Stories

Try the Free Fiction Sampler, or browse the chronological list below. First Publications and Reprints are listed separately, Each story page lists bibliographical info, links, and reviews. There is also a Worlds page that lists interconnected stories.

First Publications

Forthcoming

“The Spirit of Wine”, Where The Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories, Laksa Media

2017

“That Lingering Sweetness”, Beneath Ceaseless Skies #224
“Swan’s Grace”, Anathema Magazine, Issue 1, April 2017
“Proteus Lost”, Beneath Ceaseless Skies

2016

Creature of the Thaumatrope”, Crime and Mystery Short Stories, Flame Tree Publishing
Our Chymical Séance”Clockwork Canada: Steampunk Fiction
Dragon Father’s Wounds”, ChappyFiction’s Time Travel Tales
The Sweetest Skill”Beneath Ceaseless Skies #197 –  Finalist, 2016 Parsec Award for Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Short Form)

2015

Cosmobotica” (with Costi Gurgu), The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk – Finalist, 2016 Aurora Award for Best English Short Fiction

2014

“No Sweeter Art”Beneath Ceaseless Skies #155 – Finalist, 2015 Aurora Award for Best English Short Fiction; Finalist, 2015 Parsec Award for Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Short Form)
“A Complication on a Triassic Expedition Through Rome”AE
“The Marotte”On Spec #95
“A Spirited Education”Ricepaper #19.3
poem “A Hex, With Bees”Tesseracts 18: Wrestling With Gods (Kindle edition published 2014; paper version in 2015) – Winner, 2015 Aurora Award for Best English Poem/Song

2012

Susumu Must Fold”Daily Science Fiction
“The Miscible Imp”When the Villain Comes Home, Dragon Moon Press
“Remains of the Witch”Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show

2011

The Tremor Road”, Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales, EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
Brine Magic”, When the Hero Comes Home, Dragon Moon Press
We Who Steal Faces”, Intergalactic Medicine Show #22

2010

“The Gold Silkworm”Fantasy Magazine, December 13
“The Curse of Chimère”Beneath Ceaseless Skies #53
“The Character of the Hound”The Dragon and the Stars, DAW Books
“The Paragon Lure”Alembical 2, Paper Golem LLC
“Cygnet’s Shadow”On Spec #80
“A Sweet Calling”Clarkesworld #44
“Night of the Manticore”Abyss & Apex #33

2009

“The Shadow-Witch”Cinema Spec, Raven Electrick Ink
“Come-From-Aways”On Spec #76
“Stilts and Straw”Flashing Swords #12
“Sphinx!”Ages of Wonder, DAW Books
“Tekkai Exhales His Avatar”Intergalactic Medicine Show #11
“Silk and Shadow”Beneath Ceaseless Skies #11

2008

“Come Frost, Sun, and Vine”Tales of the Unanticipated #29
“Aesop’s Last Fable”On Spec #72

2007

“The Pinocchio Cantatas”Tales of the Unanticipated #28
“Metamorphoses in Amber”Abyss & Apex #24; Finalist, 2008 Aurora Award for Best Short Form Work (English)
“The Stone Cipher”Writers of the Future Vol. XXIII

2005

“Zeno’s Last Paradox”Abyss & Apex #16
“He Immortal, Evergreen She”On Spec #62
“Dynamics of a Hanging”Shred of Evidence vol. 3 no. 2
“The Mirror King”Flash Me Magazine #9
“A Gorgon Comes for Hades’ Helm”Aoife’s Kiss #14
poem “An Enchantment, With Apples”On Spec #60

Translations, Reprints, and Audio Adaptations

2016

reprint (French translation) “The Curse of Chimère”, to be published by Les éditions de l’instant. (forthcoming)

2015

reprint “The Marotte”, Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing
podcast The Character of the Hound“, Podcastle

2014

reprint “The Curse of Chimère”, The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures
reprint “A Sweet Calling”, The Mammoth Book of Warriors and Wizardry
reprint “Come-From-Aways”, On Spec Silver Jubilee Anthology

2013

reprint “Come-From-Aways”, The Time Traveller’s Almanac
reprint  
“A Sweet Calling”, Clarkesworld: Year Four

2012

reprint (Simplified Chinese translation) “A Sweet Calling”Science Fiction World
reprint “The Shadow-Witch”Spec-tacular: Fantasy Favorites from Raven Electrick Ink
reprint 
“The Curse of Chimère”, Ceaseless Steam (reprint anthology)

2011

reprint (Polish translation) The Paragon Lure(“Przynęta idealna”) Steps Into the Unknown (Kroki w nieznane)

2010

reprint “Silk and Shadow”, The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year One

2009

reprint “Metamorphoses in Amber”, The Best of Abyss & Apex, Vol. 1, Hadley Rille Books
reprint “Dynamics of a Hanging”, The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Night Shade Books