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Sylvia Louise Engdahl

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Full Name: Sylvia Louise Engdahl
Born: November 24, 1933
Los Angeles, California, USA
Occupation: Writer
Nationality: American


Sylvia Engdahl is the author of ten science fiction novels, six of which are Young Adult novels that are also enjoyed by adults. The one for which she is best known, Enchantress from the Stars, was a 1971 Newbery Honor book, winner of the 1990 Phoenix Award of the Children's Literature Association, and a finalist for the 2002 Book Sense Book of the Year in the Rediscovery category. Her four latest novels -- the Hidden Flame duology and the Rising Flame duology -- are for adults. She has also published an updated and expanded edition of her nonfiction book The Planet-Girded Suns: The Long History of Belief in Exoplanets. She is a strong advocate of space colonization and in addition to a widely-read space section of her website she created the site, which contains quotations about why humankind must expand into space. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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