Search - List of Books by Suzette Haden Elgin

Suzette Haden Elgin is an American science fiction author. She founded the Science Fiction Poetry Association, and is considered an important figure in the field of science fiction constructed languages. Elgin is also a linguist; she publishes non-fiction, of which the best-known is the Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense series.

Born in 1936 in Missouri, Elgin attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in the 1960s, and began writing science fiction in order to pay tuition. She has a Ph.D. in linguistics, and was the first UCSD student to ever write two dissertations (on English and Navajo). She created the engineered language LŠadan for her Native Tongue science fiction series. A grammar and dictionary was published in 1985. She is a supporter of feminist science fiction, saying "women need to realize that SF is the only genre of literature in which it's possible for a writer to explore the question of what this world would be like if you could get rid of [X], where [X] is filled in with any of the multitude of real world facts that constrain and oppress women. Women need to treasure and support science fiction." [1]

In addition, she has published works of shorter fiction. Overlying themes in her work include feminism, linguistics and the impact of language, and peaceful coexistence with nature. Many of her works also draw from her Ozark background and heritage.

Elgin became a professor at her alma mater's cross-town rival, San Diego State University (SDSU). She retired in 1980, and currently lives in the Ozarks in Arkansas.

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Total Books: 98
Native Tongue
2019 - Native Tongue [The Native Tongue Trilogy] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781936932627
ISBN-10: 1936932628
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Judas Rose
2019 - The Judas Rose [The Native Tongue Trilogy] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781936932641
ISBN-10: 1936932644
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Earthsong
2019 - Earthsong [Native Tongue] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781936932665
ISBN-10: 1936932660
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defence
2009 - The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-defence (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781435113428
ISBN-10: 143511342X
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Peacetalk 101
2003 - Peacetalk 101 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781590210307
ISBN-10: 1590210301
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Substores
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The Judas Rose  Native Tongue II
2002 - The Judas Rose Native Tongue II [Native Tongue 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781558614031
ISBN-10: 1558614036
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 6

Earthsong  Native Tongue III
2002 - Earthsong Native Tongue III [Native Tongue 3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781558614048
ISBN-10: 1558614044
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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The Language Imperative The Power of Language to Enrich Your Life and Expand Your Mind
The Grandmother Principles
2000 - The Grandmother Principles (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780789205858
ISBN-10: 0789205858
Genre: Parenting & Relationships
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The Ozark Trilogy
2000 - The Ozark Trilogy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781557285928
ISBN-10: 1557285926
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
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The Language Imperative
2000 - The Language Imperative (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780738202549
ISBN-10: 0738202541
Genre: Reference
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Language In Emergency Medicine
1999 - Language in Emergency Medicine (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780738812267
ISBN-10: 0738812269
Genres: Medicine, Medical Books
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Staying Well With the Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense
1997 - Staying Well with the Gentle Art of Verbal Self-defense (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781567310818
ISBN-10: 1567310818
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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The Gentle Art of Written Self-Defense
1997 - The Gentle Art of Written Self-defense (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781567311136
ISBN-10: 156731113X
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Reference, Substores
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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How to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable  Getting Your Point Across with the Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense
How to Turn the Other Cheek and Still Survive in Today's World
1997 - How to Turn the Other Cheek and Still Survive in Today's World (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780785272496
ISBN-10: 0785272496
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Try to Feel It My Way New Help for Touch Dominant People and Those Who Care About Them
The Gentle Art of Communicating with Kids
1996 - The Gentle Art of Communicating with Kids (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780471039730
ISBN-10: 047103973X
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships
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Mastering the Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense
1995 - Mastering the Gentle Art of Verbal Self-defense (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9780787102821
ISBN-10: 0787102822
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Businessspeak Using the Gentle Art of Verbal Persuasion to Get What You Want at Work
You Can't Say That to Me Stopping the Pain of Verbal Abuse--An 8- Step Program
1986 - Yonder Comes the Other End of Time [Coyote Jones, Bk 5] (Paperback)
1984 - Star-anchored Star-angered [Coyote Jones, Bk 4] (Paperback)
1979 - Star-anchored Star-angered [Doubleday science fiction] (Other)
What Is Linguistics [Foundations of Modern Linguistics] (Paperback)
Que Es La Linguistica [Biblioteca Romanica Hispanica] (Paperback)