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Cherry Wilder

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Cherry Wilder (September 3, 1930March 14, 2002) was the pseudonym of science fiction and fantasy writer Cherry Barbara Grimm.

Wilder was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1930 and spent much of her time in Australia and Germany. She chose the pseudonym when she began to write science fiction in 1974. She published over fifty short stories and novels. She died on March 14, 2002 in Wellington, New Zealand from cancer.

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Bibliography

There are several incomplete bibliographies on the Internet (see External links). Wilder published short fiction in various periodicals on three continents over a period of twenty-seven years, so it is understandably difficult to keep track of all of her writings.

Books

  • The Rulers of Hylor series
    • A Princess of the Chameln (1984)
    • Yorath the Wolf (1984)
    • The Summer's King (1986)
  • The Torin Trilogy
    • The Luck of Brin's Five (1977) - Won the 1978 Ditmar Award for Best Australian Long Fiction
    • The Nearest Fire (1982)
    • The Tapestry Warriors (1986)
    • (NB: several short stories are also set in the world of the Torin trilogy; not all are so marked in the list below)
  • Rhomary Land books
    • Second Nature (1986)
    • Signs of Life (1996)
  • Cruel Designs (1988)
  • Dealers in Light and Darkness (1995), a collection
  • The Wanderer (2004) with Katya Reimann, published posthumously. The Wanderer was to be the first in a new trilogy set in the world of the Rulers of Hylor trilogy.

Short fiction

  • "The Ark of James Carlyle" (1974) - Nominated for the 1975 Ditmar Award for Best Australian Long Fiction
  • "The Phobos Transcripts" (1975)
  • "Way Out West" (1975) - Nominated for the 1976 Ditmar Award for Best Australian Long fiction
  • "Double Summer Time" (1976)
  • "The Remittance Man" (1976)
  • "The Lodestar" (1977)
  • "Point of Departure" (1977)
  • "The Falldown of Man" (1978)
  • "Mab Gallen Recalled" (1978)
  • "Dealers in Light and Darkness" (1979)
  • "A Long, Bright Day by the Sea of Utner" (1979)
  • "Odd Man Search" (1979)
  • "The Gingerbread House" (1980)
  • "Gone to Earth" (1981)
  • "The Dreamers of Deliverance" (1981)
  • "Cabin Fever" (1983)
  • "Kaleidoscope" (1983)
  • "Something Coming Through" (1983)
  • "The Ballad of Hilo Hill" (1985)
  • "Dreamwood" (1986)
  • "The Decline of Sunshine" (1987)
  • "The House on Cemetery Street" (1988)
  • "Anzac Day" (1989)
  • "The Soul of a Poet" (1989)
  • "Alive in Venice" (1990)
  • "Old Noon's Tale" (1990)
  • "A Woman's Ritual" (1990)
  • "The Beta Syndrome" (1990)
  • "Looking Forward to the Harvest" (1991)
  • "Bird on a Time Branch" (1992)
  • "Special Effects" (1993)
  • "Willow Cottage" (1994)
  • "Back of Beyond" (1995)
  • "The Curse of Kali" (1996)
  • "Dr. Tilmann's Consultant: A Scientific Romance" (1996)
  • "Friends in Berlin" (1997)
  • "The Ghost Hunters" (1997)
  • "The Bernstein Room" (1998)
  • "The Dancing Floor" (1998) (Set in the world of the Torin trilogy)
  • "Saturday" (2000)
  • "Aotearoa" (2001)

About Wilder

Yvonne Rousseau's Minmers Marooned and Planet of the Marsupials: The Science-Fiction Novels of Cherry Wilder (1997) is the third in Nimrod's Babel Handbook series.

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