Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Martine-Barnes, Adrienne

(1942-    ) US writer who has generally used her maiden name, Adrienne Zinah Martinez, for her contemporary and nonfiction works. While still in school she had two one-act plays produced, but then had a 20-year hiatus before publishing, as AM-B, her first novel, Never Speak of Love (1982), a contemporary tale. It was followed by her first fantasy novel, The Dragon Rises (1983), based on the premise that Arthur and Dracula are aspects of the same soul. (It is the first book in a proposed tetralogy dealing with Archetypes.) The tetralogy The Fire Sword (1984), The Crystal Sword (1988), The Rainbow Sword (1989) and The Sea Sword (1989) mixes historical fantasy and Alternate Worlds as the protagonists are drawn from the far future to fight various forces of darkness which are threatening to overthrow Albion. With Diana Paxson she wrote a Celtic-Fantasy trilogy about Finn Mac Cool: Master of Earth and Water (1993), The Shield Between the Worlds (1994) and Sword of Fire and Shadow (1995). She collaborated with Marion Zimmer Bradley on a Darkover novel, The Shadow Matrix (1997). An Arthurian fantasy about Sir Bors, «The Last Grail Night», is solo [not traced even in 2019 under this title or as «The Last Grail Knight»]. [JF]

Adrienne Martine-Barnes


This entry is taken from the Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) edited by John Clute and John Grant. It is provided as a reference and resource for users of the SF Encyclopedia, but apart from possible small corrections has not been updated.