Charles De Lint Books In Order

Moonheart Books In Publication Order

  1. Moonheart (1984)
  2. Ascian in Rose (1987)
  3. Westlin Wind (1989)
  4. Ghostwood (1990)
  5. Spiritwalk (1992)

Cerin Songweaver Books In Publication Order

  1. The Harp of the Grey Rose (1985)
  2. Ghosts of Wind and Shadow (1990)

Jack of Kinrowan Books In Publication Order

  1. Jack, the Giant Killer (1987)
  2. Drink Down the Moon (1990)

Philip Jose Farmer’s The Dungeon Books In Publication Order

  1. Philip José Farmer’s The Dungeon (By:Richard A. Lupoff) (1988)
  2. The Black Tower (By:Richard A. Lupoff) (1988)
  3. The Lake of Fire (By:Robin Wayne Bailey) (1989)
  4. The Valley of Thunder (1989)
  5. The Final Battle (By:Richard A. Lupoff) (1990)
  6. The Hidden City (1990)
  7. The Dungeon (By:Philip José Farmer) (2003)
  8. Philip José Farmer’s The Dungeon Vol. 6, The Final Battle (By:Richard A. Lupoff) (2017)

Dragonflight Books In Publication Order

  1. Letters from Atlantis (By:Robert Silverberg) (1990)
  2. The Dreaming Place (1990)
  3. Dragon’s Plunder (By:Brad Strickland) (1992)
  4. Wishing Season (By:Esther M. Friesner) (1993)
  5. Born of Elven Blood (By:Kevin J. Anderson,John Gregory Betancourt) (1994)
  6. Monet’s Ghost (By:Chelsea Quinn Yarbro) (1997)

Newford Books In Publication Order

  1. The Dreaming Place (1990)
  2. Paperjack (1991)
  3. The Wishing Well (1993)
  4. Dreams Underfoot (1993)
  5. Memory and Dream (1994)
  6. The Ivory and the Horn (1995)
  7. Trader (1997)
  8. Someplace to Be Flying (1998)
  9. Moonlight and Vines (1998)
  10. Forests of the Heart (2000)
  11. The Onion Girl (2001)
  12. Seven Wild Sisters (By:) (2002)
  13. Tapping the Dream Tree (By:) (2002)
  14. Spirits in the Wires (2003)
  15. Medicine Road (By:) (2004)
  16. The Blue Girl (2004)
  17. The Hour Before Dawn (2005)
  18. Widdershins (2006)
  19. Promises to Keep (2007)
  20. Little Grrl Lost (2007)
  21. Dingo (2008)
  22. Muse and Reverie (2009)
  23. The Cats of Tanglewood Forest (By:) (2013)
  24. Newford Stories: Crow Girls (2015)
  25. Juniper Wiles (2021)

Brian Froud’s Faerielands Books In Publication Order

  1. The Wild Wood (With: Brian Froud) (1994)
  2. Something Rich and Strange (By:Patricia A. McKillip,Brian Froud) (1994)

Wildlings Books In Publication Order

  1. Under My Skin (2012)
  2. Over My Head (2013)
  3. Out of This World (2014)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. The Riddle of the Wren (1984)
  2. Mulengro (1985)
  3. Yarrow (1986)
  4. Greenmantle (1988)
  5. Wolf Moon (1988)
  6. Svaha (1989)
  7. Angel of Darkness (1990)
  8. Uncle Dobbin’s Parrot Fair (1991)
  9. The Little Country (1991)
  10. Our Lady of the Harbour (1991)
  11. From a Whisper to a Scream (1992)
  12. Into the Green (1993)
  13. I’ll Be Watching You (With: ) (1994)
  14. The Buffalo Man (1999)
  15. The Road to Lisdoonvarna (2001)
  16. The Mystery of Grace (2009)
  17. Eyes Like Leaves (2009)
  18. The Painted Boy (2010)
  19. Jodi and the Witch of Bodbury (2014)
  20. The Wind in His Heart (2017)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. Timeskip (1989)
  2. Berlin (1989)
  3. Where Desert Spirits Crowd the Night (1995)
  4. Old Man Crow (2007)
  5. Yellow Dog (2008)
  6. The Butter Spirit’s Tithe (2012)
  7. Companions to the Moon (2012)
  8. Crow Roads (2012)
  9. Dharma (2012)
  10. That was Radio Clash (2012)
  11. Dog Boys (2012)
  12. Jack in the Green (2012)
  13. Riding Shotgun (2015)
  14. Somewhere in My Mind There Is a Painting Box (2016)
  15. Horsepower & Medicine (2019)
  16. Barrio Girls (2019)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. Hedgework and Guessery (1991)
  2. Triskell Tales (2000)
  3. Waifs and Strays (2002)
  4. A Handful of Coppers (2003)
  5. Quicksilver & Shadow (2005)
  6. Triskell Tales 2 (2006)
  7. What the Mouse Found and Other Stories (2008)
  8. Woods and Waters Wild (2008)
  9. The Very Best of Charles de Lint (2010)

Picture Books In Publication Order

  1. A Circle of Cats (2003)

Chapter Books In Publication Order

  1. This Moment (2005)

Author’s Choice Monthly Books In Publication Order

  1. Swatting at the Cosmos (By:James K. Morrow) (1990)
  2. Neon Twilight (By:Edward Bryant) (1990)
  3. True Minds (By:Spider Robinson) (1990)
  4. Hedgework & Guessery (1991)
  5. Stories by Mama Lansdales Youngest Boy (By:Joe R. Lansdale) (1991)
  6. Unthreatened by the Morning Light (By:Karl Edward Wagner) (1991)
  7. Nine Hard Questions About the Nature of the Universe (By:Lewis Shiner) (1991)
  8. It’s Been Fun (By:Esther M. Friesner) (1991)

Snow White, Blood Red Anthology Books In Publication Order

  1. Snow White, Blood Red (1993)
  2. Black Thorn, White Rose (1994)
  3. Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears (1995)
  4. Black Swan, White Raven (1997)
  5. Silver Birch, Blood Moon (1999)
  6. Black Heart, Ivory Bones (2000)

The Mythic Fiction Anthology Books In Publication Order

  1. The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest (2002)
  2. The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm (2004)
  3. The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People (2009)

Liavek Books In Publication Order

  1. Liavek (By:Will Shetterly) (1985)
  2. The Players of Luck (By:Will Shetterly) (1986)
  3. Wizard’s Row (By:Will Shetterly) (1987)
  4. Spells of Binding (By:Will Shetterly) (1988)
  5. Festival Week (By:Will Shetterly) (1990)
  6. Double Feature (By:Emma Bull,Will Shetterly) (1999)
  7. Points of Departure (By:Patricia C. Wrede) (2015)
  8. Liavek 1 (By:Will Shetterly) (2015)
  9. Liavek 2 (By:Will Shetterly) (2015)
  10. Liavek 3 (By:Will Shetterly) (2015)
  11. Liavek 4 (By:Will Shetterly) (2016)
  12. Liavek 6 (By:Will Shetterly) (2016)
  13. Liavek 7: Spells of Binding (With: Robin Hobb,Megan Lindholm,Jane Yolen,Emma Bull,Will Shetterly,,Steven Brust,Kara Dalkey) (2016)
  14. Liavek 8 (By:Will Shetterly) (2017)

Tesseracts Books In Publication Order

  1. Tesseracts (By:Judith Merril) (1985)
  2. Tesseracts² (By:Phyllis Gotlieb) (1987)
  3. Tesseracts 3 (With: Margaret Atwood,William Gibson,Phyllis Gotlieb,Michael Skeet,Peter Watts,Judith Merril,,,,,,Élisabeth Vonarburg,,,,,,,,Dave Duncan) (1990)
  4. Tesseracts 4 (By:Michael Skeet,Lorna Toolis) (1992)
  5. Tesseracts 5 (By:Yves Meynard,Robert Runté) (1996)
  6. Tesseracts 6 (By:Robert J. Sawyer,Carolyn Clink) (1997)
  7. Tesseracts 7 (By:David Annandale,Michael Skeet,,Cory Doctorow,,,Yves Meynard,,,Shirley Meier,Carolyn Clink,,Élisabeth Vonarburg) (1998)
  8. Tesseracts 8 (By:Cory Doctorow,,A.M. Dellamonica,,,Yves Meynard,,,,Sandra Kasturi) (2002)
  9. TesseractsQ (By:Élisabeth Vonarburg,Jane Brierley) (2002)
  10. Tesseracts Nine: New Canadian Speculative Fiction (By:,Nalo Hopkinson) (2005)
  11. Tesseracts Ten (By:Edo Van Belkom) (2006)
  12. Tesseracts Eleven (By:,Cory Doctorow) (2007)
  13. Tesseracts Twelve: New Novellas of Canadian Fantastic Fiction (By:Michael Skeet) (2008)
  14. Tesseracts Thirteen (By:Nancy Kilpatrick) (2009)
  15. Tesseracts 14: Strange Canadian Stories (By:) (2010)
  16. Tesseracts Fifteen (By:Julie E. Czerneda) (2011)
  17. Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound (By:Kevin J. Anderson,Robert J. Sawyer,,,,Neil Peart,,Carolyn Clink,Sandra Kasturi) (2012)
  18. Superhero Universe (By:) (2016)
  19. Compostela (By:Spider Robinson) (2017)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. The Year’s Best Fantasy: First Annual Collection (1988)
  2. Demons & Dreams: The Best Fantasy and Horror 1 (1988)
  3. Tesseracts 3 (1990)
  4. Northern Stars (1994)
  5. The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Eleventh Annual Collection (1998)
  6. The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifteenth Annual Collection (2002)
  7. The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Twentieth Annual Collection (2007)
  8. Ravens in the Library: Magic in the Bard’s Name (2009)
  9. Halloween (2009)
  10. The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons (2011)
  11. Season of Wonder (2012)
  12. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction September/October 2017 (2017)
  13. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction July/August 2018 (2018)
  14. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction May/June 2019 (2019)
  15. Mythic Journeys: Retold Myths and Legends (2019)

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Wildlings Book Covers

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Charles De Lint Books Overview

Moonheart

When Sara and Jamie discovered the seemingly ordinary artifacts, they sensed the pull of a dim and distant place. A world of mists and forests, of ancient magics, mythical beings, ageless bards…
and restless evil. Now, with their friends and enemies alike Blue, the biker; Keiran, the folk musician; the Inspector from the RCMP; and the mysterious Tom Hengyr Sara and Jamie are drawn into this enchanted land through the portals of Tamson House, that sprawling downtown edifice that straddles two worlds. Sweeping from ancient Wales to the streets of Ottawa today, Moonheart will entrance you with its tale of this world and the other one at the very edge of sight…
and the unforgettable people caught up in the affairs of both. A tale of music, and motorcycles, and fey folk beyond the shadows of the moon. A tale of true magic; the tale of Moonheart.

The Harp of the Grey Rose

He is the Songweaver, but before he was a master of song he was merely Cerin of Wran Cheaping a seventeen year old orphan raised by a wildland witch. Then he encountered the Maid of the Grey Rose the lone survivor of the war that devastated the Trembling Lands and the promised bride of Yarac Stone Slayer, the feared and terrible Waster. The mysterious beauty captured Cerin’s heart, drawing him into a world both dark and deadly, until, armed with only a tinkerblade and the magic of song, he would take on a man s challenge…
and choose a treacherous path toward a magnificent destiny. The Harp of the Grey Rose is award winning fantasist Charles de Lint s first novel, long out of print and it hints of the wonderful stories to come.

Philip José Farmer’s The Dungeon (By:Richard A. Lupoff)

The return of a classic ‘shared world’ fantasy series created by Philip Jose Farmer, award winning author of the Riverworld saga! Plunging into a vast prison that spans a planet, Clive Foliott faces a fantastic world of dwarves, cyborgs, and aliens unlike anything he has ever imagined. It is a multi leveled collection of beings from the hidden folds of time and space. Trapped somewhere inside is Neville Foliott, Clive’s twin brother, and no creature in the Dungeon will stop Clive from finding him…

The Black Tower (By:Richard A. Lupoff)

The return of a classic ‘shared world’ fantasy series created by Philip Jose Farmer, award winning author of the Riverworld saga! Plunging into a vast prison that spans a planet, Clive Foliott faces a fantastic world of dwarves, cyborgs, and aliens unlike anything he has ever imagined. It is a multi leveled collection of beings from the hidden folds of time and space. Trapped somewhere inside is Neville Foliott, Clive’s twin brother, and no creature in the Dungeon will stop Clive from finding him…

The Valley of Thunder

The epic conclusion of the classic fantasy series ‘The Dungeon’. It falls into two parts: ‘The Hidden City’ and ‘The Final Battle’.

The Dungeon (By:Philip José Farmer)

The return of a classic ‘shared world’ fantasy series created by Philip Jose Farmer, award winning author of the Riverworld saga! Plunging into a vast prison that spans a planet, Clive Foliott faces a fantastic world of dwarves, cyborgs, and aliens unlike anything he has ever imagined. It is a multi leveled collection of beings from the hidden folds of time and space. Trapped somewhere inside is Neville Foliott, Clive’s twin brother, and no creature in the Dungeon will stop Clive from finding him…

Letters from Atlantis (By:Robert Silverberg)

On a mission to observe the fabled city of Atlantis through the mind of its royal heir, Ram, twenty first century time traveler Roy Colton soon becomes worried by Ram’s dark dreams of the island’s future destruction. AB.

The Dreaming Place

A young woman locked in rage yet seeking magic, Ash is drawn into a wondrous Otherworld of totems and dryads, living tarots and mystic charms. At the same time, Ash’s cousin Nina is stalked by an Otherworld demon a manitou who can force her mind and soul into the bodies of beasts. Ash must find the strength to overcome her own anger, learn the full power of magic, and save Nina before she becomes the manitou’s weapon, turning the faerie realm into an arctic wasteland. De Lint fans will relish this urban and otherworldly fantasy, partially set in the author’s trademark Newford. ‘One of the most original fantasy writers currently working.’ Booklist

Dragon’s Plunder (By:Brad Strickland)

Jamie Falconer can whistle up a breeze anytime he wants. When captain Deadmon and his band of pirates discover Jamie’s talent, they plan to kidnap him and take him along on their quest for a dragon’s gold. Jamie makes a shocking discovery: Deadmon is dead! The mummified pirate captain once vowed never to rest until he’d plundered a dragon’s hoard and divided the booty among his men. Since there were few dragons even in those days, swearing such an oath was a foolish thing to do. The pirates have been searching for a dragon since Deadmon died in battle ten years before, and the search isn’t going well. There is one dragon left within their reach, but it lives on the Isle of Winds, where no ship can approach unless Jamie’s talent for whistling up the wind can get them there!

Wishing Season (By:Esther M. Friesner)

Approaching his graduation from magic school, young genie Khalid tries out a lamp of his own, but forgetting to tell his first human master that he can only have three wishes, Khalid is trapped by a wish for unlimited wishes.

Born of Elven Blood (By:Kevin J. Anderson,John Gregory Betancourt)

Escaping into the world of Faery when her own home begins to fall apart, Maria Blanca joins in the fight against the savage trogs that threaten the eleven great elven cities and is taken into the heart of the trog empire.

Monet’s Ghost (By:Chelsea Quinn Yarbro)

Blessed with the ability to literally throw herself into paintings, art lover Geena Howe enters one of Monet’s water lily paintings, where she encounters a mysterious ghost in a Victorian castle.’

Dreams Underfoot

Welcome to Newford…
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Welcome to the music clubs, the waterfront, the alleyways where ancient myths and magic spill into the modern world. Come meet Jilly, painting wonders in the rough city streets; and Geordie, playing fiddle while he dreams of a ghost; and the Angel of Grasso Street gathering the fey and the wild and the poor and the lost. Gemmins live in abandoned cars and skells traverse the tunnels below, while mermaids swim in the grey harbor waters and fill the cold night with their song.

Like Mark Helprin’s A Winter’s Tale and John Crowley’s Little, Big, Dreams Underfoot is a must read book not only for fans of urban fantasy but for all who seek magic in everyday life.

Memory and Dream

Isabelle Copley’s visionary art frees ancient spirits. As the young student of the cruel, brilliant artist Vincent Rushkin, she discovered she could paint images so vividly real they brought her wildest fantasies to life. But when the forces she unleashed brought tragedy to those she loved, she turned her back on her talent and on her dreams.

Now, twenty years later, Isabelle must come to terms with the shattering memories she has long denied, and unlock the slumbering power of her brush. And, in a dark reckoning with her old master, she must find the courage to live out her dreams and bring the magic back to life.

The Ivory and the Horn

In the city of Newford, when the stars and the vibes are right, you can touch magic. Mermaids sing in the murky harbor, desert spirits crowd the night, and dreams are more real than waking. Charles de Lint began his chronicles of the extraordinary city of Newford in Memory & Dream and the short story collection Dreams Underfoot. In The Ivory and the Horn, this uncommonly gifted craftsman weaves a new tapestry of stark realism and fond hope, mean streets and boulevards of dreams, where you will rediscover the power of love and longing, of wishes and desires, and of the magic that hovers at the edge of everyday life.

Trader

A novel of loss, identity, and, in the strangest of places, hope.

Leonard Trader is a luthier, a maker of guitars. Johnny Devlin is chronically unemployed. Leonard is solitary, quiet, responsible. Johnny is a lady killer, a drunk, a charming loser.

When they inexplicably wake up in each other’s bodies, Johnny gleefully moves into Leonard’s comfortable and stable existence, leaving Leonard to pick up the pieces of a life he had no part in breaking.

Penniless, friendless, homeless, Leonard begins a journey that will take him beyond the streets of the city to an otherworld of dreams and spirits, where he must confront both the unscrupulous Johnny Devlin and his own deepest fears.

Someplace to Be Flying

Lily is a photojournalist in search of the ‘animal people’ who supposedly haunt the city’s darkest slums. Hank is a slumdweller who knows the bad streets all too well. One night, in a brutal incident, their two lives collide uptown Lily and downtown Hank, each with a quest and a role to play in the secret drama of the city’s oldest inhabitants.

For the animal people walk among us. Native Americans call them the First People, but they have never left, and they claim the city for their own.

Not only have Hank and Lily stumbled onto a secret, they’ve stumbled into a war. And in this battle for the city’s soul, nothing is quite as it appears.

Moonlight and Vines

Familiar to Charles de Lint’s ever growing audience as the setting of the novels Memory and Dream, Trader, and Someplace to Be Flying, Newford is the quintessential North American city, tough and streetwise on the surface and rich with hidden magic for those who can see. Now de Lint ‘one of the world’s leading fantasists’ Toronto Star returns to this extraordinary city for a third volume of stories set there, including many never before published in book form. Here is enchantment under a streetlamp: the landscape of urban North America as only Charles de Lint can show it. ‘Blending Lovecraft’s imagery, Dunsany’s poetry, Carroll’s surrealism, and Alice Hoffman’s small town strangeness,’ wrote Interzone on Dreams Underfoot, de Lint’s Newford tales are ‘a haunting mixture of human warmth and cold inevitability, of lessons learned and prices to be paid.’

Forests of the Heart

In the Old Country, they called them the Gentry: ancient spirits of the land, magical, amoral, and dangerous. When the Irish emigrated to North America, some of the Gentry followed…
only to find that the New World already had spirits of its own, called manitou and other such names by the Native tribes. Now generations have passed, and the Irish have made homes in the new land, but the Gentry still wander homeless on the city streets. Gathering in the city shadows, they bide their time and dream of power. As their dreams grow harder, darker, fiercer, so do the Gentry themselves appearing, to those with the sight to see them, as hard and dangerous men, invariably dressed in black. Bettina can see the Gentry, and knows them for what they are. Part Indian, part Mexican, she was raised by her grandmother to understand the spirit world. Now she lives in Kellygnow, a massive old house run as an arts colony on the outskirts of Newford, a world away from the Southwestern desert of her youth. Outsider her nighttime window, she often spies the dark men, squatting in the snow, smoking, brooding, waiting. She calls them los lobos, the wolves, and stays clear of them until the night one follows her to the woods, and takes her hand…
. Ellie, an independent young sculptor, is another with magic in her blood, but she refuses to believe it, even though she, too, sees the dark men. A strange old woman has summoned Ellie to Kellygnow to create a mask for her based on an ancient Celtic artifact. It is the mask of the mythic Summer King another thing Ellie does not believe in. Yet lack of belief won’t dim the power of the mast, or its dreadful intent. Donal, Ellie’s former lover, comes from an Irish family and knows the truth at the heart of the old myths. He thinks he can use the mask and the ‘hard men’ for his own purposes. And Donal’s sister, Miki, a punk accordion player, stands on the other side of the Gentry’s battle with the Native spirits of the land. She knows that more than her brother’s soul is at stake. All of Newford is threatened, human and mythic beings alike. Once again Charles de Lint weaves the mythic traditions of many cultures into a seamless cloth, bringing folklore, music, and unforgettable characters to life on modern city streets.

The Onion Girl

As we published the start of Jilly Coppercorn’s story in Promises to Keep, it only seemed right that we do a special edition of The Onion Girl, perhaps the most important of the novels or stories to feature what may be Charles de Lint’s most beloved character. This special edition of The Onion Girl will feature not only an original, exclusive introduction by Charles, but a full color cover, endsheets, and a chapter head illustration by Mike Dringenberg, who contributed the striking cover to Promises to Keep. The Onion Girl is set in the imagined North American city of Newford. It’s a place where magic lights dark streets, where myths walk clothed in modern shapes, where a broad cast of extraordinary and affecting people work to keep the whole world turning. At the center of all the entwined lives of Newford stands a young artist named Jilly Coppercorn, with her tangled hair, her paint splattered jeans, a smile perpetually on her lips Jilly whose paintings capture the hidden beings that dwell in the city’s shadows. Long a supporting character in the Newford stories, The Onion Girl is Jilly’s own story. Behind the painter’s fey charm there s a dark secret, and a past she s laboured to forget. That past is coming to claim her now, threatening all she loves.’I m The Onion Girl,’ Jilly says. ‘Pull back the layers of my life, and you won’t find anything at the core. Just a broken child. A hollow girl.’She s very, very good at running. But life has just forced Jilly to stop.

Tapping the Dream Tree (By:)

Charles de Lints urban fantasies, including Moonheart, Forests of the Heart, and The Onion Girl, have earned him a devoted following and critical acclaim as a master of contemporary magical fiction. At the heart of his work is the ongoing Newford series, of which this is the latest volume. The city of Newford could be any contemporary North American city…
except that magic lurks in its music, in its art, in the shadows of its grittiest streets where mythic beings walk disguised. And its people are like you and me, each looking for a bit of magic to shape their lives and transform their fate. Now, in this latest volume, we meet a bluesman hiding from the devil; a Buffalo Man at the edge of death; a murderous ghost looking for revenge; a wolf man on his first blind date; and many more. Were reunited with Jilly, Geordie, Sophie, the Crow Girls, and other characters whose lives have become part of the great Newford myth. And de Lint takes us beyond Newfords streets to the pastoral hills north of the city, where magic and music have a flavor different but powerful still.

Spirits in the Wires

Charles de Lint’s Newford novels, loosely linked ‘tales’ with overlapping characters set in an imaginary modern North American city, are tales of magic and myth afoot on today’s city streets. But at the center of every de Lint story is the miracle of the human heart. And at the heart of Spirits in the Wires are Saskia Madding and Christiana Tree, both of whom are tied to perennial Newford character, the writer Christy Riddell. Are either Saskia or Christiana real? Christy’s girlfriend, Saskia, believes she was born in a Web site, while Christiana is Christy’s ‘shadow self’ all the parts of him that he cast out when he was seven years old. At a popular Newford on line research and library Web site called the Wordwood, a mysterious ‘crash’ occurs. Everyone visiting the site at the moment of the crash vanishes from where they were sitting in front of their computers. Saskia disappears right before Christy’s eyes, along with countless others. Now Christy and his companions must journey into Newford’s otherworld, where the Wordwood, it transpires, has a physical presence of its own…
to rescue their missing friends and loved ones and to set this viral spirit right before it causes further harm.

Medicine Road (By:)

Marking the return of the mischievous, red headed Dillard twins, this bewitching fantasy entangles the lovely sisters in a 100 year wager in the Native American spirit world. Laurel and Bess are touring bluegrass musicians who encounter two mysterious strangers with a powerful secret in Tucson, Arizona. In addition to their animal natures, Jim Changing Dog and Alice Corn Hair have been given human forms by the powerful Coyote Woman, but in return they must both find their true human loves in 100 years or be exiled into the animal world alone. Although Alice has found her love, trickster Jim hasn t been able to commit to one woman until he sets eyes on free spirited Bess, just before the deadline. Battling time and a meddling motorcycle seductress, the two new lovers must risk intimacy and loss in their quest for love.

The Blue Girl

When Imogene, her mother, and her brother move to Newford, she decides to reinvent herself this time she won’t go looking for trouble. She quickly gets to know two very different people. Maxine is a ‘good girl,’ following a strict life plan. Imogene helps Maxine loosen up and break a few rules, and in turn Maxine keeps her on the straight and narrow. Imogene’s other new friend is a little more unusual. His name is Adrian. He is a ghost. Adrian was killed when he jumped off the high school roof in 1998, and hasn’t left since. He has a huge crush on her so much so that he wants her to see the fairies that also haunt the school. The fairies invade Imogene’s dreams, blurring the line between the unreal and the real. When her imaginary childhood friend Pelly actually manifests, Imogene knows something is terribly wrong. With Maxine, Adrian, and Pelly’s help, Imogene challenges the dark forces of Faery. This compelling novel from Charles de Lint, the acknowledged founder of the ‘urban fantasy’ genre, is set in the city of Newford, home to some of his best stories. After reading it, you will want to live in Newford, too.

Widdershins

Jilly Coppercorn and Geordie Riddell. Since they were introduced in the first Newford story, ‘Timeskip,’ back in 1989, their friends and readers alike have been waiting for them to realize what everybody else already knows: that they belong together. But they’ve been more clueless about how they feel for each other than the characters in When Harry Met Sally. Now in Widdershins, a stand alone novel of fairy courts set in shopping malls and the Bohemian street scene of Newford’s Crowsea area, Jilly and Geordie’s story is finally being told.

Before it s over, we ll find ourselves plunged into the rancorous and sometimes violent conflict between the magical North American animal people and the more newly arrived fairy folk. We ll watch as Jilly is held captive in a sinister world based on her own worst memories and Geordie, attempting to help, is sent someplace even worse. And we ll be captivated by the power of love and determination to redeem ancient hatreds and heal old magics gone sour.

To walk Widdershins is to walk counterclockwise or backwards around something. It s a classic pathway into the fairy realm. It s also the way people often back slowly into the relationships that matter, the real ones that make for a life. In Widdershins Charles de Lint has delivered one of his most accessible and moving works of his career.

A June 2006 Book Sense Pick

Promises to Keep

After Widdershins, I thought I wouldn’t write at length about Jilly again. I’d promised one more short story about her for Bill at Subterranean Press, but that would be it. Having left her in a good place at the end of Widdershins, I didn’t want to complicate her life yet again, so I planned to set the story earlier in her life, during her first year as a student at Butler University. Except the story grew. I was having too much fun visiting with this younger Jilly, so I asked Bill if I could expand it to a short novel. He agreed, so now I m busily working away on this as yet untitled novella. It takes place in 1972 and begins with Jilly getting a surprise visit from an old friend her only friend from her runaway days. Interspersed with the main story that leads off from that meeting are flashbacks to pivotal moments in her life: time spent in the Home for Wayward Girls, her life on the street, meeting and working with the Grasso Street Angel, the first time she meets various familiar faces Geordie, Sophie, etc., and chronicles how the messed up street kid she was grew a social conscience, and became the cheerful character we know from later stories. Although the book does deal with some serious subjects, the tone isn’t all doom and gloom. And while I hope that those of you familiar with these characters will enjoy this visit with their younger selves, I’m also trying to make it a friendly entry into Newford for new readers. Lastly, I’m delighted to say that Mike Dringenberg an artist I ve wanted to work with for ages will be doing the cover. Charles de Lint

Little Grrl Lost

When fourteen year old TJ and her family are forced to move from their farm to the suburbs, she has to give up her beloved horse, Red but she makes a surprising new friend. Elizabeth is a ‘Little,’ a six inch high punked out teen with an attitude, who has run away from home to make her way in the world. TJ and Elizabeth the Big and the Little soon become friends, but each quickly finds herself in a truly life threatening situation, and they are unable to help each other. Little Grrl Lost is a delightful combination of realism, magic, humor, and hope, and is sure to win Charles de Lint many new teen and adult fans.

Dingo

High school senior Miguel’s life is turned upside down when he meets new girl Lainey, whose family has just moved from Australia. With her tumbled red gold hair, her instant understanding of who he is, and her unusual dog a real Australian Dingo she s unforgettable. And, as he quickly learns, she is on the run from an ancient bargain made by her ancestors. There s no question that Miguel will do whatever he can to help her but what price will each of them have to pay? Dingo is quintessential Charles de Lint, set close to his beloved, invented city of Newford a mixture of darkness and hope, humor and mystery, and the friendship within love.

Muse and Reverie

From the master of contemporary urban fantasy, a new collection of Newford storiesThe city of Newford could be any city in North America, bursting with music, commerce, art, love, hate, and, of course magic. Magic in the sidewalk cracks, myth at the foundations of its great buildings, enchantment in the spaces between its people. In novels like Moonheart, Forests of the Heart, The Onion Girl, and The Mystery of Grace, and in a series of story collections, urban fantasy master Charles de Lint has explored that magic and those spaces, bringing to life a tapestry of people from all walks of life, each looking for a spark of the miraculous to shape their lives and transform their fate. Here, in the fifth of the story collections, we reencounter old friends such as Jilly, Sophie, and the Crow Girls. We breathe in intimations of the world beyond death, and of magic beyond time. Longtime readers and newcomers alike will find themselves under Charles de Lint’s unique spell.

The Wild Wood (With: Brian Froud)

A young artist returns to her cabin in the deep woods of Canada to concentrate on her illustrations. But somehow, strange and beau tiful creatures are slipping into her drawings and sketches. The world of Faerie is reaching out to her for help and she may be its last chance for survival.

Something Rich and Strange (By:Patricia A. McKillip,Brian Froud)

They have lived among us for centuries distant, separate, just out of sight. They fill our myths, our legends, and the stories we tell our children in the dark of night. They come from the air, from water, from earth, and from fire. What are these creatures that enjoin out imagination? Faeries. Something Rich and Strange creates a faerie story that’s not to be missed: Megan is an artist who draws seascapes. Jonah owns a shop devoted to treasures from the deep. Their lives, so strongly touched by the ocean, become forever intertwined when enchanting people of the sea lure them further into the underwater world and away from each other.

The Riddle of the Wren

Minda Sealy is afraid of her own nightmares. Then, one night, while asleep, she meets Jan, the Lord of the Moors, who has been imprisoned by Ildran the Dream master the same being who traps Minda. In exchange for her promise to free him, Jan gives Minda three tokens. She sets out, leaving the safety of her old life to begin a journey from world to world, both to save Jan and to solve ‘The Riddle of the Wren‘ which is the riddle of her very self. The Riddle of the Wren was Charles de Lint’s first novel, and has been unavailable for years. Fans and newcomers alike will relish it.

Mulengro

A tale of magic and murderThe increasingly bizarre murders have baffled the police but each death is somehow connected with the city’s elusive Gypsy community. The police are searching for a human killer, but the Romany know better. They know the name of the darkness that hunts them down, one by one: Mulengro.

Yarrow

From the acclaimed author of Moonheart and Memory and DreamCat Midhir had made a reputation as the author of popular fantasy novels. But the secret that her fans didn’t know was that her Otherworld was no fantasy. Then, one night, a thief stole her dreams. Since then, she’s been trapped in the everyday. And the Others are coming to find her…
Yarrow

Greenmantle

Not far from the city there is an ancient wood, forgotten by the modern world, where Mystery walks in the moonlight. He wears the shape of a stag, or a goat, or a horned man wearing a cloak of leaves. He is summoned by the music of the pipes or a fire of bones on Midsummer’s Evening. He is chased by the hunt and shadowed by the wild girl.

Wolf Moon

His name when he was human was Kern. Now he is the most feared of beings: a werewolf. When the change first came upon him, his parents drove him away with silver daggers. Later, he sought human companionship, but he could not hide the truth for long. And so he kept running until he ran headlong into the deadliest pursuer of all a harper bent on stealing his life away. By chance Kern was able to find refuge at the Inn of the Yellow Tinker, and the woman he was destined to love. But can he risk both human and harper vengeance to keep her?

Svaha

Out beyond the Enclaves, in the desolation between the cities, an Indian flyer has been downed. A chip encoded with vital secrets is missing. Only Gahzee can venture forth to find himwalking the line between the Dreamtime and the Realtime, bringing his peoples ancient magic to bear on the poisoned world of tomorrow. Bringing hope, perhaps, for a new dawn. This is Charles de Lints classic novel of native magic in a North American future, now back in print.

Angel of Darkness

In the early 1990s, Charles de Lint wrote and published three dark fantasies under the name ‘Samuel M. Key.’ Now, beginning with Angel of Darkness, Orb presents them for the first time under de Lint’s own name. When ex cop Jack Keller finds the mutilated body of a runaway girl in the ashes of a bizarre house fire, he opens the door to a nightmare. For a sadistic experiment in terror has unleashed a dark avenging angel forged from the agonies of countless dying victims…
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The Little Country

When folk musician Janey Little finds a mysterious manuscript in an old trunk in her grandfather’s cottage, she is swept into a dangerous realm both strange and familiar. But true magic lurks within the pages of The Little Country, drawing genuine danger from across the oceans into Janey’s life, impelling her armed only with her music toward a terrifying confrontation. Come walk the mist draped hills of Cornwall, come walk the ancient standing stones. Listen to the fiddles, and the wind, and the sea. Come step with Janey Little into the pages of…
The Little Country.

From a Whisper to a Scream

Originally published under the pen name Samuel M. Key ‘Years after the death of a notorious child murderer, children have begun to die again…
and a crime photographer begins to suspect he has the one true clue that connects the horrific events.’In the early 1990s, Charles de Lint wrote and published three dark fantasy novels under the pen name Samuel M. Key. Now, Orb presents them for the first time under de Lint’s own name.

Into the Green

The harp was a gift from Jacky Lanterns fey kin, as was the music Angharad pulled from its strings. She used it in her journeys through the Kingdoms of the Green Isles, to wake the magic of the Summerblood where it lay sleeping in folk who had never known they had it. Harping, she knew, was one third of a bards spells. Harping, and poetry, and the road that led Into the Green.

I’ll Be Watching You (With: )

Rachael Sorenson feared she would never escape her ex husband’s abuse. Then a passing stranger came to her rescue a stranger who had watched her from afar.

He was a photographer, and Rachael was his perfect subject. He lived only to make her happy and eliminate those who didn’t.

Now he wants more than her beauty. She owes him her life and he means to collect.

In the early 1990s, Charles de Lint wrote and published three dark fantasy novels under the pen name ‘Samuel M. Key.’ Now, beginning with Angel of Darkness and From a Whisper to a Scream and concluding with I’ll Be Watching You, Orb presents them for the first time under de Lint’s own name.

The Mystery of Grace

On the Day of the Dead, the Solona Music Hall is jumping. That’s where Altagracia Quintero meets John Burns, just two weeks too late.

Altagracia her friends call her Grace has a tattoo of Nuestra Se ora de Altagracia on her shoulder, she’s got a Ford Motor Company tattoo running down her leg, and she has grease worked so deep into her hands that it’ll never wash out. Grace works at Sanchez Motorworks, customizing hot rods. Finding the line in a classic car is her calling.

Now Grace has to find the line in her own life. A few blocks around the Alverson Arms is all her world from the little grocery store where she buys beans, tamales, and cigarettes cigarettes can kill you, they tell her, but she smokes them anyway to the record shop, to the library where Henry, a black man confined to a wheelchair, researches the mystery of life in death but she’s got unfinished business keeping her close to home.

Grace loves John, and John loves her, and that would be wonderful, except that John, like Grace, has unfinished business he s haunted by the childhood death of his younger brother. He’s never stopped feeling responsible. Like Grace in her way, John is an artist, and before their relationship can find its resolution, the two of them will have to teach each other about life and love, about hot rods and Elvis Presley, and about why it’s necessary to let some things go.

Eyes Like Leaves

Magic is already fading in the Green Isles, but it’s still a time when myths walk the world and the children of the ancient gods are engaged in one final confrontation. But when legendary creatures wage war, it’s the ordinary people who suffer the consequences unless they, themselves, can find a way to bring an end to the hostilities. The trouble is, not all of them are able to pick a side.

Eyes Like Leaves was written in the days of Moonheart and Charles de Lint’s other high fantasy novels. The tale slept like a long forgotten lover until he recently chose to revisit and polish this never before published gem.

Eyes Like Leaves is a long 100,000 words never before published novel. Our other recent de Lint collections Woods & Waters Wild, Quicksilver & Shadow sold out immediately and had unfilled orders for thousands of copies. We expect demand for Eyes to be even stronger, given that it is a novel, and do not plan additional printings to meet increased demand.

The Painted Boy

Jay Li should be in Chicago, finishing high school and working at his family’s restaurant. Instead, as a born member of the Yellow Dragon Clan part human, part dragon, like his grandmother he is on a quest even he does not understand. His journey takes him to Santo del Vado Viejo in the Arizona desert, a town overrun by gangs, haunted by members of other animal clans, perfumed by delicious food, and set to the beat of Malo Malo, a barrio rock band whose female lead guitarist captures Jay’s heart. He must face a series of dangerous, otherworldly and very human challenges to become the man, and dragon, he is meant to be. This is Charles de Lint at his best!

Old Man Crow

Joey Creel needs to decide which he is: a man, dreaming he’s a crow, or a crow, dreaming he’s a man. Ruby McCaulay, the young musician he’s mentoring, is sure she knows the answer, but in Newford, things are never quite as they seem.

Yellow Dog

A chapbook limited to 750 signed, numbered copies.

Waifs and Strays

Charles de Lint is a thirteen time finalist for the World Fantasy Award, and eight of his books were chosen for the reader selected Modern Library Top 100 Books of the Twentieth Century. His best selling and award winning work has always featured teenage characters. Here, at long last, is a collection of his stories about teenagers a book for teen and adult alike. From the streets of his famed Newford to the alleys of Bordertown to the realms of Faerie, this is speculative fiction that will tranfix and delight, that will make readers think and feel and keep reading. Waifs and Strays is a must own for de Lint fans, and an ideal introduction to his work for newcomers.

What the Mouse Found and Other Stories

This special collection gathers for the first time a number of obscure and unpublished children’s story by master storyteller Charles de Lint, each story featuring a brand new illustration.

The Very Best of Charles de Lint

At turns whimsical, dark, and mystical, this extraordinary collection of retold fairy tales and new, modern myths redefine the boundaries of magic. Compiling favored stories suggested by the author and his fans, this delightful treasury contains the most esteemed and beloved selections that de Lint has to offer. Innovative characters in unexpected places are the key to each plot: playful Crow Girls who sneak into the homes of their sleeping neighbors; a graffiti artist who risks everything to expose a long standing conspiracy; a half human girl who must choose between her village and her strange birthright; and an unrepentant trickster who throws one last party to reveal a folkloric tradition. Showcasing some of the finest offerings within the realms of urban fantasy and magical realism, this essential compendium of timeless tales will charm and inspire.

A Circle of Cats

Lillian is an orphan who lives with her aunt on a homestead miles from anyone, surrounded by uncharted forest. She wanders the woods, chasing squirrels and rabbits and climbing trees. Free spirited and independent Lillian is a kindred spirit to the many wild cats who gather around the ancient beech tree. One day, while she is under the beech, Lillian is bitten by a poisonous snake. The cats refuse to let her die, and use their magic to turn her into one of their own. How she becomes a girl again is a lyrical, original folktale. Set in the countryside north of de Lint’s fictional Newford, with some of the same characters as the duo’s recent, acclaimed Seven Wild Sisters, A Circle of Cats is the long awaited first picture book by long time friends Charles de Lint and Charles Vess, whose masterful art is as magical as the story. Illustrations by Charles Vess.

Snow White, Blood Red

Once upon a time, fairy tales were for children…
But no longer. You hold in your hands a volume of wonders magical tales of trolls and ogres, of bewitched princesses and kingdoms accursed, penned by some of the most acclaimed fantasists of our day. But these are not bedtime stories designed to usher an innocent child gently into a realm of dreams. These are stories that bite lush and erotic, often dark and disturbing mystical journeys through a phantasmagoric landscape of distinctly adult sensibilities…
where there is no such thing as ‘happily ever after.’

Black Thorn, White Rose

Once Upon A Time…
A seduced prince willingly fell prey to a sensuous usurper’s erotic treacheries…
a flesh eating ogre gamboled in the footlights…
a gingerbread man fled in terror from the baking pan to the fire…
The award winning editors of Snow White, Blood Red return us to distinctly adult realms of myth and the fantastic with eighteen wondorous works that cloak the magical fictions we heard at Grandma’s knee in mantles of darkness and dread. From Roger Zelansky’s delightful tale of Death’s disobedient godson to Peter Straub’s blood chilling examination of a gargantuan Cinderella and her terrible twisted ‘art,’ here are stories strange and miraculous remarkable modern storytelling that remold our most cherished childhood fables into things sexier, more sinister…
and more appealing to grown up tastes and sensiblilities.

Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears

‘Once upon a time…
‘ So begin the classic fairy tales that enthralled and terrified us as children. Now, in their third critically acclaimed collection of original fairy tales for adults, World Fantasy Award winning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling bring us twenty one new stories by some of the top names in literature today. Joyce Carol Oates, Gahan Wilson, Gene Wolfe, Tanith Lee, Neil Gaiman these are but a few of the accomplished literary sorcerers who have gathered here to remold our timeless myths into more sensuous and disturbing forms. Like the fabled ruby slippers, there is powerful magic here. Rich witches in trendy resorts cast evil spells…
beautiful princesses age and wither in sleeping worlds…
terrible beasts reside beneath flawless skin. Dark, disturbing, delightful, each story was written expressly for this superb collection of distinctly grown up fantasy a brilliant companion volume to Datlow and Windling’s acclaimed anthologies, Snow White, Blood Red and Black Thorn, White Rose.

Black Swan, White Raven

A stellar assymbly of many of today’s most creative and accomplished storytellers has gathered around the tribal fire to embroider well worn yarns with new golden thread. Black Swan, White Raven revisits the tales that charmed, enthralled, and terrified us in our early youth carrying us aloft into the healthy, beating heart of cherished myth to tell once again the stories of Rumpelstiltskins and sleeping beauties, only this time from an edgy, provocative and distinctly adult perspective. The themes and archetypes of our beloved childhood fiction are reexamined in a darker light by 21 superb teller of tales who deftly uncover the ironic, the outrageous, the enigmatic and the erotic at the core of the world’s best known fables, while revealing the sobering truths and lies behind ‘happily ever after.’

Silver Birch, Blood Moon

The four previous volumes in Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling’s anthology series of fairly tales retold with a distinctively modern edge have been hailded by reviewers as ‘brilliant,’ ‘provocative,’ and ‘disturbing.’ In this triumphant new collection of original fiction, twenty one of today’s leading writers spin the cherished fables of childhood into glittering gold offering magical tales for adults, as seductive as they are sophisticated.A jealous prince plots the destruction of his hated brother’s wedding by inventing a ‘magic’ suit of clothing visible only to the pure at heart…
A young girl’s strange fairy tale obsession results in a brutal murder…
An embittered mother cares for her dying son who is trapped in a thicket that guards a sleeping beauty…
In a bleak and desolate industrial wasteland, a group of violent outcasts lays the tattered myths of one Millenium to rest, and gives terrifying birth to those of the next. Erotic, compelling, witty, and altogether extraordinary, these stories lay bare our innermost demons and desires imaginatively transforming our youthful fantasies into things darker, slyer, and more delightfully subversive.

Black Heart, Ivory Bones

Hair bright as gold…
Lips red as blood…
Heart black as sin…
Truth sharp as bone…
As in their previous critically acclaimed volumes of reconsidered fairy tales, award winning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling have gathered together remarkable stories that illuminate the more sinister, sensual, and sophisticated aspects of the tales we cherished in childhood; the fables of witches and princes and lost children that we once imagined we knew.’ Black Heart, Ivory Bones‘ showcases twenty beguiling tales for the child that was and the adult that is, penned by twenty of the most creative artists in contemporary American literature. Here dissected are the darker anatomies of the timeless, seemingly simple stories we have long loved. Here wonder and truth have serious bite.’ A lovelorn prince seeking his father’s blessing concocts a fantastic tale of a witch, a tower, and lustrous long hair…
A pair of accursed red boots punishes a beautiful dancer for her pride…
A troll killing, princess rescuing warrior is compelled to consider events from his adversaries’ point of view…
In a blistering tell all memoir, Goldilocks reveals the sordid truth about her brutal foster parent, Papa Bear…
‘Rich, surprising, funny, erotic, and unsettling, these twenty new yarns and poems offer exceptional anew treasures as they brilliantly reveal lusts and jealousies, foibles, hatreds and dangerous obsessions, the things that slyly lurk in the midnight interior of oft told tales. As in their previous critically acclaimed volumes of reconsidered fairy tales, award winning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling have gathered together remarkable stories that illuminate the more sinister, sensual,and sophisticated aspects of the tales we cherished in childhood; the fables of witches and princes and lost children that we once imagined we knew. Black Heart, Ivory Bones showcases twenty beguiling tales for the child that was and the adult that is, penned by twenty of the most creative artists in contemporary American literature. Here dissected are the darker anatomies of the timeless, seemingly simple stories we have long loved. Here wonder and truth have serious bite.’A lovelorn prince seeking his father’s blessing concocts a fantastic tale of a witch, a tower, and lustrous long hair…
A pair of accursed red boots punishes a beautiful dancer for her pride…
A troll killing, princess rescuing warrior is compelled to consider events from his adversaries’ point of view…
In a blistering tell all memoir, Goldilocks reveals the sordid truth about her brutal foster parent, Papa Bear…
Rich, surprising, funny, erotic, and unsettling, these twenty new yarns and poems offer exceptional new treasures as they brilliantly reveal lusts and jealousies, foibles, hatreds, and dangerous obsessions, the things that slyly lurk in the midnight interior of oft told tales. As in their previous critically acclaimed volumes of reconsidered fairy tales, award winning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling have gathered together remarkable stories that illuminate the more sinister, sensual, and sophisticated aspects of the tales we cherished in childhood; the fables of witches and princes and lost children that we once imagined we knew. Black Heart, Ivory Bones showcases twenty beguiling tales for the child that was and the adult that is, penned by twenty of the most creative artists incontemporary American literature. Here dissected are the darker anatomies of the timeless, seemingly simple stories we have long loved. Here wonder and truth have serious bite.’A lovelorn prince seeking his father’s blessing concocts a fantastic tale of a witch, a tower, and lustrous long hair…
A pair of accursed red boots punishes a beautiful dancer for her pride…
A troll killing, princess rescuing warrior is compelled to consider events from his adversaries’ point of view…
In a blistering tell all memoir, Goldilocks reveals the sordid truth about her brutal foster parent, Papa Bear…
Rich, surprising, funny, erotic, and unsettling, these twenty new yarns and poems offer exceptional new treasures as they brilliantly reveal lusts and jealousies, foibles, hatreds, and dangerous obsessions, the things that slyly lurk in the midnight interior of oft told tales.

The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest

One of our most enduring, universal myths is that of the Green Man the spirit who stands for Nature in its most wild and untamed form, a man with leaves for hair who dwells deep within the mythic forest. Through the ages and around the world, the Green Man and other nature spirits have appeared in stories, songs, and artwork, as well as many beloved fantasy novels, including Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Now Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, the acclaimed editors of over twenty anthologies, have gathered some of today’s finest writers of magical fiction to interpret the spirits of nature in short stories and poetry. Charles Vess Stardust brings his stellar eye and brush to the decorations, and Windling provides an introduction exploring Green Man symbolism and forest myth. The Green Man will become required reading for teenagers and adults alike not only for fans of fantasy fiction, but for anyone interested in mythology and the mysteries of the wilderness.

The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm

Faeries, or creatures like them, can be found in almost every culture the world over benevolent and terrifying, charming and exasperating, shifting shape from country to country, story to story, and moment to moment. In The Faery Reel, acclaimed anthologists Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling have asked some of today’s finest writers of fantastic fiction for short stories and poems that draw on the great wealth of world faery lore and classic faery literature. This companion to the World Fantasy Award winner and Locus bestseller The Green Man is edgy, provocative, and thoroughly magical. Like the faeries themselves.

The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People

What do werewolves, vampires, and the Little Mermaid have in common? They are all shapechangers. In The Beastly Bride, acclaimed editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling bring together original stories and poems from a stellar lineup of authors including Peter S. Beagle, Ellen Kushner, Jane Yolen, Lucius Shepard, and Tanith Lee, as well as many new, diverse voices. Terri Windling provides a scholarly, yet accessible introduction, and Charles Vess’s decorations open each story. From Finland to India, the Pacific Northwest to the Hamptons, shapechangers are part of our magical landscape and The Beastly Bride is sure to be one of the most acclaimed anthologies of the year.

Double Feature (By:Emma Bull,Will Shetterly)

This trade paperback reprint of the Boskone 31 Book contains 13 pieces of fiction, non fiction, and poetry plus brief biographies and bibligoraphies of each author and an introduction by Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden. Cover Art by Nick Jainschigg.

Tesseracts (By:Judith Merril)

Each year Tesseract Books chooses a team of editors from among the best of Canada’s writers, publishers and critics to select innovative and futuristic fiction and poetry from the leaders and emerging voices in Canadian speculative fiction. This is the anthology that started it all! Featuring fiction by lisabeth Vonarburg and Hugo and Nebula award winning authors Spider Robinson, and William Gibson.

Tesseracts 3 (With: Margaret Atwood,William Gibson,Phyllis Gotlieb,Michael Skeet,Peter Watts,Judith Merril,,,,,,Élisabeth Vonarburg,,,,,,,,Dave Duncan)

In this third anthology of modern Canadian speculative fiction, we present more alternate realities in time and space by new and established Canadian authors. Travel to a planet where the five senses are no good enough…
Watch a baseball game on Mars…
Fly with Garuda, the king of birds, to see what kind of human folly he can find to amuse the gods…
Visit a laundromat that can take you anywhere in space and time…
Stroll through a holograph of the last forest on earth…
See how time will end, with a jolt or a gradual slide…
Includes authors such as: Margaret Atwood, Charles DeLint, Elizabeth Vonarburg, Phyllis Gotlieb, Dave Duncan, William Gibson and others.

Tesseracts 4 (By:Michael Skeet,Lorna Toolis)

Tesseracts 4 expands futures in specualtive and science fiction as we present our latest anthology of new and established Canadian writers.

Enter worlds where reproductive laws yield a biotechnical marriage of the flesh…
take the stage with a rock ‘n’ roll band, it’s fame, fortune and phantom…
prepare for the gift of flight on eagles’ wings…
experience the angst of a mother as she searches for her abducted dream child on video…
hand raise a mystical beast in the comfort of your own home…
go behind a freakshow cage to meet a philosophical man faced dog…
charge a truly animalistic sexuality to your credit card…

Includes authors such as: Candas Jane Dorsey, Dave Duncan, Ursula Pflug, Tom Henighan Phyllis Gotlieb, Charles DeLint, Elisabeth Vonarburg and others.

Tesseracts 5 (By:Yves Meynard,Robert Runté)

Every year two new editors choose the best new writing from Canada’s new and established SF writers, from all over the country and from both the anglophone and francophone traditions. This 1996 anthology of Canadian speculative writing contains writing by Candas Jane Dorsey, Jan Lars Jensen, Michael Coney, James Alan Gardner, John Park, Natasha Beaulieu and others.

Tesseracts 7 (By:David Annandale,Michael Skeet,,Cory Doctorow,,,Yves Meynard,,,Shirley Meier,Carolyn Clink,,Élisabeth Vonarburg)

Readers will find both familiar and new authors in this seventh volume of speculative fiction and poetry showcasing the very best in Canadian literature including French Canadian authors whose works are translated into English, as well as a special international Spanish translation. Tesseracts7 includes top talents such as: Candas Jane Dorsey, Bob Boyczuk, Cory Doctorow, Jan Lars Jensen, Teresa Plowright, Yves Meynard, Michael Skeet, Mildred Trembley, lisabeth Vonarburg, and Gerry Truscott.

Tesseracts 8 (By:Cory Doctorow,,A.M. Dellamonica,,,Yves Meynard,,,,Sandra Kasturi)

Tesseracts8 brings together twenty of the best pieces of Canadian speculative fiction, selected from both established and new, English and French writers by award winning editors John Clute and Candas Jane Dorsey.

Readers of all types of speculative fiction science fiction, fantasy, magic realism and horror will find their flavor in the eighth anthology in the renowned Tesseracts series.

TesseractsQ (By:Élisabeth Vonarburg,Jane Brierley)

Six years in the making, this massive volume brings together the best speculative writing by Quebec authors over the last twenty years, superbly translated into English to reach new readers.

Includes writing by authors such as: Yves Meynard, Jean Pierre April, Bertrand Bergeron, Jean Dion, Jane Brierley, Elisabeth Vonarburg and others.

Tesseracts Nine: New Canadian Speculative Fiction (By:,Nalo Hopkinson)

Tesseracts Nine also made the LOCUS Recommended reading list for 2006.

It was included in the Locus Poll for best anthology!

Many of the stories have now appeared in Year’s Best Fantasy and Year’s Best Science Fiction anthologies.

While other stories received nominations for the Brandon, Fountain, Sturgeon and Aurora Awards.

‘Apparently being in T9 was a Good Thing.’

Derryl Murphy
Each year Tesseract Books chooses a team of editors from amongst the best of Canada’s writers, publishers and critics to select innovative and futuristic fiction and poetry from the leaders and emerging voices in Canadian speculative fiction.

Tesseracts Nine expands the dimensions of speculative fiction experientially, with startling visions of the future by new and established Canadian authors.

Featuring twenty three stories and poems by: Timothy J. Anderson, Sylvie B rard, Ren Beaulieu, E. L. Chen, Candas Jane Dorsey, Pat Forde, Marg Gilks, Sandra Kasturi, Nancy Kilpatrick, Claude Lalumi re, Anthony MacDonald, Jason Mehmel, Yves Meynard, Derryl Murphy, Rhea Rose, Dan Rubin, Daniel Sernine, Steve Stanton, Jerome Stueart, Sarah Totton, lisabeth Vonarburg, Peter Watts, Allan Weiss, Alette J. Willis and Casey June Wolf.

Edited by Sunburst and World Fantasy Award winning authors Nalo Hopkinson and Geoff Ryman, Tesseracts Nine showcases the very best in Canadian speculative fiction literature including English translations of works by French Canadian authors.

Tesseracts Ten (By:Edo Van Belkom)

20 Stunning Canadian SF short stories and poems to shock, twist and kindle your imagination…
What makes Tesseracts Ten special…
Every story/poem is diverse and distinctive, ranging from futuristic hard core science fiction to alternative history…
Stories hand picked by award winning editors Robert Charles Wilson and Edo van Belkom. Powerful new works by both well known and new Canadian speculative fiction writers. Many of the authors have won awards for previous works. Part of a long lineage of Tesseracts speculative fiction collections. Following Tesseracts Nine, edited by Nalo Hopkinson and Geoff Taylor which won the Aurora award for best works other. What do Parisian buttons, nesting spiders, and men from Venus have in common? They are all part of Tesseracts Ten the sparkling new addition to the 21 year old Tesseracts Collection. Tesseracts Ten joins volumes One through Nine, and Tesseracts Q forming an eleven volume anthology of Canada’s best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Speculative Literature. Following the Tesseracts tradition of having different editors for each collection, Tesseracts Ten was compiled by two of the world’s finest speculative fiction writers.

Tesseracts Eleven (By:,Cory Doctorow)

Twenty four of the best new stories and poems by neophyte and established Canadian science fiction authors are presented in this seminal anthology which has entered its third decade of existence. Edited by award winning authors Cory Doctorow and Holly Phillips, Tesseracts Eleven showcases the very best in Canadian speculative fiction literature including English translations of works by French Canadian authors that has been written in the new millennium.

Tesseracts Twelve: New Novellas of Canadian Fantastic Fiction (By:Michael Skeet)

Tesseracts Twelve is unlike any other volume in this critically acclaimed series showcasing the best in Canadian speculative fiction. For the first time in its distinguished history, Tesseracts focuses on novellas, the form believed by many to be the best expression of fantastic and speculative storytelling.

In Tesseracts Twelve, the series’ most ambitious volume to date, celebrated writer, anthologist, and critic Claude Lalumi re has gathered seven brand new novellas from some of Canada’s finest writers of fantastic fiction.

Follow these daring, imaginative, and entertaining writers into new worlds of wonder, with an outlook that is both Canadian and global.

Cavemen and woolly mammoths invade Yukon! Mythological creatures cause havoc in ancient feudal Japan! Women with power over love and death stalk the streets of Montreal! A modern Scheherazade seeks to understand love in a Toronto suffused with magic and fable! A small town in Alberta is rife with pagan rituals! Superheroes tackle Korean politics, maniacal supervillains, and corporate downsizing! As the world faces environmental collapse, reality TV adventurers battle giant beasts from the ocean depths!

Tesseracts Twelve features all new exciting and imaginative work by:

  • E.L. Chen,
  • Randy McCharles,
  • Derryl Murphy,
  • David Nickle,
  • Gord Sellar,
  • Grace Seybold, and
  • Michael Skeet & Jill Snider Lum;
  • and introduction by Brett Alexander Savory.

Tesseracts Thirteen (By:Nancy Kilpatrick)

Tesseracts Thirteen invites you to delve into literature’s shadowy side!

This, the newest and most unusual of the popular and award winning Tesseracts anthologies, utilizes the mysterious and bewitching number ‘thirteen’ to explore a new realm of innovative, thought provoking and disturbing fiction. Award winning authors and editors Nancy Kilpatrick and David Morrell have unearthed twenty three stories of horror and dark fantasy that reflect a m lange of Canada’s most exciting known and about to be known writers. These eerie genre tales range from the unsettling to the sinister. Inside you will find stories featuring:

The young, but not always innocent ghosts; multiple births; comic book characters come to life

Romance gone terribly wrong curses; mournful spirits; bringing back the dead

Creepy and twisted realities mummies; windigos; post apocalyptic Canada

The authors in Tesseracts 13 span the country, from east to west coast, applying a particularly Canadian stamp to a classic and revered genre. Contributors include: Kelley Armstrong; Alison Baird; Rebecca Bradley; Mary E. Choo; Suzanne Church; Kevin Cockle; Ivan Dorin; Katie Harse; Kevin Kvas; Michael Kelly; Jill Snider Lum; Catherine MacLeod; Matthew Moore; Silvia Moreno Garcia; David Nickle; Jason Ridler; Gord Rollo; Andrea Schlecht; Daniel Sernine; Stephanie Short; Jean Louis Trudel; Edo van Belkom; Bev Vincent

Expert in the field Robert Knowlton provides a fascinating and detailed overview of the history of horror and dark fantasy writing and publishing in Canada.

Tesseracts 14: Strange Canadian Stories (By:)

This unique collection of short stories features the work of some of Canada’s finest speculative fiction writers. Included in this collection are short stories and poems by: Michelle Barker, Tony Burgess, Suzanne Church, David Clink, Michael Colangelo, Margaret Curelas, Susan Forest, L.L. Hannett, Brent Hayward, Patrick Johanneson, Sandra Kasturi, Claude Lalumiere, Michael Lorenson, Catherine MacLeod, Matthew Moore, David Nickle, John Park, Jonathan Saville, Robert J. Sawyer, Daniel Sernine, Leah Silverman, Jerome Stueart and Jon Martin Watts.

Northern Stars

A collection of stories, compiled by a World Fantasy Award winning anthologist and a Canadian scholar, displays the talents of William Gibson, Charles de Lint, Spider Robinson, and many other Canadian fantasy writers, and includes introductory essays and notes.

The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Eleventh Annual Collection

Culled from the best of a wide variety of sources, this eleventh annual collection of fantasy fiction features contributions by Kim Newman, Joyce Carol Oates, Ellen Kushner, Jack Womack, Karen Joy Fowler, and others.

The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifteenth Annual Collection

For more than a decade, readers have turned to The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror to find the most rewarding fantastic short stories. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling continue their critically acclaimed and award winning tradition with another stunning collection of stories. The fiction and poetry here is culled from an exhaustive survey of the field, nearly four dozen stories ranging from fairy tales to gothic horror, from magical realism to dark tales in the Grand Guignol style. Rounding out the volume are the editors’ invaluable overviews of the year in fantasy and horror, a new Year’s Best section, on comics, by Charles Vess, and on anime and manga, by Joan D. Vinge, and a long list of Honorable Mentions, making this an indispensable reference as well as the best reading available in fantasy and horror.

The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Twentieth Annual Collection

For twenty years this award winning compilation has been the nonpareil benchmark against which all other annual fantasy and horror collections are judged. Directed first by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling and for the past four years by Datlow and Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant, it consistently presents the strangest, the funniest, the darkest, the sharpest, the most original in short, the best fantasy and horror. The current collection, marking a score of years, offers more than forty stories and poems from almost as many sources. Summations of the field by the editors are complemented by articles by Edward Bryant, Charles de Lint and Jeff VanderMeer highlighting the best of the fantastic in, respectively, media, music and comics as well as honorable mentions notable works that didn t quite make the cut but are nonetheless worthy of attention. The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: 20th Annual Collection is a cornucopia of fantastic delights, an unparalleled resource and indispensable reference that captures the unique excitement and beauty of the fantastic in all its gloriously diverse forms, from the lightest fantasy to the darkest horror.

Halloween

Shivers and spirits…
the mystical and macabre…
our darkest fears and sweetest fantasies…
the fun and frivolity of tricks, treats, festivities, and masquerades. Halloween is a holiday filled with both delight and dread, beloved by youngsters and adults alike. Celebrate the most magical season of the year with this sensational treasury of seasonal tales spooky, suspenseful, terrifying, or teasing harvested from a multitude of master storytellers.

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