Happy birthday to the wondrous Nancy Springer

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The award-winning author of more than fifty novels, Nancy Springer’s prodigious output includes Books of Isle, Tales of Rowan Hood, and Sea King fantasy series, and a plethora of magical realism, women’s fiction, contemporary young adult and other titles. She received the James Tiptree Jr. Award for Larque on the Wing (1994), the Edgar Allan Poe Award for her juvenile mysteries Toughing It (1994) and Looking for Jamie Bridger (1995), Carolyn W. Field  Award for I am Mordred (1998), and has been a frequent nominee for the Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, and Mythopoeic awards. Recent works include THE ODDLING PRINCE (2018), her long awaited return to fantasy genre, and GrandGhost (2018), a haunted house tale.

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Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown produces and stars in Enola Holmes, the screen adaptation of Springer’s acclaimed mystery series about Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister. The movie, premiering on Netflix in September 2020, also features the talents of Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes, Helen Bonham Carter as Mrs. Holmes, and Sam Claflin as Mycroft Holmes.

Enola (Millie Bobby Brown) with older brothers Sherlock (Henry Cavill, left) and Mycroft (Sam Claflin) in Enola Holmes

Much of her short fiction and poetry have been collected in Chance and Other Gestures of the Hand of Fate (1987) and Stardark Songs (1993). Springer edited the anthologies Prom Night (1999) and Ribbiting Tales (2000).

All of us at Tachyon wish the extraordinary Nancy a happy birthday, full of magic, mystery, and mirth.