“Not This Tide,” Asimov’s Science Fiction, [at press] “Talking in Pictures,” Current Futures, June, 2019. “Survivors,” Asimov’s Science Fiction, Oct/Nov, 2018. “Homecoming,” Seat 14C, X-Prize, June 2017.


A Villa Far From Rome, Hadley Rille Books, 2017

Birds, Wildside Press, 2004

Reading the Bones, Tachyon Press, 2003

Tiger in the Sky, Avon Books, 1999
San Diego Book Award for Best Juvenile Fiction

Shaping the Dawn, Bantam Books, 1989
reprint, Wildside Press, 2008

Shaper's Legacy, Bantam Books, 1988
reprint, Wildside Press, 2008

The Garden of the Shaped, Bantam Books, 1987
reprint, Wildside Press, 2008

Triad, Bantam Books, 1986
reprint, Wildside Press, 2008

Infinity's Web, Bantam Books, 1985

Compton Crook Award for Best First Novel
reprint, Wildside Press, 2008


The Guild of Xenolinguists, Golden Gryphon Press, 2007


"Ambiquous Utopias", James Gunn's AD ASTRA
Summer, 2016

Myths, Metaphors and Science Fiction
Aqueduct Press, 2014

"Of Myth and Memory", SFWA Bulletin,
Winter 2014

"Fantastic Journeys of the Mythic Kind,"
Ad Astra, June 2012

"How to Rate A Writing Program,"
SFWA Bulletin, Winter 2006

"Future Tense: Reflecting Language Change in Science Fiction,"
SFWA Bulletin, Spring 2004

"Creativity in the Fishbowl,"
SFWA Bulletin, Spring 2003

"Dreams, Truth and Hope,"
Future Females: The Next Generation, Rowman & Allenheld, 2000

"Dispatches From The Trenches,"
Extrapolation, Spring 2000

"Being Alien in Beijing,"
SFWA Bulletin, March 1996

"Teaching SF: A Writer's Concerns,"
inside english, March 1996

"Doctor, Will the Patient Survive?"
Nebula Awards 30, Harcourt Brace, 1996

"The War Zone of Art,"
Science Fiction and Market Realities, Univ. of Georgia Press, 1996

SFWA Bulletin, Spring 1989

"Oath of Fealty:A Look at Another Ambiguous Utopia,"
Australian SF Review, Spring 1989

"Berlitz in Outer Space,"
Amazing Stories, May 1988

"Science Fiction's Magical Mystery Tours,"
SFWA Bulletin, Spring 1987

"Oath of Fealty: No Thud, Some Blunders,"
Science Fiction Review, Winter 1985

"Paradise Lost: Prison Imagery in Le Guin's Utopia,"
Extrapolation, Fall 1985

"The Unseen Shore: Thoughts on Popularity of Fantasy,"
Journal of Popular Culture, Spring 1985

"Fantasy as Super-Vitamin,"
Patchin Review, June 1982


"Message to a Friend in Another Solar System," Aurora, Winter 1983

"The Eagle On The Washing Machine," Ball State Forum, Summer 1977

Short Stories

Not This Tide,” Asimov’s Science Fiction, [at press]

Talking in Pictures,” Current Futures, June, 2019

Survivors,” Asimov’s Science Fiction, Oct/Nov, 2018

Field Studies,"Asimov's Science Fiction July/August 2017

Homecoming,” Seat 14C, X-Prize, June 2017

Language of the Silent," with Juliette Wade
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, March/April 2016

"First Hunt, " Hadley Rille Books, summer 2016

"Burdens," Mythic Delirium, January, 2014

"A Very Small Dispensation," Asimov's Science Fiction, October 2013

"The Evening and The Morning," F&SF,
March/April 2011

"Fortune's Stepchild," Lace and Blade 3, ed. Deborah Ross, Norilana Press.

"The Persistence of Butterflies," 2020 Visions, ed. Rick Novy, 2010

"Where Two or Three," Is Anybody Out There?, ed. Marty Halpern and Nick Gevers, June 2010

"Failed Harvest," Nova SF 25, 2010

"First Was The Word," F&SF, June 2008

"So Good a Day," F&SF, May 2004

"Confessional," F&SF, January 2004

"Reach," F&SF, February 2003

"Miles to Go," F&SF, May 2002

"Forkpoints," F&SF, February 2002

"Nor Unbuild the Cage," F&SF, September 2000

"No Brighter Glory," F&SF, April 1999

"The Naked Face of God," F&SF, June 1998

"Reading the Bones," F&SF, January 1998
Nebula Award for best Novella
reprinted in Nebula Awards 34
reprinted in Galktika XL, Metropolis Media Group, Hungary, 2016

"The Falcon and the Falconer," Tomorrow SF, 1997

"The Roaring Ground," F&SF, April 1997

"A Flight of Words," F&SF, February 1997
reprinted in Galaktika XL, Metropolis Media Group Kft, Hungary. 2016

"Out of the Mouths," F&SF, November-December 1996
reprinted in Year's Best Science Fiction 2

"Communion of Minds," F&SF, September 1996
reprinted ("Geistige Gemeinschaft") in Der Lincoln-Zug. Munich: Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, 1997

"Firstborn, Seaborn," Sisters in Fantasy, ROC 1995

"If There Be Cause," Amazing Stories, February 1992
reprinted in What Might Have Been, Vol IV, eds.Gregory Benford and Martin H. Greenberg. New York: Bantam Books, 1992

"Cyberella," F&SF, August 1990
reprinted in Cyberella, Munich: Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, 1995
reprinted in Millimondi Estate, Milan: Mondadori, 1991
reprinted in Bli-Panika, Israel, June 2003

"Sequoia Dreams," Amazing Stories, July 1990
reprinted in Sentinels, eds. Gregory Benford and George Zebrowski, Hadley Rille Books, July 2010

"PAPPI," Foundation's Friends, Tor Books 1989
reprinted in Selected Short Science Fictions of the World, China, (at press)

"The Old Man and C," Amazing Stories, November 1989
reprinted in What Might Have Been, Vol II. eds..Gregory Benford and Martin H. Greenberg. New York: Bantam Books, 1990.

"Rembrandts of Things Past," Tarot Tales, Century Hutchinson 1989

"A World Waiting," F&SF, August 1989

"Ceremony After A Raid," Amazing Stories
July 1989

"Babel Interface," Amazing Stories, May 1988

"Hitchhiker," Amazing Stories, July 1987
reprinted in Space Shuttles, eds. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg and Charles G. Waugh. New York: Signet, 1988

"Reichs-Peace," Hitler Victorious, Garland, 1986
reprinted in Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years, ed. Pamela Sargent
New York: Harcourt Brace, 1995.
reprinted ("la Paz del Reich") in Hitler Victorioso, Ediciones Destino, trans
Domingo Santo, 1990.

"The Seventh Dragon," Fantasy Book, June 1985

"The Man Who Lived On The Queen Mary," Pandora, Spring 1983

"Darkness Comes Rattling," Amazing Stories,
July 1983

"A Long Way Home," Asimov's SF, December 1982
reprinted in New Eves, eds. Janrae Frank and Jean Stine. New York: Longmeadow Press, 1994

"Symphony For Sarah Ann," Fantasy Book, 1980
reprinted in Fantasy Book, Oct 1981

"The Confession of Melakos," Sou'wester, Fall 1977