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Rather, Lina

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(?   -    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Marking the Witch" in Flash Fiction Online for February 2017 (see Flash Fiction). Her first novel, Sisters of the Vast Black (short version first appeared Tor.com Publishing 2019 Debut Sample, anth 2019 ebook: 2019), which is set in a galaxy-encompassing Space Opera universe, traces the interstellar travels (see Colonization of Other Worlds; Religion; Women in SF) of the female Order of Saint Rita, whose mission is to give pastoral assistance to souls adrift in the vast firmament that is their remit. As the compactly told tale progresses, and as their sentient Spaceship expresses a desire to breed, the Order finds itself increasingly adrift from the conservative church it has left very far behind. This novel opens the Our Lady of Endless Worlds sequence which continues with Sisters of the Forsaken Stars (2022), during the course of which any illusion that the Order has escaped the attention of conservative religionists is dispelled. [JC]

Lina Rather

born Michigan

works

Our Lady of Endless Worlds

  • Sisters of the Vast Black (New York: Tor.com, 2019) [short version first appeared Tor.com Publishing 2019 Debut Sample (anth 2019 ebook): Our Lady of Endless Worlds: pb/Drive Communication]
  • Sisters of the Forsaken Stars (New York: Tor.com, 2022) [Our Lady of Endless Worlds: pb/Drive Communication]

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