Kate Elliott" published her first novel with DAW Books in 1992. Her Novels of the Jaran, set in a speculative future, follow the changes in the culture of the nomadic people known as the Jaran after their first contact with the technologically more advanced society of Earth.
The author has described Jaran, the first in the series, as "Jane Austen meets Genghis Khan" in a science fiction setting. Jaran was on both Locus Magazine's Recommended List and VOYA's Best of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Lists for novels published in 1992. Subsequent novels in the Jaran series are The Sword of Heaven (published in two volumes) and The Law of Becoming.
In addition to her science-fiction novels she is the co-author, together with writers Melanie Rawn and Jennifer Roberson, of the bestselling fantasy novel The Golden Key, which was a 1997 World Fantasy Award finalist.
She has also published short stories in the field in various anthologies.
She is currently writing the epic fantasy series, Crown of Stars, set in a vaguely alternate-history European landscape. The first volume, King's Dragon, was a 1997 Nebula Award finalist for Best Novel. Subsequent novels include Prince of Dogs, The Burning Stone, Child of Flame, and The Gathering Storm. She is currently at work on the sixth and final volume, to be titled Crown of Stars.
After Crown of Stars, she will start working on a fantasy series with a working title of Crossroads. It will be published by Tor Books in the USA and by Orbit Books in the UK.
She earlier published four novels under her real name, Alis A. Rasmussen.
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