New Authors    New Books    Coming Soon    Most Popular    Top Authors    
Charles de Lint's picture

Charles de Lint


(Charles Henri Diederick Hoefsmit de Lint)
Canada (1951 - )

aka Samuel M Key

CHARLES DE LINT lives in Ottawa, Ontario, with his wife, the artist MaryAnn Harris.
 
Novels
The Riddle of the WrenMulengroYarrowGreenmantle
Wolf MoonSvahaAngel of DarknessUncle Dobbins Parrot Fair
The Little CountryOur Lady of the HarbourFrom a Whisper to a ScreamThe Wishing Well
Into the GreenI'll Be Watching YouThe Buffalo ManRoad to Lisdoonvarna
Seven Wild SistersSpirits in the WiresMedicine RoadThe Blue Girl
Little (Grrl) LostPromises to KeepDingoThe Mystery of Grace
Eyes Like LeavesThe Painted BoyThe Cats of Tanglewood Forest
 
Omnibus
Sheriff Poole & The Mech Gang
 
Collections
Triskell Tales: 22 Years of ChapbooksWaifs and StraysA Handful of Coppers: Collected Early Stories, Heroic FantasyQuicksilver and Shadow: Collected Early Stories, Volume Two: Contemporary And Dark Fantasy And Science Fiction
Triskell Tales 2: Six More Years of ChapbooksWhat the Mouse FoundWoods and Waters Wild: Collected Early Stories, Volume ThreeThe Very Best of Charles de Lint
 
Chapbooks
Old Man CrowYellow Dog
 
Picture Books
A Circle of Cats
 
Novellas
The Butter Spirit's TitheCompanions to the MoonCrow RoadsDharma
That Was Radio ClashDog BoysJack in the Green
 
Chapter Books
This Moment
 
Series contributed to
The Valley of ThunderThe Hidden CityThe Dungeon 2
 
The Dreaming Place
 
The Wild Wood
 
Anthologies containing stories by Charles de Lint
The Year's Best Fantasy First Annual Collection (1988)
The Year's Best Fantasy Second Annual Collection (1989)
     aka Demons and Dreams
A Century of Fantasy 1980-1989 (1990)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Third Annual Collection (1990)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Fourth Annual Collection (1991)
Cafe Purgatorium (1991)
Dead End - City Limits: An Anthology of Urban Fear (1991)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Fifth Annual Collection (1992)
Journeys to the Twilight Zone (1993)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Sixth Annual Collection (1993)
Christmas Forever (1993)
The Earth Strikes Back (1994)
Weird Tales from Shakespeare (1994)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Seventh Annual Collection (1994)
Tombs (1994)
Peter S Beagle's Immortal Unicorn 2 (1995)
The Armless Maiden: And Other Tales for Childhood's Survivors (1995)
Excalibur (1995)
Heaven Sent: 18 Glorious Tales of the Angels (1995)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Eighth Annual Collection (1995)
The Merlin Chronicles (1995)
Peter S Beagle's Immortal Unicorn (1995)
Night Screams (1996)
Castle Fantastic (1996)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Ninth Annual Collection (1996)
The Shimmering Door (1996)
Destination Unknown (1996)
Visions of Wonder (1996)
David Copperfield's Beyond Imagination (1996)
Space Opera (1996)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Tenth Annual Collection (1997)
Tarot Fantastic (1997)
Dancing with the Dark (1997)
Black Cats and Broken Mirrors (1998)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Eleventh Annual Collection (1998)
The Crow: Shattered Lives and Broken Dreams (1998)
The Essential Bordertown (1998)
In the Shadow of the Gargoyle (1998)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Twelfth Annual Collection (1999)
Children of the Night (1999)
Merlin (1999)
Vampire Slayers: Stories of Those Who Dare to Take Back the Night (1999)
Black Heart, Ivory Bones (2000)
Mardi Gras Madness: Tales of Terror And Mayhem in New Orleans (2000)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Thirteenth Annual Collection (2000)
Warrior Fantastic (2000)
Single White Vampire Seeks Same (2001)
The Year's Best Fantasy First Annual CollectionThe Year's Best Fantasy Second Annual CollectionA Century of Fantasy 1980-1989The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Third Annual Collection
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Fourth Annual CollectionCafe PurgatoriumDead End - City Limits: An Anthology of Urban FearThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Fifth Annual Collection
Journeys to the Twilight ZoneThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Sixth Annual CollectionChristmas ForeverThe Earth Strikes Back
Weird Tales from ShakespeareThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Seventh Annual CollectionTombsPeter S Beagle's Immortal Unicorn 2
The Armless Maiden: And Other Tales for Childhood's SurvivorsExcaliburHeaven Sent: 18 Glorious Tales of the AngelsThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Eighth Annual Collection
The Merlin ChroniclesPeter S Beagle's Immortal UnicornNight ScreamsCastle Fantastic
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Ninth Annual CollectionThe Shimmering DoorDestination UnknownVisions of Wonder
David Copperfield's Beyond ImaginationSpace OperaThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Tenth Annual CollectionTarot Fantastic
Dancing with the DarkBlack Cats and Broken MirrorsThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Eleventh Annual CollectionThe Crow: Shattered Lives and Broken Dreams
The Essential BordertownIn the Shadow of the GargoyleThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Twelfth Annual CollectionChildren of the Night
MerlinVampire Slayers: Stories of Those Who Dare to Take Back the NightBlack Heart, Ivory BonesMardi Gras Madness: Tales of Terror And Mayhem in New Orleans
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Thirteenth Annual CollectionWarrior FantasticSingle White Vampire Seeks Same
 
Short stories
A Pattern of Silver Strings (1981)
Ascian in Rose [short story] (1986)
Uncle Dobbin's Parrot Fair (1987)
The Soft Whisper of Midnight Snow (1988)
That Explains Poland (1988)
Romano Drom (1989)
The Sacred Fire (1989)
Stone Drum (1989)
Timeskip (1989)
Westlin Wind [short story] (1989)
Freewheeling (1990)
Ghosts of Wind and Shadow [short story] (1990)
Merlin Dreams in the Mondream Wood (1990)
Paperjack (1990)World Fantasy (nominee)
But for the Grace Go I (1991)
Death Leaves an Echo (1991)Bram Stoker (nominee)
Our Lady of the Harbour [short story] (1991)World Fantasy (nominee)
Pity the Monsters (1991)World Fantasy (nominee)
Tallulah (1991)
There's No Such Thing (1991)
We Are Dead Together (1991)
Winter Was Hard (1991)
The Bone Woman [short story] (1992)
Bridges (1992)World Fantasy (nominee)
The Conjure Man (1992)World Fantasy (nominee)
Mr Truepenny's Book Emporium and Gallery (1992)
Waifs and Strays [short story] (1992)
Coyote Stories (1993)
Dead Man's Shoes (1993)
Dream Harder, Dream True (1993)
In the House of My Enemy (1993)
The Moon Is Drowning While I Sleep (1993)World Fantasy (nominee)
Pal o' Mine (1993)
Small Deaths (1993)
The Wishing Well [short story] (1993)
The Forest Is Crying (1994)
Heartfires (1994)
In This Soul of a Woman (1994)
The Pochade Box (1994)
Saxophone Joe and the Woman in Black (1994)
A Tempest in Her Eyes (1994)
The Big Sky (1995)
Bird Bones and Wood Ash (1995)
Crow Girls (1995)
The Forever Trees (1995)
Passing (1995)
Seven for a Secret (1995)
Where Desert Spirits Crowd the Night (1995)
Birds (1996)
Held Safe by Moonlight and Vines (1996)
The Invisibles (1996)
My Life As a Bird (1996)
Saskia (1996)
The House on Spadina (1997)
In the Pines (1997)
Wild Horses (1997)
China Doll (1998)British Fantasy Society (nominee)
May This Be Your Last Sorrow (1998)
The Pennymen (1998)
Twa Corbies (1998)
Forest of Stone (1999)
If I Close My Eyes Forever (1999)British Fantasy Society (nominee)
In the Land of the Unforgiven (1999)British Fantasy Society (nominee)
Pixel Pixies (1999)
Making a Noise in This World (2000)
Masking Indian (2000)
Trading Hearts At the Half Kaffe Cafe (2001)


Awards
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature nominee (1985) : Moonheart
Bram Stoker nominee (1992) : Death Leaves an Echo
World Fantasy Best Short story nominee (1992) : The Conjure Man
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1992) : The Little Country
World Fantasy nominee (1992) : Our Lady of the Harbour [short story]
World Fantasy Best Short story nominee (1992) : Pity the Monsters
World Fantasy Best Short story nominee (1993) : Bridges
World Fantasy nominee (1993) : Paperjack
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (1994) : Dreams Underfoot
World Fantasy Best Short story nominee (1994) : The Moon Is Drowning While I Sleep
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (1996) : The Ivory and the Horn
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1997) : Trader
British Fantasy Society Best Short story nominee (1998) : China Doll
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1998) : Someplace to Be Flying
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature nominee (1998) : Someplace to Be Flying
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature nominee (1998) : Trader
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1998) : Trader
British Fantasy Society Best Short story nominee (1999) : If I Close My Eyes Forever
British Fantasy Society Best Short story nominee (1999) : In the Land of the Unforgiven
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1999) : Someplace to Be Flying
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature nominee (2001) : Forests of the Heart
Nebula Best Novel nominee (2001) : Forests of the Heart
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (2002) : The Onion Girl
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (2003) : Waifs and Strays


Charles de Lint recommends
The Long Night of the Grave
The Long Night of the Grave (1986)
(Oxrun Station)
Charles L Grant
"Grant is one of the finest...the prose always sets a dreamy mood, no matter how terrifying the events."
Slob
Slob (1987)
(Chaingang, book 1)
Rex Miller
"Real muscle! Scenes so chilling, so repugnant, so seamlessly portrayed in their intensity, they can't help tear a reaction from the reader."
The Last Coin
The Last Coin (1988)
(Elfin)
James P Blaylock
"Blaylock allows us to see the mundane world through new eyes, to perceive the familiar as strange, and therefore exciting."
The Jigsaw Woman
The Jigsaw Woman (1996)
Kim Antieau
"A brilliant novel ... One of the best writers we have today."
The Wood Wife
The Wood Wife (1996)
Terri Windling
"This is a novel of muscle and tenderness, of sharp edges and great delights."
The Wild Road
The Wild Road (1997)
(Tag, the Cat, book 1)
Gabriel King
"While The Wild Road owes somewhat to Tolkienesque fantasy -- with its mysterious Gandalf-like figure and its cat protagonists setting out on a quest in a motley entourage that also includes a magpie and a fox -- it's saved from the more cloying aspects of many animal fantasies by the author's delightful prose and warm characterizations. The quest takes place in contemporary England, which, through the eyes of these cats, becomes a marvelous new world of wonders and danger. An engaging addition to the growing subgenre of animal-based fantasies, it's the sort of book that will appeal equally to mainstream and fantasy readers."
Voodoo Child
Voodoo Child (1998)
Michael Reaves
"It takes some doing to write a novel of a struggle between two Haitian Voudoun houngan, set it in New Orleans, and still have it come up as feeling fresh, but that's exactly what Reaves has managed to pull off here. It's a novel of horror, to be sure, but it's also a contemporary fantasy filled with compassion and great empathy for its characters."
Daughter of the Blood
Daughter of the Blood (1998)
(Black Jewels, book 1)
Anne Bishop
"Anne Bishop is a terrific writer. I loved this book."
Hitler's Angel
Hitler's Angel (1998)
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
"I've alway's been fascinated by [Rusch's] ability to tell a story ... Rusch has style."
Kings of the High Frontier
Kings of the High Frontier (1998)
Victor Koman
"The various spacecraft are lovingly detailed, utilizing both contemporary technology and classic designs, and we watch each of them being built under such a close eye that we feel we have as much stake in them as do the book's characters. There are any number of plot twists and turns -- far too many to properly convey in the space we have here -- but if you ever shared the dream of manned space flight, imagined it could be you heading up there into orbit and beyond, then you'll love this book. "
Rumble Tumble
Rumble Tumble (1998)
(Hap Collins and Leonard Pine, book 5)
Joe R Lansdale
"There's a depth and maturity in his character and story lines....One of the best writers there is, period."
The Fox Woman
The Fox Woman (2000)
(Fox Woman, book 1)
Kij Johnson
"The Fox Woman is a wonderfully evocative and gripping novel, a book that will stay with you and resonate in your heart long after the final page is turned."
My Life in Speculative Fiction
My Life in Speculative Fiction (2001)
Richard Bowes
"Bowes stands, as the best authors always do, in a class of his own."
Eccentric Circles
Eccentric Circles (2001)
Rebecca Lickiss
"A charming debut from a writer who already shows great promise."
St. Patrick's Bed
St. Patrick's Bed (2001)
Terence M Green
"Terry Green... certainly one of Canada's finest writers, and soon to be considered one of North America's"
Never After
Never After (2002)
Rebecca Lickiss
"Lickiss has a breezy inventive style."
The Summer Country
The Summer Country (2002)
(Summer Country, book 1)
James A Hetley
"Like an old irish whiskey - dark and smokey, abounding in flavor and detail... all the things a good novel should be."
Wolf's Head, Wolf's Heart
Wolf's Head, Wolf's Heart (2002)
(Through Wolf's Eyes, book 2)
Jane Lindskold
"I adore Jane Lindskold's writing, and Through Wolf's Eyes is her best book yet. Courtly intrigues that would make Dorothy Dunnett proud shouldn't mix so well with the story of a feral child, but they do, they do. Lindskold's novels are a rarity for me--fat, engrossing novels that still don't seem long enough."
The Fall of the Kings
The Fall of the Kings (2002)
Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman
"Splendid....one of my favorite books this year!"
Hannah's Garden
Hannah's Garden (2002)
Midori Snyder
"Any new book by Midori Snyder immediately tops my must read list."
The Briar King
The Briar King (2002)
(Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, book 1)
Greg Keyes
"The characters in The Briar King absolutely brim with life. It's been awhile since I've been this taken with a traditional fantasy novel, but Keyes hooked me from the first page."
Murder of Angels
Murder of Angels (2004)
(Silk , book 2)
Caitlín R Kiernan
"Lyrical and earthy, Murder of Angels is that rare book that gets everything right."
From the Files of the Time Rangers
From the Files of the Time Rangers (2005)
Richard Bowes
"For the elegance of prose, the depth of characterization, the sheer bravado and poignant grace of the story itself, Bowes stands as the best authors do, in a class of his own."
The Beast of Noor
The Beast of Noor (2006)
Janet Lee Carey
"Carey is a generous and lyrical author... magical moments that will have your heart sing in one meoment then shiver in the next. Highly recommended."
How to Make Friends with Demons
How to Make Friends with Demons (2008)
Graham Joyce
"The new novel from Graham Joyce is pure genius."
Wild Hunt
Wild Hunt (2010)
(Evie Scelan, book 2)
Margaret Ronald
"Ronald has done a terrific job with the Celtic mystical matter."
On the Banks of the River of Heaven
On the Banks of the River of Heaven (2010)
Richard Parks
"The supernatural should create a sense of wonder. Richard Parks has never disappointed me. Ever."
Of Blood and Honey
Of Blood and Honey (2011)
(Fey and the Fallen, book 1)
Stina Leicht
"Stina Leicht is one of my favourites among the new writers we have today. She writes with depth and heart and tells a story with all the resonance of an old whiskey: dark with an edgy flavour."
Darkwalker: A Tale of the Urban Shaman
Darkwalker: A Tale of the Urban Shaman (2014)
Duncan Eagleson
"I loved this book..."
The Hanging Judge
The Hanging Judge (2014)
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
"Rusch has style."
Earth Day
Earth Day (2014)
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
"Rusch has style."



Visitors to this page also looked at these authors
George R R Martin
Patricia Briggs
Lee Child
C J Cherryh
David Drake
Jeffery Deaver
Clive Cussler
Carole Nelson Douglas
Stephen Donaldson
Kelley Armstrong
Neil Gaiman
Bernard Cornwell
James Patterson
Laurell K Hamilton
Kim Harrison



Search for    

© 2014 Fantastic Fiction
Questions? Comments? Corrections? Please email webmaster@fantasticfiction.co.uk