Bibliography

 

Novels

Science Fiction

  • Past Master, 1968, Hugo Award nominee, Nebula Award nominee (amazon)
  • The Reefs of Earth, 1968 (amazon)
  • Space Chantey, 1968 (amazon)

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  • Fourth Mansions, 1969 (amazon)
  • The Devil is Dead (The Devil is Dead, book 2), 1971, Nebula Award nominee (amazon)
  • Arrive at Easterwine: The Autobiography of a Ktistec Machine, 1971 (amazon)
  • Not to Mention Camels, 1976 (amazon)
  • Archipelago (The Devil is Dead, book 1), 1979 (amazon)
  • Aurelia, 1982, Phillip K. Dick Award nominee (amazon)
  • Annals of Klepsis, 1983 (amazon)
  • Serpent’s Egg, 1987 (amazon)
  • East of Laughter, 1988 (amazon)
  • How Many Miles to Babylon?, 1989
  • Sindbad: The 13th Voyage, 1989 (amazon)
  • Dotty, 1990
  • More than Melchisedech (The Devil is Dead, book 3), 1992

Non-fiction

  • The Fall of Rome, 1971
  • Down the Slippery Cellar Stairs, 1984
  • True Believers, 1989
  • Cranky Old Man from Tulsa, 1990

Other

  • The Flame is Green (Coscuin Chronicles, book 1), 1971 (amazon)
  • Okla Hannali (historical fiction), 1972 (amazon)
  • Half a Sky (Coscuin Chronicles, book 2), 1984 (amazon)

Collections

Selected Short Fiction – click to read

Short Fiction

  • Adam Had Three Brothers, 1960
  • Saturday You Die, 1960
  • The Ugly Sea, 1960
  • Day of the Glacier, 1960
  • Other Side of the Moon, 1960
  • Long Teeth, 1960
  • Beautiful Dreamer, 1960
  • McGonial’s Worm, 1960
  • Snuffles, 1960
  • Try to Remember, 1960
  • The Polite People of Pudibundia, 1960
  • In the Garden, 1961
  • All the People, 1961
  • Rainbird, 1961
  • Dream, 1962
  • Sodom and Gomorrah, Texas, 1962
  • The Transcendent Tigers, 1964
  • Name of the Snake, 1964
  • Mad Man, 1964
  • What’s the Name of That Town?, 1964
  • Pig in a Pokey, 1964
  • The Man with the Speckled Eyes, 1964
  • The Pani Planet, 1965
  • Slow Tuesday Night, 1965
  • Guesting Time, 1965
  • In Our Block, 1965
  • Hog-Belly Honey, 1965
  • Nine Hundred Grandmothers, 1966
  • Golden Trabant, 1966
  • Among the Hairy Earthmen, 1966
  • Narrow Valley, 1966
  • The Man Who Never Was, 1967
  • The Hole on the Corner, 1967
  • Thus We Frustrate Charlemagne, 1967
  • Ginny Wrapped in the Sun, 1967
  • Camels and Dromedaries, Clem, 1967
  • Land of the Great Horses, 1967
  • The Ultimate Creature, 1967
  • Maybe Jones and the City, 1968
  • One at a Time, 1968
  • How They Gave It Back, 1968
  • McGruder’s Marvels, 1968
  • This Grand Carcass, 1968
  • Cliffs That Laughed, 1969
  • Configuration of the North Shore, 1969
  • Frog on the Mountain, 1970
  • Entire and Perfect Chrysolite, 1970
  • Hands of the Man, 1970
  • Ride a Tin Can, 1970
  • Continued on Next Rock, 1970
  • Old Foot Forgot, 1970
  • About a Secret Crocodile, 1970
  • Condillac’s Statue, or Wrens in His Head, 1970
  • The Cliff Climbers, 1970
  • All Pieces of a River, 1970
  • Been a Long, Long Time, 1970
  • Interurban Queen, 1970
  • Groaning Hinges of the World, 1971
  • Nor Limestone Islands, 1971
  • Sky, 1971
  • When All the Lands Pour Out Again, 1971
  • The Man Underneath, 1971
  • Encased in Ancient Rind, 1971
  • Enfant Terrible, 1971
  • All But the Words, 1971
  • Boomer Flats, 1971
  • Ishmael Into the Barrens, 1971
  • Bubbles When They Burst, 1971
  • World Abounding, 1971
  • A Special Condition in Summit City, 1972
  • Eurema’s Dam, 1972
  • Once on Aranea, 1972
  • Rang Dang Kaloof, 1972
  • Dorg, 1972
  • And Walk Now Gently Through the Fire, 1972
  • Four Sides of Infinity, 1973
  • In Outraged Stone, 1973
  • Rogue Raft, 1973
  • Scorner’s Seat, 1973
  • Symposium, 1973
  • Mud Violet, 1973
  • Parthen, 1973
  • Barnaby’s Clock, 1973
  • Ghost in the Corn Crib, 1973
  • Seven Story Dream, 1973
  • The World as Will and Wallpaper, 1973
  • Days of Grass, Days of Straw, 1973
  • By the Seashore, 1973
  • And Name My Name, 1974
  • Flaming Ducks and Giant Bread, 1974
  • The Man with the Aura, 1974
  • The Most Forgettable Story in the World, 1974
  • And Mad Undancing Bears, 1974
  • Royal Licorice, 1974
  • Endangered Species, 1974
  • Mr. Hamadryad, 1974
  • Animal Fair, 1974
  • For All Poor Folks at Picketwire, 1975
  • Or Little Ducks Each Day, 1975
  • Heart Grow Fonder, 1975
  • Three Shadows of the Wolf, 1975
  • The Skinny People of Leptophlebo Street, 1975
  • Cabrito, 1976
  • Fog in My Throat, 1976
  • Funnyfingers, 1976
  • Horns on Their Heads, 1976
  • Love Affair With Ten Thousand Springs, 1976
  • Smoe and the Implicit Clay, 1976
  • The Hand with One Hundred Fingers, 1976
  • Oh Tell Me Will It Freeze Tonight, 1976
  • Assault on Fat Mountain, 1976
  • Puddle on the Floor, 1976
  • Berryhill, 1976
  • Oh, Those Trepidatious Eyes!, 1977
  • Thou Whited Wall, 1977
  • Fall of Pebble-Stones, 1977
  • Bequest of Wings, 1978
  • Bright Coins in Never-Ending Stream, 1978
  • Selenium Ghosts of the Eighteen Seventies, 1978
  • Splinters, 1978
  • Quiz Ship Loose, 1978
  • Bright Flightways, 1978
  • The Man Who Walked Though Cracks, 1978
  • Oh Tell Me It Will Freeze Tonight, 1979
  • St. Poleander’s Eve, 1979
  • Rainy Day in Halicarnasses, 1979
  • Almost Perfect, 1980
  • Phoenic’, 1980
  • The Funny Face Murders, 1980
  • Lord Torpedo, Lord Gyroscope, 1980
  • The Forty-Seventh Island, 1980
  • And All the Skies Are Full of Fish, 1980
  • The Only Tune That He Could Play, 1980
  • Crocodile, 1980
  • Bank and Shoal of Time, 1981
  • New People, 1981
  • In Deepest Glass, 1981
  • You Can’t Go Back, 1982
  • Golden Gate, 1982
  • Six Leagues From Lop, 1982
  • Great Tom Fool, or the Conundrum of the Calais Customhouse Coffers, 1982
  • Thieving Bear Planet, 1982
  • Ifrit, 1982
  • Square and Above Board, 1982
  • Calamities of the Last Pauper, 1982
  • Make Sure the Eyes Are Big Enough, 1982
  • Marsilia V, 1982
  • One-Eyed Mocking-Bird, 1982
  • This Boding Itch, 1982
  • Tongues of the Matagorda, 1982
  • And You Did Not Wail, 1983
  • Bird-Master, 1983
  • Company in the Wings, 1983
  • Faith Sufficient, 1983
  • Haruspex, 1983
  • Heart of Stone, Dear, 1983
  • In the Turpentine Trees, 1983
  • Jack Bang’s Eyes, 1983
  • Pleasures and Palaces, 1983
  • Posterior Analytics, 1983
  • Snake in His Bosom, 1983
  • The End of Outward, 1983
  • The Last Astronomer, 1983
  • Unique Adventure Gone, 1983
  • What Big Tears the Dinosaur’s, 1983
  • Pine Castle, 1983
  • I’ll See It Done and Then I’ll Die, 1984
  • Of Laughter and the Love of Friends, 1984
  • The Effigy Histories, 1984
  • The Ninety-Ninth Cubicle, 1984
  • Two For Four Ninety-Five, 1984
  • And Some in Velvet Gowns, 1984
  • Oh What You Do When the Well Runs Dry?, 1984
  • The Doggone Highly Scientific Door, 1984
  • The Man Who Made Models, 1984
  • All Hollow Though You Be, 1985
  • Ewe Lamb, 1985
  • John Salt, 1985
  • Slippery, 1985
  • Magazine Section, 1985
  • Flaming-Arrow, 1985
  • Junkyard Thoughts, 1986
  • Inventions Bright and New, 1986
  • Along the San Pennatus Fault, 1986
  • Something Rich and Strange, 1986
  • Gray Ghost: A Reminiscence, 1987
  • Rain Mountain, 1988
  • Task Force Fifty-Eight and One Half, 1988
  • The Story of Little Briar-Rose, A Scholarly Study, 1988
  • Le Hot Sport, 1988
  • The Man Who Lost His Magic, 1989
  • The Elliptical Grave, 1989
  • Apocryphal Passage of the Last Night of Count Finnegan on Galveston Island, 1990
  • Episodes of the Argo, 1990
  • Holy Woman, 1990
  • Maleficent Morning, 1990
  • Buckets Full of Brains, 1991
  • Hound Dog’s Ear, 1991
  • Anamnesis, 1992
  • I Don’t Care Who Keeps the Cows, 1994
  • Happening in Chosky Bottoms, 1995
  • Goldfish, 1996
  • The Emperor’s Shoestrings, 1997
  • There’ll Always Be Another Me, 2003

Poems

  • No Stone Unthrown and Son of No Stone Unthrown, 1977
  • Archipelago, 1980
  • From More Than Melchiesedech: Verses from an Unpublished Novel, 1980
  • A Stringless-Fiddle Notion, 1983
  • All in the Boundless Ocean, 1983
  • Ancient Sorceries, 1983
  • From Alpha World of Kaptein’s Star, 1983
  • Internal Doctor Harvey Lee, 1983
  • Laughing Kelly, 1983
  • Little Willy Verses, 1983
  • Medical Malpractice Medley, 1983
  • Sylvester, 1983
  • Tale of a Tail, 1983
  • Strangers From Beyond the Sky, 1984
  • Sonnet, 1985
  • Unregimented Hours, 1986
  • A Thing of Else Five Heads or Three, 1987
  • At the Sign of the Golden Apple, 1987
  • Dark Shine, 1988
  • Envoi, 1988
  • Fair Hills of Ocean, Oh!, 1988
  • Iron Tongue of Midnight, 1988
  • More Than Melchisedech (The Gadarene Swine Song), 1988 
  • Oh Bloody Planks of Tyburn Prison, 1988
  • R.A.L, 1988
  • The Elliptical Grave, 1988
  • Thou Melchisedech, 1988
  • When All the World was Young, 1988
  • Works and Days, 1988
  • One Frozen Moment, 1990
  • When the Music Breaks, 1991

Chapbooks

  • Horns on Their Heads, 1976
  • My Heart Leaps Up, Chapters 1 & 2, 1986
  • My Heart Leaps Up, Chapters 3 & 4, 1987
  • My Heart Leaps Up, Chapters 5 & 6, 1987
  • My Heart Leaps Up, Chapters 7 & 8, 1988
  • Promontory Goats, 1988
  • How Many Miles to Babylon?, 1989
  • The Elliptical Grave, 1989
  • My Heart Leaps Up, Chapters 9 & 10, 1990
  • Dotty, 1983
  • Anamnesis, 1992
  • Sodom and Gomorrah, Texas, 2007
  • The Six Fingers of Time, 2010
  • Alloys, 2016
  • All the People, 2016
  • Dream World, 2016
  • The Weirdest World, 2016

Other

  • That Moon Plague, 1969
  • Shape of the Science Fiction Story, 1975
  • Great Awkward Gold, 1979
  • More Worlds Than One?, 1979
  • Something New Under the Black Suns, 1979
  • The Day After the World Ended, 1979
  • The Ten Thousand Masks of the World, 1979
  • The World’s Narration, 1979
  • For a Little Bit of Gold, 1980
  • Rare Earths and Pig-Weeds, 1980
  • Riddle-Writers of the Isthmus, 1980
  • The Gathering of the Tribes, 1980
  • Through the Red Fire, 1980
  • True Believers, 1980
  • The Case of the Moth-Eaten Magician, 1981
  • Tell It Funny, Og, 1984
  • Tolkien as Christian, 1989