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Gregor Xane

I prefer science fiction, fantasy, and horror without the spaceships, dragons, and zombies.

Read Jeffrey Ford

The Fantasy Writer's Assistant and Other Stories - Jeffrey Ford The Physiognomy - Jeffrey Ford Memoranda - Jeffrey Ford The Beyond - Jeffrey Ford The Drowned Life - Jeffrey Ford The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque - Jeffrey Ford The Girl in the Glass - Jeffrey Ford The Empire of Ice Cream - Jeffrey Ford, Jonathan Carroll The Shadow Year - Jeffrey Ford Crackpot Palace: Stories - Jeffrey Ford

Jeffrey Ford's my favorite author. Sadly, he's not as widely read as he should be, despite the fact that just about everything he's ever written has won some award or another. He writes science fiction, fantasy, mystery and a little bit of horror. But nothing he's ever written falls neatly into any of those categories. Really, he just writes Jeffrey Ford stories, and that's what makes him great. 


Here's a list of his books. The nice thing about Ford is that he's equally adept with the short story as he is with the novel. So, if you like one form over the other, he's got you covered.


Well-Built City trilogy (Fantasy/SF)


The Physiognomy (World Fantasy Award)


The Beyond




Vanitas (Fantasy/SF)

The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque (Mystery)

The Girl in the Glass (Mystery) (Edgar Allen Poe Award)

The Shadow Year (Literary/Mainstream/Fantasy) (World Fantasy Award)




The Fantasy Writer's Assistant (World Fantasy Award)

The Empire of Ice Cream 

The Drowned Life (World Fantasy Award)

Crackpot Palace: Stories