Tanya Huff

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Name: Tanya Huff
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Occupation: Author, Writer,
Medium: Books, Television
Works: Blood Ties (television series), Blood books, Quarters series, Keeper's Chronicles (books), Smoke and Shadows, Novels of Crystal, Valor books, The Fire's Stone
Official Website(s): http://andpuff.livejournal.com/
Fan Website(s):
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Tanya Huff is a Canadian science fiction and fantasy writer. The television series Blood Ties was based on Huff's Blood books, which are also known as the Vicki Nelson novels.

On fanfic

Tanya Huff wrote in a May 2010 journal entry:[1]

As the fanfic discussion is making the rounds again let me just reiterate where I, personally, stand.

1. Don't tell me about it. Knowledge implies consent and implied consent can potentially result in some legal nastiness. We'll both be happier if I don't know, trust me.

2. Have fun. I, personally, am thrilled you like what I've created enough that you want to see how it looks dressed in green and wearing thigh high boots.

3. I have no actual evidence, but I doubt fanfic has ever lost me readers and I strongly suspect it may be responsible for my gaining a couple.

4. But, seriously, don't tell me about it.

On fan passion

In October 2001 she posted "I was an SF fan for years before I was a pro. I went to my first convention in 1977. I have been a costumer and a filker (still a filker), I've entered art shows, and run con-suites (not well, honesty forces me to admit) and the thing I love best about fans is how willing they are to be passionate about things. Books, movies, TV shows, games, corsets, beer, plots, characters, covers, authors, actors, high tech, low tech, comics and graphic novels and the arguments over which is which."[2]

List of Novels and Short Story Collections

Keeper's Chronicles

  • Summon the Keeper (1998)
  • The Second Summoning (2001)
  • Long Hot Summoning (2003)

Quarters series

  • Sing the Four Quarters (1994)
  • Fifth Quarter (1995)
  • No Quarter (1996)
  • The Quartered Sea (1999)

Novels of Crystal

  • Child of the Grove (1988)
  • The Last Wizard (1989)
  • Wizard of the Grove (1999) (Omnibus edition of Child of the Grove and The Last Wizard)

Blood Books also known as the Vicki Nelson novels

  • Blood Price (1991)
  • Blood Trail (1992)
  • Blood Lines (1992)
  • Blood Pact (1993)
  • Blood Debt (1997)
  • Blood Bank - a short story collection

Omnibus editions

  • The Blood Books, Volume I (Omnibus edition of Blood Price and Blood Trail)
  • The Blood Books, Volume II (Omnibus edition of Blood Lines and Blood Pact)
  • The Blood Books, Volume III (Omnibus edition of Blood Debt and Blood Bank)

Smoke and Shadows

  • Smoke and Shadows (2004)
  • Smoke and Mirrors (2005)
  • Smoke and Ashes (2006)

Valor books, also knows as Novels of the Confederation

  • Valor's Choice (2000)
  • The Better Part of Valor (2002)
  • A Confederation of Valor (Omnibus edition of Valor's Choice and A Better Part of Valor)
  • The Heart of Valor (2007)
  • Valor's Trial (2008)

Other novels

Short story collections

  • What Ho, Magic! (1999)
  • Relative Magic (2003)
  • Stealing Magic (2005)
  • Finding Magic (2007)


The fandom for the television version of the Blood Books is small but established, and there is crossover between the television fandom and books fandom, but book verse stories are much more rare. The canonical Tony/Henry relationship, which does not exist on the show has drawn some fans to both the Blood and the Smoke series.

The Fire's Stone is often a Yuletide fandom and a few stories have been written.

Archives and Communities


  1. http://andpuff.livejournal.com/197248.html Accessed October 20,2010.
  2. Passion: More than Just a Fruit posted October 6, 2011. Accessed October 7, 2011.