Jody Lynn Nye

Jody Lynn Nye

Jody Lynn Nye has been writing science fiction and fantasy full-time since 1985. She is the author of over 45 books and 140 short stories, including medical science fiction, humorous military SF, contemporary humorous fantasy, epic fantasy, and has edited three anthologies. Alongside her solo work, she has collaborated with some of the most prominent names in the field, such as New York Times bestselling author Anne McCaffrey, Robert Asprin, Piers Anthony and John Ringo. She collaborated on eight books with Asprin, and since his passing has continued two of his series, the Myth-Adventures and Dragons. She runs the two-day intensive writers' workshop at DragonCon in Atlanta, GA. She and her husband, Bill Fawcett, are the fiction reviewers for Galaxy's Edge magazine. 

Nye's most recent books are Myth-Quoted (Ace Books); Wishing on a Star (Stellar Guild project, Arc Manor Press); an e-collection of cat stories, Cats Triumphant (Event Horizon); and the third in her Lord Thomas Kinago humorous space opera series, Rhythm of the Imperium.



            Dragonharper (Crossroads game/book), TOR Books (1987)

            Encyclopedia of Xanth (Crossroads game/book), TOR Books (1987)

            Dragonfire (Crossroads game/book), TOR Books (1988)

            Ghost of a Chance (Crossroads game/book), TOR Books (1988)

            The Dragonlover's Guide to Pern — Del Rey (1989; trade paper 1992; 2nd ed. 1996)

            Visual Guide to Xanth (co-authored w/Piers Anthony), Avon (1989)

            Mythology 101, Warner Books (1990), WordFire (2014)

            The Death of Sleep (co-authored w/Anne McCaffrey), Baen Books (1990)

            Mythology Abroad, Warner Books (1991), WordFire (2015)

            Crisis on Doona (co-authored w/Anne McCaffrey), Ace Books (1992) *

                           *New York Times bestselling book

            Higher Mythology, Warner Books (1993), WordFire (2015)

            Taylor's Ark, Ace Books (1993)

            Planet Pirates (Omnibus of Death of Sleep et. al), Baen Books (tr. 1993, hb 2000)

            The Ship Who Won (co-authored with Anne McCaffrey), Baen Books (1994)

            Medicine Show (Taylor’s Ark II), Ace Books (1994)

            Treaty at Doona (co-authored w/Anne McCaffrey), Ace Books (1994)                

                The Magic Touch — Warner Books (June 1996),  WordFire (2015)

                Don’t Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear; editor — Baen Books (July 1996)

                The Ship Errant (The Ship Who Won II) — Baen Books (December 1996)

                Waking in Dreamland (Dreamland I) – Baen Books (May 1998)

                School of Light (Dreamland II) — Baen Books (June 1999)

                The Grand Tour (Dreamland III) — Baen Books (Aug 2000)

                Applied Mythology (Omnibus of books 1,2,3) – Meisha Merlin Publ. (Aug 2000)

                License Invoked (co-authored with Robert L. Asprin) — Baen Books (Mar 2001)

                Advanced Mythology (Mythology IV) – Meisha Merlin (Aug 2001) WordFire (‘15)

                Myth-Told Tales (co-auth with Robert Asprin) chapbook – Meisha Merlin (2003)

                Myth Alliances (co-authored w/Robert Asprin) – Meisha Merlin (2003), Ace (2004)

                The Ship Who Saved the Worlds (omni of Won and Errant) – Baen Books (2003)

                Doona (omnibus of Crisis on Doona, Treaty at Doona) – Ace Books (2004)

                The Lady and The Tiger (Taylor’s Ark III) – Ace Books (Mar 2004)

                Myth-Taken Identity (co-auth w/R. Asprin) – Meisha Merlin (2004), Ace (2005)

                Class Dis-Mythed. (co-authored with Robert Asprin) – Meisha Merlin (Aug 2005)

                Strong Arm Tactics (Wolfe Pack I) – Meisha Merlin (Oct 2005), WordFire (2014)

                Myth-Gotten Gains (w/Robert Asprin) – Meisha Merlin (Sep 2006, Ace 3/2008)

                Myth-Told Tales (co-authored with Robert Asprin) extended – Ace (Mar 2007)

                An Unexpected Apprentice (book one of duology) – TOR Books (June 2007)

                Myth Chief (w/Robert Asprin) – Wildside Press (3/08), Ace (Jan 2009)

                Myth-Fortunes (w/Robert Asprin) – Wildside Press (11/08), Ace (Dec 2011)

                A Forthcoming Wizard (book two of duology) – TOR Books (Apr 2009)

                Dragons Deal – Ace Books (Dec 2010)

                View from the Imperium – Baen Books (Apr 2011)

                Myth-Quoted—Ace Books (Dec 2012)

                Cats Triumphant! – Dark Star Books (e-book Dec 2012)

                Dragons Run – Ace Books (Oct 2013)

                Launchpad, ed Jody Lynn Nye & Michael Brotherton – WordFire (2014)

                Fortunes of the Imperium – Baen Books (Sep 2,2014)

                A Circle of Celebrations – WordFire Press (Nov 2015)

                Wishing on a Star (Magic Touch II) – Arc Manor Publications (Nov 14, 2015)

                Rhythm of the Imperium – Baen Books (Dec 2015)


Short stories in anthologies:

            The Fleet, "Bolthole,” Ace Books (1988)

            The Fleet II: Counterattack, "Lab Rats," Ace Books (1988)

            The Fleet III: Breakthrough, "Crossing the Line," Ace Books (1989)

            The Fleet IV: Sworn Allies, "Full Circle," Ace Books (1990)

            The Fleet V: Total War "Change Partners and Dance," Ace Books (1990)

            The Fleet VI:  Crisis, "The Mosquito," Ace Books (1991)

            The War Years I: Far Stars War, "Volunteers," NAL (1990)

            The War Years II: Siege of Arista, "Unreality," NAL (1991)

            The War Years III: Jupiter War, "Gold-digging," NAL (1991)

            The Crafters, "The Seeing Stone," Ace Books (1991)

            The Crafters II: Blessings & Curses, "Miss Crafter's School For Girls,” Ace (1992)

            Halflings, Hobbits, Wee Folk and Warrows; "Moon Shadows," Warner Books (1991)

            Alternate Presidents, "The Father of His Country," TOR Books (1992)

            Cats in Space and Other Places, "Well Worth the Money," Baen Books (1992)

            Battlestation, "Star Light," Ace Books (1992)

            Battlestation II, "Shooting Star," Ace Books (1993)

            The Gods of War, "Order in Heaven,” Baen Books (1992)

            More Whatdunits, "Way Out" (co-authored with Bill Fawcett), TOR Books (1993)

            Quest to Riverworld, “If the King Like Not the Comedy,” Warner Books (1993)

            Alien Pregnant By Elvis! "Psychic Bats 1000 for Accuracy," DAW Books (1994)

            Dragon’s Eye, “The Stuff of Legends,” Baen Books (1994)

            Deals With The Devil, "The Party of the First Part," DAW Books (1994)

            Elric, Tales of the White Wolf, “The White Child,” White Wolf (1994)

            Superheroes, "Theme Music Man," Ace/Berkley (1995)

            Excalibur, “Sword Practice” — Warner Aspect (1995)

                Chicks in Chainmail, “The Growling” — Baen Books (Sept 1995)

                The Day The Magic Stopped, “Flicker” — Baen Books (Oct 1995)

                Fantastic Alice, “Muchness” — Ace Books (December 1995)

                Dante’s Disciples, “The Bridge on the River Styx” — White Wolf (1996)

                Lammas Night, “Sunflower” — Baen Books (February 1996)

                Otherwere, “What? And Give Up Show Business?” — Ace Books (1996)

                Future Net, “Souvenirs and Photographs” — DAW Books (1996)

                Many Faces of Fantasy (WFC Book), “Sidhe Who Must Be Obeyed” — (10/1996)

                Space Opera, “Calling Them Home” — DAW Books (1996)

                Elf Fantastic, “The Dancing Ring” — DAW Books (1997)

                First Contact, “Take Me to Your Leader” — DAW Books (1997)

                Acorna, “Pony Girl” — BIG Entertainment (1997)

                Zodiac Fantastic, “The Billion-Year Boys’ Club” – DAW Books (1997)

                Wizard Fantastic, “Bird Bones” — DAW Books (1997)

                Urban Nightmares, “The Bicycle Messenger From Hell” — Baen Books (1997)

                Did You Say ‘Chicks’?, “The Old Fire” – Baen Books (1998)

                Alternate Generals, “Queen of the Amazons” – Baen Books (1998)

                The Quintessential World of Darkness, “The Muse” — Harper Collins (1998)

                Mob Magic, “Power Corrupts” – DAW Books (1998)

                Tails From the Pet Shop, “A Cat’s Chance” – 11th Hour Productions (1999)

                Twice Upon a Time, “Spinning A Yarn” – DAW Books (1999)

                Chicks and Chained Males, “Don’t Break the Chain!” – Baen Books (1999)

                Stardates, “The Stars in Their Courses” – (Dec 1999)

                Flights of Fantasy, “Eagle’s Eye” – DAW Books (Jan 2000)

                Perchance to Dream, “The Piper” – DAW Books (2000)

                Daughter of Dangerous Dames, “Riddle of the Sphinx” – 11th Hour (May 2000)

                Such a Pretty Face, “Casting Against Type” – Meisha Merlin Publ. (June 2000)

                100 Crafty Little Cat Crimes, “Land Rush” – Barnes & Noble (2000)

                Guardian Angels, “Desperation Gulch” – Cumberland House (2000)

                Warrior Fantastic, “Conscript” – DAW Books (2000)

                Blood and Donuts, “The Haunted Patrol Car” – 11th Hour Publ (2001)

                Murder Most Romantic, “Night Hawks” – Cumberland House (2001)

                Conjuration 2001, “Shore Excursion” (program book) (6/2001)

                The Mutant Files, “Rite of Passage” – DAW Books (8/1/2001)

                Past Imperfect, “Theory of Relativity” – DAW Books (2001)

                Creature Fantastic, “Father Noe’s Bestiary” – DAW Books (2001)

                Dracula’s London, “Everything to Order” – Ace Books (2001)

                Oceans of Space, “Pyrats” – DAW Books (2001)

                Xena, Warrior Princess, “As Fate Would Have It” – DAW Books (2001)

                Silicon Dreams, “Sacrifices” – DAW Books (2001)

                Constellation of Cats, “Purr Power” – DAW Books (2002)

            Heaven and Hell, “The Fiber of Being” – Speculation Press (2002)

                Something M.Y.T.H., Inc. “M.Y.T.H., Inc. Instructions” – Meisha Merlin (2002)

                Turning Points (Thieves’ World 2K I), “Doing the Gods’ Work” – TOR (2003) 

                Vengeance Fantastic, “Even Tempo” – DAW Books (2002)

                Pharaoh Fantastic, “The Voice of Authority” – DAW Books (2002)

                Familiars Fantastic, “And So, Ad Infinitum” – DAW Books (2002)

                The Repentant, “The Salem Trial” – DAW Books (Oct 2003)

                Low Port, “Bottom of the Food Chain” – Meisha Merlin (2003)

                The Sorcerer’s Academy, “Field Trip” – DAW (Sep 2003)

                The Magic Shop, “For Whom the Bell Tolled” – DAW Books (2004)

                Little Red Riding Hood in the Big Bad City, “Keeping It Real” – DAW (2004)

                Rotten Relations, “Cuckoo’s Egg” – DAW Books (2004)

                Spooks, “Trick” – 11th Hour Publications (Oct 2004)

                Turn the Other Chick, “Defender of the Small” – Baen Books (2004)

                Masters of Fantasy, “Mything in Dreamland” (w/Robert Asprin) Baen Books (2004)

                Enemies of Fortune (Thieves’ World 2K II), “Consequences” – TOR (Dec 2004)

                Time After Time, “Wait Until Next Year” – DAW Books (2005)

                Magic Tails, “Sleeping Beauties” – DAW Books (2005)

                Maiden, Matron, Crone, “The Gift” – DAW Books (2005)

                International House of Bubbas, “Bubba Suey” – Yard Dog Press (2005)

                LiftPort, “Going Up?” – Meisha Merlin Publishing (Jan 2006)

                Children of Magic, “Nethan’s Magic” – DAW Books (2006)

                This Is My Funniest, repr of “The Growling”, ed by Mike Resnick, BenBella (2006)

                The Magic Toybox, “The Revenge of Chatty Cathy” – DAW Books (2006)

                Furry Fantastic, “Superstition” – DAW Books (2006)

                Army of the Fantastic, “Airborne” – DAW Books (2007)

                If I Were an Evil Overlord, “Ensuring the Succession” – DAW Books (2007)

                Tales of the Red Lion, “Kindred Spirits” – Twilight Tales (2007)

                Front Lines, “The Battle for Trehinnick’s Garden” – DAW Books (2008)

                Fellowship Fantastic, “Sweet Threads” – DAW Books (Jan 2008)

                Mystery Date, “Venus in Blue Jeans” – DAW Books (Feb 2008)  

                Witch High, “Another Learning Experience” – DAW Books (2008)

                Here Be Dragons, “Pat the Magic Dragon” – DragonCon (Aug 2008)

                Enchantment Place, “Altar Ego” – DAW Books (2008)

                The Dimension Next Door, “Waiting for Evolution” – DAW Books (7/2008)

                Terribly Twisted Tales, “No Good Deed” – DAW Books (2008)

                Witch Way to the Mall, “There’s No ‘I’ in Coven – DAW Books (2009)

                Zombie Raccoons and Killer Bunnies, “Death Mask” – DAW Books (2009)

                Gamer Fantastic, “Roles We Play” – DAW Books (2009)

                Strip-Mauled, “Howl!” – Baen Books (2009)

                Timeshares, “Time Sharing” – DAW Books (Mar 2010)

                Gateways, “Virtually, A Cat” (reprint) – TOR Books (July 2010)

                Chicago in 2012, “Flying Saucerers” (bidzine) (Aug 2010)

                Fangs for the Mammaries, “Overbite” – Baen Books (Sep 2010)

                Steampunk’d, “Portrait of a Lady in a Monocle” – DAW Books (Nov 2010)

                Love and Rockets, “Dance of Life” – DAW Books (TBA)

                Hot and Steamy, “Clockworks” – DAW Books (Jun 2011)

                Untold Adventures: A D&D Anthology, “To Chaos and Back Again) (6/11)

                Westward Weird, “Lone Wolf” – DAW Books (2011)

                Exiled: Clan of the Claw, “Cata” (w/John Ringo) Baen (hc 2011, pb 2012)

                Human for a Day, “The Very Next Day” – DAW Books (2012)

                Cast of Characters, “Small Sacrifices” – Fiction Studio Books (2012)

                Unidentified Funny Objects, “Worm’s Eye View” – UFO Publishing (Sep 2012)

                Elemental Magic, “Air of Mystery” – DAW Books (Dec 2012)

                Doorways to Extra Time, “Dawn of a New Day” –Spencer Hill Press (2013)

                Launchpad, “Spectromancy” – Event Horizon E-books (2013)

                Shadows of the New Sun, “The Dreams of the Sea” – TOR Books (Aug 2013)

                Unidentified Funny Objects 2, “Insider Information” – UFO Publishing (9/2013)

                Elementary, “Air of Deception” – DAW Books (Dec 2013)

                It’s Elemental, Bad-Ass Faeries 4, “Fifteen Percent” – Mundania Press (May 2014)

                One Horn to Rule Them All, “Purple is the New Black” – Wordfire (Sep 14)

                Unidentified Funny Objects 3, “Infinite Drive”– UFO Publishing (Sep 2014)

                Clan of the Claw, Tooth and Claw, “Feeding a Fever” – Baen Books (May 2015)

                The Change anthology, “The New Normal” – (June 2015)

                Cats In Space, “Distant Cousins” – Paper Golem (June 2015)

                Chicks in Chainmail 6, “A Chick off the Old Block” – Baen (June 2015)

                A Game of Horns, “M.Y.T.H. Rule” – WordFire (Oct 2015)

                Misunderstood, “Wandering Monsters” – Wolfsinger Press (Oct 2015)

                Unidentified Funny Objects 4, “The Worm That Turned” – (Oct 2015)

                Naughty or Nice, “Mistletoe” – Evil Girlfriend Media (Nov 2015)


 Fiction on line:

                Your Title Here (ed Mike Resnick), “The Search for Bob” – (2006)

                 “Virtually, A Cat” – Baen’s Universe (Vol. 2 Num 6 April 2008)

                “To Chaos and Back Again” – Wizards of the (Jun 2011)

                “An Imperium Pursuit” – (June 2014)

                “Imperium Resource” – (Nov 2015)



                Launchpad, ed Jody Lynn Nye & Michael Brotherton Event Horizon e-books (2013)

                A Circle of Celebrations (chapbook) – WordFire (2014)



            Dinosaucers (animated TV series) "Toy-ranosaurus Store Wars" script — DIC



            "Dungeon Etiquette" article — The Dragon #130, TSR (1988)

                It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, various articles – Avon Books (2000)

                You Did What? various articles – Avon Books (2004)

                Alias Assumed, “Why Sydney Has No Social Life,” BenBella Books (Aug 2005)

                FarScape Forever, “My Imaginary Friend” – BenBella Books (Oct 2005)

                Charmed, “Talent and the Socialism of Fear” – BenBella Books (Nov 2005)

                Battle of Azeroth, “Advice for the Warlorn” – BenBella Books (2006)

                So Say We All, “Report to Congress” – BenBella Books (2006)

                Nebula 2010 anthology, “Medium with a Message” – (2010)

                Chicks Dig Time Lords, “Hopelessly Devoted to Who” – Mad Norwegian (’10)

                SFWA Bulletin, “Being a convention literary guest” (vol 4 iss 3Aug-Sep 2010)

                SFWA Bulletin, “Conventional Wisdom: DragonCon” (Spring 2011)

                SFWA Bulletin, “Conventional Wisdom: GenCon” Summer 2011)

                SFWA Bulletin, “Conventional Wisdom: Small Cons” (Fall 2011)

                SFWA Bulletin, “Conventional Wisdom: Interview Gene Wolfe” (Winter ’12)

                SFWA Bulletin, “Conventional Wisdom: Writers Workshops” (Spring 2012)

                SFWA Bulletin, “Conventional Wisdom: 1,000 Cons (Summer 2012)

                SFWA Bulletin, “Conventional Wisdom: Book Signings” (Winter 2013)

                Dragonwriter, “The McCaffrey Effect” – BenBella Books (2013)

                SFWA Bulletin, “Conventional Wisdom: Doing Business” (Fall 2012)

                Chicks Dig Gaming, “Saving Throws” – Mad Norwegian Press (Nov 2014)

                Fiction Reviews, Galaxy’s Edge Magazine, Issues 14- (2015- )



                Book Reviews, Galaxy’s Edge Magazine #14 (May 2015)


Game materials:

            Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Game — Mayfair Games (1986)

            Nick Velvet Casebook (EQMM Game) — Mayfair Games (1987)

            Shattered Light computer game (mystery quests) – Simon & Schuster (1999)



                Reprint, “Superstition” – Galaxy’s Edge Magazine #13 – Mar 2015

                Reprint, “Wait ‘Til Next Year” – Galaxy’s Edge Magazine #17 – Oct 2015

                Reprint, Cats and More Cats, “Defender of the Small” – FurPlanet Comics (Feb 2016)


Works still to be published:

                Myth-Fits – Ace Books (June 2016)

                Little Green Men, “Rule the World” – Baen Books (TBA)

                Mech: Age of Steel, “Easy as Pie” – Ragnarok Press (TBA)

                Gaslamp Terrors, “Ghost in the Machine” – WordFire (TBA)

                Reprint, “Rite of Passage” – Galaxy’s Edge Magazine – TBA

                Black Tide anthology, “Staying Human” – Baen (TBA)

                Fiction River, “Dawn” co-auth Rebecca Moesta – WMG Press (TBA)

                Decision Points, “Granted” – WordFire (TBA)

Awards and Memberships

New York Times bestselling novel, Crisis on Doona, Anne McCaffrey and Jody Lynn Nye

USA Today bestselling novel, Crisis on Doona

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

Authors Guild, Inc.

Novelists, Inc.

Related Experience

Published author since 1985. Editor of three SF/fantasy anthologies. Taught Fantasy Writing Workshop at Columbia College Chicago (2007). Teaches two-day Intensive Writing Workshop at DragonCon ( since 2010. Fiction reviewer for Galaxy's Edge magazine.

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