eluki bes shahar

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Name: eluki bes shahar
Alias(es): Rosemary Edghill
Type: fan writer, fan artist, pro writer
Fandoms: Star Wars, X-Men
URL: an interview with this fan
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eluki bes shahar is a fan writer as well as pro writer. eluki is one of the earliest Star Wars fan writers. She also contributed illos to fanzines.

her work on the cover of Hydrospanner


Some Zines Which Contain Her Work


From What's in a Name? Interviewing Rosemary Edghill: "Rosemary Edghill has been a professional writer since 1984, but you won't find her earlier works unless you know the secret password: eluki bes shahar. That's the name on her driver's license, and the name under which she sold her first short story, Hellflower, to George Scithers' Amazing.

This talented woman has written material ranging from science fiction to Regency romances, mysteries, and even an X-Men tie-in. In addition to her own wonderful novels and short stories, eluki has worked with three of the most popular female writers on the planet, publishing novels with Grand Master Andre Norton, the prolific Mercedes Lackey, and the late Marion Zimmer Bradley" [1]

From A 2005 Interview with Rosemary Edghill: "I've gotta claim Georgette Heyer and Star Wars [as influences], as so many do. It was all the way back in the early eighties, and having read through all of Heyer, I was trying one of the current crop of Regencies, and had just gotten to the part where the heroine takes a train from London to Malta in 1805, ignoring all the rules of both history and geography. And in spite of all of my best intentions and impulses to emotional self-preservation, The Writing Fairy landed on my shoulder and whispered in my ear: even YOU can do better than that.

"Since I'd been writing a lot of Star Wars fan fic, I already was (at least in my head) in storyteller mode, so with one thing and another, it was not long before I had settled myself down in front of my venerable IBM Selectric III and typed: The early morning sunlight of the brilliant late March day sparkled off the sills and railings of the quiet row of townhouses in this fashionable section of London . . . . "

And "We will draw a veil over the subsequent year of Living Dangerously. Suffice it to say that there I was in 1982, in possession of a 150,000-word Regency novel (Turkish Delight), a 5,000- word SF short story ('Hellflower'), and (with one thing and another) several years of practice, during which time I'd managed to make every single Beginning Prose Writer error. Twice. But I had also fallen among small press editors--notably Poison Pen Press' Devra Langsam, who gave unstintingly of her time and energy to point them out. I was tanned, rested, and ready." [2]