The Gaslight Dogs


Warner Aspect First Novel Winner
Finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award 2002
Prix Aurora Award Finalist 2004
one of YALSA's Best Books for Young Adults 2004
Prix Aurora Award Winner 2006
Spectrum Award Winner 2006
Finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award 2005

The Bestiary
edited by Ann VanderMeer
"The Ampersand"

War Stories: New Military Science Fiction
edited by Jaym Gates & Andrew Liptak
"Enemy States"

edited by John Joseph Adams

When the Villain Comes Home (August 2012)
edited by Gabrielle Harbowy & Ed Greenwood
"The Bleach"

So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy
edited by Uppinder Mehan & Nalo Hopkinson
"The Forgotton Ones"
Finalist for the Prix Aurora Award 2005, Best Short Form Work in English

Mythspring: From the Lyrics & Legends of Canada

edited by Genevieve Kierans & Julie E. Czerneda
"This Ink Feels Like Sorrow"
Finalist for the Prix Aurora Award 2007, Best Short Form Work in English

Aliens: Recent Encounters
edited by Alex Dally MacFarlane
"The Forgotten Ones" (reprint)

The Steampunk Bible
written by Jeff VanderMeer & SJ Chambers

Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction
by Jeff VanderMeer



Sunday, May 24, 2015 8:46:31 PM

New Universe "Maelstrom's Edge" - and I'm one of the contributors!

Last summer several members of the team had the opportunity to attend WorldCon and give a sneak-peek of Maelstrom's Edge to some of the world's best science-fiction authors. The aim? To showcase our universe and convince them to lend their awesome storytelling talents to our project. Presenting the backdrop, artwork, and prototype models, it's no exaggeration to say that every author we pitched to came away impressed with both our vision and our commitment to building a long-lasting IP. Although we weren't able to snag every author we spoke to (largely on account of prior commitments--some of these folks are booked solid until late 2016!), we did manage to sign up a good mix of highly-acclaimed established voices and up-and-coming superstars.

So, we are delighted to announce that the following authors will be contributing original work to the Maelstrom's Edge universe:


WAR STORIES: Out in Stores Now! 

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 1:34:54 PM

My story ENEMY STATE appears in a new anthology and it's out in stores now! Click HERE for the details.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:05:03 AM

If you're around Ontario or would like to make the trip, I'm speaking at the Coldwater Steampunk Festival on AUGUST 8 @ 5PM.

HERE are the details!


Tuesday, April 08, 2014 3:09:30 PM


Check out and pass it along! I'm excited to contribute a world, called SCRAPJACK, to Storium — and to work with so many talented, creative individuals. If you like to write or always wanted to get into it, this is a fantastic forum for it! SEE YOU THERE.


Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:31:10 PM

One of my stories is appearing in the new WAR STORIES: Modern Military Science Fiction, which is being published by Apex Publishing. The angle of the anthology is to tell war stories befitting a modern generation - where the wars fought today are not like the ones fought 70 years ago. The landscape of warfare is changing - and so are the soldiers.

They're doing a Kickstarter too, which you can read all about HERE!

If you can contribute, we'd really appreciate it. I love the story I wrote for it and I hope it can be read by y'all.


Friday, October 11, 2013 3:30:05 PM

Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction

by Jeff VanderMeer

This all-new definitive guide to writing imaginative fiction takes a completely novel approach and fully exploits the visual nature of fantasy through original drawings, maps, renderings, and exercises to create a spectacularly beautiful and inspiring object. Employing an accessible, example-rich approach, Wonderbook energizes and motivates while also providing practical, nuts-and-bolts information needed to improve as a writer. Aimed at aspiring and intermediate-level writers, Wonderbook includes helpful sidebars and essays from some of the biggest names in fantasy today, such as George R. R. Martin, Lev Grossman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, Catherynne M. Valente, and Karen Joy Fowler, to name a few.

And me!

Order from HERE!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013 2:37:08 PM

If you're in Houston, TX on Friday, September 20, 2013, come by and see me and other writers talk about SPACE TRAVEL. There will also be a book signing afterward, so I'd love to say hi. :) for more information and to register!

SHARED WORLDS "Hand in Hand" 

Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:15:22 AM


Shared Worlds SF/Fantasy Teen Writing Camp Launches 2013 Registration and Donation Drive

Gene Wolfe, Neil Gaiman, Lev Grossman and thirty more of the most imaginative writers, artists and editors from around the world have contributed to Shared Worlds’ “Hand in Hand” a webpage of advice written and photographed on the author’s hand, designed to inspire and motivate new writers. Their advice is in support of the Shared Worlds registration and fund drive for 2013. Every summer up to 50 teen writers come to Shared Worlds SF/F Teen Writing Camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, from as far away as Finland and Japan to participate in this unique camp.

Our “Hand in Hand” webpage is the cornerstone of a donation drive intended to ensure that attending the Shared Worlds Teen Writing Camp can be a possibility for all registered students, no matter what their financial need. Monies will join major support from and contributions from donors like Warren Lapine.

At Shared Worlds, the students form teams in classrooms to build entire fantasy or science fictional worlds in the first week and then write stories in those worlds the second week. Top professional writers are on hand to provide feedback and to conduct workshops. The guest writers for the 2013 include New York Times bestsellers Holly Black as well as Shirley Jackson award winner Nathan Ballingrud, Hugo Award winner Ann VanderMeer and our writer-in-residence, Karen Lord. The teens also get to attend author readings, take fieldtrips to bookstores, and create videos about their imaginary worlds. Shared Worlds also publishes an annual book of the students’ writing. Wofford College provides a structured, supervised environment in which the students can excel and demonstrate their creativity.

“For many of our students, Shared Worlds is a transformational experience,” said the camp’s co-director, fantasy writer Jeff VanderMeer. “They not only learn more about writing, they also get to have fun solving problems in the world-building groups, and they form what will probably turn out to be life-long friendships with like-minded teens.”

The contributors to the “Hand in Hand” range from such icons as Jane Yolen and Joe Haldeman to exciting new authors like C.S.E. (Claire) Cooney and Sharon Shinn. Therese Goulding served as editor for the contributions.

Additional Links:

Hand in Hand advice alphabetically by author:

Shared Worlds Website:

Donation Page:

Registration Page:


Tuesday, November 20, 2012 4:47:42 PM

A French interview with Bélial, and the English translation, talking mainly about the Warchild Universe.

2012 Toronto SpecFic Colloquium 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 12:58:33 PM

I'll be speaking here on OCTOBER 28th. So if you're in the Toronto area then, get your tickets early! It'll be a great day with other fine speakers.