Viable Paradise: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' Workshop

Debra Doyle


Chaser of Degrees:

  • B.A. with honors in English, University of Arkansas
  • M.A. in English, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ph.D. in English, University of Pennsylvania
    (Dissertation: Coordination, Subordination, and Sentence Structure in Old English Poetry: an Inquiry into Aspects of the Interplay Between Syntax and Style)

Peripatetic English Instructor:

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Villanova
  • Florida State University, Panama Campus
  • University of New Hampshire College for Lifelong Learning



  • The Circle of Magic series (with James D. Macdonald), six volumes, Troll Books. Currently being reissued by Troll with new titles.
  • Knight's Wyrd (with James D. Macdonald), Harcourt Brace. Mythopoeic Society's Aslan Award, young adult fantasy. Included in the New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age list. Reprinted in paperback by Magic Carpet Books.
Science Fiction

  • Groogleman (with James D. Macdonald), Harcourt Brace.
  • The Mageworlds novels (with James D. Macdonald), Tor Books:
    The Price of the Stars
    Starpilot's Grave
    By Honor Betray'd
    The Gathering Flame
    The Long Hunt
    The Stars Asunder
    A Working of Stars

The Girl Cooties Theory of Literature

Essays for the Acclaim Comics Classics Illustrated reprints of:
  • Moby-Dick
  • Typee
  • Hamlet
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Rip Van Winkle/Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Frankenstein
  • Captains Courageous
  • Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Faust
  • Kim

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