About Tansy RR

tansy-rayner-roberts TANSY RAYNER ROBERTS is an award-winning writer of science fiction, fantasy, feminist essays, and humour. She lives in Tasmania, Australia, with her husband and 2 superhero daughters.

Tansy is a co-host of Galactic Suburbia and Verity, and also has her own weekly fiction podcast, Sheep Might Fly, where you can listen to her reading fiction serials.

She has a PhD in Classics, and still obsesses about ancient literature when she isn’t busy obsessing about superheroes, musketeers and fictional hockey. You can find her on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook.

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musketeer-space-genericWant to read swashbuckling space opera with swords, politics, a cranky bisexual protagonist, and Musketeers who fly spaceships? Check out Musketeer Space and its prequel novella, Joyeux.

Want to read dark, sexy epic fantasy with shapechangers and flapper dresses? Check out the Creature Court trilogy, published by HarperCollins Voyager: Power and Majesty, The Shattered City, Reign of Beasts.

Want to read humorous fantasy with witches, pirates, chainmail lingerie and flying sheep? Check out The Mocklore Omnibus (featuring Mocklore #1 & 2: Splashdance Silver & Liquid Gold), Ink Black Magic (Mocklore #3), and Bounty, a collection of short stories and novellas set in the tiny Mocklore Empire.

kid dark fullWant to read a snarky novella about superheroes? Check out Kid Dark Against the Machine over on the Book Smugglers website.

Are pop culture essays your thing? Check out Pratchett’s Women, a series of essays on the portrayal of female characters in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, and It’s Raining Musketeers, a series of reviews of adaptations of The Three Musketeers in film and television across the decades. Or you can go over to Tor.com where a bunch of Tansy’s writing is available free, including one of her all-time most popular essays, Historically Authenticated Sexism: Let’s Unpack That.

She also fights writes crime! The Cafe La Femme series by Tansy’s alter ego Livia Day are fun mysteries featuring Hobart’s cafes, delicious desserts, vintage clothing and the occasional horrible murder: A Trifle Dead, Drowned Vanilla and The Blackmail Blend.

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