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Hemingway, Amanda

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1955-    ) UK author who began publishing work of genre interest with "The Alchemist" for Introduction 7: Stories by New Writers (anth 1981) edited anonymously, that year's issue of the Faber and Faber Introduction series. Her first novel, Pzyche (1982), focuses on an uncomfortable and virginal young woman brought up in isolation on a mineral-rich, art-obsessed planet, where – under the supervision of her father (see Forbidden Planet) – she unappreciatingly undergoes a series of adventures; the tale is sharply depicted, and marks the author as interested in using the fantastic to explore the realms of the Bildungsroman. The Way of the Witch sequence, as by Jan Siegel, is fantasy, and traces its protagonist from Young Adult plights into a complex Urban Fantasy [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] outcome. The Sangreal sequence is also fantasy. [JC]

Amanda Jane Askew Hemingway

born London: 16 September 1955



Way of the Witch

  • Prospero's Children (London: HarperCollins/Voyager, 1999) as by Jan Siegel [Way of the Witch: hb/Alan Lee]
  • The Dragon-Charmer (London: HarperCollins/Voyager, 2000) as by Jan Siegel [Way of the Witch: hb/John Howe]
  • Witch's Honour (London: HarperCollins/Voyager, 2002) as by Jan Siegel [Way of the Witch: hb/John Howe]
    • The Witch Queen (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 2002) as by Jan Siegel [vt of the above: Way of the Witch: hb/Eric Peterson]
    • The Way of the Witch (New York: Science Fiction Book Club, 2002) as by Jan Siegel [omni of the above three: Way of the Witch: hb/Tom Kidd]


individual titles

  • Pzyche (London: Faber and Faber, 1982) [hb/George Hardie]
  • The Devil's Apprentice (Oxford, Oxfordshire: Rebellion/Ravenstone, 2013) as by Jan Siegel [pb/Tom Percival]


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