Tachyon Publications

JABberwocky is now handling foreign rights for a number of titles published by Tachyon Publications.

Founded in 1995, Tachyon Publications LLC is a publisher of smart science fiction, fantasy, and horror, as well as mysteries, memoirs, young adult, and literary fiction. They champion the creative storytelling of authors who inspire us through intelligent prose and imaginative worlds. Their titles are consistently unique, thought-provoking, and entertaining. Tachyon books have received the Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Mythopoeic, Locus, Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire, Endeavor, Neukom, Sidewise, and Philip K. Dick awards.

Learn more about Tachyon.

Bibliography

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    Nucleation
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    Adventures of a Dwergish Girl
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    Sea Change
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    The Immortal Conquistador
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    Ivory Apples
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    The Last Tsar’s Dragon
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    In Calabria
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    Pirate Utopia
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    Yesterday’s Kin
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    We Are All Completely Fine
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    She Walks in Darkness
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    The Roberts
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    The Uncertain Places
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    The Good Humor Man
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    The Secret City
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    Reading the Bones
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  • Collections
    Kitty’s Mix-Tape
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    The Midnight Circus
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    Meet Me in the Future
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    The Very Best of Caitlin R. Kiernan
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    How to Fracture a Fairy Tale
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    The People’s Republic of Everything
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    Apocalypse Nyx
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    The Emerald Circus
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    Beyond Frankenstein
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    The Very Best of Tad Williams
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    Portable Childhoods
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    The Fate of Mice
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    Stable Strategies and Others
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    The New Voices of Science Fiction
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    The Unicorn Anthology
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    The New Voices of Fantasy
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    Nightmares: A New Decade of Modern Horror
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    Invaders: 22 Tales from the Outer Limits of Literature
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    The Monstrous
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    The Cutting Room: Dark Reflections of the Silver Screen
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    Lovecraft’s Monsters
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    The Treasury of the Fantastic
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    Hauntings
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    The Sword and Sorcery Anthology
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    The Urban Fantasy Anthology
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    Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror
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    Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology
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    The Search for Philip K. Dick
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Reviews

Standalone

Nucleation
"Recommended for fans of technothrillers and those who appreciate a strong lead character navigating readers through the technical bits."

Library Journal

"This debut novel is recommended for fans of Richard K. Morgan’s Altered Carbon (2003) and Martha Wells’ Murderbot series, as well as for readers who like their cutting-edge technology with a bit of danger on the side."

Booklist

"Rest assured, Kimberly Unger has found a way to make piloting space vehicles via virtual reality interesting, compelling, with the requisite “stakes” high enough to maintain our interest.”

Galaxy's Edge Magazine

“I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to any fan of cyberpunk mixed with a little space opera.”

SciFi Reviews

“With NUCLEATION, Kimberly Unger offers a richly detailed, thought-provoking peek into our not-so distant future and a mind-blowing means of taking us to the stars, but are we prepared for what awaits us out there?”

Dayton Ward, author of Star Trek: Kirk Fu Manual

“In technology we so often look to science fiction for inspiration. Kimberly Unger is the rare author with a foot in both worlds and it shows as she gives a thrilling glimpse into the future with NUCLEATION.”

Andrew Bosworth, Vice President of Augmented and Virtual Reality, Facebook

Adventures of a Dwergish Girl
“Daniel Pinkwater helped to shape me as a storyteller and his books have delighted generations of young readers. We’re so lucky to have him as a guide to all the realms of the beautifully weird and whimsical.”

Charlie Jane Anders, author of The City in the Middle of the Night

“ADVENTURES OF A DWEGISH GIRL is a book with every single thing I love about Pinkwater novels. Reading Daniel Pinkwater—as a kid and as an adult was hugely important to my development as a writer and a human being. Meeting another Pinkwater fan is always a sign that you are among good people.”

Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother

“Captivating, cool and crazy!! This story is an inspiration to us all: Be brave. Have adventures. And, most importantly, follow your dreams.”

Sam Lloyd, author of Mr. Pusskins

“With touches of magic, conversations with ghosts, and a dash of danger in the form of gold-stealing gangsters, Adventures of a Dwergish Girl is sure to delight.”

Alane Adams, author of Legends of Orkney Series

“Richly-drawn, quirky, and mysterious, Daniel Pinkwater’s ADVENTURES OF A DWEGIST GIRL pulls readers into a dazzling adventure.”

Susan Vaught, author of Footer Davis Probably is Crazy

“ADVENTURES OF A DWERGISH GIRL by Daniel Pinkwater has that rare sense of wonder that makes you feel as if you have entered into a magical kingdom. .”

Joe R. Lansdale, author ofOf Mice and Minestrone

Sea Change
“This urgent, deeply satisfying story is as tenacious and inspiring as its heroine.”

Publishers Weekly

“Kress writes a brilliantly imagined near future complete with false identities and analog spycraft mixed into an aggressively digital world in which greenhouses hiding GMO carrots are as vulnerable as missile bases, ‘drivie’ houses cruise unassisted down streets, and disinformation campaigns blaze on social media.”

Booklist

“A realistic climate fiction with superb plot and memorable characters. It actually reads like a Hollywood thriller!”

Strange Horizons

“SEA CHANGE, a forthcoming novella by acclaimed writer Nancy Kress, is everything I love about speculative fiction. The story has a compelling near-future setting, is full of smart characters with sharply written dialogue, and is so thematically rich and progressive.”

Backshelf Books

“This new work of fiction from Nebula Award winning author Nancy Kress, SEA CHANGE is a riveting climate-change techno-thriller.”

Environmental Magazine

“Nancy Kress’ Sea Change novella shows that she’s still the master of biological disruption and human insight.”

Amazing Stories

“In a word, fantastic. Ms. Kress has crafted a brilliant and frighteningly realistic near future world.”

Disciples of Botax

“Readers who like conspiracies and stories with both strong science and strong characters will enjoy SEA CHANGE.”

SFRevu

The Immortal Conquistador
“This fun character study works as a standalone but will hold special appeal for series fans.”

Publishers Weekly

“[Vaughn] takes you on a fun adventure and secretly sneaks in layers of complexity to her characters where you find yourself thinking about them for days on end.”

Infinite Text

“Beautiful sci-fi fever dream.”

To Other Worlds

“I love this story and highly recommend it.”

Tor.com

“Carrie Vaughn’s THE IMMORTAL CONQUISTADOR is an excellent addition to her Kitty Norville books, and gives us a closer look at one of her most fascinating characters.”

Stephen Blackmoore, author of the Eric Carter Necromancer series

“No surprise to anyone, but Carrie Vaughn can write the sixteenth century up through the Old West as well as it’s been done. And it just feels so good to sneak back into the Kittyverse through the vampire door.”

Stephen Graham Jones, author of Mongrels and The Only Good Indians

Ivory Apples
“An absorbing fantasy about the power of art, family secrets—and obsession.”

Kirkus

“An absorbing fantasy about the power of art, family secrets—and obsession.”

Locus

“It’s great, I loved it, you will also love it.”

Tor.com

“Immersive, erudite and unsettling.”

The Morning Star

“Lisa Goldstein has created a masterpiece of fantasy and reality.”

The Lovely Librarian

“If you enjoyed books such as The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang, Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente, or War for the Oaks by Emma Bull, you’ll love IVORY APPLES.”

Little Red Reviewer

“This is a strong entry into the mysterious magical book genre.”

Wordnerdy

In Calabria
“Neatly playing the strictures of Claudio’s simple rural life against the shimmering wildness of the unicorn, Beagle’s kindly fable shows how a man who seems to have nothing can really have everything—with just a touch of magic.”

Publishers Weekly

“A lyrical modern fairy tale, IN CALABRIA is a lovely tale of finding magic in our world and the importance of protecting it while we have it. It’s the hopeful kind of story we all need right now.”

SciFi Now

“A charming, beautifully written short novel—don’t miss it.”

Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine

Pirate Utopia
“A kind of Ragtime for our time: provocative, exotic, and very entertaining.”

Kirkus, Starred Review

We Are All Completely Fine
“This complex novel—scathingly funny, horrific yet oddly inspiring—constructs a seductive puzzle from torn identities, focusing on both the value and peril of fear…Blending the stark realism of pain and isolation with the liberating force of the fantastic, Gregory makes it easy to believe that the world is an illusion, behind which lurks an alternative truth—dark, degenerate, and sublime.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Gregory is interested more in empathy than revulsion, more in accommodation than heroics, and more in the victim than the monster. The result is his most tightly constructed and compulsively readable novel to date, and a small gem of what we might call post-horror horror.”

Locus

“This is a clever and creepy horror tale from Gregory […] Concisely exploring the nature of fear and isolation, this short novel doesn’t have time to develop into anything bigger, but it doesn’t need to.”

Library Journal

“Gregory gives you just what you’d experience if you were sitting there with the group, and the story zips along at breakneck speed with a few surprises along the way. WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY FINE is creepy rather than scary, unsettling rather than gory. But it’s also touching, and funny in that dark and sarcastic way only people faced with unstoppable horror can be funny, and when you’re finished you’ll wish there was more.”

The Daytona Beach News-Journal

“I read this book in two hours on the plane home from Loncon and just holy shit. It is gripping from start to finish…It’s dark and disturbing, as you, the reader, slowly uncover the mysteries of who these people are and what they’ve been through, and what they have yet to face. Daryl Gregory employs a POV trick that shouldn’t work, that should be irritating and confusing, but instead pulls the reader in even more.”

The Book Smugglers

“WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY FINE is something refreshing and unique—a short horror novel that is as much about relationships and people learning from one another as it is about the horrors that they are ultimately facing […] Gregory excels with the characters. The story, the mystery which is slowly unpeeled, is engaging and involving, but it’s the characters that truly shine […] it’s so rich that I wanted to read about it in its entirety. I also wanted to follow the courses of the characters after the story ended. That, most of all, is a triumph.”

LitReactor

“An incredibly powerful novella […] [It includes] a mystery, and some of the best characterization I’ve ever read in a novella. It’s rather fascinating to see how the group dynamic unfolds, sometimes in uncomfortable ways, and how all of these people find answers in the parts of themselves, and their pasts, they’ve tried so hard to ignore, disregard, or sweep under the rug.”

SF Signal

She Walks in Darkness
“A good old-fashioned gothic suspense story […] there is considerable charm in this old-fashioned hair-raiser, and Walton’s focus on history and myth is distinctive […] rich in historical detail, with a peculiar flavor all its own.”

Kirkus

“[Evangeline Walton has the] ability to humanize historical and mythological subjects with eloquence, humor, and compassion.”

Fantasy Review

“The book’s a small miracle in prose. A tightly-controlled, first-person narrative of a terrifying experience in a remote Italian villa […] Walton’s compression, her economy is brilliant […] Deftly done. The Da Vinci Code’s Dan Brown also could learn something from her handling of big, historical enigmas.”

Call of the Siren

“They don’t write ‘em like this any more. Thoughtfully resurrected and beautifully presented by Tachyon, Evangeline Walton’s SHE WALKS IN DARKNESS is quite literally an artifact […] It is a meticulously crafted, utterly gorgeous creation that is intrinsically of its time and place, and which could not have been created by anyone, anywhen or anywhere else.”

Sleeping Hedgehog

“The writing is fluent and atmospheric, and the reader gets a few nice surprises along the way. A solid read for anyone who likes gothic horror.”

I Heart Books

“Driven by unceasing suspense and intriguing historical mysteries, this Gothic adventure simply won’t let you stop reading it.”

Tim Powers, Author of World Fantasy Award-winner The Bible Repairman

“For those of us who loved Evangeline Walton’s lyrical and energetic quartet retelling the Four Branches of The Mabinogion, her novella SHE WALKS IN DARKNESS is a startling but quite gripping change […] a remarkable gift from the past.”

Patricia A. McKillip, Author of Wonders of the Invisible World

The Roberts
“Blumlein has a gift for beautifully evocative prose.”

Booklist

“Blumein knows how to tell a story and how to hold a reader’s attention.”

Interzone

“THE ROBERTS is an impressive novella packing emotional as well as intellectual punch which serves as an example of how speculative ideas and approaches can enhance rather than detract from the emotional core of a story […] Michael Blumlein has provided a model with this text that haunts the reader far beyond the brief hour or two required to read it.”

SF Site

“A breezy read with a terrific ending”’

Handee Books

“Blumlein is beyond any genre, a genuinely great writer.”

Katherine Dunn, author of Geek Love

The Uncertain Places
“An exquisitely beautiful, eerily compelling modern fairy tale.”

Library Journal, Starred Review

“Exemplary […] Goldstein is one of fantasy’s most reliable practitioners, and a new novel from her is always a cause for celebration.”

San Francisco Chronicle

“Lisa Goldstein is back and at the top of her game.”

Shelf Awareness

“The arrival of a new Goldstein fantasy is a major cause for rejoicing. And THE UNCERTAIN PLACES does not disappoint.”

io9.com

“Goldstein fearlessly rubs the dreamlike logic of fairy tales up against stark realism, and each one makes the other more real.”

BoingBoing.net

“Goldstein is in fine form with a darkly compelling modern fairy tale.”

January Magazine

“It’s an interesting question that Goldstein poses, and there is no easy answer to be found. What constitutes a ‘happy ever after’ for one person may bring misery to another. Perhaps the stories of one continent cannot survive transplantation to another without being somehow changed in the process. No matter how carefully hidden away they might be, sooner or later, as the territory is charted, they’re brought into the light of day. It’s what happens then that Goldstein has so intriguingly explored in this deeply absorbing novel.”

Paper Knife

“Goldstein’s complex and ingenious plot transplants the forest realm of European folktale, where witches grant wishes with strings attached and you’d better be careful which frog you kiss, into the sun-drenched hills of Northern California in the 1970s— and beyond.”

Ursula K. Le Guin, The New York Times bestselling author

The Good Humor Man
“Fox unveils more all-too-plausible bits of the future and has us laughing to keep from crying.”

Booklist, Starred Review

“Fox [also] tackles the SF thriller mode with panache. Can Elvis’s belly fat save the world? Read it and see!”

Locus

“THE GOOD HUMOR MAN is an intensely interesting, wild ride through a wickedly accurate depiction of the American psyche […] a witty, incisive satire all on its own. By turns heartbreaking and mesmerizingly grotesque, THE GOOD HUMOR MAN is well worth the read.”

io9.com

“THE GOOD HUMOR MAN is an amazing novel that tackles serious issues like obesity, nutrition, genetically engineered food, the agricultural business, body image and many, many other important topics in a very entertaining, darkly humorous way.”

Fatally Yours

“Adventure always popped up when it was needed most, so in retrospect, it was more awesome than not. It was one of those incredibly quick and fun […] Simple (yet complicated) and fun (yet disturbing). I liked it.”

Biblio Babes

The Secret City
“This carefully crafted, ambivalent story depicts alien and human alike struggling just to get by.”

Publishers Weekly

“During an award-filled, 30-year career, Emshwiller has delighted readers and fellow writers with her unique brand of exquisitely rendered magic realism […] A simple yet vivid parable on the value of cherishing the home one knows best.”

Booklist

“Highly recommended.”

Midwest Book Review

“Emshwiller has been writing occasionally for 50 years, and a new work is a treat.”

The Denver Post

“A sweet and involving story. Its attitude toward humans and aliens is refreshing […] THE SECRET CITY is yet another strong late work from one of our treasures.”

SF Site, featured review

“No one has yet approached the trope with the finesse and grace of Emshwiller. She’s a writer of such slantwise sensibilities and such deep perceptions that she conveys the exotic weirdness of such a setup—and the almost unfathomable otherness of the Betashan mentality—with uncommon vividness and startling jolts of creepiness.”

Sci Fi Weekly

“Emshwiller’s latest displays her incredible talent for writing naturalistic prose about unnatural situations as well as her ability to create a compact level of intensity.”

The Agony Column

Reading the Bones
“READING THE BONES combines the best elements of the previous Xenolinguist stories. From the theoretical and abstract elements of linguistics to the characteristically brutal and savage violence marking several of the earlier pieces, all emotionally and artistically capped by the powerful denouement involving the redemption of the main character.”

David Truesdale, Editor of Tangent Online

“This short novel is expanded from one of her stories, a Nebula Award-winning novella, and the result is her best novel to date.”

SF Chronicle

Collections

Kitty’s Mix-Tape
“A genuine sense of playfulness abounds, especially in several cute flash fiction pieces about the effects of different lunar events on Kitty’s lycanthropy.”

Publishers Weekly

“It’s one of the best collections I’ve read this year—and maybe for a good chunk of last year, too.”

The Irresponsible Reader

“The only urban fantasy world where I want to read every book of the series.”

The Denver Post

“You have been waiting for this book!”

Seanan McGuire, author of Every Heart a Doorway

The Midnight Circus
“Haunting stories from a modern master.”

Kirkus

“Yolen’s many fans will be thrilled to find her largely true to form. This collection is a gift for fairy tale lovers.”

Publishers Weekly

“These stories chilled me to the bone, and I loved every minute!”

YA Lit Ramblings

"Every story is excellent. I didn't want to stop reading.”

Paperblog

“Each story is a brilliant fairy tale with a rhyme and reason.”

Haunted by Deadlines

“Jane Yolen is the queen of the fairy tale genre and this collection of her previously published stories had everything I have come to expect from a master storyteller.”

Sloth Reads

“A wonderful collection of short stories! Each one is its own self-contained story that is just perfection.”

Ash & Books

“Jane Yolen’s stories are pure magic! They draw you in, beguile your senses, and paint the world in richer hues than you’ve ever seen. Her tales will haunt you in the very best way. I loved every word!”

Sarah Beth Durst, author of Race the Sands

“Look this way, look that; blazing her consummate imagination against the shadows of human sorrow, Jane Yolen has done it again. She has produced a set of spectacles designed to keep us awake in the darkness. THE MIDNIGHT CIRCUS delights, confounds, and challenges. We read all the night long; we are not the same come dawn.”

Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and A Wild Winter Swan

“Each deliciously spooky tale in Jane Yolen’s THE MIDNIGHT CIRCUS draws readers into fully realized worlds with strong characters who reflect the strengths—and the darkness—in all of us”

Susan Vaught, author of Trigger and Freaks Like Us

“THE MIDNIGHT CIRCUS sings with magic, darkness, and wonder—perfect for anyone who has ever loved a fairy tale.”

Megan Spooner, author of the Starbound Trilogy

“Jane Yolen is, simply, a legend. The powerful fairy godmother of every writer working in mythic fantasy today.”

Catherynne M. Valente, author of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own

Meet Me in the Future
“With snapshots of futures that haunt, obsess, or tantalize, this collection from Hugo-winner Hurley offers 16 hard-edged pieces that gleam like gems in a mosaic.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“[Hurley] has produced one of the best story collections of the past few years.”

Booklist, Starred Review

“A trek across galaxies that hits home, MEET ME IN THE FUTURE is a love letter to the best of science fiction.”

Foreword, Starred Review

“Very high quality.”

Kirkus

“Intriguing and enlightening.”

Strange Alliances

“[Hurley’s] view of the world in which we live calculating, messy, and true, and the stories she writes hit me right in the feels and make me want to help lead the revolution.”

Fairy Bookmother

“MEET ME IN THE FUTURE is an absolute gem.”

Starburst Magazine

“MEET ME IN THE FUTURE is a brilliant story collection that both amazes the reader with Hurley’s incredible imaginative genius and writing chops as well as it takes hold of the readers emotions like only the best fiction can.”

Grimdark Magazine

The Very Best of Caitlin R. Kiernan
“Bodies, relationships, and the world are all changeable, shifting, and unstable in this collection by a master of dark fiction.”

Library Journal, Starred Review

How to Fracture a Fairy Tale
“This showcase of 28 tales highlights Yolen’s delightful imagination and elegant writing in both poetry and short prose form.”

Library Journal

The People’s Republic of Everything
“Readers get a sense of Mamatas’ expertise at simultaneously embracing and skewering the speculative genres. Each tale is entertaining on its surface, but all hold a deeper meaning for readers inclined to ponder it. The inclusion of Mamatas’ author’s notes, offering a peek into his personal evolution, is worth the price of admission. This collection will be an easy sell to readers who enjoy genre-blending authors of thought-provoking and topical tales, such as Jeffrey Ford, China Miéville, and Jeff VanderMeer.”

Booklist, Starred Review

“The 15 stories in Mamatas’s strong collection show impressive imaginative range, cutting across the boundaries of fantasy and science fiction and veering into territory that defies genre pigeonholing […] This collection highlights the work of a refreshingly versatile storyteller.”

Publishers Weekly

“[a] thoughtfully curated collection”

The Seattle Times

“THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF EVERYTHING is a subversive and darkly humorous collection of stories showcasing author Nick Mamatas’s ability to work across a variety of genres.”

Shelf Awareness

“ I’m glad I have this collection. It’s a book I’ll go back to.”

Fantasy Literature

Apocalypse Nyx
“The plots are taut, thrilling, gritty, violent, profane, magical—everything Hurley’s readers expect.”

Booklist

“I thoroughly enjoyed the original trilogy and I actually think that the stories are even better at novella length.”

SFRevu

“You’re going to love Nyx [...] she makes Han Solo look like a Boy Scout.”

i09.com

“It’s a vividly drawn world, to be sure. In its hopes for and expectations of humanity, it carries a raw emotional punch.”

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews

“Grab this nice introduction to Nyx’s life and world. You won’t regret it. Most highly recommended.”

Grimdark Magazine

“Nyx is a brilliantly imagined character.”

Strange Alliances

“APOCALYPSE NYX is grim, unapologetic science fiction at its best. Don’t miss this gripping collection!”

New York Journal of Books

“Count me among the number of faithful converts, because I am officially a fan of Nyx. This lady is one serious bad-ass.”

Michael Patrick Hicks Blog

The Emerald Circus
“Every entry contains Yolen’s crystalline prose, which captures the magic in reality, and vice versa, with ease and grace […] These highly entertaining retellings are perfect for teens fans of fairy tales and classic literature, though they are easily enjoyed without any background knowledge.”

School Library Journal, Starred Review

“These delightful retellings of favorite stories will captivate newcomers and fans of Yolen as she once again delivers the magic, humor, and lovely prose that has attracted readers for years.”

Library Journal, Starred Review

“An impressive overview of the author’s breadth and career, this collection will appeal to the author’s existing devotees—or to anyone who has ever thought that ‘happily ever after’ left too many questions.”

Kirkus

“With over 350 books, Jane Yolen is a legend in the world of children’s and young-adult literature, but her acerbic and witty adult fiction and poetry offer their own pleasures. The 16 stories here, each accompanied by a related poem and notes, revisit some iconic classics, but always from a new, thought-provoking angle.”

Chicago Tribune

“This excellent collection reimagines folktales, fairy tales, and sometimes historical people in new and surprising light. It is a brilliant example of short-form storytelling by one of the treasures of the science fiction community.”

Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author

The Very Best of Tad Williams
“This marvelous short fiction retrospective testifies to the breadth of Williams’s creativity […] Williams’s sensitivity to atmosphere and trademark attention to telling detail shine through most of the selections in this varied collection of little gems.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Obviously fans of Tad Williams will enjoy this, but then anyone with a sense of humour, a love of the unknown and anyone that enjoys a good tale should benefit from these stories.”

Fantasy Book Review

“An essential addition to the bookshelf for fans of Tad Williams and also a great opportunity for new readers to sample the breadth of his storytelling prowess.”

SF Signal

“Obviously, Williams’ many fans will eat this up. However, those who have been thinking about reading some of his work but have been hesitating will find this book a great indoctrination….”

January Magazine

“These snippets from his complex imagination read like my very own chicken soup for the Tad Williams fan’s soul with bite-sized nuggets of pure enjoyment…Williams has a little bit for everyone in this motley mix of fiction.”

San Francisco Book Review

“Of the far too many authors cramming the fantasy field with seemingly endless series, only a few are genuinely worthy of our time. Very Best of Tad Williams proves that he is among this select company, and may also cause some to drastically re-evaluate the talents of this prolific and popular author, and discover his other equally satisfying works.”

Bookgasm

Portable Childhoods
“This collection will linger in the memory long after reading and should help garner a larger audience for Klages’s forthcoming second novel.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Klages’ stories contain marvels—small, strange things lurking on the edges of normal life […] Klages creates wonder-filled and beautiful worlds in her short stories, making this a tremendously satisfying collection.”

Booklist

“Klages knows that if you can get inside a child’s perspective, it’s all the fantasy you need, and she does it beautifully.”

Locus

“Klages’ superb first story collection […] strong emotional stories.”

Denver Post

“Consistently well written and emotionally stimulating, the book is one of the loveliest you’ll find.”

School Library Journal Online

“Highly recommended. I enjoyed each and every story in the collection.”

SFRevu

“Ellen Klages’s work seems as transparent as spring water, but this is a woman who knows that clarity and simplicity can pierce the heart.”

Peter Straub, World Fantasy Award-winning author of A Dark Matter and The Talisman (with Stephen King)

“Ellen Klages writes about childhood in brilliant, primary colors. Like Ray Bradbury, her nostalgic stories are like myths.”

Maureen McHugh, Hugo Award-winning author of China Mountain Zhang

“This delightful collection showcases the best of Klages. Her protagonists are lovable, her prose natural, and her charm evident throughout.”

Karen Joy Fowler, Nebula and World Fantasy Award-winning author of The Jane Austen Book Club

The Fate of Mice
“Spanning the past 20 years of Palwick’s career, the eight previously published and three new stories in this outstanding collection (after her 2005 novel The Necessary Beggar) display the author’s versatility […] Palwick’s genre-bending short fiction defies categorization and blends humor with pathos.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“This, her first story collection is a welcome addition to her oeuvre and a fitting introduction to her wide-ranging talent and vision […] All 11 pieces explore conundrums of human existence, from the perennial pursuit of utopia to the many faces of mortality. Embracing elements of both horror and speculative fiction, Palwick’s unique and commanding fiction never fails to trigger an emotional response as it captures the imagination.”

Booklist

“A potent brew of mystery and heartache […] gracefully knotted, densely lyrical.”

SyFy

“Palwick uses both fantasy and science in her fictions, flinching from neither the rational nor the ineffable in her quest to write stories exploring the fate of all living things.”

Seattle Times

“Elegantly crafted short fiction.”

Locus

“Disturbingly brilliant […] the quality varies from very good to startlingly brilliant.”

Tor.com

“A powerful and complex utopian streak […] displays a keen intelligence and a fierce imagination.”

Montreal Gazette

Stable Strategies and Others
“Her prose is clean, effortless, and quirky (yes, all three at once) in a way that makes it possible that the knife point to slip right past your eyeballs and straight into your brain.”

The Spectrum Circus

“Eileen Gunn has a barbed-wire-sharp mind, an unsettling insight into the way the world works, and a wicket sense of humor, and her stories are just like her. From Cobain High to the Tower of Diminished Expectations, STABLE STRATEGIES AND OTHERS is a disconcerting, witty, delicious read!”

Connie Willis

“Not caring to scavenge the slipstreamed Sargasso that typifies so much of today’s American SF, Eileen Gunn gives us a lucid field guide to a veritable Galapagos of droll aracana and deeply felt anomalies. Long-awaited and worth the wait.”

Robert Morales

“Very few writers have the range or impact of Eileen Gunn. Her stories zip, dip, twist and turn, move from melancholy to mystery to magic. You are in for a treat. Enjoy!”

Karen Joy Fowler

“‘I awoke this morning to discover that bioengineering had made demands upon me during the night.’ Who hasn’t had mornings like that? It’s a strange life we live, and it gets stranger every day: Eileen Gunn knows as much. A sharp-eyed student of mantises, windswept deserts, Fibonacci numbers, and Richard Nixon, she unblinkingly faces this brave new world as if she’d started off the day sharing coffee with Kafka, trading knowing remarks about the preternatural weirdness of the world. Gunn shows us vistas and scenarios possible and improbable, suggests events that may or may not have happened, and invites us to stretch our minds and imaginations as she does her own. This book contains no end of treasures and pleasures for anyone fortunate enough to come to it, and I’m glad to have it close at hand.”

Gregory McNamee

“Without Eileen Gunn, life as we know it would be so dull we wouldn’t recognize it. Among the five or six North Americans currently able to write short stories, she has not written anywhere near enough. But at least all of them are here in this book, an occasion for rejoicing from Manhattan to Makah.”

Ursula K. Le Guin

“Gunn’s stories are in another league entirely—like Sturgeon or Chiang, she’s sui generis and anything but generic. Every one of these stories has a pleasing, sharp flavor unlike anything you’ve ever tasted. Especially the recipe for fruit crisp. Delicious.”

Cory Doctorow

“Reading this book is like getting to wear the eyeballs of a madwoman in your own sockets for a day. Nothing’s going to look the same. Suddenly, the Richard Nixon Game Show and the girl with twenty-one fingers and the birds who need rest to die will make perfect sense. And your life will be better. So buy the damn book. It’s brilliant.”

Warren Ellis

Anthologies

The New Voices of Science Fiction
“In the introduction to this superlative anthology, Weisman declares the future of science fiction resides in the sure hands of the authors of these 20 recent award-winning or award-nominated stories.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“A stunning set of sf shorts. Highly recommended for all collections.”

Library Journal, Starred Review!

“A must-read for anyone interested in the latest and most exciting sf writing out there.”

Booklist, Starred Review

“Readers often turn to established writers whose work they’ve previously enjoyed for more of the same. That’s fine, but to add a little variety I also recommend supplementing that with stories by new authors. THE NEW VOICES OF SCIENCE FICTION, edited by Hannu Rajaniemi and Jacob Weisman (Tachyon), is the perfect anthology to do just that.”

Kirkus

“This is a killer collection, full of top-notch stories beautifully written and invested with much care, compassion and thought.”

Locus

“These writers demonstrate the breadth of concepts and worlds with which science fiction writers can create a delicious buffet of stories for readers to gorge themselves on and that, for emerging writers in the genre, there will always be plenty of room for stunning originality.”

Strange Alliances

The New Voices of Fantasy
“This collection of nineteen fantasy short works, edited by Peter S. Beagle, is definitely worthwhile if you like speculative short fiction.”

Fantasy Literature

Invaders: 22 Tales from the Outer Limits of Literature
“This volume is a treasure trove of stories that draw equally from SF and literary fiction, and they are superlative in either context.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Solid and lingering.”

Kirkus

“Further proof, if any more were necessary, that the line between genre and literary fiction is simply speculative.”

Library Journal

“Consistently excellent, and occasionally exquisite.”

Foreword Reviews

“Solid, enjoyable pieces told in skillful prose. Which makes Invaders one of the better anthologies I’ve read lately.”

Fantasy Literature

“Invaders is a playful and imaginative exploration of what it means to write in the field of science fiction.”

AV Club

“The writing in these stories is excellent and wonderfully nuanced. You won’t find bad prose in any of them. Instead, you’ll find a well-selected treasure trove of good and exquisite prose.”

Rising Shadow

“Invaders seems to be a collection designed with the task of subverting and upending stereotypes about “genre” fiction in mind […] It does an admirable job of showcasing how seamlessly science fiction themes can be blended with a more traditionally literary voice. The stories are smart and balanced, with a dark side but highly readable.”

Lit Reactor

The Monstrous
“Datlow, horror anthologist extraordinaire, brings together all things monstrous in this excellent reprint anthology of 20 horror stories that explore the ever-widening definition of what makes a monster, with nary a misstep. The varied sources of monstrosity include a very troubled kindergarten teacher, a catering company that puts humans on the menu, and spirit-devouring creatures out of Japanese mythology, all creating distinctive microcosms where monsters reign in many forms. In Gemma Files’s “A Wish from a Bone,” an archeological reality show filming in Sudan uncovers evidence of the Terrible Seven, ancient beings who are bent on destruction and domination. Adam-Troy Castro’s “The Totals” skewers bureaucracy and the daily grind by populating a drinking hole with monsters, who create mayhem, commit murder, and kvetch with their deadly coworkers with the same sense of ennui felt by any office drone. Other standouts by Sofia Samatar, Dale Bailey, and Christopher Fowler round out this atmospheric and frequently terrifying collection.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“The only direction editor Datlow gave her contributors when compiling this collection was that she didn’t want any human monsters. While some of the twenty stories here skirt that rule, there are a nice variety of inhuman beasties as well. A moody Japanese tale from Jeffrey Ford, “A Natural History of Autumn,” opens the collection, followed by Peter Straub’s school-set riff on Cinderella, “Ashputtle.” Other standouts include Adam-Troy Castro’s “The Totals,” which gives us a competitive monster office and “Down Among the Dead Men” from Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois about a vampire imprisoned in a World War II concentration camp. The anthology also finishes strong with John Langan’s Scottish-set “Corpsemouth,” the single story original to this collection. VERDICT The list of contributors, including Gemma Files, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Adam L.G. Nevill, and Kim Newman, will be enough to get horror fans excited. The assortment of styles means that there is a monster here for everyone’s taste.”

Library Journal

“[T]he writers whose yarns appear in this collection are definitely responsible for eliciting some genuinely unsettling responses to their tales. Unsettling is a desired response for those who write and read horror fiction, and The Monstrous fulfills the desire [...] The twenty high caliber tales in Tachyon Publications’ The Monstrous delve into egregious behavior with intelligent observations. Eerie and artfully executed, the narratives are highly imaginative and chilling.”

Diabolique

“It is the monstrous wonders that come from the intelligent minds of these authors that make this book amazing.”

Suspense Magazine

“Datlow has more backed-up expertise and accumulated assets than almost any other horror/dark/weird editor in the business. It certainly shows in this collection. It’s one of the most monstrous compilations around, and you may find yourself dreaming of its various manifestations for weeks or months afterwards (just not tentacled ones).”

TeleRead

“The Monstrous will chill and darken your day in a terrifyingly sweet way. When you begin to read it, you’ll most likely have problems putting it down, because all of the stories are intriguing and they may cause a few moments of unease and distress to readers. Highly recommended!”

RisingShadows

“There is something here for everyone and just about every monster.”

Fantasy Literature

The Cutting Room: Dark Reflections of the Silver Screen
“Superstar editor Datlow makes no missteps in this reprint collection of dark tales involving movies and moviemaking […] really, the entire volume is outstanding.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“This themed anthology revolves around the idea that the separation between what is real and what we see on film is not as clear as we’d like to think it is. What if, for example, the Wicked Witch of the West didn’t stay in Oz? What if James Dean got a second chance at life? These are just some of the weird-but-cool ideas explored in this tempting volume of stories from renowned editor Ellen Datlow, who collects 23 scary tales by the likes of Peter Straub, Genevieve Valentine, Robert Shearman, Laird Barron and more.”

Kirkus

“This collection of 23 stories should appeal to fans of horror and SF primarily, though noir and hard-boiled-mystery readers should feel welcome too […] Definitely worth checking out.”

Booklist

“Many of the stories (and both poems) embrace the sometimes sinister and often magical relationship between viewer and film […] The attraction is deliciously dangerous and potentially deadly […] delectable horrors [await] the reader within THE CUTTING ROOM.”

Diabolique Magazine

“It’s pretty much a given that an Ellen Datlow anthology will at least be good, if not great […] THE CUTTING ROOM is no exception. Each tale flows into the next with such natural ease.”

Lit Reactor

“Ellen Datlow puts together some really good books and this might be one of my favorite to date. Dark fantasy/horror stories strung along a theme of films and filmmaking. What a brilliant concept.”

Looking for a Good Book

“When Datlow’s name is on the cover, however, you know the collection will contain the highest quality writing and arranging […] The Cutting Room is a major success.”

Ensuing Chapters

Lovecraft’s Monsters
“Some of the best Lovecraftian short fiction of the past 30 years.”

The Washington Post

“There’s a lot to love in LOVECRAFT’S MONSTERS, an anthology which is both faithful and inventive at the same time. Unafraid to take risks and snazzily illustrated, this collection is proof that the Cthulhu cult remains as strong as ever.”

Starburst Magazine

“This collection is a pleaser for those of use who like the dark stuff. There’s a story in the anthology by Brian Hodge, The Same Deep Waters as You, that is the stand-out for me and still gives me shivers just thinking about it. If you like Lovecraft even a little bit, this collection is a must.”

Book Riot

“Datlow brings together some of the top SF/F and horror writers working today and has them play in Lovecraft’s bizarre world. And that’s a delight.”

January Magazine

“Ellen Datlow’s second editorial outing into the realm of Lovecraft proves even more fruitful than the first. Focusing on Lovecraftian monsters, Datlow offers readers sixteen stories and two poems of a variety that should please any fans of the genre.”

The Arkham Digest

“With Ellen Datlow at the helm, there was never really any doubt about the quality of the selections on hand [...] LOVECRAFT’S MONSTERS is certainly a worthy addition to any horror library.”

Silvia Moreno-Garcia, author of Mexican Gothic

The Treasury of the Fantastic
“Because most of the writers are ‘mainstream’ rather than genre authors, this collection also makes a good case for fantasy as literature, while the presence of Edgar Allan Poe, H.G. Wells and Lord Dunsany alongside Edith Wharton, Emily Dickinson, and E.M. Forster breaks down the barrier between literary and genre fiction. VERDICT: This is an important collection for all lovers of fantasy and literature.”

Library Journal

“THE TREASURY OF THE FANTASTIC truly is a treasury of wonderful stories […] Turns out there’s not a dud to be found.”

Fantasy & Science Fiction

“THE TREASURY OF THE FANTASTIC is an amazing […] marvelous collection. I love the romanticism of early fantasy, it is very different to the type of fantasy we read now, and yet you can see all the seeds and sparks that inspire much of today’s fantasy.THE TREASURY OF THE FANTASTIC is an anthology that easily fits in on your book shelf.”

Fantasy Book Review

“It was an absolute delight to see so [many] of these authors collected here and finding new treasures I hadn’t realized really fell into the realm of fantasy.”

My Shelf Confessions

“THE TREASURY OF THE FANTASTIC is truly that, a comprehensive collection of fantastical literature from throughout the many years covering the romanticism era to the early twentieth century […] an exquisitely curated collection.”

The Arched Doorway

“A marvelous mix of classics and rarely seen works, bibliophile’s finds and old favorites […] a treasury in every sense and a treasure!”

Connie Willis, author of Doomsday Book and To Say Nothing of the Dog

“The fantasy tradition in English and American literature is rich and varied and strange. This is the book to read to find out what you never knew you needed to know.”

David G. Hartwell, editor of The Year’s Best Fantasy series

Hauntings
“The collection flows smoothly, capturing the pleasantly shivery dread of a round of ghost stories told by a fire […] Solid entries by Neil Gaiman, Caitlín R. Kiernan, and Joyce Carol Oates capture the mood perfectly and will thrill fans of the eerie.”

Publishers Weekly

“[HAUNTINGS is] apt to entertain and disquiet the horror fans.”

SF Site, Featured Review

“Datlow once again proves herself as a master editor. Her mission to broaden readers’ concepts of what a haunting can be is nothing short of a success, and the twenty-four stories on display run the gamut from explicitly terrifying to eerily familiar. Readers who wish to be haunted themselves should not miss this one. Highly recommended.”

Arkham Digest

“I have a short list of editors that I will buy an anthology of, regardless of whether or not I have even heard of the writers it contains, and Ellen Datlow is at the top of that list. She has this crazy knack of consistently putting together stellar anthologies and HAUNTINGS is no different.”

Horror Talk

“Award-winning horror editor Ellen Datlow offers readers a skillfully crafted, captivating collection with HAUNTINGS, an anthology of twenty-four reprinted ghostly tales from the last 25 years of horror literature.”

Rue Morgue

“That delicious sense of tantalization, of maybe and what if, impelled me through page after page, encountering intriguing characters, spine-shivering settings, and bits and pieces (sometimes literally…of corpses).”

Hellnotes

“Take a gander at Ellen Datlow’s stellar collection HAUNTINGS and learn what being haunted really means […] There is no better way to combat the upcoming summer heat than with a fabulous collection of chills.”

Revolution SF

The Sword and Sorcery Anthology
“Heroes and their mighty deeds populate the pages of this delightfully kitschy yet absorbing anthology of sword and sorcery short stories from the 1930s onward. Hartwell and Weisman have selected some of the best short-form work in the genre […] This is an unbeatable selection from classic to modern, and each story brings its A game.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“The 19 stories in this volume span a time period from 1933 to 2012 and provide a strong introduction to this fantasy subgenre.”

Library Journal

“This engaging anthology is a terrific way to meet some of the best fantasists for those unfamiliar with their works and for returning vets a chance to enjoy fun short stories.”

Midwest Book Review

“Superbly presented […] reignited this reader’s interest.”

SF Site

“A big, meaty collection of genre highlights that runs the gamut from old-school classics to new interpretations, it serves as an excellent introduction and primer in one.”

Green Man Review

“Awesome collection, very highly recommended.”

Nerds in Babeland

“Hard and fast-paced fantasy that’s strong from the first piece right through to the last.”

Shades of Sentience

“Hartwell and Weisman’s choices are top-notch and provide both an excellent introduction to the subgenre for new readers and exciting reading for long-time fans.”

Grasping for the Wind

The Urban Fantasy Anthology
“As the genre is presented here, we see a rich, full, experimental and long-lasting contribution to the ecology of fantasy. It’s perfectly arranged and intentionally diverse, and there are no duds here like there are in some other anthologies. If you’re new to the genre, this is an ideal place to start, so you begin with the multitude of ideas that count here. If you’re a fan of the genre, this is like a reacquaintance, a reminder that there’s more to urban fantasy than the vast numbers of women on motorcycles who kill bad things.”

New York Journal of Books

“This is one of the best reprint anthologies of the year in terms of literary value, and you certainly get more than your money’s worth of good fiction.”

Locus

“An essential book not only for longtime followers of such intriguing stories but those who thought fantasy only took place in the completely imagined worlds of J. R. R. Tolkien.”

Bookgasm

“An excellent collection of stories that showcases the best of urban fantasy (however you define it). Definitely a must-read!”

Interzone

“Every single story in this collection has been well chosen and polished brightly […] I highly recommend those with even a vague interest in urban fantasy add The Urban Fantasy Anthology to their collection.”

Green Man Review

“As thought-provoking as it was enjoyable.”

All Things Urban Fantasy

Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror
“A superb sampling of some of the most significant short horror works […] This is an anthology to be cherished and an invaluable reference for horror aficionados.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Datlow is a high-calibre anthologist and DARKNESS is another in a long line of books assembled by her that I would recommend.”

Silvia Moreno-Garcia, author of Mexican Gothic

“This collection’s range of subjects and forms of storytelling gives us enough quality to be added to your summer reading list.”

New York Journal of Books

“DARKNESS promises to please both longtime fans and readers who have no clue what ‘splatterpunk’ was supposed to mean.”

San Francisco Chronicle

“Eclectic […] a complete overview of some of the best horror stories published in the last twenty years.”

SF Site

“A great collection of terror tales spaninng the last twenty years […] I loved every one of them […] I give my highest recommendation for this book.”

Hellnotes

“About as close to horror perfection as any fan could ask for in an anthology.”

Choate Road Horror Blog

Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology
“Those looking for well-told stories will be satisfied.”

Publishers Weekly

“An excellent collection and a reminder that the short story is often the best venue for new ideas in the field.”

SFcrowsnest

“Sixteen inspiring, mind-altering stories […] and every story in the bunch is a knockout.”

BoingBoing.net

“Taking the genre to the next level.”

Booklist

“REWIRED: THE POST-CYBERPUNK ANTHOLOGY is, one of the best reprint anthologies I have encountered in a long time, judged purely on the quality of the stories contained within it.”

SF Site

“Mind-altering […] every story in the bunch is a knockout.”

Monstrous.com

“A short story collection filled with very good stories by very good science fiction writers offering very engaging ideas.”

PopMatters

Non-Fiction

Awards & Accolades

Collections

Meet Me in the Future
USA

Amazon: “Best Books of the Month in Science Fiction & Fantasy (August 2019)”

How to Fracture a Fairy Tale
The Emerald Circus
Portable Childhoods
USA

2008 World Fantasy Award Finalist: “Best Collection”

USA

Locus Award Nominee: “Best Collection”

USA

“Flying Over Water” — 2001 Nebula Award Winner

USA

“Basement Magic” — 2008 World Fantasy Award and Crawford Award nominee

USA

“Time Gypsy” — 1999 Nebula and Hugo Award nominee

Stable Strategies and Others
USA

2005 World Fantasy and Philip K. Dick Award Nominee

USA

2005 James Tiptree, Jr., Award short list

Anthologies

The Unicorn Anthology
The New Voices of Fantasy
The Cutting Room: Dark Reflections of the Silver Screen
Lovecraft’s Monsters
USA

Geek Smash: “7 Super Spec-fic Books for Your Summer”

USA

The Creature Feature: “Tomb Top 10 Pick”

The Sword and Sorcery Anthology
USA

Geek Smash: “7 Super Spec-fic Books for Your Summer”

Non-Fiction