Jane Fancher

MisCon 29 Attending Professional

CJ Cherryh and I are more than sharing ideas on upcoming novel Alliance Rising, an Alliance-Union novel---we are sharing writing: we pass it back and forth and have arrived at a modus operandi that lets each of us work at our best. 
We hope this will be an ongoing set of stories in a universe many of you have asked for---not that we're stopping Foreigner; but with two of us going at it, there's time.

I was born In Renton, Washington, In the shadow of Mt. Rainier. I was raised around a flight school, but when we moved to the country I had to choose between planes and horses. I chose the horses and have (almost) never regretted it. Besides horses, I enjoy art, music, dance of all kinds, travel, a variety of sports, and making furniture. Mostly I enjoy DOING as opposed to observing.

I have virtual degrees in Physics and Anthropology from Washington State University and training in computer programming, psychology, philosophy, and history. I have paid my bills with such diverse activities as lecturing on dolphins, troubleshooting computer programs, art and training horses, and I have a particular talent for cleaning stables.

How all this led to working on a Graphic Novel adaptation of C. J. Cherryh's Gate of Ivrel, I'm not quite certain. Stranger still, that career move somehow led to writing my own stories. My first novel (Groundties from Warner/Questar) came out In October, 1991. The sequel, Uplink, was released in March, 1992 and the third, Harmonies of the 'Net, in October, 1992.

More recently, I have written the Dance of The Rings series (Ring of Lightning, released in June, 1995, Ring of Intrigue, released in January, 1997, and Ring of Destiny, released in December, 1999). My prequel to the to the Groundties series is at my agent, along with the "extended versions" of those three books. I'm currently working on the next "Ring" book, which might best be described as "Tesla meets Godzilla". I've got a few short stories out, including on in the upcoming Thieve's World anthology.

I'm fascinated with things technological for what they can do, but mostly for how they do it and the effects on people of what they do. Although my current Interests are In Virtual Reality and Science Education, mostly I'm a gestaltist.

I'm also fascinated by what makes things tick—things from computers to people to galaxies—I think the Native American philosophies are a good beginning, and Biosphere 2 a welcome western extrapolation. In the twenty-first century, I look for humanity to extend that working model to

Web site: http://www.janefancher.com/

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Reading: Jane Fancher, Upstairs Programming 3 (261)
    Panelists: Jane Fancher

    Jane will be reading from one of her recent works.

  • Break Sat 1:50 - Sun 10:00
  • panel Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Author Book Signing, Thunderdome Right (Big Room Right)
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Dave Bara, Carol Berg, S. A. Bolich, Larry Bonham, M. H. Bonham (Maggie), Terry Brooks, Brenda Carre, C.J. Cherryh, Steven Erikson, Jane Fancher, Ann Gimpel, James Glass, Rhiannon Held, David Keck, Todd Lockwood, Peter Orullian (Rock Lord), L.F. Patten (Laurey), John Picacio, J.A. Pitts, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, Shawn Speakman, Patrick Swenson, Mark Teppo, Eldon Thompson

    All authors are invited. Terry Brooks's signing is moderated, and we will maintain a STRICT 3 item maximum per person--zero exceptions. In order to keep the line moving, Terry can only personalize one item per person per trip through the line.

  • Break Sun 10:50 - Sun 7:00
  • panel Sun 7:00 - 7:50 PM, Improving Your Climax, Upstairs Programming 2 (260)
    Panelists: S. A. Bolich, C.J. Cherryh, Jane Fancher, Anne Groell

    Everything you've done has led up to this moment. Your readers are invested and demand answers. All the tension has been built up, emotions have been tangled up, bad things have happened, it all comes down to this very moment. But...can you deliver?


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