar
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner

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