Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

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The Healer's War - Masterpieces of Science Fiction - 2001

Author Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, a gifted American writer, was born on March 23, 1947, in Kansas City, Missouri. Her literary journey spans multiple genres, including fantasy, science fiction, and mystery. Scarborough's early life was marked by a love for reading and storytelling, laying the foundation for her future career as a writer. She attended college at the University of Alaska, where she earned a degree in journalism. After graduation, Scarborough embarked on various professional endeavors, including work as a reporter and editor. However, her true passion lay in the realm of fiction writing, and she began to pursue it earnestly.

Scarborough's literary career took off with the publication of her first novel, The Healer's War, in 1988. This novel, inspired by her experiences as an army nurse in Vietnam, won the Nebula Award for Best Novel, catapulting Scarborough into the spotlight as a talented and versatile author. Throughout her career, Scarborough demonstrated remarkable creativity and versatility, effortlessly transitioning between genres and captivating readers with her imaginative storytelling. She wrote numerous standalone novels and series, exploring themes of magic, adventure, and the human condition. One of Scarborough's most beloved series is the Acorna series, co-authored with Anne McCaffrey. This science fiction series follows the adventures of Acorna, a unicorn-like alien, as she navigates interstellar conflicts and discovers her true identity. The series garnered a dedicated fan base and solidified Scarborough's reputation as a master storyteller in the realm of speculative fiction.

In addition to her fiction writing, Scarborough was an active member of the literary community, mentoring aspiring writers and participating in conventions and workshops. She was known for her generosity and willingness to share her knowledge and experiences with others. Throughout her life, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough remained committed to her craft, continually pushing the boundaries of imagination and creativity. Her works continue to inspire and delight readers of all ages, ensuring her legacy as a prominent figure in the world of speculative fiction. Scarborough passed away on November 23, 2022, leaving behind a rich body of work that continues to enchant and captivate readers around the world. Her contributions to the literary world will be remembered and cherished for generations to come.

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