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bes shahar, eluki

Entry updated 10 July 2023. Tagged: Author.

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(1956-    ) US author whose real name may be Eluki Besshahar but who inscribes her working name as eluki bes shahar; she increasingly writes under the pseudonym Rosemary Edghill (Edghill being her mother's maiden name). She began publishing work of genre interest as bes shahar with "Casablanca" for Hydrospanner Zero in 1981; the tale became part of her first novel, Hellflower (fixup 1991), which begins the Butterfly St Cyr sequence about a female space pilot whose smuggling activities embroil her in an interstellar plot involving dynasties and a young prince; the story continues with Darktraders (1992), which is less energetic, though complicated, and Archangel Blues (1993), in which some Virtual Reality riffs are explored, and the enormously complicated plot is wrapped up; all three were assembled as Butterfly & Hellflower (omni 1993). The Bell, Book, and Murder sequence, beginning with Speak Daggers to Her (1994) as by Rosemary Edghill, comprises mysteries with borderline sf elements; the Twelve Treasures sequence, beginning with The Sword of Maiden's Tears (1994) as by Rosemary Edghill, concerns elves and librarians. [JC]

eluki bes shahar/Rosemary Edghill

born June 1956


as eluki bes shahar


Butterfly St Cyr


as Rosemary Edghill


Twelve Treasures

Bell, Book, and Murder

individual titles

works as editor


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