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A Gift from the GrayLanders
[7500 words]
  1. Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine #95 (Shawna McCarthy)
    [New York: Davis Publications, ISSN 0162-2188], Sep 1985 ($2.00); pp. 38 - 59 [illustrated by Janet Aulisio]












  2. Close Encounters with the Deity (MB), Aug 1986; pp. 115 - 137















  3. Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year #15 (Terry Carr)
    • New York: Tor [Tom Doherty Associates] 53267 [ISBN 0-812-53267-8] [pb], Aug 1986 ($3.50); pp. 261 - 280
    • [as Best SF of the Year #15]
      London: Gollancz; Oct 1986
      1. [ISBN 0-575-03912-4] [hardcover] (£10.95)
      2. [ISBN 0-575-03913-2] [paperback] (£3.95)



  4. [as Ein Geschenk aus dem GrauenLand]
    [German translation by Birgit Ress-Bohusch]
    Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazin 28 (Friedel Wahren)
    • Munich: Heyne SF 4366 [ISBN 3-453-31368-2] [pb], 1986 (DM 9,80)













  5. [as Un regalo de los Hombres Grises]
    [Spanish translation]
    El Péndulo #12 (Martial Souto)
    [Buenos Aires: Ediciones de la Urraca], Oct 1986











  6. [Japanese translation by Takao Miyawaki]
    S-F Magazine #347
    [Tokyo: Hayakawa Publishing Inc.], Jan 1987; pp. 32 - 47














  7. [as Ena Doro Apo tous Katikous tis Grizas Choras]
    [Greek translation by George Goutas]
    Apagorevmenos Planitis #9 (Dimitris Arvanitis)
    [Greece: George Bazinas], Nov/Dec 1989; pp. 37 - 53














  8. Future on Fire (Orson Scott Card)
    • New York: Tor [Tom Doherty Associates] 51183 [ISBN 0-812-51183-2] [pb], Feb 1991 ($4.95); pp. 69 - 89














  9. [as Ena Doro Apo tous Katikous tis Grizas Choras]
    [Greek translation by George Goutas]
    Alternative Factor
    Online publication

  10. The Door Gunner and Other Perilous Flights of Fancy (MB) (Michael H. Hutchins, ed.), Feb 2012; pp. 225 - 240

Give a Little Whistle
[2000 words]
  1. Whispers #19-20 (Stuart David Schiff)
    [Binghamton NY: Stuart David Schiff], Oct 1983; pp. 125 - 128
















  2. Whispers #19-20 (Stuart David Schiff)
    • Binghamton NY: Whispers Press [hc], Oct 1983; pp. 125 - 128 [350 copies, signed by Whitley Strieber and Stuart David Schiff]













  3. [slightly revised]
    Emphatically Not SF, Almost (MB), Dec 1990; pp. 49 - 54

God's Hour
[1200 words]

God's latest incursion into the lives of humankind is an hour long television program, airing at 8 PM every Thursday evening.  Viewing is mandatory: if you don't watch, you die.



  1. Omni (Ellen Datlow)
    [New York: Omni Publications, ISSN 0149-8711], Jun 1987 ($3.00); pp. 58 - 60












  2. At the City Limits of Fate (MB), Aug 1996; pp. 191 - 195

















  3. [as La hora de Dios]
    [Spanish (Castilian) translation by Maria Fernandez Gutierrez]
    En los suburbios del destino (MB), Jun 2010, pp. 173 - 177

The Gospel According to Gamaliel Crucis (or, The Astrogator's Testimony)
[19100 words]
  1. Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine #71 (Shawna McCarthy)
    [New York: Davis Publications, ISSN 0162-2188], Nov 1983 ($1.75); pp. 120 - 166 [cover illustration by Wayne D. Barlowe; interior illustrations not credited]












  2. [as Das Evangelium nach Gamaliel Crucis (oder das Vermächtnis des Astrogators)]
    [German translation by Ingrid Herrmann]
    Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazin 26 (Friedel Wahren)
    • Munich: Heyne SF 4249 [ISBN 3-453-31230-9] [pb], 1985 (DM 8,80)












  3. Close Encounters with the Deity (MB), Aug 1986; pp. 247 - 306















  4. [as Teoevanđelje prema Gamalielu Crucisu by Majkl Bišop]
    [Serbian translation]
    Monolit 6: Science Fiction Almanah (Boban Knežević)
    • Belgrade, Yugoslavia: L & M / Znak Sagite [ISBN 86-7629-005-9] [trade pb], 1990 (380 dinara); pp. 459 - 489
    • Amber [trade pb], 2000; pp. 459 - 489




  5. [as Ewangelia Według Gamaliela Crucisa, Czyli Testament Astrogatora]
    [Polish translation by Mieczysław Dutkiewicz]
    Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Wydanie Polskie Magazine
    [Warsaw: Temark], Jun 1992

Gravid Babies: A Novel of Horrific Menace in Considerable Synopsis
[4400 words]

Mary Smithson's position as chief psychiatric resident at the Helen Hidalgo Hutton Hospital for Advanced Lycanthropic Hebephrenia of Carrion City, Colorado, affords Russell, her husband — an aspiring writer currently taking a correspondence course from the Wealthy Ghostwriters School, Inc. — the opportunity to interview the hospital's star patient.  How could anyone have known what would happen when Russell brings their eighteen-month-old daughter, Tiffany, along for the interview?

One of the most difficult feats in writing horror/terror stories is producing the desired results while, at the same time, producing a smile on the reader's face; there is, in less skilled hands than Bishop's, a tendency for the reader to walk off without realizing he's bleeding to death.  A moment or two of reflection, however, is usually enough to correct that, when you realize that what you thought was funny, or amusing, is something else again. — Charles L. Grant, from the introduction in The Dodd, Mead Gallery of Horror



  1. The Dodd, Mead Gallery of Horror (Charles L. Grant)
    • New York: Dodd, Mead, Aug 1983; pp. 183 - 194
      1. [ISBN 0-396-08160-6] [hardcover] ($15.95)
      2. [ISBN 0-396-08266-1] [trade paperback] ($9.95)
    • [as Gallery of Horror]
      London: Robson Books Ltd. [ISBN 0-86051-255-X] [hc], Sep 1983
    • [as Gallery of Horror]
      New York: Penguin / Roc [ISBN 0-451-45461-8] [hc], Feb 1996 ($21.95); pp. 181 - 192
    • [as Gallery of Horror]
      New York: Penguin / Roc [book club edition published by Doubleday] [hc], Jun 1996 ($10.98); pp. 165 - 175
    • [as Gallery of Horror]
      New York: Penguin / Roc [ISBN 0-451-45515-0] [pb], Jun 1997 ($6.99)



















  2. [as Bebés grávidos]
    [Spanish translation by Cesar Terrón]
    Horror 1: Lo Mejor Del Terror Contemporaneo (Charles L. Grant)
    • Madrid: Martínez Roca (Gran Super Terror) [ISBN 84-270-1032-X] [pb], Apr 1986; pp. 171 - 182
    • Lectorum Publications (US distributor) [ISBN 84-270-1032-X] [pb], 1986 ($14.95)
    • Barcelona: Martínez Roca [ISBN 84-270-1781-2] [pb]; 1993; pp. 171 - 182







Help Me, Rondo
[6300 words]

Over a decade ago, in a letter or at an ArmadilloCon in Austin, Texas, Howard Waldrop told me that if I ever wrote a story about Rondo Hatton, the disease-deformed horror actor of the 1930s and ’40s, I could use his title “Help Me, Rondo.”  "I might never get around to writing my own Hatton story," Howard said.  Researching Hatton demanded ingenuity, but The Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) provided photographs, brief biographies, and film lists, and I ordered and pored over a video of Hatton in a potboiler called The Creeper.  Bob Ross, a movie reviewer for the Tampa Tribune, my friend Andy Duncan, and others offered usable tidbits about Hatton, but when I ordered a back issue of the horror-film fanzine Midnight Marquee with a detailed article by director Fred Olen Ray, I struck the mother lode.
Ray’s essay, along with a photo-crammed history of Universal Studios, provided the grist for my take on Hatton.  An invitation from William Schafer and Bill Sheehan to contribute to an original Subterranean Press anthology proffering the photomontage illustrations of J.K. Potter as inspiration gave me the impetus to start writing.  With the topic of my story already in mind, I cheated and looked through a sheaf of Potter’s photo illustrations until I hit upon one that suited my preconceived agenda.  The form of this novelette, let me stress, is a deliberate hybrid — part short story and part screenplay, a movie for the mind.
— from the Afterword to Brighten to Incandescence



  1. J. K. Potter's Embrace the Mutation (William Schafer & Bill Sheehan)
    • Burton MI: Subterranean Press, Apr 2002
      1. [lettered hardcover] (26 signed, traycased copies) ($500.00); pp. 115 - 136
      2. [ISBN 1-892284-88-X] [leatherbound, slipcased hardcover] (250 signed copies) ($100.00); pp. 115 - 136
      3. [ISBN 1-931081-45-X] [trade hardcover] ($40.00); pp. 115 - 136
      4. [all editions illustrated by J. K. Potter]






  2. Brighten to Incandescence (MB), Jun 2003; pp. 268 - 283















  3. The Door Gunner and Other Perilous Flights of Fancy (MB) (Michael H. Hutchins, ed.), Feb 2012; pp. 365 - 379

Her Chimpanion
[350 words]
  1. Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction #593 (Gordon Van Gelder)
    [Hoboken NJ: Spilogale Inc., ISSN 1095-8258], Mar 2001 ($3.50); pp. 123 - 124













  2. The Devil's Wine (Tom Piccirilli)
    • Baltimore MD: Cemetery Dance Publications [ISBN 1-58767-070-4] [hc], Jun 2004 ($40.00); pp. 129-130














  3. [as Kompanzye]
    [Russian translation by Vsyevolod Bylevskogo]
    Svyerhnovaya (Supernova) #43-44 (Larissa Mikhailova)
    [Russia: SRC "Ladomir"], 2011; pp. 135 - 136







Her Habiline Husband
[30000 words]
  1. Universe 13 (Terry Carr)
    • Garden City NY: Doubleday & Co. [ISBN 0-385-18288-0] [hc], Jun 1983 ($11.95); pp. 1 - 70
    • New York: Tor [Tom Doherty Associates] 53269 [ISBN 0-812-53269-4] [pb], Mar 1985 ($2.95); pp. 9 - 104
    • London: Robert Hale [ISBN 0-7090-2510-6] [hc], Mar 1986 (£9.95); pp. 5 - 78

























  2. The Best Science Fiction of the Year #13 (Terry Carr)
    • New York: Baen 55901 [ISBN 0-671-55901-X] [pb], Aug 1984 ($3.50); pp. 293 - 375
    • London: Gollancz; Dec 1984
      1. [ISBN 0-575-03513-7] [hardcover] (£9.95)
      2. [ISBN 0-575-03557-9] [trade paperback] (£4.95)











  3. Part One of Ancient of Days (MB), Aug 1985; pp. 1 - 73
















  4. [as Marito Habilis]
    [Italian translation by Stefano Carducci]
    Ombre e altri atomi (Ugo Malaguti)
    • Bologna: Perseo Libri [Nova SF a. III (XXI) n. 12 (54)] [pb], Dec 1987 (Lire 15.000); pp. 185 - 260
      [illustrated by Virgil Finlay]











  5. [as Su esposo «habilino»]
    [Spanish translation by José Manuel Pomares]
    Part One of El Eslabón Perdido (MB), Feb 1995; pp. 11 - 101













  6. [as Ihr Habilismann]
    [German translation by Christian Mahr]
    Part One of Das Herz eines Helden (MB), Jun 1998; pp. 5 - 106

Her Smoke Rose Up Forever

(see Cutouts)


Herding with the Hadrosaurs
[6800 words]

A pioneering 22nd-century family escapes a decimated Earth by crossing one of the time-slip barriers opened by the impact of an asteroid.  When the parents become T. Rex fodder on their first day in the steaming jungles of the late Cretaceous, the 16-year-old son and his 5-year-old brother learn to survive by joining a migrating herd of vegetarian dinosaurs — and avoiding the other humans who have crossed over.

With Robert Silverberg as co-editor, Byron Preiss challenged me to write a story using the latest paleoecological discoveries about “dinosaur migrations.”  I applied myself to the literature and then adopted the venerable, if hokey, sf convention of the time-slip to dispatch a family of “pioneers” into the Late Cretaceous to do battle, sort of, with big extinct beasties.  Frankly, I rank this story third among my efforts for Preiss.  Again, a reasonable person might ask, why include it here?  Because many readers extol it, finding it a fast-paced hoot.  Both “For Thus Do I Remember Carthage” and “The Ommatidium Miniatures” tend to the cerebral, but “Herding” unrolls as an exotic, danger-beset, first-person journey.  — from the Afterword to Brighten to Incandescence



  1. The Ultimate Dinosaur (Byron Preiss & Robert Silverberg)
    [illustrated by Wayne D. Barlowe]
    • New York: Bantam Spectra [ISBN 0-553-07676-0] [hc], Oct 1992 ($35.00); pp. 196 - 207
    • New York: Bantam Spectra 37304 [ISBN 0-553-37304-8] [trade pb], Jul 1993 ($19.95); pp. 196 - 207
    • New York: ibooks [ISBN 0-7434-0006-2] [trade pb], Jun 2000 ($16.00)




  2. [as In branco con gli androsauri]
    [Italian translation by Piero Anselmi]
    Dinosauri (Byron Preiss & Robert Silverberg)
    • Milan: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore [Edizioni del Giallo] [ISBN 88-04-36518-8] [hc], Oct 1992 (Lire 48.000); pp. 212 - 224
      [illustrated by Wayne D. Barlowe]









  3. [Japanese translation by Yoshimichi Furusawa]
    S-F Magazine #444
    [Tokyo: Hayakawa Publishing Inc.], Aug 1993; pp. 158 - 174
    [illustrated by Hitoshi Yoneda]



  4. Dinosaurs II (Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois)
    • New York: Ace 00285 [0-441-00285-4] [pb], Dec 1995 ($4.99); pp. 163 - 184
















  5. Brighten to Incandescence (MB), Jun 2003; pp. 156 - 171

The House of Compassionate Sharers
[11800 words]
[A "Glaktik Komm" story]

After an accident in which most of his body is destroyed, Dorian Lorca has become more machine than human.  In order to come to terms with his situation, he is brought to the House of Compassionate Sharers, where his therapy involves interaction with an alien creature.

This is another story that Damon Knight saw in a flatulent early version.  (Bless the man's heart.  Years after those annoying rejections I begin to appreciate a little of what he suffered at my hands.)  I later completely rewrote the story, shortening it by almost a third, and resubmitted it to Damon with an epigraph from his fine 1968 short story "Masks".  For perfectly good reasons — nor am I being coy — he declined this version, too, and it subsequently appeared as the lead story in the first issue of the regrettably short-lived magazine Cosmos, edited by David G. Hartwell.  Soon afterward Terry Carr, Gardner Dozois and Donald A. Wollheim acquired reprint rights for their respective best-of-the-year anthologies.  My first, and so far only, hat trick. — from Preface to Blooded on Arachne



  1. Cosmos Science Fiction and Fantasy #1 (David G. Hartwell)
    [New York: Baronet Publishing Co.], May 1977 ($1.00); pp. 4 - 17 + [cover and interior illustrations by George Schelling]











  2. The 1978 Annual World's Best SF (Donald A. Wollheim with Arthur W. Saha)
    • New York: DAW Books UJ1376 [#288] [ISBN 0-87997-376-5] [pb], May 1978 ($1.95); pp. 61 - 97
    • New York: DAW Books [book club edition published by Doubleday] [hc], Aug 1978 ($2.98); pp. 59 - 96
    • [as The World's Best SF.5]
      London: Dennis Dobson [ISBN 0-234-72199-5] [hc], May 1980 (£5.95); pp. 61 - 97
    • [as Wollheim's World's Best SF: Series Seven]
      New York: DAW Books [ISBN 0-87997-888-0] [pb], Dec 1983 ($2.95); pp. 61 - 97






















  3. The Best Science Fiction of the Year #7 (Terry Carr)
    • New York: Ballantine [Del Rey] 27338 [ISBN 0-345-27338-9] [pb], Jul 1978 ($1.95); pp. 99 - 140
    • London: Gollancz [ISBN 0-575-02523-9] [hc], Nov 1978









  4. Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Seventh Annual Collection(Gardner Dozois)
    • New York: Dutton [ISBN 0-525-06496-6] [hc], Aug 1978 ($8.95); pp. 128 - 156
    • New York: Dell 11208 [ISBN 0-440-11208-7] [pb], Aug 1979 ($1.95); pp. 205 - 246









  5. [as Het Huis van Barmhartige Vertroosters]
    [Dutch translation by Mark Wynants]
    SF-Top Class 1 (Donald A. Wollheim)
    • Zele, Belgium: D.A.P. Reinaert Uitgaven [90-310-0458-8], 1978













  6. [as La Casa dei Compassionevoli]
    [Italian translation by Giampaolo Cossato and Sandro Sandrelli]
    Nella sala dei re marziani. Il meglio della fantascienza nel 1978 (Donald A. Wollheim)
    • Milan: Armenia Editore [Robot 37] [pb], Apr 1979 (Lire 1.500); pp. 61 - 96 [illustrated by Giuseppe Festino]










  7. [as La casa de la compasión]
    [Spanish translation by César Terrón]
    Nueva dimensión #121 (Domingo Santos)
    [Barcelona: Ediciones Dronte], Feb 1980













  8. [as Het Huis van de Meevoelende Deelgenoten]
    [Dutch translation by J. & H. M. Verheydt]
    De schroefvliegen en andere verhalen (Terry Carr)
    • Utrecht, Netherlands: Het Spectrum Prisma #1909 [ISBN 0-274-1037-2]; 1980














  9. Blooded on Arachne (MB), Jan 1982; pp. 86 - 124
















  10. [as Das Haus der Mitfühlenden Teiler]
    [German translation by Johannes R. Blasius]
    Arachne (MB), Jun 1983, pp. 89 - 127















  11. [as Die Barmherzige Gemeinschaft]
    [German translation by Reinhard Heinz]
    Science Fiction Story Reader 21 (Wolfgang Jeschke)
    • Munich: Heyne SF 4041 [ISBN 3-453-30983-9] [pb], 1984 (DM 9,80); pp. 232 - 278













  12. Strange Dreams (Stephen R. Donaldson)
    • New York: Bantam Spectra 37103 [ISBN 0-553-37103-7] [trade pb], Jul 1993 ($14.95); pp. 145 - 177
    • London: HarperCollins UK [ISBN 0-00-223956-6] [trade pb], Aug 1993 (£8.99); pp. 145 - 177
    • London: TSP [book club edition] [trade pb], Sep 1993 (£5.99); pp. 145 - 177
    • London: HarperCollins UK [ISBN 0-00-648005-5] [pb], Mar 1994 (£5.99); pp. 200 - 243
    • New York: Bantam Spectra [book club edition published by Doubleday] [hc], Aug 1994 ($11.98); pp. 145 -177



  13. [Japanese translation by Makoto Yamagishi]
    20th Century SF 4. The 1970's: The Girl Who Was Plugged In (To'oru Nakamura & Makoto Yamagishi)
    • Tokyo: Kawade Bunko [ISBN 4-309-46205-7] [pb], May 2001












  14. The Door Gunner and Other Perilous Flights of Fancy (MB) (Michael H. Hutchins, ed.), Feb 2012; pp. 111 - 138

How Beautiful With Banners
[5400 words]
  1. Century #6 (Robert K. J. Killheffer)
    [Brooklyn NY: Century Publishing, ISSN 1079-8145], Spring 2000 ($6.00); pp. 5 - 16

I, Cartographer
[1500 words]
  1. The Anthology of Speculative Poetry #3 (Robert Frazier)
    [Sand Ridge WV: TASP Press], 1978 ($2.50); pp. 10 - 11















  2. Time Pieces (MB), Dec 1998; pp. 19 - 22

I, Iscariot
[16500 words]
  1. Crank #5 (Bryan Cholfin)
    [Cambridge MA: Broken Mirrors Press], Summer 1995 ($4.00); pp. 3 - 40














  2. At the City Limits of Fate (MB), Aug 1996; pp. 279 - 328

















  3. The Best of Crank! (Bryan Cholfin)
    • New York: Tor Books [ISBN 0-312-86740-9] [hc], Sep 1998 ($23.95); pp. 119 - 162
    • New York: Tor Books [ISBN 0-312-86739-5] [trade pb], Feb 2000 ($14.95); pp. 119 - 162













  4. [as Yo, Iscariote]
    [Spanish (Castilian) translation by Maria Fernandez Gutierrez]
    En los suburbios del destino (MB), Jun 2010, pp. 245 - 284

Icicle Music
[4800 words]
  1. Spirits of Christmas (Kathryn Cramer & David G. Hartwell)
    • New York: Wynwood Press [ISBN 0-922066-16-7] [hc], Sep 1989 ($18.95); pp. 274 - 284
    • New York: Tor 55159 [ISBN 0-812-55159-1] [pb], Nov 1995 ($5.99); pp. 385 - 400
    • New York: Tor 55159 [ISBN 0-812-55159-1] [pb], Nov 2000 ($5.99); pp. 385 - 400 (second printing)





  2. Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction #462 (Edward L. Ferman)
    [Cornwall CT: Mercury Press, ISSN 0024-984X], Nov 1989 ($2.00); pp. 6 - 19













  3. [as Musica di ghiaccio]
    [Italian translation by Antonio Cecchi]
    Millemondiestate 1990
    • Milan: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore [Millemondi 37] [pb], Jun 1990 (Lire 8.000); pp. 209 - 221












  4. [slightly revised]
    Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine #10, Spring 1991 (Kristine Kathryn Rusch)
    • Eugene OR: Pulphouse Publishing [No ISBN], Mar 1991; pp. 107 - 120
      1. [leatherbound hardcover; slipcased, signed and limited to 250 numbered copies] ($60.00)
      2. [trade hardcover; limited to 1000 numbered copies] ($20.00)








  5. [as The Ghost of Christmas]
    [Japanese translation by Osamu Asai]
    S-F Magazine #409
    [Tokyo: Hayakawa Publishing Inc.], Apr 1991; pp. 92 - 103













  6. At the City Limits of Fate (MB), Aug 1996; pp. 245 - 258

















  7. A Yuletide Universe: Sixteen Fantastical Tales (Brian M. Thomsen)
    • New York: Warner Aspect [ISBN 0-446-69187-9] [trade pb], Nov 2003 ($12.95); pp. 95 - 108














  8. [as Música de carámbanos]
    [Spanish (Castilian) translation by Maria Fernandez Gutierrez]
    En los suburbios del destino (MB), Jun 2010, pp. 219 - 228

If a Flower Could Eclipse
[11500 words]
[An "Urban Nucleus of Atlanta" story]
  1. Worlds of Fantasy #3 (Ejler Jakobsson)
    [New York: UPD Publishing Corp.], Winter 1970-71 ($.75); pp. 152 - 183 [illustrator unidentified, possibly Jack Gaughan]













  2. Chapter One of Catacomb Years (MB), Jan 1979; pp. 25 - 60















  3. [as Wenn eine Blume sich verfinstern könnte]
    [German translation by Walter Brumm]
    Die Jahre in den Katakomben (MB), 1982; pp. 13 - 46

In Chinistrex Fortronza the People are Machines
or, Hoom and the Homunculus
[6500 words]

On the planet Blaispagal, in the empery of Chinistrex Fortronza, the people are machines.  And when their leader, Pajetric Stat, hears the rumor of a machine that has the ability to emulate emotions, such as laughing and crying, he demands that this machine, the Homunculus, be brought before him.

Thomas M. Disch and Charles Naylor provided the incentive for writing this story.  They were compiling an anthology of original stories based on cagey recastings of myths, legends, and fairy tales (whether ancient or contemporary); and my jumping-off place was "The Nightingale" by Hans Christian Andersen.  Andersen's version begins "In China, you know of course, the emperor is Chinese, and everyone he has around him has to be Chinese too."  The charm in the original tale lies in its simplicity; whereas the chief shortcoming of my far-future adaptation, as Richard Delap once correctly pointed out, is its infernal busyness.  Still I am fool enough to think that a second perusal — I know, I know — may well reward the patient reader: "Zizizi, click, rescan." — from Preface to Blooded on Arachne



  1. New Constellations (Thomas M. Disch & Charles Naylor)
    • New York: Harper & Row [ISBN 0-06-011036-8] [hc], Nov 1976 ($8.95); pp. 165 - 181














  2. [as A Chinistrex Fortronza gli uomini sono macchine] [Italian translation by Giorgio Pagliaro]
    Nuove costellazioni (Thomas M. Disch & Charles Naylor)
    • Milan: Armenia Editore [Robot 32] [pb], Nov 1978 (LIre 1.300); pp. 143 - 157 [illustrated by Giuseppe Festino]












  3. Blooded on Arachne (MB), Jan 1982; pp. 125 - 143
















  4. [as Die bewohner von Chinistrex Fortronza sind maschinen]
    [German translation by Johannes R. Blasius]
    Arachne (MB), Jun 1983, pp. 127 - 144

In the Memory Room
[4300 words]
  1. The Architecture of Fear (Kathryn Cramer & Peter D. Pautz)
    • New York: Arbor House [ISBN 0-87795-921-8] [hc], Oct 1987 ($18.95); pp. 237 - 248
    • New York: Avon 70553 [ISBN 0-380-70553-2] [pb], Jan 1989 ($3.95); pp. 217 - 227







  2. Western Ghosts (Frank D. McSherry, Jr., Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg)
    • Nashville TN: Rutledge Hill Press [1-55853-089-X] [trade paperback], Feb 1990 ($9.95); pp. 39 - 49













  3. [as En la sala del recuerdo]
    [Spanish translation by Josep Rovira]
    Las Moradas del Terror (Kathryn Cramer & Peter D. Pautz)
    • Teià (Spain): Ediciones Robinbook [pb], Jul 1991













  4. At the City Limits of Fate (MB), Aug 1996; pp. 197 - 208

















  5. [as En la sala del recuerdo ]
    [Spanish (Castilian) translation by Maria Fernandez Gutierrez]
    En los suburbios del destino (MB), Jun 2010, pp. 179 - 188

In Rubble, Pleading
[3700 words]

The tornados that are plagueing several small towns in Kansas and nearby states seem to have a pattern, in that each town hit has been larger than the one before.  A young boy, Justice Weir, sits in the barbershop where the town crones have come to swap stories about the storms.  When the school teacher who has volunteered to help in the aftermath of the most recent tornado comes in to relate the latest events, only Justice (even though most people thinks he's slow) knows the truth behind the tornados.



  1. Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction #273 (Edward L. Ferman)
    [Cornwall CT: Mercury Press], Feb 1974 ($.75); pp. 84 - 92














  2. [as Prière dans les décombres] [French translation by Bruno Martin]
    Fiction #255 (Alain Dorémieux)
    [Paris: Editions Opta], Mar 1975; pp. 3 - 15














  3. Allen K's Inhuman Magazine #6 (Allen Koszowski)
    [Lakewood CO: Centipede Press], Spring 2015 ($6.95); pp. 139 - 145 [illustrated by Allen Koszowki]

The Inquisitor General
[5600 words]

A free adaptation of Constance Garnett's translation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "The Grand Inquisitor" (Book V, Chapter 5 of The Brothers Karamazov).



  1. A Cross of Centuries (Michael Bishop)
    • New York: Thunder's Mouth Press [1-56025-926-4] [trade paperback], Apr 2007 ($16.95); pp. 139-154











 

Compiled by Michael H. Hutchins

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