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The Labyrinth (first novel, 2004) (Free PDF download) (Currently unavailable.)


Short Fiction

Golubash, or, Wine-War-Blood-Elegy
Lightspeed Magazine (Issue 92, January 2018)

Down and Out in R’lyeh
Uncanny Magazine, Issue 18 (September/October 2017)

The Ordinary Woman and the Unquiet Emperor Nevertheless, She Persisted Anthology (March 2017)

The Beasts Who Fought for Fairyland Until the Very End and Further Still

The Consultant
The Center for Fiction (September 2016)

Snow Day
Uncanny Magazine, Issue 11 (July/August 2016)

The Quidnunx
Apex Magazine, Issue 83 (April 2016)

The Lily and the Horn
Fantasy Magazine, December 2015 (Issue 59) – Queers Destroy Fantasy! Special Issue

Planet Lion
Uncanny Magazine, Issue 4 (May/June 2015)

The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild (Part 1)
The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild (Part 2)
Clarkesworld Magazine #100, #102 (January, March 2015)

The Shootout at Burnt-Corn Ranch over the Bride of the World
Subterranean Press Magazine (Summer 2013)

Fade to White
Clarkesworld Magazine #71 (August 2012)

Silently and Very Fast
Clarkesworld Magazine #61, #62, #63 (October – December 2011)

The Bread We Eat in Dreams
Apex Magazine, Issue 30 (November 2011)

White Lines on a Green Field
Subterranean Press Magazine (Fall 2011)

The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland — For a Little While (July 2011)

The Wolves of Brooklyn
Fantasy Magazine, July 2011 (Issue 52)

How to Become a Mars Overlord
Lightspeed Magazine (August 2010)

Thirteen Ways of Looking at Space/Time
Clarkesworld Magazine #47 (August 2010)

The Days of Flaming Motorcycles
Dark Faith, eds. Maurice Broaddus & Jerry Gordon, Apex Publications, May 2010

The Radiant Car Thy Sparrows Drew
Clarkesworld Magazine #35 (August 2009)

A Buyer’s Guide to Maps of Antarctica
Clarkesworld Magazine #20 (May 2008)

The Proslogium of the Great Lakes
Behind the Wainscot: 5:1 Post Industrial Fantasy

The Ballad of the Sinister Mr. Mouth
Lone Star Stories, No. 22 (August 2007)

Milk and Apples
Electric Velocipede, Issue 11 (Fall 2006)

Urchins, While Swimming
Clarkesworld Magazine #3 (December 2005)

Thread: A Triptych
Lone Star Stories, No. 14 (April 2006)

Bones Like Black Sugar
Fantasy Magazine, November 2005 (Issue 1)

The Maiden-Tree
Cabinet des FeesScheherezade’s Bequest, Issue 1 (July 2005)


A Great Clerk of Necromancy
Apex Magazine – Issue 50 (July 2013)

Mouse Koan
What the Dragon Said: A Love Story
Aquaman and the Duality of Self/Other, America, 1985
All courtesy of (April 2012).

The Melancholy of Mecha-Girl
Mythic Delirium #26

A Silver Splendour, A Flame
Goblin Fruit (March 2011-December 2011)

The Secret of Being a Cowboy
Stone Telling #3: Whimsy (March 2011)

Eight Legs of Grandmother Spider
Stone Telling #2: Generations (December 2010)

The Jeweler’s Wife
The Girl With Two Skins
Landscape With Girl And Clams
The Ballad of All the Things I Might Have Written
All as the Featured poet for Goblin Fruit (Spring 2008)

The Immigrant
The Seven Devils of Central California (Rhysling Award Winner)
All courtesy of Farrago’s Wainscot, Issue 3 (Summer 2007).

Goblin Fruit (Spring 2007)

Goblin Fruit (Winter 2007)

Past the Rivers
Goblin Fruit (Fall 2006)

The Inkmaker’s Wife
Anatomy of a Yes
Both courtesy of Electric Velocipede, Issue 11 (Fall 2006).

The Child Bride of the Lost City of Ubar (Nominated for the Rhysling Award.)
The Journal of Mythic Arts (Summer/Autumn 2006)

Pasiphae’s Machine (Opens PDF.)
Heliotrope Magazine, Issue 1 (August 2006)

Helen in the Underworld
Lone Star Stories, Issue 16 (August 2006)

The Frog-Wife
Lone Star Stories, Issue 14 (April 2006)

November Is a Silent Month
The Pedestal Magazine, Issue 32 (February 2006)

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