Brian Stableford

Brian Michael Stableford (born 25 July 1948) is a British science fiction writer who has published more than 70 novels. His earlier books were published under the name Brian M. Stableford, but more recent ones have dropped the middle initial and appeared under the name Brian Stableford.[1] He has also used the pseudonym Brian Craig for a couple of very early works, and again for a few more recent works. The pseudonym derives from the first names of himself and of a school friend from the 1960s, Craig A. Mackintosh, with whom he jointly published some very early work.[2]

Brian Stableford à la remise du prix Actu SF aux 13emes Rencontres de l’Imaginaire de Sèvres le 26 novembre 2016 - 02
Brian Stableford receiving the award of ActuSF at the 13th Rencontres de l'Imaginaire in Sèvres, France, 26 November 2016


Born at Shipley, Yorkshire, Stableford graduated with a degree in biology from the University of York in 1969 before going on to do postgraduate research in biology and later in sociology. In 1979 he received a Ph.D. with a doctoral thesis on "The Sociology of Science Fiction". Until 1988, he worked as a lecturer in sociology at the University of Reading. Since then he has been a full-time writer and a part-time lecturer at several universities for classes concerning subjects such as creative writing. He has been married twice, and has a son and a daughter by his first marriage.

Awards and honours




  1. The Days of Glory (Ace 1971)
  2. In the Kingdom of the Beasts (Ace 1971)
  3. Day of Wrath (Ace 1971)
  1. The Halcyon Drift (DAW November 1972 / J. M. Dent 1974); also available as an ebook, listed at 58,069 words
  2. Rhapsody in Black (DAW June 1973 / J. M. Dent 1975); also available as an ebook, listed at 51,279 words
  3. Promised Land (DAW February 1974 / J. M. Dent September 1975); also available as an ebook, listed at 49,848 words
  4. The Paradise Game (DAW June 1974 / J. M. Dent 1976); also available as an ebook, listed at 50,303 words
  5. The Fenris Device (DAW December 1974 / Pan 1978); also available as an ebook, listed at 49,782 words
  6. Swan Song (DAW May 1975 / Pan 1978)

All 6 novels are also available in a special omnibus volume: Swan Songs (Big Engine April 2002 / SFBC April 2003)

  1. The Florians (DAW September 1976 / Hamlyn 1978)
  2. Critical Threshold (DAW February 1977 / Hamlyn 1979)
  3. Wildeblood's Empire (DAW October 1977 / Hamlyn 1979)
  4. The City of the Sun (DAW May 1978 / Hamlyn 1980)
  5. Balance of Power (DAW January 1979 / Hamlyn 1984)
  6. The Paradox of the Sets (DAW October 1979)
  1. Asgard's Secret (Five Star October 2004); revised and expanded from 2 earlier versions:
    • Journey to the Center (DAW 1982)
    • Journey to the Centre (NEL October 1989)
  2. Asgard's Conquerors (Five Star December 2004); revised and expanded from an earlier version:
    • Invaders from the Centre (NEL January 1990)
  3. Asgard's Heart (Five Star February 2005); revised and expanded from an earlier version:
    • The Centre Cannot Hold (NEL June 1990)
  1. The Orfeo Trilogy:
    • Zaragoz (GW Books November 1989) (as by "Brian Craig")
    • Plague Daemon (GW Books April 1990) (as by "Brian Craig")
    • Storm Warriors (GW Books March 1991) (as by "Brian Craig")
  2. The Wine of Dreams (Black Library October 2000) (as by "Brian Craig")
  3. Warhammer 40000: Pawns of Chaos (Black Library April 2001) (as by "Brian Craig")
  1. The Werewolves of London (Simon & Schuster UK July 1990)
  2. The Angel of Pain (Simon & Schuster UK August 1991)
  3. The Carnival of Destruction (Pocket UK October 1994)
  1. Ghost Dancers (GW Books May 1991) (as by "Brian Craig")
  1. Serpent's Blood (Legend May 1995)
  2. Salamander's Fire (Legend May 1996)
  3. Chimera's Cradle (Simon & Schuster UK March 1997)

The first six volumes are considered the main sequence and were published out of series order; preferred reading order shown below is established from the author's introduction to volume 6, The Omega Expedition. This series is also related to, though not always entirely consistent with, the 8 collections and 3 novels subtitled "Tales of the Biotech Revolution", see below.

The term "emortality", intended to indicate near-immortality as opposed to absolute immortality, is acknowledged by Stableford (in the acknowledgments to volume 3, Dark Ararat) to have been coined by Alvin Silverstein in his 1979 book, Conquest of Death.

In the introduction to his 2007 collection, The Tree of Life and Other Tales of the Biotech Revolution, Stableford describes this series as "tracking the potential effects of possible developments in biotechnology on the evolution of global society. [It can be considered] a modified version of the future history mapped out in The Third Millennium: A History of the World AD 2000-3000 (Sidgwick & Jackson 1985, written in collaboration with David Langford).

"The broad sweep of this future history envisages a large-scale economic and ecological collapse in the 21st-century brought about by global warming and other factors, followed by the emergence of a global society designed to accommodate human longevity (although that is not necessarily obvious in stories set in advance of the Crash)."

  1. The Cassandra Complex (Tor March 2001); revised and expanded from:
    • "The Magic Bullet" (nv), Interzone #29 1989
  2. Inherit the Earth (Tor September 1998); revised and expanded from:
    • "Inherit the Earth" (na), Analog July 1995
  3. Dark Ararat (Tor March 2002)
  4. Architects of Emortality (Tor September 1999); revised and expanded from:
    • Les Fleurs du Mal (na) Asimov's October 1994; also, see Collection 19, below
  5. The Fountains of Youth (Tor May 2000); revised and expanded from:
  6. The Omega Expedition (Tor December 2002); revised and expanded from:
    • "And He Not Busy Being Born..." (ss) Interzone #16 Summer 1986
  7. The Dragon Man: A Novel of the Future (Borgo Press 2009); a stand-alone "Young Adult" novel; also available as an e-book, listed at 65,401 words
  1. The Wayward Muse (Black Coat Press September 2005) ISBN 1-932983-45-7
    • Introduction (in) *
    • "The Secret Exhibition" (nv), Weird Tales Fall 1999; revised here, per the author's introduction
    • "The Incubus of the Rose" (ss), Weird Tales Summer 2000; revised here, per the author's introduction
    • "The Arms of Morpheus" (short novel) *
  2. Eurydice's Lament (Black Coat Press Nov. 2015)
  3. The Mirror of Dionysius (Black Coat Press Dec. 2016)
  4. The Pool of Mnemosyne (Black Coat Press April 2018)
  1. The Shadow of Frankenstein (Black Coat Press December 2008) ISBN 978-1-934543-63-4; a fix-up of the following:
  2. Frankenstein and the Vampire Countess (Black Coat Press November 2009) ISBN 978-1-934543-89-4; a fix-up of the following:
    • "The Return of Frankenstein" (na) Tales of the Shadowmen, Volume 4: Lords of Terror, ed. Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier, Black Coat Press 2008
    • "The Vampire in Paris" (na) Tales of the Shadowmen, Volume 5: The Vampires of Paris, ed. Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier, Black Coat Press 2009
  3. Frankenstein in London (Black Coat Press January 2011) ISBN 978-1-935558-78-1; a fix-up of the following:
    • "Where Zombies Armies Clash By Night" (na) Tales of the Shadowmen, Volume 6: Grand Guignol, ed. Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier, Black Coat Press 2010
    • "The Necromancers of London" (na) Tales of the Shadowmen, Volume 7: Femmes Fatales, ed. Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier, Black Coat Press 2011
  1. "The Legacy of Erich Zann" (na), see Collections 21 & 23, below
  2. The Mad Trist / Valdemar's Daughter (Borgo Press October 2010); billed as "Wildside Double #10"
    • "Valdemar's Daughter: A Romance of Mesmerism" (na) *; also available as an ebook, listed at 30,405 words
    • "The Mad Trist: A Romance of Bibliomania" (na) *; also available as an ebook, listed at 32,787 words
  3. The Quintessence of August: A Romance of Possession (Borgo Press January 2011)
  4. The Cthulhu Encryption: A Romance of Piracy (Borgo Press March 2011)
  5. Journey to the Core of Creation: A Romance of Evolution (Borgo Press November 2011)
  6. Yesterday Never Dies: A Romance of Metempsychosis (Borgo Press January 2013)

Other novels

  • Cradle of the Sun (Ace Double 1969 / Sidgwick & Jackson October 1969)
  • The Blind Worm (Ace Double 1970 / Sidgwick & Jackson March 1970)
  • To Challenge Chaos (DAW May 1972)
  • The Realms of Tartarus (DAW July 1977); a trilogy of short novels, the first of which is slightly revised from the following:
    • The Face of Heaven (Quartet Books February 1976)
  • Man in a Cage (John Day 1975); also available as an e-book, listed at 75,907 words; loosely based on the following story:
    • "Meeting at Eternity" (vi), Proteus #3 1966
  • The Mind-Riders (DAW May 1976 / Fontana 1977)
  • The Last Days of the Edge of the World (Hutchinson 1978 / Ace September 1985)
  • The Walking Shadow (Fontana 1979 / Carroll & Graf July 1985)
  • Optiman (DAW October 1980) / a.k.a. War Games (Pan UK July 1981)
  • The Castaways of Tanagar (DAW April 1981)
  • The Gates of Eden (DAW February 1983)
  • The Empire of Fear (Simon & Schuster UK October 1988); revised and expanded from:
    • "The Man Who Loved the Vampire Lady" (nv), F&SF August 1988
  • Young Blood (Simon & Schuster UK September 1992); also available as an e-book, listed at 129,274 words
  • Firefly: A Novel of the Far Future, (Borgo Press 1994 / Cosmos Books May 2009); also available as an e-book, listed at 52,589 words; revised and expanded from:
    • "Beyond Time's Aegis" (nv), Science Fantasy November 1965 {with Craig A. Mackintosh, as by "Brian Craig"}
  • The Hunger and Ecstasy of Vampires (Mark V. Ziesing March 1996) - first published in somewhat abridged form in the following:
    • "The Hunger and Ecstasy of Vampires" (na), Interzone January 1995 (+1)
  • Year Zero (Sarob Press June 2000 / Five Star April 2003); a fix-up and expansion of the following 3 stories:
    • "When Molly Met Elvis" (ss), Interzone April 1997 (as by "Francis Amery")
    • "Molly and the Angel" (ss), Interzone July 1999 (as by "Francis Amery")
    • "Molly and the Men in Black" (nv), Interzone September 1999 (as by "Francis Amery")
  • The Eleventh Hour (Cosmos Books 2001); also available as an e-book, listed at 106,225 words
  • Curse of the Coral Bride (Immanion Press UK November 2004); loosely based on the following:
    • "The Light of Achernar" (nv), The Last Continent: New Tales of Zothique, ed. John Pelan, ShadowLands Press 1999
  • Kiss the Goat (Prime Books September 2005)
  • The Stones of Camelot (Black Coat Press March 2006) ISBN 1-932983-69-4; revised and expanded from:
    • "The Architect of Worlds" (na), Camelot Fantastic, ed. Lawrence Schimel & Martin H. Greenberg, DAW July 1998
  • Streaking: A Novel of Probability (PS Publishing June 2006 / Borgo Press September 2011)
  • The New Faust at the Tragicomique (Black Coat Press April 2007) ISBN 978-1-932983-91-3
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Vampires of Eternity (Black Coat Press January 2009) ISBN 978-1-934543-06-1; book version of the following linked novellas:
    • "The Hunger and Ecstasy of Vampires" (na), Interzone January 1995 (+1) / (text restored) Mark V. Ziesing 1996, see above
    • "The Black Blood of the Dead" (na), Interzone January 1997 (+1)
    • "The Gateway of Eternity" (na), Interzone January 1999 (+1)
  • The Moment of Truth, (Borgo Press March 2009); loosely based on the following:
    • "The Face of an Angel" (nv), Leviathan 3, ed. Forrest Aguirre & Jeff VanderMeer, Ministry of Whimsy 2002
  • Prelude to Eternity: A Romance of the First Time Machine (Borgo Press August 2009)
  • The World Beyond: A Sequel to S. Fowler Wright's The World Below (Borgo Press September 2009)
  • Alien Abduction: The Wiltshire Revelations (Borgo Press September 2009); "A Comedy of Aliens"
  • Luscinia: A Romance of Nightingales and Roses (Borgo Press August 2010); also available as an e-book, listed at 62,555 words
  • The Plurality of Worlds: A 16th-century Space Opera (Borgo Press 2010); book version of the following linked novellas:
    • "The Ethership" (na), Asimov's August 2006 (as "The Plurality of Worlds")
    • "Doctor Muffet's Island" (na), Asimov's March 2007
    • "The Philosopher's Stone" (na), Asimov's July 2008
    • "The Great Armada" (na), Asimov's April/May 2009; text slightly restored here
  • Zombies Don't Cry: A Tale of the Biotech Revolution (Borgo Press February 2011)
  • Xeno's Paradox: A Tale of the Biotech Revolution (Borgo Press February 2011) (sequel to "Hidden Agendas", see Collection 9)
  • Nature's Shift: A Tale of the Biotech Revolution (Borgo Press September 2011); loosely based on the following:
    • "The Growth of the House of Usher" (nv), Interzone #24 1988
  • Echoes of Eternity (Chambrion Books Feb. 2016)
  • Vampires of Atlantis: A Love Story (Wildside Press April 2016); revised and expanded from the following:
    • "Sheena" (na), The Vampire Sextette, ed. Marvin Kaye, SFBC 2000 / Ace 2002
  • The Darkling Wood: A Scientific Fantasy (Wildside Press May 2016); revised and expanded from the following:
    • "Tenebrio" (nv), Vanishing Acts, ed. Ellen Datlow, Tor 2000
  • The Devil in Detail (Wildside Press May 2016); loosely based on the following related stories:
    • "Chacun sa Goule" (biography & introduction), Dancing with the Dark, ed. Stephen Jones, Vista 1997
    • "The Haunted Bookshop" (nv), Dark Terrors 5: The Gollancz Book of Horror, ed. Stephen Jones & David Sutton, Gollancz UK 2000
    • "Beyond Bliss" (nv), The Haunted Bookshop and Other Apparitions, Borgo Press Sep. 2007
  • Portals of Paradise (Wildside Press Nov. 2016)
  • Tangled Web of Time (Wildside Press Nov. 2016)
  • Further Beyond: A Lovecraftian Science Fiction Novel (Wildside Press Aug. 2017)
  • The Death of Broceliande: A Tale of Faery (Wildside Press Feb. 2018); revised and expanded from the following:
    • "Chanterelle" (nv), Black Heart, Ivory Bones, ed. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, Avon 2000
  • Spirits of the Vasty Deep (Snuggly Books March 2018)
  • The Alchemy of Blood (Wildside Press May 2018); revised and expanded from the following:
    • "The Path of Progress" (nv/na), The Return of the Djinn and Other Black Melodramas, Borgo Press Aug. 2009


  • The Cosmic Perspective/Custer's Last Stand (Chrim Drumm 1985); collection of 2 original novelettes
  • Slumming in Voodooland (Pulphouse Short Story Paperback #26 July 1991); an original short story
  • The Innsmouth Heritage (Necronomicon Press March 1992); an original short story, inspired by H. P. Lovecraft's fiction [4]
  • Fables and Fantasies (Necronomicon Press October 1996); a collection:
    • "Three Versions of a Fable" (vi), Bats and Red Velvet #14 1995
    • "Nephthys" (ss), Peeping Tom #13 1994
    • "The Annual Conference of the Prophets of Atlantis" (vi), Reminiscon 40 Souvenir Programme 1992
    • "The Requiem Masque" (ss), Albedo One #3 1993
    • "Kalamada's Blessing" (vi), Scheherazade #8 1993
    • "Aphrodite and the Ring" (ss), Scheherazade #11 1995
    • "How the Dragons Yetzirah and Alziluth Lost the Knowledge of a Million Lifetimes" (vi) *; revised from Star Roots #1 1989
    • "The Shepherd's Daughter" (ss), Fear! September 1990
    • "The Sleeping Soul" (vi) *
    • "The Dream" (vi) *


Stableford's prodigious output of short fiction has allowed him to put together the following 22 collections with only one case of overlapping stories between them: "The Legacy of Erich Zann" in both Collections 20 & 22. Collections 1, 3, 6, 8, 13, 16, 19 & 21 are subtitled "Tales of the Biotech Revolution" and are related to, though not always entirely consistent with, his "Emortality" novels, see above.

  1. Sexual Chemistry: Sardonic Tales of the Genetic Revolution (Simon & Schuster UK February 1991); reprinted, sans the concluding article, as Sexual Chemistry and Other Tales of the Biotech Revolution (Borgo Press 2012)
    • Introduction (in) *
    • "Bedside Conversations" (ss), Asimov's December 1990
    • "Sexual Chemistry" (nv), Interzone #20 1987 (a.k.a. "A Career in Sexual Chemistry")
    • "Cinderella's Sisters" (ss), The Gate #1 1989
    • "The Magic Bullet" (nv), Interzone #29 1989 (later expanded into The Cassandra Complex, see above)
    • "The Invertebrate Man" (nv), Interzone #39 1990
    • "The Furniture of Life's Ambition" (ss/nv), Zenith 2, ed. David S. Garnett, Orbit UK 1990
    • "The Fury That Hell Withheld" (ss/nv), Interzone #35 1990
    • "The Engineer and the Executioner" (ss), Amazing May 1975; revised
    • "The Growth of the House of Usher" (nv), Interzone #24 1988 (later expanded into Nature's Shift: A Tale of the Biotech Revolution, see above)
    • "And He Not Busy Being Born..." (ss), Interzone #16 1986 (later expanded into The Omega Expedition, see above)
    • "Mankind in the Third Millennium" (article), Social Biology and Human Affairs v54 #1 1988; originally published in Japanese in Japan Research and Technology #249 1988
  2. Complications and Other Stories (Cosmos Books September 2003)
    • Introduction (in) *
    • "Complications" (nv), Amazing February 1992
    • "Alternate Worlds" (ss), Interzone #38 1990 (a.k.a. "Minimoments")
    • "The Flowers of the Forest" (ss), Amazing June 1993
    • "Layers of Meaning" (ss), Interzone #21 1987
    • "The Oedipus Effect" (nv), Temps Volume 1, ed. Neil Gaiman & Alex Stewart, Roc UK 1991
    • "Sortilege and Serendipity" (nv), Euro Temps, ed. Alex Stewart, Roc UK 1992; sequel to "The Oedipus Effect"
    • "Skinned Alive" (ss), Weekend's Fiction Extra September 1978
    • "Taken for a Ride" (ss), Science Fiction Age March 1994
    • "Virtuous Reality" (ss), Interzone January 1992
    • "Wildland" (ss), Arrows of Eros, ed. Alex Stewart, NEL 1989
  3. Designer Genes: Tales of the Biotech Revolution (Five Star March 2004)
    • Introduction (in) *
    • "What Can Chloë Want?" (ss), Asimov's March 1994
    • "The Invisible Worm" (nv), F&SF September 1991
    • "The Age of Innocence" (ss), Asimov's June 1995
    • "Snowball in Hell" (nv), Analog December 2000
    • "The Last Supper" (ss), Science Fiction Age March 2000
    • "The Facts of Life" (nv), Asimov's September 1993
    • "Hot Blood" (ss), Asimov's September 2002
    • "The House of Mourning" (ss), Off-Limits, ed. Ellen Datlow, St. Martin's 1996
    • "Another Branch of the Family Tree" (nv), Asimov's July 1999
    • "The Milk of Human Kindness" (ss), Analog March 2001
    • "The Pipes of Pan" (nv), F&SF June 1997; read online
  4. Salomé and Other Decadent Fantasies (Cosmos Books May 2004)
    • Introduction (in) *
    • "Salomé" (ss), The Dedalus Book of Femmes Fatales, ed. Brian M. Stableford, Dedalus 1992
    • "O for a Fiery Gloom and Thee" (ss), Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers, ed. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, HarperPrism 1998
    • "The Last Worshipper of Proteus" (ss), Beyond Fantasy & Science Fiction #2 1995
    • "The Evil That Men Do" (nv), Realms of Fantasy August 1995
    • "Ebony Eyes" (vi), Horrors! 365 Scary Stories, ed. Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg & Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble 1998 (as by "Francis Amery")
    • "The Fisherman's Child" (ss), Penny Dreadful April 1998
    • "The Storyteller's Tale" (ss), The Anthology of Fantasy & the Supernatural, ed. Stephen Jones & David Sutton, Tiger 1994
    • "The Unluckiest Thief" (ss), Interzone June 1992
    • "The Light of Achernar" (nv), The Last Continent: New Tales of Zothique, ed. John Pelan, ShadowLands Press 1999 (later formed loose basis for the novel Curse of the Coral Bride, see above)
    • "The Mandrake Garden" (ss), F&SF July 2000
    • "Chanterelle" (nv), Black Heart, Ivory Bones, ed. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, Avon 2000
  5. Sheena and Other Gothic Tales (Immanion Press May 2006), also available as an e-book, approximately 90,000 words
    • Introduction (in) *
    • "Rose, Crowned with Thorns" (nv), White of the Moon: New Tales of Madness and Dread, ed. Stephen Jones, Pumpkin Books 1999
    • "Rent" (ss), Weird Tales Fall 1998
    • "Tenebrio" (nv), Vanishing Acts, ed. Ellen Datlow, Tor 2000 (later expanded into the novel The Darkling Wood, see above)
    • "Behind the Wheel" (ss), Dark Voices 2, ed. David Sutton & Stephen Jones, Pan UK 1990
    • "Innocent Blood" (nv), Tales of the Wandering Jew, ed. Brian Stableford, Dedalus UK 1991
    • "Emptiness" (ss), Dreams of Decadence Spring 2001 / Infinity Plus Two, ed. Keith Brooke & Nick Gevers, PS Publishing UK 2003; originally published in French in De Sang d'Encre, ed. Lea Silhol, 1999
    • "The Woman in the Mirror" (ss), The Dedalus Book of Femmes Fatales, ed. Brian Stableford, Dedalus UK 1992; (as by "Brian Craig")
    • "Regression" (nv), Asimov's April 2000
    • "Heartbreaker" (ss), Million #2 1991
    • "Sheena" (na), The Vampire Sextette, ed. Marvin Kaye, SFBC 2000 / Ace 2002; text restored, per the author's introduction (later expanded into the novel Vampires of Atlantis, see above)
  6. The Cure for Love and Other Tales of the Biotech Revolution (Borgo Press June 2007)
    • Introduction (in) *
    • "The Cure for Love" (nv), Asimov's mid-December 1993
    • "Ashes and Tombstones" (ss), Moon Shots, ed. Peter Crowther, DAW 1999
    • "Slumming in Voodooland" (nv), Pulphouse 1991
    • "The Color of Envy" (nv), Asimov's May 2001
    • "The Lady-Killer, as Observed from a Safe Distance" (nv), Asimov's August 2000
    • "Busy Dying" (nv), F&SF February 1994
    • "The Man Who Invented Good Taste" (ss), Interzone March 1991
    • "The Road to Hell" (nv), Interzone July 1995
    • "The Scream" (nv), Asimov's July 1994
  7. The Haunted Bookshop and Other Apparitions (Borgo Press September 2007)
    • Introduction (in) *
    • "Seers" (ss), Gothic Ghosts, ed. Wendy Webb & Charles L. Grant, Tor 1997
    • "O Goat-Foot God of Arcady!" (ss), The Silver Web #15 2002
    • Chacun sa Goule (biography & introduction) Dancing with the Dark, ed. Stephen Jones, Vista 1997 (this and the following 2 stories later formed the loose basis for novel The Devil in Detail, see above)
    • "The Haunted Bookshop" (nv), Dark Terrors 5: The Gollancz Book of Horror, ed. Stephen Jones & David Sutton, Gollancz UK 2000
    • "Beyond Bliss" (nv) *; sequel to "The Haunted Bookshop"
    • "All You Inherit" (ss/nv), Taps and Sighs, ed. Peter Crowther, Subterranean Press 2000
    • "The Will" (ss), Dark Fantasies, ed. Chris Morgan, Legend UK 1989
    • "Danny's Inferno" (ss), Albedo One #32 2007
    • "Can't Live Without You" (ss/nv), Oceans of the Mind Winter 2001
    • "Community Service" (nv), Terra Incognita Spring 1997
    • "Denial" (ss) *
  8. The Tree of Life and Other Tales of the Biotech Revolution (Borgo Press September 2007)
    • Introduction (in) *
    • "The Tree of Life" (nv), Asimov's September 1994
    • "The Skin Trade" (ss), Asimov's November 1995
    • "Out of Touch" (nv), Asimov's October 1995
    • "Skin Deep" (nv), Amazing October 1991
    • "Carriers" (ss/nv), Asimov's July 1993
    • "Rogue Terminator" (nv), Asimov's April 2001
    • "Home Front" (ss), Science Fiction: The DAW 30th Anniversary, ed. Sheila E. Gilbert & Elizabeth R. Wollheim, DAW 2002
    • "Hidden Agendas" (nv/na), Asimov's September 1999 (sequel is Xeno's Paradox: A Tale of the Biotech Revolution, see above)
  9. An Oasis of Horror: Decadent Tales and Contes Cruels (Borgo Press March 2008)
    • Introduction (in) *
    • "An Oasis of Horror" (ss), Infinity Plus September 2006; read online
    • "Justice" (ss), Far Point #1 1991
    • "The Copper Cauldron" (nv) *
    • "Nobody Else to Blame" (ss), Redsine #7 January 2002
    • "Heartbeat" (vi), Horrors! 365 Scary Stories, ed. Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg & Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble 1998
    • "Upon the Gallows-Tree" (ss), Narrow Houses, ed. Peter Crowther, Little Brown UK 1992
    • "The Devil's Men" (ss), 100 Wicked Little Witch Stories, ed. Stefan Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg & Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble 1995
    • "The Elixir of Youth" (nv), Weird Tales #341 August/September 2006; originally appeared in French in Asphodale #4 2003; read online
    • "The Lamia's Soliloquy" (vi), Horrors! 365 Scary Stories, ed. Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg & Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble 1998
    • "And the Hunter Home From the Hill" (ss/nv) *
    • "The Riddle of the Sphinx" (vi), Horrors! 365 Scary Stories, ed. Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg & Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble 1998
    • "My Mother, the Hag" (ss), Tales of the Round Table, ed. Mike Astley, Past Times 1997
    • "The Devil's Comedy" (nv), Phantoms of Venice, ed. David Sutton, Shadow 2001
    • "The Power of Prayer" (ss), Paradox #1 Spring 2003
  10. The Gardens of Tantalus and Other Delusions (Borgo Press March 2008); also available as an e-book, listed at 67,533 words
    • Introduction (in) *
    • "The Gardens of Tantalus" (nv), Classical Whodunnits, ed. Mike Astley, Past Times 1996
    • "The Lost Romance" (ss), Chronicles of the Holy Grail, ed. Mike Astley, Carroll & Graf 1996
    • "Lucifer's Comet" (ss), Interzone September 1996 (as by "Francis Amery")
    • "The Miracle of Zunderburg" (ss), Redsine #4 February 2001
    • "The Cult of Selene" (ss), Albedo One #14 1997
    • "Ice and Fire" (ss), Albedo One #18 1998
    • "Self-Sacrifice" (ss), Interzone December 1991 (as by "Francis Amery")
    • "To the Bad" (ss), Weerde: Book 1, ed. Mary Gentle & Roz Kaveney, Roc UK 1992
    • "Riding the Tiger" (nv), Interzone February 1993 (book's introduction explains that this was originally written as a sequel to "To the Bad")
    • "Curiouser and Curiouser: A Kitchen Sink Drama, by Carol Lewis" (ss), Redsine #6 June 2001
    • "Quality Control" (nv), The Mammoth Book of Dracula, ed. Stephen Jones, Robinson 1997
    • "Worse Than the Disease" (ss), Interzone November 1996
  11. The Innsmouth Heritage and Other Sequels (Borgo Press March 2009)
    • Introduction (in) *
    • "The Innsmouth Heritage" (ss), Necronomicon Press 1992
    • "The Picture" (vi), The Seventh Seal #2 2000 / Redsine #2 October 2000 / Here and Now Autumn 2004
    • "The Temptation of Saint Anthony" (ss), The Secret History of Vampires, ed. Darrell Schweitzer, DAW 2007
    • "The Ugly Cygnet, by Hans Realist Andersen" (vi), The Seventh Seal #4 2001
    • "Art in the Blood" (ss/nv), Shadows Over Baker Street, ed. John Pelan & Michael Reeves, Del Rey 2003
    • "Mr Brimstone and Dr. Treacle" (vi), Naked Truth #6 1996 (as by "Francis Amery")
    • "Jehan Thun's Quest" (nv), The Mammoth Book of New Jules Verne Adventures, ed. Mike Astley & Eric Brown, Robinson 2005
    • "The Immortals of Atlantis" (ss), disLocations, ed. Ian Whates, NewCon Press 2007
    • "Between the Chapters" (ss) *
    • "Three Versions of a Fable" (vi), Bats and Red Velvet #14 1995
    • "The Titan Unwrecked; or, Futility Revisited" (nv/na), Tales of the Shadowmen 1: The Modern Babylon, ed. Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier, Black Coat Press 2005
  12. Changelings and Other Metamorphic Tales (Borgo Press March 2009)
    • Introduction (in) *
    • "Changelings" (ss), Interzone #85 July 1994
    • "Coming to Terms with the Great Plague" (ss), Omni Online December 1997 (a.k.a. "Coming to Grips with the Great Plague")
    • "Inside Out" (ss/nv), Asimov's March 1997
    • "After the Stone Age" (ss), BBC website March 2004; read original version online
    • "The Oracle" (nv), Asimov's May 1999
    • "The Tour" (ss), Science Fiction Age January 1998
    • "Victims" (ss), Science Fiction Age January 2000
    • "The Serpent" (ss), Interzone September 1995
    • "Tread Softly" (ss), Interzone March 2002
    • "Degrees of Separation (with John B. Ford)" (ss), The Evil Entwines, John B. Ford et. Al., Hardcastle 2002
  13. In the Flesh and Other Tales of the Biotech Revolution (Borgo Press March 2009)
    • Introduction (in) *
    • "In the Flesh" (nv), Future Histories, ed. Stephen McClelland, Horizon House UK 1997; read online
    • "A Chip Off the Old Block" (nv), Postscripts Summer 2004
    • "Taking the Piss" (nv), Asimov's June 2002 / Future Crimes, ed. Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois, Ace 2003
    • "Another Bad Day in Bedlam" (ss), Christmas Forever, ed. David G. Hartwell, Tor 1993
    • "Dr. Prospero and the Snake Lady" (ss/nv), Millennium 3001, ed. Russell Davis & Martin H. Greenberg, DAW 2006
    • "Casualty" (nv), Future Weapons of War, ed. Joe Haldeman & Martin H. Greenberg, Baen March 2007
    • "The Trial" (nv), Asimov's July 2007
    • "The Gift of the Magi" (ss), Interzone #122 August 1997
    • "The Incredible Whelk" (ss), Ludd's Mill #16/17 Winter 1980; revised
    • "The Piebald Plumber of Haemlin" (ss), Interzone April 1998
  14. The Cosmic Perspective and Other Black Comedies (Borgo Press July 2009); also available as an e-book, listed at 62,851 words
    • Introduction (in) *
    • "The Cosmic Perspective" (nv), The Cosmic Perspective/Custer's Last Stand, Drumm 1985
    • "The Haunted Nursery" (vi), Horrors! 365 Scary Stories, ed. Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg & Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble 1998
    • "The Phantom of Teirbrun" (na) *
    • "Custer's Last Stand" (nv), The Cosmic Perspective/Custer's Last Stand, Drumm 1985
    • "The Requiem Masque" (ss), Albedo One #3 1993
    • "Meat on the Bone" (nv) *
    • "Murphy's Grail" (ss), Redsine #4 February 2001
    • "Brief Encounter in the Smoking Area" (ss), The Interpreter's House #16 February 2001; read online
    • "Fans from Hell" (ss), The Steel Caves December 2000
    • "The Annual Conference of the Prophets of Atlantis" (vi), Reminiscon 40 Souvenir Programme 1992
  15. The Best of Both Worlds and Other Ambiguous Tales (Borgo Press August 2009)
    • Introduction (in) *
    • "The Best of Both Worlds" (ss), Postscripts Summer 2008
    • "The Highway Code" (ss), We Think, Therefore, We Are, ed. Peter Crowther, DAW 2009
    • "Captain Fagan Died Alone" (ss), The DAW Science Fiction Reader, ed. Donald A. Wollheim, DAW 1976 (falls into the milieu of novel To Challenge Chaos, see above)
    • "The Face of an Angel" (nv), Leviathan 3, ed. Forrest Aguirre & Jeff VanderMeer, Ministry of Whimsy 2002 (later formed loose basis for novel The Moment of Truth, see above)
    • Verstehen (ss) ConFuse '91 program book (Kongressbok) 1991 / Odyssey September 1997; originally published in German in Pilger Dürch Raum und Zeit, ed. Wilfert, Goldmann 1982
    • "The Bad Seed" (nv), Interzone April 1994
    • "The Man Who Came Back" (vi), sf Impulse October 1966
    • "Appearances" (na) *
  16. The Great Chain of Being and Other Tales of the Biotech Revolution (Borgo Press August 2009); also available as an e-book, listed at 69,250 words
    • Introduction (in) *
    • "Following the Pharmers" (nv), Asimov's March 2008
    • "The Unkindness of Ravens" (ss), Interzone #90 December 1994
    • "The Great Chain of Being" (ss), Future Americas, ed. John Helfers & Martin H. Greenberg, DAW 2008
    • "Sleepwalker" (vi), Interzone #105 March 1996
    • "The Beauty Contest" (nv) *
    • "Burned Out" (nv), Interzone #70 April 1993
    • "Inherit the Earth" (na), Analog July 1995 (later expanded into Inherit the Earth, see above)
  17. Beyond the Colors of Darkness and Other Exotica (Borgo Press August 2009); also available as an e-book, listed at 66,814 words
    • Introduction (in) *
    • "Beyond the Colors of Darkness" (ss) *
    • "An Offer of Oblivion" (ss), Amazing October 1974; revised
    • "Enlightenment" (nv) *
    • "The Dragons Alziluth and Yetzirah" (vi), Fables and Fantasies, Necronomicon Press 1996 (revised from Star Roots #1 1989; a.k.a. "How the Dragons Alziluth and Yetzirah Lost the Knowledge of a Million Lifetimes")
    • "A Saint's Progress" (ss) *
    • Mens Sana in Corpore Sano (ss) Violent Spectres #2 1995
    • "Black Nectar" (nv) *
    • "Nephthys" (ss), Peeping Tom #13 1994
    • "Plastic Man" (vi) *; originally appeared in Swedish in Norcon 99 program book, 1999
    • "Aphrodite and the Ring" (ss), Scheherazade #11 1995 (a.k.a. "Aphrodite's Ring")
    • Danse Macabre (na) *
  18. The Return of the Djinn and Other Black Melodramas (Borgo Press August 2009); pre-publication catalogs listed the title of this collection as The Path of Progress and Other Black Melodramas
    • Introduction (in) *
    • "The Path of Progress" (nv/na) *
    • "Kalamada's Blessing" (vi), Scheherazade #8 1993
    • "The Shepherd's Daughter" (ss), Fear! September 1990
    • "Shadows of the Past" (nv) *
    • "Reconstruction" (vi), Cold Cuts II, ed. Paul Lewis & Steve Lockley, Alun Books 1994
    • "The Return of the Djinn" (na) *
  19. Le Fleurs du Mal / The Undead (Borgo Press August 2010); billed as "Wildside Double #4"
    • Author's Note [to Les Fleurs du Mal] (in) *
    • "Le Fleurs du Mal: A Tale of the Biotech Revolution" (na), Asimov's October 1994; text corrected here, per the author's introduction: "...I eventually decided to finish the novel version of Les Fleurs du Mal anyway, and completed it in 1992. I wrote the story to what seemed its natural length (68,000 words) but could not sell it...I decided to cut the text drastically and attempt to sell an abridged version of the story to one or other of the sf magazines as a novella. The present text is the 29,000-word result of that cut, although Gardner Dozois—who bought it for publication in the October 1994 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction—insisted on cutting out the gratuitous car chase, thus reducing the published version to 27,000 words."; later expanded into the novel Architects of Emortality, see above
    • "The Undead: A Tale of the Biotech Revolution" (short novel) *; also available as an ebook, listed at 44,110 words
  20. The Womb of Time (Perilous Press January 2011)
    • "The Womb of Time" (short novel) *
    • "The Legacy of Erich Zann" (na) *; first story in the Auguste Dupin series, see above
  21. The Golden Fleece and Other Tales of the Biotech Revolution (Borgo Press March 2012)
    • Introduction (in) *
    • "The Golden Fleece" (na) *
    • "Some Like It Hot" (nv), Asimov's December 2009
    • "Alfonso the Wise" (ss), Interzone #105 March 1996 Pas by "Frances Amery")
    • "Next to Godliness" (ss/nv), Celebration: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the British Science Fiction Association, ed. Ian Whates, NewCon Press March 2008; text restored
    • "Mortimer Gray's History of Death" (na), Asimov's April 1995 (later expanded into The Fountains of Youth, see above)
  22. The Legacy of Erich Zann and Other Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (Borgo Press April 2012)
    • Introduction (in) *
    • "The Legacy of Erich Zann" (na), The Womb of Time, Perilous Press January 2011; first story in the Auguste Dupin series, see above
    • "The Truth about Pickman" (ss), Black Wings: New Tales of Lovecraftian Horror, ed. S. T. Joshi, PS Publishing April 2010
    • "The Holocaust of Ecstasy" (ss), Cthulhu's Reign, ed. Darrell Schweitzer, DAW April 2010
    • "The Seeds from the Mountains of Madness" (na) *

Uncollected short fiction

As translator (predominantly French into English)

  • Vampire City (1999) (La Ville Vampire by Paul Féval, père (1874)) ISBN 0-9740711-6-1
  • Knightshade (2001) (Le Chevalier Ténèbre by Paul Féval (1860)) ISBN 0-9740711-4-5
  • Lumen (2002) (Lumen by Camille Flammarion (1867)) ISBN 0-8195-6567-9
  • Nightmares of an Ether-Drinker (Tartarus Press 2002) (Sensations et Souvenirs by Jean Lorrain (1895)) ISBN 1-872621-65-1
  • The Vampire Countess (2003) (La Vampire by Paul Féval (1865)) ISBN 0-9740711-5-3
  • The Scaffold (2004) (original collection of previously untranslated stories from Histoires Insolites, L'Amour Suprême and Nouveaux Contes Cruels by Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (1883)) ISBN 1-932983-01-5
  • The Vampire Soul (2004) (original collection of previously untranslated stories from Tribulat Bonhomet, L'Amour Suprême and Nouveaux Contes Cruels by Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (1887)) ISBN 1-932983-02-3
  • The Wandering Jew's Daughter (2005) (La Fille du Juif Errant by Paul Féval (1863)) ISBN 1-932983-30-9
  • John Devil (2005) (Jean Diable by Paul Féval (1861)) ISBN 1-932983-15-5
  • The Black Coats: 'Salem Street (2005) (La Rue de Jérusalem by Paul Féval (1868)) ISBN 1-932983-46-5
  • Revenants (2006) (Le Livre des Mystères by Paul Féval (1852)) ISBN 1-932983-70-8
  • The Black Coats: The Invisible Weapon (2006) (L'Arme Invisible by Paul Féval (1869)) ISBN 1-932983-80-5
  • News from the Moon: Nine French proto-science fiction stories from 1768 to 1902 (2007) ISBN 978-1-932983-89-0
  • Felifax the Tiger-Man (2007) (Félifax by Paul Féval, fils (1929)) ISBN 978-1-932983-88-3
  • The Nyctalope vs. Lucifer (2007) (Lucifer by Jean de La Hire (1921)) ISBN 978-1-932983-98-2
  • Anne of the Isles (2007) (Contes de Bretagne by Paul Féval (1844)) ISBN 978-1-932983-92-0
  • The Vampire and the Devil's Son (2007) (La Baronne Trépassée by Pierre Alexis Ponson du Terrail (1852)) ISBN 978-1-932983-55-5
  • Captain Vampire (2007) (Le Capitaine Vampire by Marie Nizet (1879)) ISBN 978-1-934543-01-6
  • The Vampires of Mars (2008) (Le Prisonnier de la Planète Mars and La Guerre des Vampires by Gustave Le Rouge (1908)) ISBN 978-1-934543-30-6
  • The Black Coats: The Parisian Jungle (2008) (Les Habits Noirs by Paul Féval (1863)) ISBN 978-1-934543-03-0
  • The People of the Pole (2008) (Le Peuple du Pôle by Charles Derennes (1907)) ISBN 978-1-934543-39-9
  • The Nyctalope on Mars (2008) (Le Mystère des XV by Jean de La Hire (1910)) ISBN 978-1-934543-46-7
  • An Inhabitant of the Planet Mars (2008) (Un Habitant de la Planète Mars by Henri de Parville (1864)) ISBN 978-1-934543-45-0
  • The Novel of the Future (2008) (Le roman de l'avenir by Félix Bodin (1834)) ISBN 978-1-934543-44-3
  • The Clock of the Centuries (2008) (L'horloge des siècles by Albert Robida (1902)) ISBN 978-1-934543-13-9
  • The Martian Epic (2008) (Les Titans du Ciel & L'Agonie de la Terre by Octave Joncquel & Theo Varlet (1921)) ISBN 978-1-934543-41-2
  • The Black Coats: The Companions of the Treasure (2008) (Les Companions du Trésor by Paul Féval (1872)) ISBN 978-1-934543-26-9
  • Panic in Paris (2009) (L'effrayante aventure by Jules Lermina (1910)) ISBN 978-1-934543-83-2
  • Journey to the Land of the Fourth Dimension (2009) (Voyage au pays de la quatrième dimension by Gaston de Pawlowski (1912)) ISBN 978-1-934543-37-5
  • Enter the Nyctalope (2009) (L'Assassinat du Nyctalope by Jean de La Hire (1933)) ISBN 978-1-934543-99-3
  • The Extraordinary Adventures of a Russian Scientist Across the Solar System (2 volumes) (2009) (Les Extraordinaires Aventures d'un Savant Russe by Georges Le Faure and Henri de Graffigny (1888–96)) ISBN 978-1-934543-81-8 & ISBN 978-1-934543-82-5
  • Ignis: The Central Fire (2009) (Ignis by Comte Didier de Chousy (1883)) ISBN 978-1-934543-88-7
  • Sâr Dubnotal vs. Jack the Ripper (2009) (by Anonymous (1909)) ISBN 978-1-934543-94-8
  • Ortog (2009) (Ortog by Kurt Steiner (1960 & 1969)) ISBN 978-1-935558-28-6
  • The Black Coats: Heart of Steel (2009) (Coeur d'Acier by Paul Féval (1865)) ISBN 978-1-935558-05-7
  • Doctor Lerne (2010) (Le Docteur Lerne by Maurice Renard (1908)) ISBN 978-1-935558-15-6
  • A Man Among the Microbes (2010) (Un Homme chez les Microbes by Maurice Renard (1908)) ISBN 978-1-935558-16-3
  • The Navigators of Space (2010) (Les Navigateurs de l'Infini by J.-H. Rosny aîné (1925)) ISBN 978-1-935558-35-4
  • Mysteryville (2010) (Mystère-Ville by Jules Lermina (1905)) ISBN 978-1-935558-27-9
  • The Blue Peril (2010) (Le Péril Bleu by Maurice Renard (1911)) ISBN 978-1-935558-17-0
  • The World of the Variants (2010) (Dans le Monde des Variants by J.-H. Rosny aîné (1939)) ISBN 978-1-935558-36-1
  • The Terror of Madame Atomos (2010) (La Terrible Madame Atomos by André Caroff (1964)) ISBN 978-1-935558-41-5
  • The Doctored Man (2010) (L'Homme Truqué by Maurice Renard (1921)) ISBN 978-1-935558-18-7
  • The Mysterious Force (2010) (La Force Mystérieuse by J.-H. Rosny aîné (1913)) ISBN 978-1-935558-37-8
  • The Master of Light (2010) (Le Maître de la Lumière by Maurice Renard (1933)) ISBN 978-1-935558-19-4
  • Vamireh (2010) (Vamireh by J.-H. Rosny aîné (1892)) ISBN 978-1-935558-38-5
  • The Givreuse Enigma (2010) (L'Enigme de Givreuse by J.-H. Rosny aîné (1892)) ISBN 978-1-935558-39-2
  • The Man Who Found Himself (2010) (L'Homme Qui s'est retrouvé by Henri Duvernois (1936)) ISBN 978-1-935558-04-0
  • The Black Coats: The Cadet Gang (2010) (La Bande Cadet by Paul Féval (1875)) ISBN 978-1-935558-45-3
  • The Age of Lead (2010) (L'Age de Plomb by Henri Falk (1922)) ISBN 978-1-935558-42-2
  • The Young Vampire (2010) (La Jeune Vampire by J.-H. Rosny aîné (1920)) ISBN 978-1-935558-40-8
  • The Song of Montségur (2010) (Le Chant de Montségur by Sylvie Miller & Philippe Ward (2001)) ISBN 978-1-935558-56-9
  • The Eye of Purgatory (2010) (L'Oeil du Purgatoire by Jacques Spitz (1945)) ISBN 978-1-935558-64-4
  • The Gardens of the Apocalypse (2010) (Les Jardins de l'Apocalypse by Richard Bessière (1963)) ISBN 978-1-935558-68-2
  • The Superhumans (2011) (Les Surhommes by Han Ryner (1929)) ISBN 978-1-935558-77-4
  • The Supreme Progress: Eighteen French proto-science fiction stories from 1862 to 1890 (2011) ISBN 978-1-935558-82-8
  • Chalet in the Sky (2011) (Un Chalet dans les Airs by Albert Robida (1925)) ISBN 978-1-935558-87-3
  • The Secret of Zippelius (2011) (Le Secret des Zippelius by Jules Lermina (1893)) ISBN 978-1-935558-88-0
  • The Vampire Lord Ruthwen (2011) (Lord Ruthwen ou Les Vampires by Cyprien Bérard (1820)) ISBN 978-1-61227-004-3
  • Voyage to Venus (2011) (Voyage à Vénus by Achille Eyraud (1865)) ISBN 978-1-61227-005-0
  • The Vengeance of the Oval Portrait (2011) by Gabriel de Lautrec (1922)) ISBN 978-1-61227-009-8
  • The World Above the World: Nine French proto-science fiction stories from 1862 to 1890 (2011) ISBN 978-1-61227-002-9
  • The Mysterious Fluid (2011) (Pour Lire en Automobile by Paul Vibert (1901)) ISBN 978-1-61227-020-3
  • Ever Smaller (2011) (Toujours Plus Petits by Albert Bleunard (1893)) ISBN 978-1-162-27014-2
  • The Black Coats: The Sword-Swallower (2011) (L' Avaleur de Sabres by Paul Féval (1867)) ISBN 978-1-61227-024-1
  • The Great Cataclysm (2011) (Le Grand Cataclysme by Henri Allorge (1927)) ISBN 978-1-61227-026-5
  • City of Glass (2011) (Une Ville de Verre by Alphonse Brown (1891)) ISBN 978-1-61227-023-4
  • The Virgin Vampire (2011) (La Vampire ou la Vierge de Hongrie by Étienne-Léon de Lamothe-Langon (1825)) ISBN 978-1-61227-032-6
  • Illa's End (2011) (La Fin d'Illa by José Moselli (1925)) ISBN 978-1-61227-031-9
  • Journey To The Inverted World (2011) (Voyage au Monde à l'Envers by Marcel Rouff (1920)) ISBN 978-1-61227-039-5
  • Amilec (2011) (Amilec (1753); Giphantie (1760); L'Empire des zaziris sur les humains (1761) by Charles-François Tiphaigne de la Roche) ISBN 978-1-61227-033-3
  • Baal (2011) (Baal (1924); Les Amantes du diable (1929) by Renée Dunan) ISBN 978-1-61227-046-3
  • The Human Arrow (2011) (Les Ailes de l'Homme by Félicien Champsaur (1917; rev. 1927)) ISBN 978-1-61227-045-6
  • The Wing (2011) (L'Aile, Roman des Temps Nouveaux by Jean Richepin (1911)) ISBN 978-1-61227-053-1
  • The Xenobiotic Invasion (2011) (La Grande Panne by Theo Varlet (1930)) ISBN 978-1-61227-054-8
  • The Tale of Gold and Silence (2011) (Le Conte de l'Or et du Silence by Gustave Kahn (1898)) ISBN 978-1-61227-063-0
  • The World in 2000 Years (2011) (Le Monde dans 2000 Ans by Georges Pellerin (1878)) ISBN 978-1-61227-058-6
  • Nemoville: Twelve French proto-science fiction stories from 1757 to 1924 (2012) ISBN 978-1-61227-070-8
  • The Adventures Of A Parisian Aeronaut In The Unknown Worlds (2012) (Les Aventures d'un Aéronaute Parisien dans les Mondes Inconnus by Alfred Driou (1856)) ISBN 978-1-61227-067-8
  • Illusions of Immortality (2012) by Edmond Haraucourt (nine stories from 1888 to 1919) ISBN 978-1-61227-075-3
  • Timeslip Troopers (2012) (La Belle Valence by Théo Varlet & André Blandin (1923)) ISBN 978-1-61227-078-4
  • A Surfeit of Mirrors (2012) (La Canne de jaspe (1897) & Histoires Incertaines (1919) by Henri de Régnier) ISBN 978-1-61227-076-0
  • Double Life (2012) (misc. stories, 1843-1858) by Charles Asselineau ISBN 978-1-61227-079-1
  • The Dominion of the World (4 volumes, 2012) (La Conspiration des Milliardaires (1899-1900) by Gustave Le Rouge & Gustave Guitton) ISBN 978-1-61227-095-1, 978-1-61227-096-8, 978-1-61227-097-5 and 978-1-61227-098-2
  • The Year 5865 (2012) (L'An 5865 ou Paris dans 4000 Ans (1865) by Hippolyte Mettais) ISBN 978-1-61227-100-2
  • The Tower of Destiny (2012) (Histoire de ce qui n'est pas arrivé (1854) and Les Ruines de Paris (1836) by Joseph Méry) ISBN 978-1-61227-101-9
  • Investigations of the Future: Seven French proto-science fiction stories from 1851 to 1909 (2012) ISBN 978-1-61227-106-4
  • The Future City (2012) (La Cité Future (1890) by Alain le Drimeur) ISBN 978-1-61227-114-9
  • Ouha, King of the Apes (2012) (Ouha, Roi des Singes (1923) by Félicien Champsaur) ISBN 978-1-61227-115-6
  • The Human Microbes (2012) (Les Microbes Humains (1887) by Louise Michel) ISBN 978-1-61227-116-3
  • The New World (2012) (Le Nouveau Monde (1888) by Louise Michel) ISBN 978-1-61227-117-0
  • The Vampire of the Val-de-Grace (2012) (Le Vampire du Val-de-Grace (1862) by Léon Gozlan) ISBN 978-1-61227-123-1
  • The Frenetic People (2012) (Les Hommes Frénétiques (1925) by Ernest Pérochon) ISBN 978-1-61227-118-7
  • The Golden Rock (2012) (Le Roc d'Or (1927) by Theo Varlet) ISBN 978-1-61227-134-7
  • The Unpretentious Philosopher (2012) (Le Philosophe sans Prétention (1775) by Louis-Guillaume de La Follie) ISBN 978-1-61227-136-1
  • Rouletabille at Krupp's (2013) (Rouletabille chez Krupp (1918) by Gaston Leroux) ISBN 978-1-61227-144-6
  • Spawn of the Penitentiary (2013) (Fleur de Bagne (1902) by Marie-François Goron & Emile Gautier) ISBN 978-1-61227-137-8
  • The Crazy Corner (2013) (Le Coin des Fous (1921) by Jean Richepin) ISBN 978-1-61227-142-2
  • The Napus: The Great Plague of the Year 2227, Léon Daudet (Borgo Press January 2013) (from Le Napus: fléau de l'an 2227, 1927)
  • The Bacchantes: A Dionysian Scientific Romance, Léon Daudet (Borgo Press January 2013) (from Les Bacchantes, 1931)
  • Isoline and the Serpent-Flower (2013) (Isoline et la Fleur-Serpent (1882) by Judith Gautier) ISBN 978-1-61227-152-1
  • The Conquest of the Air (2013) (La Conquête de l'Air (1875) by Alphonse Brown) ISBN 978-1-61227-143-9
  • The Man Who Lost Himself: A Symbolist Novel, André Beaunier (Borgo Press February 2013) (from L'Homme qui a perdu son moi, 1911)
  • Champavert: Immoral Tales, Pétrus Borel the Lycanthrope (Borgo Press February 2013)
  • Pharaoh's Wife (2013) (La Pharaonne (1929) by Felicien Champsaur) ISBN 978-1-61227-156-9
  • Love in 5000 Years (2013) (L'Amour dans 5000 Ans (1908) by Fernand Kolney) ISBN 978-1-61227-155-2
  • Paris in the Year 2000 (2013) (Paris en l'An 2000 (1869) by Tony Moilin) ISBN 978-1-61227-160-6
  • Monsieur Synthesis (2013) (Les Secrets de Monsieur Synthèse (1888) and Dix Mille Ans dans un Bloc de Glace (1889) by Louis Boussenard) ISBN 978-1-61227-161-3
  • The Castaways of Eros (2013) (Autore Lescure, Pilote d'Astronef (1932) by Theo Varlet) ISBN 978-1-61227-177-4
  • The Immortal Woman (2013) (La Femme Immortelle (1869) by Pierre-Alexis Ponson du Terrail) ISBN 978-1-61227-175-0
  • The Antisocial Man and Other Strange Stories, Frédéric Boutet (Borgo Press May 2013)
  • The Voyage of Julius Pingouin and Other Strange Stories, Frédéric Boutet (Borgo Press June 2103)
  • The Centaurs (2013) (Les Centaures (1904) by André Lichtenberger) ISBN 978-1-61227-184-2
  • Electric Life (2013) (La Vie Electrique (1892) by Albert Robida) ISBN 978-1-61227-182-8
  • Voyage Beneath the Waves: A Science Fiction Novel, Jules Rengade (Borgo Press July 2013) (from Voyage sous les flots, 1867)
  • Claude Mercoeur's Reflection and Other Strange Stories, Frédéric Boutet (Borgo Press July 2013)
  • The Eternal Flame (2013) (La Flamme Eternelle (1931), Ciel Rose (1933) by Michel Corday) ISBN 978-1-61227-189-7
  • In a Thousand Years (2013) (Dans Mille Ans (1884) by Emile Calvet) ISBN 978-1-61227-192-7
  • The Children of the Crab (2013) (Raramémé (1921) by André Lichtenberger) ISBN 978-1-61227-200-9
  • Danse Macabre (2013) (Danse Macabre (1832) by Paul Lacroix) ISBN 978-1-61227-205-4
  • Obsession (2013) (L'Obsession - Moi et l'Autre (1908) by Jules Claretie) ISBN 978-1-61227-213-9
  • Ahasuerus (2013) (Ahasverus (1834) by Edgar Quinet) ISBN 978-1-61227-214-6
  • The Chambrion and Other Stories, Pierre Alexis Ponson du Terrail (Borgo Press September 2013)
  • The Anatomy of Love and Murder: Psychoanalytical Fantasies, Gaston Danville (Borgo Press September 2013)
  • The Adventures of Captain Cap (2013) (Le Captain Cap, ses aventures, ses idées, ses breuvages (1902) by Alphonse Allais) ISBN 978-1-61227-218-4
  • The Fiery Wheel (2013) (La Roue Fulgurante (1908) by Jean de La Hire) ISBN 978-1-61227-217-7
  • Martyrs of Science (2013) (original collection of stories by S. Henry Berthoud) ISBN 978-1-61227-229-0
  • Prince Bonifacio (2013) (Prince Bonifacio (1864) by Louis Ulbach) ISBN 978-1-61227-228-3
  • Cybele (2013) (Cybele (1891) by Adolphe Alhaiza) ISBN 978-1-61227-231-3
  • The Conqueror of Death (2013) (original collection of 8 French scientific romances) ISBN 978-1-61227-230-6
  • Someone is Stealing Children in Paris (2014) (On Vole des Enfants à Paris (1906) by Louis Forest) ISBN 978-1-61227-252-8
  • The Magnetized Corpse (2014) (original collection of stories by Jules Janin)) ISBN 978-1-61227-248-1
  • The Mysterious Doctor Cornelius (2014) (Le Mystérieux Docteur Cornelius (1912–13) by Gustave Le Rouge) ISBN 978-1-61227-243-6; 978-1-61227-244-3; 978-1-61227-245-0
  • The Vampires of London (2014) (Le Vampire (1852) by Angelo de Sorr) ISBN 978-1-61227-264-1
  • The Marvelous Adventures of Serge Myrandhal on Mars (2014) (Les Aventures Merveilleuses de Serge Myrandhal sur la Planete Mars (1908) by H. Gayar) ISBN 978-1-61227-265-8
  • The Necessary Evil (2014) (Le Mal Nécessaire (1899) by André Couvreur) ISBN 978-1-61227-253-5
  • Caresco, Superman (2014) (Caresco, Surhomme (1904) by André Couvreur) ISBN 978-1-61227-254-2
  • The Exploits of Professor Tornada 1 (2014) (Une Invasion de Macrobes (1909); L'Androgyne (1922) by André Couvreur) ISBN 978-1-61227-279-5
  • The Exploits of Professor Tornada 2 (2014) (Le Valeur Phosphorescent (1923); Mémoires d'un Immortel (1924) by André Couvreur) ISBN 978-1-61227-280-1
  • The Exploits of Professor Tornada 3 (2014) (Le Biocole (1927); Le Cas de la Baronne Sasoitsu (1939) by André Couvreur) ISBN 978-1-61227-281-8
  • The Eupantophone (2014) (L'Eupantophone (1904) by Henri Austruy) ISBN 978-1-61227-293-1
  • The Petitpaon Era (2014) (L'Ere Petitpaon (1906) by Henri Austruy) ISBN 978-1-61227-294-8
  • The Olotelepan (2014) (L'Olotelepan (1925) by Henri Austruy) ISBN 978-1-61227-295-5
  • An Unknown World (2014) (Un Monde Inconnu, Deux Ans sur la Lune (1896) by Pierre de Selenes) ISBN 978-1-61227-302-0
  • The Enchanter Merlin (2014) (Merlin l'Enchanteur (1860) by Edgar Quinet) ISBN 978-1-61227-303-7
  • The Human Ant (2014) (L'Homme Fourmi (1901) by Han Ryner) ISBN 978-1-61227-323-5
  • The Silent Bomb (2014) (La Bombe Silencieuse (1916) by Charles Dodeman) ISBN 978-1-61227-319-8
  • Paris Before the Deluge (2014) (Paris Avant le Déluge (1866) by Hippolyte Mattais) ISBN 978-1-61227-328-0
  • The Battle of Strasbourg (2014) (La Bataille de Strasbourg (1892) by Jules Lermina) ISBN 978-1-61227-324-2
  • The Revolt of the Machines (2013) (original collection of 8 French scientific romances) ISBN 978-1-61227-333-4
  • The Final War (2014) (La Guerre Finale (1885) by Barillet-Lagargousse) ISBN 978-1-61227-337-2

As editor

Anthology series

  • Decadence
    • 1 The Daedalus Book of Decadence (Moral Ruins) (1990)
    • 2 The Second Daedalus Book of Decadence: The Black Feast (1992)


  • Tales of the Wandering Jew (1991)
  • The Dedalus Book of British Fantasy: The 19th Century (1991)
  • The Dedalus Book of Femmes Fatales (1992)


  • The Mysteries of Modern Science (Routledge & Kegan Paul 1977)
  • A Clash of Symbols: The Triumph of James Blish (Borgo Press October 1979) / (Borgo Press August 2008)
  • Masters of Science Fiction: Essays on Six Science Fiction Authors (Borgo Press December 1981)
  • The Science in Science Fiction (Michael Joseph 1982 / Knopf February 1983) (with Peter Nicholls as General Editor and David Langford as fellow Contributor)
  • Future Man: Brave New World or Genetic Nightmare? (Crown October 1984)
  • The Third Millennium: A History of the World AD 2000-3000 (with David Langford) (Sidgwick & Jackson July 1985 / Knopf August 1985)
  • Scientific Romance in Britain, 1890-1950 (Fourth Estate September 1985 / St. Martin's Press November 1985)
  • The Sociology of Science Fiction (Borgo Press April 1987) (Borgo Press September 2007); book version of Stableford's doctoral thesis
  • The Way to Write Science Fiction (Elm Tree Books April 1989)
  • Algebraic Fantasies and Realistic Romances: More Masters of Science Fiction (Borgo Press February 1995) / (Borgo Press September 2007)
  • Opening Minds: Essays on Fantastic Literature (Borgo Press April 1995) / (Borgo Press September 2007)
  • Outside the Human Aquarium: Masters of Science Fiction, Second Edition (Borgo Press September 1995) / (Borgo Press April 2008); Read an excerpt on the fiction of Clark Ashton Smith
  • Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction and Getting Published (Teach Yourself Books December 1997)
  • Glorious Perversity: The Decline and Fall of Literary Decadence (Borgo Press 1998) / (Borgo Press October 2008)
  • Yesterday's Bestsellers: A Voyage through Literary History (Borgo Press May 1998) / (Borgo Press August 2008)
  • The Dictionary of Science Fiction Places (Fireside Books April 1999)
  • Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature (Scarecrow Press June 2004); revised as The A to Z of Science Fiction Literature (Scarecrow Press September 2005)
  • Historical Dictionary of Fantasy Literature (Scarecrow Press July 2005) - see Stableford's note; revised as The A to Z of Fantasy Literature (Scarecrow Press August 2009)
  • Science Fact and Science Fiction: An Encyclopedia (Routledge September 2006)
  • Slaves of the Death Spiders and Other Essays on Fantastic Literature (Borgo Press November 2006); also available as an ebook, listed at 65,566 words
  • Space, Time, and Infinity: Essays on Fantastic Literature (Borgo Press December 2006)
  • Heterocosms and Other Essays on Fantastic Literature (Borgo Press February 2007); also available as an ebook, listed at 89,003 words
  • The Devil's Party: A Brief History of Satanic Abuse (Borgo Press March 2009)
  • Gothic Grotesques: Essays on Fantastic Literature (Borgo Press March 2009)
  • News of the Black Feast and Other Random Reviews (Borgo Press March 2009)
  • Jaunting on the Scoriac Tempests and Other Essays on Fantastic Literature (Borgo Press April 2009)
  • Against the New Gods and Other Essays on Writers of Imaginative Fiction (Borgo Press November 2009)
  • Narrative Strategies in Science Fiction and Other Essays on Imaginative Fiction (Borgo Press December 2009)
  • Exotic Encounters: Selected Reviews (Borgo Press January 2010)
  • Creators of Science Fiction: Essays on Authors, Editors, and Publishers Who Shaped Science Fiction (Borgo Press March 2010)
  • The Decadent World-View: Selected Essays (Borgo Press August 2010)
  • New Atlantis: A Narrative History of Scientific Romance, Vol. 1: The Origins of Scientific Romance (Borgo Press February 2016)
  • New Atlantis: A Narrative History of Scientific Romance, Vol. 2: The Emergence of Scientific Romance (Borgo Press February 2016)
  • New Atlantis: A Narrative History of Scientific Romance, Vol. 3: The Resurgence of Scientific Romance (Borgo Press February 2016)
  • New Atlantis: A Narrative History of Scientific Romance, Vol. 4: The Decadence of Scientific Romance (Borgo Press February 2016)
  • The Plurality of Imaginary Worlds: The Evolution of French Roman Scientifique (Black Coat Press March 2016)


  1. ^ DAW 30th Anniversary Science Fiction. Penguin Putnam DAW. 2003. ISBN 0756401372.
  2. ^ "Stableford, Brian M". The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  3. ^ "And The Winners Are…", SF&FTA website, 18 June 2011.
  4. ^ Neil Barron, What do I read next?, 2001 : a reader's guide to current genre fiction. Detroit : Gale Group, 2001. ISBN 0787633917 (p.247)

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Albert Robida

Albert Robida (14 May 1848 – 11 October 1926) was a French illustrator, etcher, lithographer, caricaturist, and novelist. He edited and published La Caricature magazine for 12 years. Through the 1880s he wrote an acclaimed trilogy of futuristic novels. In the 1900s he created 520 illustrations for Pierre Giffard's weekly serial La Guerre Infernale.

Amazing Stories Quarterly

Amazing Stories Quarterly was a U.S. science fiction pulp magazine that was published between 1928 and 1934. It was launched by Hugo Gernsback as a companion to his Amazing Stories, the first science fiction magazine, which had begun publishing in April 1926. Amazing Stories had been successful enough for Gernsback to try a single issue of an Amazing Stories Annual in 1927, which had sold well, and he decided to follow it up with a quarterly magazine. The first issue of Amazing Stories Quarterly was dated Winter 1928 and carried a reprint of the 1899 version of H.G. Wells' When the Sleeper Wakes. Gernsback's policy of running a novel in each issue was popular with his readership, though the choice of Wells' novel was less so. Over the next five issues, only one more reprint appeared: Gernsback's own novel Ralph 124C 41+, in the Winter 1929 issue. Gernsback went bankrupt in early 1929, and lost control of both Amazing Stories and Amazing Stories Quarterly; his assistant, T. O'Conor Sloane, took over as editor. The magazine began to run into financial difficulties in 1932, and the schedule became irregular; the last issue was dated Fall 1934.

Authors whose work appeared in Amazing Stories Quarterly include Stanton A. Coblentz, Miles J. Breuer, A. Hyatt Verrill, and Jack Williamson. Critical opinions differ on the quality of the fiction Gernsback and Sloane printed: Brian Stableford regards several of the novels as being important early science fiction, but Everett Bleiler comments that few of the stories were of acceptable quality. Milton Wolf and Mike Ashley are more positive in their assessment; they consider the work Sloane published in the early 1930s to be some of the best in the new genre.

Beyond Singularity

Beyond Singularity is a science fiction anthology edited by American writers Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois. It was published in 2005, and includes stories on the theme of "beyond singularity" that were originally published from 1960 to 2004, though mostly from the last few years of that range. It is the 33rd book in their anthology series for Ace Books.

The book itself, as well as each of the stories, has a short preface by the editors. The preface to the book discusses Vernor Vinge's role in popularizing the concept of the technological singularity, and credits Charles Stross with "[what] may be the most complete vision yet of life beyond the Singularity". Authors they credit with writing convincingly about the singularity who are not included in this book, are Brian Stableford, Stephen Baxter, Bruce Sterling, Greg Bear, Iain Banks, Nancy Kress, Alastair Reynolds, Peter F. Hamilton, Ian McDonald, and Vernor Vinge.

Conte cruel

The conte cruel is, as The A to Z of Fantasy Literature by Brian Stableford states, a "short-story genre that takes its name from an 1883 collection by Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, although previous examples had been provided by such writers as Edgar Allan Poe. Some critics use the label to refer only to non-supernatural horror stories, especially those that have nasty climactic twists, but it is applicable to any story whose conclusion exploits the cruel aspects of the 'irony of fate.' The collection from which the short-story genre of the conte cruel takes its name is Contes cruels (1883, tr. Sardonic Tales, 1927) by Villiers de l'Isle-Adam. Also taking its name from this collection is Contes cruels ("Cruel Tales"), a two-volume set of about 150 tales and short stories by the 19th-century French writer Octave Mirbeau, collected and edited by Pierre Michel and Jean-François Nivet and published in two volumes in 1990 by Librairie Séguier.

Some noted writers in the conte cruel genre are Charles Birkin, Maurice Level, Patricia Highsmith and Roald Dahl, the latter of whom originated Tales of the Unexpected. H. P. Lovecraft observed of Level's fiction in his essay Supernatural Horror in Literature (1927): "This type, however, is less a part of the weird tradition than a class peculiar to itself—the so-called conte cruel, in which the wrenching of the emotions is accomplished through dramatic tantalizations, frustrations, and gruesome physical horrors".Brian M. Stableford has observed that, by the 1980s, the conte cruel was the standard narrative form of soft science fiction, in particular the works of Thomas M. Disch and John Sladek.

Dark fantasy

Dark fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy literary, artistic, and cinematic works that incorporate darker and frightening themes of fantasy. It also often combines fantasy with elements of horror or has a gloomy, dark (or grimdark) atmosphere, or a sense of horror and dread.A strict definition for dark fantasy is difficult to pin down. Gertrude Barrows Bennett has been called "the woman who invented dark fantasy". Both Charles L. Grant and Karl Edward Wagner are credited with having coined the term "dark fantasy"—although both authors were describing different styles of fiction. Brian Stableford argues "dark fantasy" can be usefully defined as subgenre of stories that attempt to "incorporate elements of horror fiction" into the standard formulae of fantasy stories. Stableford also suggests that supernatural horror set primarily in the real world is a form of "contemporary fantasy", whereas supernatural horror set partly or wholly in "secondary worlds" should be described as "dark fantasy".Additionally, other authors, critics, and publishers have adopted dark fantasy to describe various other works. However, these stories rarely share universal similarities beyond supernatural occurrences and a dark, often brooding, tone. As a result, dark fantasy cannot be solidly connected to a defining set of tropes. The term itself may refer collectively to tales that are either horror-based or fantasy-based.

Some writers also use "dark fantasy" (or "Gothic fantasy") as an alternative description to "horror", because they feel the latter term is too lurid or vivid.

Fantasy literature

Fantasy literature is literature set in an imaginary universe, often but not always without any locations, events, or people from the real world. Magic, the supernatural and magical creatures are common in many of these imaginary worlds.

Fantasy is a subgenre of speculative fiction and is distinguished from the genres of science fiction and horror by the absence of scientific or macabre themes, respectively, though these genres overlap. Historically, most works of fantasy were written, however, since the 1960s, a growing segment of the fantasy genre has taken the form of films, television programs, graphic novels, video games, music and art.

A number of fantasy novels originally written for children, such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and The Hobbit, also attract an adult audience.

Infinity Plus

Infinity Plus (sometimes stylized as infinity plus and infinityplus) was a science fiction webzine active from 1997 to 2007, specializing in reviews, interviews, and professionally-written fiction. It was founded by Keith Brooke (who took a "deliberately elitist approach"); Nick Gevers and Paul Barnett were associate editors. As of 2018, it continues to exist as a small press.

Brian Stableford declared it to be the "leading sf site in the United Kingdom", and SF Signal called it "informative and insightful".

J.-H. Rosny aîné

J.-H. Rosny aîné was the pseudonym of Joseph Henri Honoré Boex (17 February 1856 – 11 February 1940), a French author of Belgian origin who is considered one of the founding figures of modern science fiction. Born in Brussels in 1856, he wrote in the French language, together with his younger brother Séraphin Justin François Boex under the pen name J.-H. Rosny until 1909. After they ended their collaboration Joseph Boex continued to write under the name "Rosny aîné" (Rosny the Elder) while his brother used J.-H. Rosny jeune (Rosny the Younger).

Jane Gaskell

Jane Gaskell is a British fantasy writer. She was born on July 7, 1941, in Lancaster, England and wrote her first novel Strange Evil, when she was 14. It was published two years later and was described by John Grant as "a major work of the fantastic

imagination", comparing it to George MacDonald's Lilith and

David Lindsay's A Voyage to Arcturus. China Miéville lists Strange Evil as one of the top 10 examples of weird fiction whilst John Clute called it "an astonishingly imaginative piece of fantasy by any standards."Gaskell's horror novel The Shiny Narrow Grin (1964) featured a sympathetic, tormented vampire and was described by Brian Stableford as one of the first "revisionist

vampire novels", whose most successful exemplar was Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice. The Shiny Narrow Grin was also listed by horror historian Robert S. Hadji

in his list of "unjustedly neglected" horror novels.Her Atlan saga is set in prehistoric South America and in the mythical world of Atlantis. The series is written from the point of view of its clumsy heroine Cija, except for the last book, which is narrated by her daughter Seka. In 1970 she received the Somerset Maugham Award for her novel A Sweet Sweet Summer

(jointly with Piers Paul Read who received it for his Monk Dawson.) A Sweet, Sweet Summer features aliens visiting a violent future Earth; Baird Searles stated the book makes "

A Clockwork Orange look like Winnie the Pooh".From the 1960s to the 1980s, Gaskell worked as a journalist on the Daily Mail. She later became a professional astrologer.

Jules Lermina

Jules Lermina (1839–1915) was a French writer. He began his career as a journalist in 1859. He was arrested for his socialist political opinions, and received Victor Hugo's support.

He published a number of Edgar Allan Poe-inspired collections, Histoires Incroyables [Incredible Tales] (1885), Nouvelles Histoires Incroyables [New Incredible Tales] (1888) and a short novel, L'Élixir de Vie [The Elixir of Life] (1890) (translated by Brian Stableford and included in Panic in Paris). Le Secret des Zippelius [The Secret of the Zippelius] (1893) (translated by Brian Stableford as The Secret of Zippelius (2011) ISBN 978-1-935558-88-0) featured the controlled disintegration of water. His two-volume La Bataille de Strasbourg [The Battle of Strasbourg] (1895) was one of the first novels on the theme of the yellow peril.

In L'Effrayante Aventure [Panic in Paris] (1910) (translated by Brian Stableford, ISBN 978-1-934543-83-2), Lermina used Bulwer-Lytton's vril-force to create a vril-powered flying machine. The novel also features the resurrection of prehistoric creatures frozen in ice in caverns under Paris. Mystère-Ville (1905) (translated by Brian Stableford as Mysteryville, ISBN 978-1-935558-27-9), written under the pseudonym of William Cobb, and illustrated by Albert Robida, was about Protestants who had fled France and created a secret, futuristic city in a hidden Chinese valley.

Lermina also penned a proto-Tarzan novel, To-Ho le Tueur d'Or (1905) (translated by Georges T. Dodds as To-Ho and the Gold Destroyers ISBN 978-1-935558-34-7, two sequels to the popular classic The Count of Monte-Cristo: Le Fils de Monte-Cristo (1881) (that in English was divided in two books: The Wife of Monte Cristo and The Son of Monte Cristo), and Le Trésor de Monte-Cristo [The Treasure of Monte-Cristo] (1885); and Les Mystères de New York [The Mysteries of New York] (1874), also written under the pseudonym of William Cobb. He also created the indomitable Toto Fouinard, whose adventures were serialized in 1908–09.

List of science fiction novels

This is a list of science fiction novels, novel series, and collections of linked short stories. It includes modern novels, as well as novels written before the term "science fiction" was in common use. This list includes novels not marketed as SF but still considered to be substantially science fiction in content by some critics, such as Nineteen Eighty Four. As such, it is an inclusive list, not an exclusive list based on other factors such as level of notability or literary quality. Books are listed in alphabetical order by title, ignoring the leading articles "A", "An", and "The". Novel series are alphabetical by author-designated name or, if there is none, the title of the first novel in the series or some other reasonable designation.

Maurice Renard

Maurice Renard (28 February 1875, Châlons-en-Champagne – 18 November 1939, Rochefort-Sur-Mer) was a French writer.

Mortimer Gray's History of Death

"Mortimer Gray's History of Death" is a science fiction novella published in 1995 by Brian Stableford. It was nominated for the 1996 Nebula Award for Best Novella. The story takes place in an updated version of Stableford's 1985 future history, The Third Millennium: A History of the World AD 2000-3000.

Necronomicon Press

Necronomicon Press is an American small press publishing house specializing in fiction, poetry and literary criticism relating to the horror and fantasy genres. It is run by Marc A. Michaud.Necronomicon Press was founded in 1976, originally as an outlet for the works of H. P. Lovecraft, after whose fictitious grimoire, the Necronomicon, the firm is named. However, its repertoire expanded to include authors such as Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, Ramsey Campbell, Hugh B. Cave, Joyce Carol Oates, Brian Lumley and Brian Stableford.

Necronomicon Press published critical works by such pioneering Lovecraft scholars as Dirk W. Mosig, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Kenneth W. Faig, and S. T. Joshi, including Joshi's biography, H. P. Lovecraft: A Life (1996).

The firm published critical journals such as Lovecraft Studies (now superseded by Lovecraft Annual published by Hippocampus Press) and Studies in Weird Fiction, both edited by Joshi; Crypt of Cthulhu, edited by Robert M. Price; and has also published critical studies of Campbell (The Count of Thirty, edited by Joshi) and Fritz Leiber (Witches of the Mind, written by Bruce Byfield).

Necronomicon Press was awarded the World Fantasy Award in 1994 and 1996 for its contributions to small-press publishing, and the British Fantasy Award in 1995 for its publication Necrofile: The Review of Horror Fiction.

Necronomicon Press' books are mostly illustrated by Jason Eckhardt and Robert H. Knox. Some of their titles, such as Lovecraft's The Colour Out of Space, contain original artwork from the amateur writers' magazines of Lovecraft's own time. One issue of Lovecraft Studies was illustrated by Sam Gafford.

A flood in March 2010 caused a loss of more than $20,000 worth of books. The press has since reactivated its website.

Pilgrim Award

The Pilgrim Award is presented by the Science Fiction Research Association for Lifetime Achievement in the field of science fiction scholarship. It was created in 1970 and was named after J. O. Bailey’s pioneering book Pilgrims Through Space and Time. Fittingly, the first award was presented to Bailey.

1970 – J. O. Bailey (USA)

1971 – Marjorie Hope Nicolson (USA)

1972 – Julius Kagarlitski (USSR)

1973 – Jack Williamson (USA)

1974 – I. F. Clarke (UK)

1975 – Damon Knight (USA)

1976 – James E. Gunn (USA)

1977 – Thomas D. Clareson (USA)

1978 – Brian W. Aldiss (UK)

1979 – Darko Suvin (Canada)

1980 – Peter Nicholls (Australia)

1981 – Sam Moskowitz (USA)

1982 – Neil Barron (USA)

1983 – H. Bruce Franklin (USA)

1984 – Everett F. Bleiler (USA)

1985 – Samuel R. Delany (USA)

1986 – George E. Slusser (USA)

1987 – Gary K. Wolfe (USA)

1988 – Joanna Russ (USA)

1989 – Ursula K. Le Guin (USA)

1990 – Marshall Tymn (USA)

1991 – Pierre Versins (France)

1992 – Mark R. Hillegas (USA)

1993 – Robert Reginald (USA)

1994 – John Clute (UK)

1995 – Vivian Sobchack (USA)

1996 – David Ketterer (Canada)

1997 – Marleen Barr (USA)

1998 – L. Sprague de Camp (USA)

1999 – Brian Stableford (UK)

2000 – Hal W. Hall (USA)

2001 – David N. Samuelson (USA)

2002 – Mike Ashley (UK)

2003 – Gary Westfahl (USA)

2004 - Edward James (UK)

2005 - Gérard Klein (France)

2006 - Fredric Jameson (USA)

2007 - Algis Budrys (USA)

2008 - Gwyneth Jones (UK)

2009 - Brian Attebery (USA)

2010 - Eric Rabkin (USA)

2011 - Donna Haraway (USA)

2012 - Pamela Sargent (USA)

2013 - N. Katherine Hayles (USA)

2014 - Joan Gordon (USA)

2015 – Henry Jenkins (USA)

2016 – Mark Bould (UK)

2017 – Tom Moylan (Ireland)

2018 – Carl Freedman (USA)

Tales of the Shadowmen

Tales of the Shadowmen is an American annual anthology of short stories edited by Jean-Marc Lofficier and Randy Lofficier, published by Black Coat Press. The stories take place in a fictional world where all of the characters and events from adventure literature, and in particular French adventure literature, actually exist in the same universe.

The Encyclopedia of Fantasy

The Encyclopedia of Fantasy is a 1997 reference work concerning fantasy fiction, edited by John Clute and John Grant. Other contributors include Mike Ashley, Neil Gaiman, Diana Wynne Jones, David Langford, Sam J. Lundwall, Michael Scott Rohan, Brian Stableford and Lisa Tuttle.

The book was well-received on publication. During 1998, it received the Hugo Award, World Fantasy Award, and Locus Award. The industry publication Library Journal described The Encyclopedia of Fantasy as "the first of its kind".Since November 2012, the full text of The Encyclopedia of Fantasy is available on-line, as a companion to the on-line Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. The editors of the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction have stated that there are not any plans to update the Encyclopedia of Fantasy, at least for the foreseeable future, although some death dates post-1997 have been added.

Wormwood (magazine)

Wormwood: Writings about fantasy, supernatural and decadent literature is a magazine of literature and literary criticism, edited by Mark Valentine, and published semi-annually since 2003 by Tartarus Press. The first issue appeared in August 2003.As the subtitle indicates, the magazine focuses on fantasy and decadence, and especially on European authors of the past two centuries. Most of the selections are criticism articles or book reviews, although some previously unpublished fiction has recently appeared. Issues 1-14 featured a column titled "The Decadent World-View" by Brian Stableford, analyzing texts which provided particular influence on the French Decadents, particularly Charles Baudelaire.

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