Skip to main content 

Owing to the screen size of your device, you may obtain a better viewing experience by rotating your device a quarter-turn (to get the so-called “panorama” screen view).

Great Science-Fiction & Fantasy Works

  Science-fiction & fantasy literature: a critical list with discussions.

(click for menu)
You are here:  Home  »  Authors  »  Individual  »  G. A. Kathryns ( = this page)
(Click on any image above to see it at full size.)
You are here:  Home  »  Authors  »  Individual  »  G. A. Kathryns ( = this page)

You can get a site directory by clicking on the “hamburger” icon () in the upper right of this page.
Or you can search this site with Google (standard Google-search rules apply).
(Be aware that “sponsored” links to other sites will appear atop the actual results.)

Search term(s):

Welcome to the Great Science-Fiction & Fantasy Works web site!

You have apparently come to this page from a link on a search engine or another site. If this is your first visit here, I much recommend that you take a few minutes to look over the introductory material accessible via the red “Introductory” zone of the Site Menu available from the “hamburger” icon in the upper right of this (and every) page. An understanding of the purposes and principles of organization of this site will, I hope and believe, much augment your experience here, for this page and in general. You can simply click this link to get at the site front page, which, unsurprisingly, is the best place to start. Thank you for visiting.

G. A. Kathryns

Quick page jumps:

Standard Disclaimer:

This is a brief discussion of G. A. Kathryns and, of course, of some speculative-fiction books by Kathryns.

This discussion and list does not necessarily include every book by Kathryns: it includes only those books that I both know and like. Just as with the author list itself, omission of a particular item may mean I didn’t think highly enough of the omitted item, or it may simply mean that I have not yet sufficient familiarity with it. (In a very few cases, I have listed some books merely on the strength of my opinion of the author: all such books are clearly marked below, as throughout these lists, with a hash mark (#) before the title so you know what’s what.)

I don’t pretend that this discussion is a deep analysis. My intent is no more than to give you a rough idea of what kinds of tales Kathryns tells, how those tales are usually told, and what makes them and Kathryns worthy; in sum, to help you rank G. A. Kathryns (and the works by Kathryns listed here) on your personal literary “to do” list.

A Few Words About G. A. Kathryns

Regrettably, I have not yet had an opportunity to write an essay on this author, but the “Other Resources” section below will lead you to some information about the “Notable Books” listed farther down this page.

Return to the page top. ↑

Other G. A. Kathryns Resources

G. A. Kathryns Resources on the Web

“G. A. Kathryns” is a pen name for Gael Baudino, but is treated individually here because I believe firmly that authors who use pen names should normally be treated as a different author for each pen name. Regrettably, no one else seems to concur, so finding “Kathryns” resources is virtually impossible, saving a few one-off reviews of her two books under that name.

Though The Borders of Life turns up on numerous lists of recommended books, there is actually not even much in the way of review, the main item being this Suite 101 review [archived copy], which is more like a synopsis than an analysis. I try manfully to avoid referring to reader reviews on Amazon, which are typically worth what you pay for them, but a glance at this book’s collection suggests why there is so little about this book: most readers “just don’t get it.”

Reviews of the more recent Snow City are also scarce. The Fantasy Literature site has Snow City: A disorienting, intermittently interesting, destination. The oddly named Quirky Cat’s Fat Stacks site has Review: Snow City by G.A. Kathryns (which erroneously refers to it as her “debut novel”). The Readers’ Favorite site has Snow City, a review with a micro-biogtaphy. And Khaliela Wright’s site has Book Review: Snow City. And that’s about it.

Even if we give up on “Kathryns” and look for material on Gael Baudino, who has well over a dozen other books to her credit, there is still not an awful lot to be found; the Encyclopedia of Fantasy entry for Gael Baudino is about the best there is. (Her work under names other than Kathryns does not seem, from the published descriptions and reviews, as anything that would appear on this site.)

Return to the page top. ↑

G. A. Kathryns Resources in Print

I could find none.

Return to the page top. ↑

Notable Science-Fiction and Fantasy Books by G. A. Kathryns ***

(Listing only releases under the pen name “G. A. Kathryns”.)

Return to the page top. ↑

Disclaimers  |  Privacy Policy

owl logo This site is one of The Owlcroft Company family of web sites. Please click on the link (or the owl) to see a menu of our other diverse user-friendly, helpful sites.
owl logo Like all our sites, this one is hosted at the highly regarded Pair Networks, whom we strongly recommend—click the link to learn more. (To get 20% off on hosting fees if you move to Pair, use code pairref-FyXypEEk)

(Note: All Owlcroft systems run on Ubuntu Linux and we heartily recommend it to everyone—click on the link for more information).

All content copyright © 2024 The Owlcroft Company
(excepting quoted material, which is believed to be Fair Use).

This web page is strictly compliant with the WHATWG (Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group) HyperText Markup Language (HTML5) Protocol versionless “Living Standard” and the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) Cascading Style Sheets (CSS3) Protocol v3  — because we care about interoperability. Click on the logos below to test us!

This page was last modified on Sunday, 4 February 2024, at 5:32 pm Pacific Time.