Margaret Ball (writer)

Margaret Elizabeth Ball (born November 7, 1947) is an American author of science fiction, fantasy, and historical novels. Under the pseudonym of Catherine Lyndell, she has also written romance. Ball has a B.A. in mathematics and a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Texas. A former Fulbright scholar and UCLA professor, she devotes her time to fabric arts and embeadery. Married with two children, she lives in Austin, Texas.

Margaret Elizabeth Ball
Born (1947-11-07) November 7, 1947 (age 71)
Pen nameCatherine Lyndell
Genrescience fiction, fantasy, historical, romance



Tamai SeriesEdit

Acorna series (contributor)Edit

Brainship seriesEdit

  • Partnership (1992) (with Anne McCaffrey)
  • Brain Ships (omnibus) (2003) (with Mercedes Lackey and Anne McCaffrey)

Chicks in Chainmail seriesEdit

Other worksEdit


Short storiesEdit

Title Date Anthology / magazine ISBN / issue
"Joyful All Ye Nations Rise" 1993 Christmas Forever 0-312-85576-1
"Sikander Khan" 1993 Betcha Can't Read Just One 0-441-24883-7
"Telling Human Stories" 1994 Hotel Andromeda 0-441-00010-X
"Totally Spaced Barbie" 1994 Amazing Stories Winter 1994
"Hold Me Fast and Fear Not" 1995 Realms of Fantasy April 1995
"Ballad of the Outer Life" 1995 Adventures in the Twilight Zone 0-88677-662-7
"Notes During a Time of Civil War" 1995 Women at War 0-312-85792-6
"La Curandera" 1996 The Shimmering Door
and Sorceries
"A Hole in the Sky" 1996 Space Opera 0-88677-714-3
"Coyote Woman" 1996 Realms of Fantasy December 1996
"Twelve Gates to the City" 1998 Armageddon 0-671-87876-X
"Shell Game" 1999 Past Lives, Present Tense 0-441-00649-3, 0-441-00904-2
"Communications Problem" 2004 Cosmic Tales: Adventures in Sol System 0-7434-8832-6

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