US science-fiction author Josepha Sherman, who wrote dozens of short stories and novels, as well as a number of TV tie-in books linked to shows such as Star Trek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has died at the age of 65.
Sherman’s first novel was Golden Girl and the Crystal of Doom (1986), but it was her second release, The Shining Falcon (1989), that won her the most attention. Winner of the Compton Crook Award, the book was a retelling of the Russian fairy tale The Feather of Finist the Falcon, reflecting Sherman’s interest in the folklore of different countries.
Her other novels included The Horse of Flame (1990) and Gleaming Bright (1994), while she edited and co-edited a number of science-fiction and fantasy anthologies. She also wrote tie-in novels for shows such as Star Trek, Highlander, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda.