Elizabeth Moon (born March 7, 1945) is an award-winning ScienceFiction and {{Fantasy}} author from Texas, with a strong military background. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Moon Read about her on Wikipedia]] and her [[http://www.elizabethmoon.com/ official website]].

!!!Works with a page on this wiki:
* ''Literature/TheDeedOfPaksenarrion'' trilogy
* The ''Literature/FamiliasRegnant'' series, which includes:
** The Heris Serrano trilogy (''Hunting Party'', ''Sporting Chance'', and ''Winning Colors'')
** The Esmay Suiza series (''Once a Hero'', ''Rules of Engagement'', ''Change of Command'', and ''Against All Odds'')
* ''Literature/VattasWar'' series (UK: ''Vattan Saga'')
* ''Literature/VattasPeace''
* ''Literature/RemnantPopulation''
* ''Literature/PlanetPirates'' co-authored with Creator/AnneMcCaffrey

!!! Other works include:
* ''The Legacy of Gird'': a prequel series to ''Literature/TheDeedOfPaksenarrion''.
* ''Oath of Fealty'', a sequel series to the ''Literature/TheDeedOfPaksenarrion''.
* ''The Speed of Dark'': SomethingCompletelyDifferent for Moon, a novel set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, on Earth, about an autistic computer programmer. In between the usual life struggles, he and his autistic co-workers are under pressure from their employer to undergo an experimental procedure that might make them "normal", and not everyone can understand why they might not want that. Winner, 2003 UsefulNotes/NebulaAward for Best Novel and nominated for the Creator/ArthurCClarke Award.

!!Other works contain examples of:

* IAmWhatIAm: This is a dominant theme of ''The Speed of Dark'', which is told from the viewpoint of an autistic character.
* TastesLikeFriendship: In ''The Legacy Of Gird'', a fellow from the Evil Wizard Class tries to make friends with Gird by offering him food, only to be rebuffed because in Gird's culture providing for someone establishes your superiority to them. They realize that their two cultures have been misunderstanding each other literally from first contact, as the EWC had always thought of Gird's people as natural servants because they were so eager to provide for the new impressive strangers.