WorldCat Identities

Spencer, Wen

Works: 21 works in 64 publications in 2 languages and 3,406 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction, American  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3619.P4665, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Wen Spencer
Wolf Who Rules by Wen Spencer( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The popular fantasy novel Tinker introduced the inventor-heroine of the same name, who lives in a near-future Pittsburgh, which shares an interdimensional border with the land of the elves. In this sequel, Wolf Who Rules, the elven noble whose destiny is intertwined with Tinker, finds himself besieged from all sides. Viceroy and head of the Wind Clan, he had been able to guarantee the safety of everyone in his realm, but faced with an oni invasion, he has had to call in royal troops and relinquish his monopoly of Pittsburgh, which is now entirely stranded on Elfhome. He now struggles to keep the peace between the humans, the newly arrived Stone Clan, the royal forces, a set of oni dragons, the half-oni children who see themselves as human, and the tengu trying to escape their oni enslavement. Meanwhile, Tinker strives to solve the mystery of a growing discontinuity in Turtle Creek. She's plagued with inexplicable nightmares that may hold the keys to Pittsburgh's future. The only clue from the Queen's oracle to help Tinker is a note with five English words on it: Follow the Yellow Brick Road. Oni, and dragons and tengu - oh my!"--Publisher's description
Elfhome by Wen Spencer( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elfhome. A world of powerful magic, beautiful elves, man-eating trees, frost-breathing wargs, and god-like dragons. Pittsburgh. A city stranded deep in virgin elfin forest. Its population of sixty thousand humans and a handful of elves are pitted in war that will only end in genocide. Winter is coming. Supplies are running low. And hidden vanguard of oni are attacking from the shadows. And children are disappearing
Endless blue by Wen Spencer( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confronted by the threat of genocide at the hands of the alien Nefrim, humankind's only hope lies in Captain Mikhail Volkov's desperate mission to the Sargasso Sea in search of the mystery behind the long-lost spaceship Fenrir
Eight million gods by Wen Spencer( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A contemporary fantasy of mystery and death as American expats battle Japanese gods and monsters to retrieve an ancient artifact that can destroy the world"--
Wood sprites by Wen Spencer( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Book 4 in the Romantic Times Sapphire award winning Elfhome series. Even though they attend a school of gifted students in New York City, child geniuses Louise Mayer and her twin sister Jillian have always felt alone in the world, isolated by their brilliance. Shortly before their ninth birthday, they make an amazing discovery. They're not alone. Their real mother was astronaut Esme Shenske and their father was the famous inventor, Leonardo Dufae. They have an older sister, Alexander, living on the planet of Elfhome, and four siblings still in cryogenic storage at the fertility center. There's only one problem: the frozen embryos are scheduled to be destroyed within six months. The race is on to save their baby brother and sisters. As a war breaks out on Elfhome and riots start in New York City, the twins use science and magic to plow over everything standing in their way. But when they come face to face with an ancient evil force, they're soon in over their heads in danger.--
A brother's price by Wen Spencer( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world where males are rare and treated like property, Jerin Whistler, after a daring rescue, falls in love with a princess, and he must, amidst political tensions, prove his worth to her sisters in order to win her hand in marriage
Alien taste by Wen Spencer( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You can outrun your past, but not your DNA
Bitter waters by Wen Spencer( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ukiah Oregon, a tracker with accelerated senses, while investigating the disappearance of a young boy, finds himsel finds himself under the watchful eye of the government when he is linked to the murder of a dead cult member
Tainted trail by Wen Spencer( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
Dog warrior by Wen Spencer( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After he is rescued from near death by his long-lost brother, Ukiah Oregon, a member of the Dog Warriors, a paramilitary biker gang, is plunged into a world of alien drugs and religious zealots that places both of their lives in grave danger
Steel City magic by Wen Spencer( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Complete Guide to Writing Fantasy by Valerie Griswold-Ford( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tee Morris and Valerie Griswold-Ford team up as editors for the title that picks up where Alchemy With Words leaves off. The Opus Magus takes on the advanced topics of writing, such as incorporating horror, mystery, herbalism and advanced world building
Project elfhome by Wen Spencer( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stories exploring the fascinating realm of Elfhome, a world where modern day Pittsburgh has collided with the kingdom of the Elves. A special entry in the the best-selling Romantic Times Sapphire award winning Elfhome series. Contains some of Wen Spencer's best shorter works including gems "Bare Snow Falling on Fairywood," "Pittsburgh Backyard and Garden," "Peace Offering," and more tales set in the world of best-selling Elfhome series entries Tinker, Wolf Who Rules, Elfhome, and Wood Sprites! Pittsburgh: a sprawling modern Earth city stranded in the heart of a virgin forest on Elfhome. Sixty thousand humans, twenty thousand black-winged tengu, ten thousand elves, an unknown number of invading oni, four unborn siblings of an elf princess, three dragons, and a pair of nine-year olds geniuses. For every story written, there's a thousand others not told. Lives interweave. Fates intersect. People change one another, often without realizing the impact they've made on others. They come together like a mosaic, little pieces creating a greater picture. Project Elfhome tells the stories of those impacted by Tinker and Windwolf as they struggle to make Pittsburgh a safe haven. Some of the characters are familiar: Stormsong, Pony, Blue Sky, and Lain. Others are new to readers. Law forages for wild plants and fish to sell to elf enclaves. A social misfit, she drives a hundred year old Dodge, has a pet porcupine, and saves damsels in distress in her spare time. A mysterious phone call sets her on a collision course with danger as she races to save a young female elf. Jane Kryskill is the producer for the popular TV series Pittsburgh Backyard and Garden. She spends her days keeping her host, Hal Rogers, from getting himself killed as he takes on man eating plants. She's not happy when the network drops famed naturalist Nigel Reid and his cameraman in her lap to film Chased by Monsters. Olivia is sixteen, a runaway wife of a religious cultist, illegal immigrant, and soon to be mother. As Pittsburgh plunges into war, she makes a desperate bargain with the mad elf lord, Forest Moss. As the war between the elves and the oni builds to a head, these three women struggle with their own problems, supported by a circle of unique friends, yet entangled with each other. About Wen Spencer's Elfhome series: "Spencer's intertwining of current Earth technology and otherworldly elven magic is quite ingenious." --Booklist "[M]aintains the series' solid quality. The girls are endearing without being twee, and bright but not implausibly brilliant, and Spencer's prose remains engaging. The melange of science fiction and fantasy tropes, starships rubbing shoulders with proud elf warriors, is uncommon but tasty. Established fans will enjoy this installment, and those unfamiliar with the series or Spencer may find it an intriguing introduction to her work."--Publishers Weekly About Wen Spencer: "Wit and intelligence inform this off-beat, tongue-in-cheek fantasy. Furious action. good characterization, playful eroticism and well-developed folklore. lift this well above the fantasy average. Buffy fans should find a lot to like in the book's resourceful heroine."--Publishers Weekly on series debut Tinker About Wen Spencer's Eight Million Gods: Eight Million Gods is a wonderfully weird romp through Japanese mythology, culture shock, fan culture and the ability to write your own happy ending. It is diverting and entertaining fantasy."--Galveston County Daily News The Elfhome Series Tinker Wolf Who Rules Elfhome Wood Sprites"--
Tinker( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Wolf Who Rules
Alternative Names
Kosak, Wendy

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Endless blueA brother's priceAlien tasteBitter watersTainted trailDog warrior