Jody Lynn Nye

Jody Lynn Nye lists her main career activity as ‘spoiling cats.’ When not engaged upon this worthy occupation, she writes fantasy and science fiction books and short stories.


Thanks for stopping by! I’m Jody Lynn Nye, writer of science fiction and fantasy, humorous and dramatic (but mostly humorous) novels and short stories. Here you will find excerpts of my work to read, some audio to listen to, and my bookshelf to browse, as well as news on upcoming publications. Enjoy!

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Meet the Character Blog Tour

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The fascinating and amazing Sarah A. Hoyt tagged me to participate in this Meet the Character Blog Tour. Her entry can be found here: http://accordingtohoyt.com/2014/09/08/meet-the-character/, introducing Seraphim Ainsling, the Duke of Darkwater. From all accounts, he is a stern personality who has a grim job as a witchfinder. ℑ How could I resist a chance like that? It sounded like …

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Fortunes of the Imperium is out!

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For those of you who loved Lord Thomas Kinago’s first adventure, View From the Imperium, here is the second of his exploits. Lord Thomas has been sent as an envoy from the Emperor, his cousin, to meet the Autocrat of the Uctu Autocracy. It would seem a straightforward mission, but Thomas is determined to put his own stamp on the …

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My schedule for DragonCon 2014

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I’m looking forward to DragonCon this year. So many of my friends will be there, including Elizabeth Moon, Todd McCaffrey, Esther Friesner, and innumerable others. Come and join in the fun! ∞ Here are my scheduled items so far: Writers Workshop, two-day intensive Thursday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Marietta Room, Hyatt) Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Marietta Room, …

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My schedule for LonCon 3, August 14-17, 2014

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Here is my schedule for the World Science Fiction Convention at the ExCel Centre in London. Come on down and join me! Doctor Who: Fandom for the Whole Family Thursday 16:30 – 18:00, Capital Suite 10 (ExCeL) ∞ In a Proprietary World Who Owns Your Body? Thursday 18:00 – 19:00, Capital Suite 10 (ExCeL) ∞ Autographing 7 – Jody Lynn …

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Writers’ Workshop at DragonCon 2014

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Once again, I will be offering a two-day writers’ workshop at DragonCon in Atlanta over Labor Day weekend. It’s limited by space to 20 participants. We’ll cover topics such as world-building, plot points, characterization, professional guidelines, and other questions specific to the manuscripts submitted by the participants. In addition, I have invited writers and publishers to come to speak to …

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LibertyCon this weekend!

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Heading down to LibertyCon 27. I’m honored to be this year’s Literary Guest of Honor. Among my ‘duties’ are a workshop on world-building, a steampunk luncheon and a reading — audience choice! Come and join me. It’ll be a lot of fun.

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FREE SHORT STORY “Muchness”

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Muchness 5,518 words Published in The Fantastic Alice, Ace Books, 1995 by Jody Lynn Nye   Valerie Hodges looked at the shimmering wall of force between the transformer pillars in the center of the Electromagnetics Lab, and glanced up at her fellow scientists with dismay. “Why me?” she asked. “Why don’t one of you big, muscular mooses go first?” “Conservation …

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