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Kit Reed

USA (1932 - )

aka Shelley Hyde

Kit Reed was born at San Diego, California. Her first short story - "The Wait" (1958) - was published by Anthony Boucher. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of a five-year grant literary from the Abraham Woursell Foundation. The New York Times Book Review says this about her short fiction: "Reed has a prose style that's pure dry ice, displayed in dystopian stories that specialize in bitterness and dislocation."

Her stories have appeared in venues ranging from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction to the Yale Review and the Kenyon Review, and have been widely anthologized. Many of her stories are published as feminist science fiction and she has been nominated for the James Tiptree, Jr. Award three times. Her novel, Thinner Than Thou, was given the ALA Alex Award by the YALA. She is Resident Writer at Wesleyan University.
Anthologies edited
Weird Women, Wired Women
Non fiction
Story First: The Writer As InsiderRevision: Elements of Fiction WritingMastering Fiction WritingMore about How to Write a Million: The Essential Guide to Becoming a Successful Author
Anthologies containing stories by Kit Reed
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction 14th SeriesOrbit 2Best SF: 1969The Year's Best Horror Stories
Final StageNew Terrors 1The Science Fiction Weight-Loss BookMercenaries of Tomorrow
Scare CareChristmas MagicWomen of WonderThe Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women
Weird Women, Wired WomenThe Unexplained: Stories of the Paranormal
Short stories
Across the Bar
The Attack of the Giant Baby
Death of a Monster
Empty Nest
A Mother's Instinct
The Thing at Wedgerley
To Lift a Ship
Two in Homage
The Vine
The Wandering Gentile
The Wait (1958)
The Quest (1960)
Judas Bomb (1961)
The New You (1962)
Automatic Tiger (1964)
Cynosure (1964)
The Food Farm (1967)
Golden Acres (1967)
Winter (1969)
In Behalf of the Product (1973)
Great Escape Tours, Inc. (1974)
Songs of War (1974)
The Weremother (1979)
Chicken Soup (1980)
Pilots of the Purple Twilight (1981)
Frontiers (1982)
The Bride of Bigfoot (1984)
Mommy (1989)
Academic Novel (1992)
Clement (1992)
Fourth of July (1992)
The Garden Club (1992)
The Hall of New Faces (1992)
In the Squalus (1992)
The Jonahs (1992)
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1992)
Mr Rabbit (1992)
Prisoner of War (1992)
The Protective Pessimist (1992)
Queen of the Beach (1992)
Thief of Lives [short story] (1992)
Thing of Snow (1992)
Victory Dreams (1992)
The Boxing Day Spectre (1993)
Like My Dress (1993)
The Singing Marine (1995)World Fantasy (nominee)
Whoever (1996)
Last Fridays (1998)
Mommy Nearest (1998)
The Mothers of Shark Island (1998)
Unlimited (1998)

World Fantasy Best Short story nominee (1996) : The Singing Marine

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