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Wen Spencer (born 1963) is an American Science fiction and fantasy writer whose books center on characters with unusual abilities, and which might be regarded as original variations on the standard vampire and werewolf themes. In 2003, she was the winner of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.
Spencer was raised on the family farm in Evans City, Pennsylvania and attended the University of Pittsburgh, gaining a degree in Information science, and has been active in science fiction fandom. Her Ukiah Oregon series features a partly alien character of gentle nature but with powerful abilities and with dangerous relatives who are variations on the theme of werewolf. Her novel Tinker features a young woman of extraordinary brilliance who is turned (somewhat reminiscently of vampire fiction) into an elf. A Brother's Price posits a believable world where perhaps 1 man is born for every 8, 10, or more women, and the evolution of its society.
Fantasy novels set in near-future Pittsburgh and Elfhome