Short Fiction

  • “Something in the Air,” in Mission Critical, ed. Jonathan Strahan (Solaris, 2019)
  • On the Shores of Ligeia,” in Lightspeed (March 2019)
    • Reprinted in Chinese 
  • We Will Be All Right,” in Lightspeed (May 2018) 
  • Umbernight,” in Clarkesworld (February 2018).
    • Reprinted in The Best Science Fiction of the Year, ed. Neil Clarke (Night Shade Books, 2019)
    • 2019 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award nominee 
    • 2019 Locus Award nominee
  • Touring with the Alien,” in Clarkesworld (April 2016).
    • Reprinted in The Year’s Best Science Fiction, ed. Gardner Dozois (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2017),  The Best Science Fiction of the Year, ed. Neil Clarke (Night Shade Books, 2017), The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year, ed. Jonathan Strahan (Solaris, 2017), and Not One of Us: Stories of Aliens on Earth, ed. Neil Clarke (Night Shade Books, 2018). Also reprinted in Czech, French, Polish, and Chinese.
    • 2019 Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire
    • 2017 Hugo Award Finalist for Best Novelette 
    • Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, 2nd place
  • The Ice Owl,” in Fantasy and Science Fiction (November/December 2011).
    • Reprinted in Year’s Best SF 17, ed. David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer (Harper Voyager, 2012), The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois (St. Martin’s Press, 2012), and Nebula Awards Showcase 2013, ed. Catherine Asaro (Pyr, 2013). Reprinted by Arc Manor, 2012. Also reprinted in Czech and Russian. 
    • 2012 Hugo Award Finalist for Best Novella
    • 2012 Nebula Award Finalist for Best Novella. 
  • “Dwindle Chick,” in Phantom Drift 1 (Fall 2011)
  • “Economancer,” in Fantasy and Science Fiction (June/July 2009). Also reprinted in French.   
  • Arkfall,” in Fantasy and Science Fiction (September 2008). 
    • Reprinted in Year’s Best SF 14, ed. David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, 2009. Reprinted by Arc Manor, 2010. Also reprinted in Polish and Russian.  
    • 2010 Nebula Award Finalist for Best Novella. 
  • “The Conservator,” in Aliens of the Heart (Aqueduct Press, 2007). 
    • Reprinted in Unconventional Fantasy (World Fantasy Convention, 2014) 
  • “Okanoggan Falls,” in Fantasy and Science Fiction (August 2006). 
    • Reprinted in  The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois (St. Martin’s Press, 2007), Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2007 Edition, ed. Rich Horton (Prime Books, 2007), and Forever (October 2017). Also reprinted in Romanian, Russian, Czech, and Polish.   
  • The Invisible Hand Rolls the Dice,” in Interzone (October 2001). 
    • Reprinted in Tales of the Unanticipated (April 2002) and Lightspeed (2015)  
  • “The Real Thing,” in Fantasy and Science Fiction (July, 2001). 
    • Reprinted in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois (St. Martin’s Press, 2002) 
  • “Dreamseed,” in Fantasy and Science Fiction (October/November, 2000) 
  • Frost Painting,” in Bending the Landscape: Fantasy, ed. Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel (White Wolf, 1997).
    • Reprinted in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Fifteenth Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois (St. Martin’s Press, 1998), Lightspeed, June 2011, and Forever, April 2017. Also reprinted in Czech.   
  • “Candle in a Bottle,” in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (October/November, 1996).
    • Reprinted by Aqueduct Press, 2006. Also reprinted in Russian.  
  •  “Fade Out,” in River Styx 44 (1995). 
    • Reprinted as “The More Things Change” in Tales of the Unanticipated (#16, Spring/Summer/Fall 1996) 
  • “Random Noise,” in Realms of Fantasy (April, 1995) 
  • “The Wild Ships of Fairny,” in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (March, 1994) 
  •  “Burning Bush,” in Universe 2 (Bantam Books, 1992) 
  • “Lost Road,” in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (February, 1992).
    • Reprinted in Land/Space: An Anthology of Prairie Speculative Fiction, ed. Candas Jane Dorsey and Judy McCrosky (Edmonton, Alberta: Tesseract Books, 2002) 
  • “The Honeycrafters,” in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (October/ November, 1991). 
    • Reprinted in Hugo and Nebula Anthology 1993, ed. Brad Templeton (ClariNet Communications, 1993) and The Best From Fantasy & Science Fiction: A 45th Anniversary Anthology, ed. Edward L. Ferman and Kristine K. Rusch (St. Martin’s Press, 1994).
    • 1993 Nebula Award Finalist for Best Novelette
  • “Wordworld,” in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (June, 1991) 
  • “Glass Angel,” in Interzone (December, 1990) 
  • “Angels Alone,” in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (March, 1990). 
    • Reprinted in Periphery: Erotic Lesbian Futures, ed. Lynne Jamneck (Lethe Press, 2008) 
  • “The Gamemaker,” in Full Spectrum II (Bantam/Doubleday, 1989) 
  •  “Circus Geneticus,” in The Leading Edge, Winter, 1988 
  • “The Language of the Sea,” in Writers of the Future Vol. 3  (Bridge Publications, 1987) 
  • “The Trial of Victor Genovese,” in Tales of the Unanticipated, Fall, 1986