Telling Tales

Telling Tales

Edited by Ellen Datlow
Hydra House Books

Hydra House is proud to present Telling Tales, an anthology celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Clarion West Writers Workshop, featuring works by critically acclaimed, award-winning graduates. The anthology is a fundraiser for Clarion West as well as a celebration of the workshop.

Edited by Ellen Datlow, Telling Tales includes sixteen short works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror by award-winning and highly acclaimed alumni of the prestigious writing program..

And each author chose an instructor from the year they attended Clarion West to write an afterword for their story.

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Table of Contents

  • “Endings and Beginnings” by Vonda N. McIntyre
  • Introductionby Ellen Datlow
  • “The Parrot Man” by Kathleen Goonan
  • “Absalom’s Mother” by Louise Marley
  • “Mulberry Boys” by Margo Lanagan
  • “The Fate of Mice” by Susan Palwick
  • “My She” by Mary Rosenblum
  • “Bitter Dreams” by Ian McHugh
  • “Leviathan Wept” by Daniel Abraham
  • “Start the Clock” by Benjamin Rosenbaum
  • “I Hold My Father’s Paws” by David Levine
  • “Beluthahatchie” by Andy Duncan
  • “Another Word For Map Is Faith” by Christopher Rowe
  • “The Adventures of Captain Black Heart Wentworth: A Nautical Tail” by Rachel Swirsky
  • “A Boy in Cathyland” by David Marusek
  • “The Water Museum” by Nisi Shawl
  • “The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change” by Kij Johnson
  • “The Lineaments of Gratified Desire” by Ysabeau Wilce

Afterwords by:

  • Greg Bear
  • Pat Murphy
  • Howard Waldrop
  • Samuel R. Delany
  • Gardner Dozois
  • Maureen McHugh
  • Lucy Sussex
  • Connie Willis
  • Geoff Ryman
  • Elizabeth Hand
  • Terry Bisson
  • Andy Duncan
  • Pat Cadigan
  • Nancy Kress
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Paul Park