History Creator / BarbaraHambly

30th Nov '15 7:03:40 AM FF32
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On the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsRealism, her works tend to be a ways off from the Idealistic end. The heroes are good people, but realistically complex and possessed of human imperfections, and they often face large and complicated problems that can't be solved simply by smiting monsters. And when it comes to monsters, the fanged squamous horrors are often given a run for their money by some of the human beings.

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On the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsRealism, SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, her works tend to be a ways off from the Idealistic end. The heroes are good people, but realistically complex and possessed of human imperfections, and they often face large and complicated problems that can't be solved simply by smiting monsters. And when it comes to monsters, the fanged squamous horrors are often given a run for their money by some of the human beings.
30th Sep '15 6:56:46 PM PaulA
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'''Barbara Hambly''' is an American SF and mystery writer. Her works include several otherworld fantasy series, a historical fantasy series with vampires, and a series of [[HistoricalDetectiveFiction historical mysteries]].

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'''Barbara Hambly''' Barbara Hambly is an American SF and mystery writer. Her works include several otherworld fantasy series, a historical fantasy series with vampires, and a series of [[HistoricalDetectiveFiction historical mysteries]].
30th Sep '15 10:00:47 AM NTC3
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Barbara Hambly is an American SF and mystery writer. Her works include several otherworld fantasy series, a historical fantasy series with vampires, and a series of [[HistoricalDetectiveFiction historical mysteries]].

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Barbara Hambly [[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/barbara_hambly_2005.jpg]]
'''Barbara Hambly'''
is an American SF and mystery writer. Her works include several otherworld fantasy series, a historical fantasy series with vampires, and a series of [[HistoricalDetectiveFiction historical mysteries]].
1st Sep '15 1:42:46 PM MarkLungo
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Two good starting points for Hambly are ''Literature/BrideOfTheRatGod'', in which an actress in [[SilentAgeOfHollywood 1920s Hollywood]] becomes the unwitting target of an ancient Chinese curse, and ''Literature/StrangerAtTheWedding'' (aka ''Sorcerer's Ward''), a mixture of Regency romance and murder mystery with the added twist that the protagonist has foreseen the murder magically and is trying to solve it ''before it happens''. Both are standalone novels, and feature smaller-scale problems that admit of relatively neat happy endings, but are still sufficiently characteristic to give you an idea of whether this is the kind of thing you like.

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Two good starting points for Hambly are ''Literature/BrideOfTheRatGod'', in which an actress in [[SilentAgeOfHollywood [[UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfHollywood 1920s Hollywood]] becomes the unwitting target of an ancient Chinese curse, and ''Literature/StrangerAtTheWedding'' (aka ''Sorcerer's Ward''), a mixture of Regency romance and murder mystery with the added twist that the protagonist has foreseen the murder magically and is trying to solve it ''before it happens''. Both are standalone novels, and feature smaller-scale problems that admit of relatively neat happy endings, but are still sufficiently characteristic to give you an idea of whether this is the kind of thing you like.
24th Jun '15 5:57:00 PM MarkLungo
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In addition to her self-originated work she has written three Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse novels (''Ishmael'', ''Ghost-Walker'' and ''Crossroad''), two Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse novels (the first and third books in ''Literature/TheCallistaTrilogy''), and two tie-in novels for the ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast'' TV series, as well as episodes of ''WesternAnimation/JayceAndTheWheeledWarriors'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}''. She also collaborated on the first ''Literature/MagicTime'' novel with the franchise's creator, Marc Scott Zicree.

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In addition to her self-originated work she has written three Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse novels (''Ishmael'', ''Ghost-Walker'' and ''Crossroad''), two Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse novels (the first and third books in ''Literature/TheCallistaTrilogy''), and two tie-in novels for the ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast'' TV series, as well as episodes of ''WesternAnimation/JayceAndTheWheeledWarriors'' ''WesternAnimation/JayceAndTheWheeledWarriors'', ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}'', ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}''. She also collaborated on the first ''Literature/MagicTime'' novel with the franchise's creator, Marc Scott Zicree.
21st Jan '15 6:12:18 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/SearchTheSevenHills'' (aka ''The Quirinal Hill Affair'')



* ''Literature/SearchTheSevenHills'' (aka ''The Quirinal Hill Affair'')
21st Jan '15 6:05:36 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/SearchTheSevenHills

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* ''Literature/SearchTheSevenHills''Literature/SearchTheSevenHills'' (aka ''The Quirinal Hill Affair'')



** Tertullia Vara's arranged marriage to a 'greasy' Syrian merchant is an important plot point in ''Search the Seven Hills''.



* HistoricalDetectiveFiction: Apart from the ''Literature/BenjaminJanuary'' series, there's the one-off ''To Search The Seven Hills'' aka ''The Quirinal Hill Affair'', set in classical Rome.
21st Jan '15 10:45:26 AM roxana
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* ''Literature/SearchTheSevenHills
1st Apr '14 5:37:17 AM LongLiveHumour
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* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Ingold Inglorion is very obviously the late Sir Alec Guiness as [[StarWars Obi-Wan Kenobi]], brown robes, beautiful voice and all.

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* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Ingold Inglorion is very obviously the late Sir Alec Guiness Guinness as [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars Obi-Wan Kenobi]], brown robes, beautiful voice and all.



* PurpleProse: Her ''StarWars'' novels have a, shall we say, ''mauve-ish'' tinge to them. [[TropesAreNotBad Done fairly well, though]].

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* PurpleProse: Her ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/{{Star Wars|Expanded Universe}}'' novels have a, shall we say, ''mauve-ish'' tinge to them. [[TropesAreNotBad Done fairly well, though]].
29th Nov '13 6:41:07 PM StarSword
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In addition to her self-originated work she has written three StarTrekExpandedUniverse novels (''Ishmael'', ''Ghost-Walker'' and ''Crossroad''), two StarWarsExpandedUniverse novels (the first and third books in TheCallistaTrilogy), and two tie-in novels for the ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast'' TV series, as well as episodes of ''WesternAnimation/JayceAndTheWheeledWarriors'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}''. She also collaborated on the first ''Literature/MagicTime'' novel with the franchise's creator, Marc Scott Zicree.

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In addition to her self-originated work she has written three StarTrekExpandedUniverse Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse novels (''Ishmael'', ''Ghost-Walker'' and ''Crossroad''), two StarWarsExpandedUniverse Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse novels (the first and third books in TheCallistaTrilogy), ''Literature/TheCallistaTrilogy''), and two tie-in novels for the ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast'' TV series, as well as episodes of ''WesternAnimation/JayceAndTheWheeledWarriors'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}''. She also collaborated on the first ''Literature/MagicTime'' novel with the franchise's creator, Marc Scott Zicree.
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