Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

American novelist

Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (born March 23, 1947) is an American writer of science fiction and fantasy and Registered Nurse.


All page numbers are from the first mass market paperback edition published by Bantam Spectra, ISBN 0-553-28252-2, 1st printing, October 1989
Won the 1990 Nebula Award
  • But promises were being broken all around. Most of us in Nam were the children of the last war that was ever supposed to be fought anywhere in the world. All of the baby boys were promised that they would grow up and become successful and all of the baby girls were promised that someday their princes would come. Then along came the goddamn government and bingo, it sent the princes off to battle communism and issued them the right to hate anyone not in their unit. Then it sent them home in body bags, or with their handsome faces melted or blown away, their bodies prematurely aged with disease or terrible wounds, and their idealistic souls turned into sewers. And those were the survivors.
    • Chapter 6 (p. 77)
  • Fortunately, he was the sort of person who, when he demanded an explanation, listened to it.
    • Chapter 6 (p. 81)
  • William gave me a look that said it was too bad I was brain-damaged.
    • Chapter 14 (p. 183)
  • When the ambush came, he was the one who knocked me down and threw himself on top of me, taking my share of the bullets and frags. Dying, his body twitched on top of me, and I hesitate to say it, but it was as if he were making love to me. And I guess he was, at that.
    • Chapter 20 (p. 269)
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