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Brian Stableford


(Brian Michael Stableford)
UK (1948 - )

aka Brian Craig

Brian Stableford has written 75 books, including 50 novels. In 1999 he was the recipient of the Science Fiction Research Association's Pilgrim Award for his contributions to sf scholarship, completing his set of the four major awards available in that field - the others being the SFRA's Pioneer Award (1996), the Distinguished Scholarship Award of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (1987) and the J. Lloyd Eaton Award (1987). His recent non-fiction includes Yesterday's Bestsellers and Glorious Perversity: The Decline and Fall of Literary Decadence, both published by Borgo Press in 1998. He also works in the field of the popularization of science, in which he is currently producing a series of "LabNotes" pamphlets on recent developments in medical biotechnology for the Education Division of the Wellcome Trust. He occasionally translates obscure 19th century fantasies from the French, his most recent endeavour in that vein being Paul Feval's 1869 account of Vampire City, issued by Sarob Press, 1999.

The Hooded Swan series was written while he was a postgraduate student at the University of York, initially in the Biology department and later in Sociology. He taught Sociology for 12 years at the University of Reading before becoming a full-time writer in 1988.
 
Series
The Days of GloryIn the Kingdom of the BeastsDay of Wrath
 
The Halcyon DriftRhapsody in BlackPromised LandThe Paradise Game
The Fenris DeviceSwan SongSwan Songs: The Complete Hooded Swan Collection
 
The FloriansCritical ThresholdWildeblood's EmpireThe City of the Sun
Balance of PowerThe Paradox of the Sets
 
The Face of HeavenA Vision of HellA Glimpse of InfinityThe Realms of Tartarus
 
Asgard
1. Asgard's Secret (1982)
     aka Journey to the Center
2. Asgard's Conquerors (1990)
     aka Invaders from the Centre
3. Asgard's Heart (1990)
     aka The Centre Cannot Hold
Asgard's SecretAsgard's ConquerorsAsgard's Heart
 
The Werewolves of LondonThe Angel of PainThe Carnival of Destruction
 
Serpent's BloodSalamander's FireChimera's Cradle
 
Inherit the EarthArchitects of EmortalityThe Fountains of YouthThe Cassandra Complex
Dark AraratThe Omega Expedition
 
Designer Genes: Tales of the Biotech RevolutionThe Cure for Love: And Other Tales of the Biotech RevolutionIn the FleshThe Great Chain of Being: And Other Tales of the Biotech Revolution
The UndeadXeno's ParadoxZombies Don't CryNature's Shift
The Golden Fleece: And Other Tales of the Biotech Revolution
 
The Shadow of FrankensteinFrankenstein and the Vampire CountessFrankenstein in London
 
Novels
Cradle of the SunThe Blind WormTo Challenge ChaosMan in a Cage
The Mind-RidersThe Walking ShadowOptimanThe Castaways of Tanagar
The Gates of EdenThe Third Millennium: A History of the World : Ad 2000-3000The Empire of FearThe Innsmouth Heritage
Young BloodFireflyThe Hunger and Ecstasy of VampiresYear Zero
The Eleventh HourCurse of the Coral BrideKiss the GoatStreaking
The Wayward MuseThe Stones of CamelotThe New Faust at the TragicomiqueThe Dragon Man: A Novel of the Future
The Moment of TruthSherlock Holmes and the Vampires of EternityPrelude to Eternity: A Romance of the First Time MachineAlien Abduction: The Wiltshire Revelations
The Plurality of WorldsThe World BeyondLuscinia: A Romance of Nightingales and RosesThe Quintessence of August: A Novel of Possession
The Womb of TimeThe Cthulhu EncryptionJourney to the Core of CreationWar Games
Yesterday Never Dies
 
Omnibus
 
Collections
The Cosmic Perspective: And Other Black ComediesSexual Chemistry: Sardonic Tales of the Genetic RevolutionComplications: And Other StoriesSalome and Other Decadent Fantasies
Sheena and Other Gothic TalesThe Haunted Bookshop: And Other ApparitionsThe Tree of LifeAn Oasis of Horror: Decadent Tales and Contes Cruels
The Gardens of Tantalus: And Other DelusionsThe Innsmouth Heritage And Other SequelsChangelings and Other Metamorphic TalesBeyond the Colors of Darkness and Other Exotica
The Return of the DjinnThe Best of Both WorldsThe Cthulhu Mythos Megapack: 40 Modern and Classic Lovecraftian StoriesThe Legacy of Erich Zann
 
Novellas
The Mad Trist: A Romance of BibliomaniaValdemar's Daughter
 
Series contributed to
The Last Days of the Edge of the World
 
Pawns of Chaos
 
Anthologies edited
The Dedalus Book of British Fantasy: The Nineteenth CenturyThe Dedalus Book of Femmes FatalesThe Dedalus Book of Decadence: Moral RuinsTales of the Wandering Jew
News from the MoonThe Germans on VenusThe Dedalus Book of Decadence Moral Ruins
 
Non fiction
Glorious Perversity: The Decline and Fall of Literary Decadence (1968)
Clash of Symbols: The Triumph of James Blish (1969)
The Mysteries of Modern Science (1977)
Masters of Science Fiction: Essays on Science-Fiction Authors (1981)
Future Man: Brave New World or Genetic Nightmare? (1984)
Scientific Romance in Britain, 1890-1950 (1985)
Algebraic Fantasies and Realistic Romances: More Masters of Science Fiction (1986)
The Sociology of Science Fiction (1987)
Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Getting Published (1987)
The Way to Write Science Fiction (1989)
Opening Minds: Essays on Fantastic Literature (1995)
Outside the Human Aquarium: Masters of Science Fiction (1995)
Teach Yourself Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction (1997)
Slaves of the Death Spiders: Essays on Fantastic Literature (1998)
Space, Time, and Infinity: Essays on Fantastic Literature (1998)
Yesterday's Bestsellers: Journey Through Literary History (1998)
The Dictionary of Science Fiction Places (1999)
Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature (2004)
Historical Dictionary of Fantasy Literature (2005)
The A to Z of Science Fiction Literature (2005)
Science Fact and Science Fiction (2006)
Heterocosms (2007)
The Devil's Party: A Brief History of Satanic Abuse (2009)
Gothic Grotesques: Essays on Fantastic Literature (2009)
Jaunting on the Scoriac Tempests: And Other Essays on Fantastic Literature (2009)
News of the Black Feast : And Other Random Reviews (2009)
The A to Z of Fantasy Literature (2009)
Against the New Gods: And Other Essays on Writers of Imaginative Fiction (2009)
Creators of Science Fiction (2009)
Exotic Encounters: Selected Reviews (2009)
Narrative Strategies in Science Fiction: And Other Essays on Imaginative Fiction (2009)
The Decadent World-View (2010)
Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction (2011)
Glorious Perversity: The Decline and Fall of Literary DecadenceClash of Symbols: The Triumph of James BlishThe Mysteries of Modern ScienceFuture Man: Brave New World or Genetic Nightmare?
Scientific Romance in Britain, 1890-1950Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Getting PublishedThe Way to Write Science FictionOutside the Human Aquarium: Masters of Science Fiction
Teach Yourself Writing Fantasy and Science FictionSlaves of the Death Spiders: Essays on Fantastic LiteratureSpace, Time, and Infinity: Essays on Fantastic LiteratureYesterday's Bestsellers: Journey Through Literary History
The Dictionary of Science Fiction PlacesHistorical Dictionary of Science Fiction LiteratureHistorical Dictionary of Fantasy LiteratureThe A to Z of Science Fiction Literature
Science Fact and Science FictionHeterocosmsThe Devil's Party: A Brief History of Satanic AbuseGothic Grotesques: Essays on Fantastic Literature
Jaunting on the Scoriac Tempests: And Other Essays on Fantastic LiteratureNews of the Black Feast : And Other Random ReviewsThe A to Z of Fantasy LiteratureAgainst the New Gods: And Other Essays on Writers of Imaginative Fiction
Creators of Science FictionExotic Encounters: Selected ReviewsNarrative Strategies in Science Fiction: And Other Essays on Imaginative FictionThe Decadent World-View
Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction
 
Anthologies containing stories by Brian Stableford
The First Orbit Book of Horror StoriesArrows of ErosDark Voices 2: The Pan Book of HorrorVampires: The Greatest Stories
The Mammoth Book of VampiresTales of the Wandering JewChristmas ForeverTomorrow Sucks
Shadows over Innsmouth100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories100 Wicked Little Witch StoriesIsaac Asimov's Skin Deep
The Year's Best Science Fiction Twelfth Annual CollectionOff Limits: Tales of Alien SexThe Year's Best Science Fiction Thirteenth Annual CollectionThe Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume Seven
The Mammoth Book of Best New Science Fiction 11th Annual CollectionThe Best of InterzoneThe Mammoth Book of Dracula: Vampire Tales for the New MillenniumYear's Best SF 2
Dancing with the DarkThe Fortune TellerGothic GhostsThe Road to Science Fiction 5: The British Way
The Year's Best Science Fiction Fifteenth Annual CollectionYear's Best SF 3ImmortalsSirens and Other Daemon Lovers: Magical Tales of Love and Seduction
White of the Moon: New Tales of Madness and DreadMoon ShotsBlack Heart, Ivory BonesDark Terrors 5
Isaac Asimov's Utopias
 
Short stories
Sad Story (1974)
The Engineer and the Executioner (1975)
Judas Story (1976)
Security (1979)
And He Not Busy Being Born (1986)
The Man Who Loved the Vampire Lady (1988)
Wildland (1989)
Bedside Conversations (1990)
Behind the Wheel (1990)
The Shepherd's Daughter (1990)
Innocent Blood (1991)
Justice (1991)
The Innsmouth Heritage [short story] (1992)
Another Bad Day in Bedlam (1993)
The Devil's Men (1994)
Les Fleurs du Mal (1994)Hugo (nominee)
The Unkindness of Ravens (1994)
The Exploration of Inner Space (1995)
The Hunger and Ecstasy of Vampires [short story] (1995)
Mortimer Gray's History of Death (1995)Nebula (nominee)
Out of Touch (1995)
The House of Mourning (1996)Bram Stoker (nominee)
Chacun sa Goule (1997)
The Pipes of Pan (1997)
Quality Control (1997)
Seers (1997)
True Collectors (1997)
O for a Fiery Gloom and Thee (1998)
Chanterelle (2000)
The Haunted Bookshop [short story] (2000)


Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Novel nominee (1989) : The Empire of Fear
Hugo nominee (1995) : Les Fleurs du Mal
Nebula nominee (1996) : Mortimer Gray's History of Death
Bram Stoker Best Short story nominee (1997) : The House of Mourning


Books about Brian Stableford
 
Brian Stableford recommends
Taste of Blood Wine
Taste of Blood Wine (1992)
(Blood , book 1)
Freda Warrington
"Should not be missed."
Perdido Street Station
Perdido Street Station (2000)
(New Crobuzon, book 1)
China Miéville
"A phantasmagoric masterpiece whose grotesquerie is unmatched by any other work of contempory imaginative fiction. Its surreal imagery recalls the work of Hieronymus Bosch, and only a writer ov the very highest quality could bind such a hectic torrent of exotica into a plot as taut and compelling as this one."
The Five of Cups
The Five of Cups (2003)
Caitlín R Kiernan
" Caitlin Kiernan's The Five of Cups is a clamorous riot of a book: vivid, violent and viperish. It has that precious raw power which the best first novels always have, uncalmed by dulling practice and uninhibited by censorious wariness."



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