Bitter Waters

Bitter Waters by Wen Spencer

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American writer Wen Spencer was born in 1963 into a large family. She spent her childhood in Evans City, Pennsylvania. The Spencer family lived in a large house, where Wen`s great-grandfather was born. They were involved in breeding minks, Manchurian pheasants, Shetland ponies, quails, geese, turkeys, rabbits, German shepherds, Labradors, and even growing Christmas trees. While studying at the University of Pittsburgh, where Wen studied computer science, she devoted a lot of time to role-playing games (so she even wonders how she was able to successfully graduate from university). At the age of 19, she first became acquainted with the world of fandom, arriving in 1982 for her first Balticon convention. In 1984, Wen married a former classmate whom she had loved since high school. As usual with writers, she tried many works, managed to work in the metallurgical industry, in a medical laboratory and even in the museum restoration service. All this time she remained an active participant in the life of fandom, was in the Pittsburgh club "Confluence" and even for some time was vice president of the fantasy club "PARSEC". Wen has lived in the Pittsburgh area for almost twelve years - in Oakland, Bloomfield, Avalon and Ben Avon, so it`s no surprise that most of her books are set in and around Pittsburgh. Wen Spencer`s first published book was Through the Eyes of an Outsider (2001; awarded the Compton Crook / Stephen Tall Memorial Award -2002; nominated for the Locus -2002 (5th place) and the Sapphire Award -2002 (2nd place); received a special mention "Spectrum Award" -2002). In 2003, Wen Spencer was awarded the John W.

Campbell Award for Best Newcomer Writer. "Through the eyes of an outsider" begins a detective cycle about the adventures of a private detective Ukii Oregon. The series also includes the novels Broken Trail (2002; nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewer`s Choice Award-2002), Bitter Waters (2003) and Dog Warrior (2004). Ukiya Oregon is an extraordinary person (or maybe not quite a person?). Once he, a little "Mowgli" who lived in a pack of wolves, was accidentally discovered and caught by people. He was adopted and raised by a lesbian family. They named him after the city, near which he was found in a wolf trap. His mothers soon discovered that, unlike most children, their son did not stop developing. He learned to speak very quickly, easily adapted to the human world and fell in love with his adoptive parents. At the beginning of the book, he is 21 years old. He became a private investigator, companion of Max Bennett, the owner of a Pittsburgh detective agency specializing in finding missing people. Ukiya possesses a photographic memory and a keen mind and an unusual gift for finding things. He can take a trail where even bloodhound dogs are powerless. Ukiya can even read DNA from the blood stain left behind! And initially, according to the writer, Ukiya was a character invented for the role-playing game Stalking The Night Fantastic, somewhat reminiscent of Men in Black. The novel, like the entire series, written at the intersection of mysticism, detective and nf-action movie, was received very well by readers. In addition to the above series, Wen Spencer is also the author of the novel "Tinker" (2003; Sapphire Award-2003; nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewer`s Choice Award). The main character of this book is the young genius inventor Tinker, who lives in the world of the near future in the vicinity of Pittsburgh and runs a dump of scrap metal, used equipment, materials and other scrap materials. In that world, not only technology, but also magic operates, and Pittsburgh borders on the lands of the elves. The girl`s calm life comes to an end when an elf runs into the landfill to escape the chase ...

Wen Spencer says that the idea of ​​the Tinker novel came to her in February 2001, while reading the new novel by John M.

Ford, The Last Hot Time ”, to which she immediately had a mixed feeling of love and hate. The novel was written in the spirit of the inter-author series "Borderlands" (urban fantasy, about "borderlands" and Bordertown, created in the early eighties by Terry Windling), but with a touch of film noir. A little more reflections on the topic "why are elves so fabulous in fantasy", the addition of elements of Japanese folklore - and the beginning of a new book was laid. In April 2006, a sequel was released - "Wolf Who Rules". Wen Spencer`s unrelated novel A Brother`s Price (2005) stands apart from the work of Wen Spencer. This is the first book not set in Pittsburgh. Ninety percent of the world`s population described in this novel are women. The sisters there sell men to marry all the women of the family that buys them. Wen Spencer hardly writes stories, only a few have been published in various anthologies. But in her archive there are already 2 stories related to the cycle about Tinker, and the writer hopes that they will be typed into a whole volume after some time. In the meantime, in December 2007, Baen publishes a new novel, Endless Blue. Official site http://www.wenspencer.com/ Taken from the site http://fantlab.ru/

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American writer Wen Spencer was born in 1963 into a large family. She spent her childhood in Evans City, Pennsylvania. The Spencer family lived in a large house, where Wen`s great-grandfather was born. They were involved in breeding minks, Manchurian pheasants, Shetland ponies, quails, geese, turkeys, rabbits, German shepherds, Labradors, and even growing Christmas trees. While studying at the University of Pittsburgh, where Wen studied computer science, she devoted a lot of time to role-playing games (so she even wonders how she was able to successfully graduate from university). At the age of 19, she first became acquainted with the world of fandom, arriving in 1982 for her first Balticon convention. In 1984, Wen married a former classmate whom she had loved since high school. As usual with writers, she tried many works, managed to work in the metallurgical industry, in a medical laboratory and even in the museum restoration service. All this time she remained an active participant in the life of fandom, was in the Pittsburgh club "Confluence" and even for some time was vice president of the fantasy club "PARSEC". Wen has lived in the Pittsburgh area for almost twelve years - in Oakland, Bloomfield, Avalon and Ben Avon, so it`s no surprise that most of her books are set in and around Pittsburgh. Wen Spencer`s first published book was Through the Eyes of an Outsider (2001; awarded the Compton Crook / Stephen Tall Memorial Award -2002; nominated for the Locus -2002 (5th place) and the Sapphire Award -2002 (2nd place); received a special mention "Spectrum Award" -2002). In 2003, Wen Spencer was awarded the John W. Campbell Award for Best Newcomer Writer. "Through the eyes of an outsider" begins a detective cycle about the adventures of a private detective Ukii Oregon. The series also includes the novels Broken Trail (2002; nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewer`s Choice Award-2002), Bitter Waters (2003) and Dog Warrior (2004). Ukiya Oregon is an extraordinary person (or maybe not quite a person?). Once he, a little "Mowgli" who lived in a pack of wolves, was accidentally discovered and caught by people. He was adopted and raised by a lesbian family. They named him after the city, near which he was found in a wolf trap. His mothers soon discovered that, unlike most children, their son did not stop developing. He learned to speak very quickly, easily adapted to the human world and fell in love with his adoptive parents. At the beginning of the book, he is 21 years old. He became a private investigator, companion of Max Bennett, the owner of a Pittsburgh detective agency specializing in finding missing people. Ukiya possesses a photographic memory and a keen mind and an unusual gift for finding things. He can take a trail where even bloodhound dogs are powerless. Ukiya can even read DNA from the blood stain left behind! And initially, according to the writer, Ukiya was a character invented for the role-playing game Stalking The Night Fantastic, somewhat reminiscent of Men in Black. The novel, like the entire series, written at the intersection of mysticism, detective and nf-action movie, was received very well by readers. In addition to the above series, Wen Spencer is also the author of the novel "Tinker" (2003; Sapphire Award-2003; nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewer`s Choice Award). The main character of this book is the young genius inventor Tinker, who lives in the world of the near future in the vicinity of Pittsburgh and runs a dump of scrap metal, used equipment, materials and other scrap materials. In that world, not only technology, but also magic operates, and Pittsburgh borders on the lands of the elves. The girl`s calm life comes to an end when an elf runs into the landfill to escape the chase ... Wen Spencer says that the idea of ​​the Tinker novel came to her in February 2001, while reading the new novel by John M. Ford, The Last Hot Time ”, to which she immediately had a mixed feeling of love and hate. The novel was written in the spirit of the inter-author series "Borderlands" (urban fantasy, about "borderlands" and Bordertown, created in the early eighties by Terry Windling), but with a touch of film noir. A little more reflections on the topic "why are elves so fabulous in fantasy", the addition of elements of Japanese folklore - and the beginning of a new book was laid. In April 2006, a sequel was released - "Wolf Who Rules". Wen Spencer`s unrelated novel A Brother`s Price (2005) stands apart from the work of Wen Spencer. This is the first book not set in Pittsburgh. Ninety percent of the world`s population described in this novel are women. The sisters there sell men to marry all the women of the family that buys them. Wen Spencer hardly writes stories, only a few have been published in various anthologies. But in her archive there are already 2 stories related to the cycle about Tinker, and the writer hopes that they will be typed into a whole volume after some time. In the meantime, in December 2007, Baen publishes a new novel, Endless Blue. Official site http://www.wenspencer.com/ Taken from the site http://fantlab.ru/