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Paul Di Filippo

USA flag (b.1954)

aka Philip Lawson

Paul Di Filippo is the author of Ribofunk, Fractal Paisleys, and The Steampunk Trilogy. He was a two-time finalist for the Nebula Award and a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Genres: Science Fiction, Mystery
New and upcoming books
February 2024

Vangie's Ghosts
Will Keats (as by Philip Lawson)
   1. Would It Kill You to Smile? (1998)
   2. Muskrat Courage (2000)
Glen and Stan
   1. The Big Get-Even (2018)
   2. The Deadly Kiss-Off (2019)
   The Mezcal Crack-Up (2020)
   Ribofunk (1996)
   Ciphers (1997)
   Joe's Liver (2000)
   A Mouthful of Tongues (2002)
   Little Doors (2002)
   Fuzzy Dice (2003)
   Spondulix (2004)
   Harp, Pipe, and Symphony (2006)
   Creature from the Black Lagoon (2006)
   Roadside Bodhisattva (2010)
   Cosmocopia (2014)
   Aeota (2019)
   Vangie's Ghosts (2024)
   Fractal Paisleys (1992)
   Lost Pages (1998)
   Strange Trades (2001)
   Babylon Sisters (2002)
   Cities (2003) (with others)
   Neutrino Drag (2004)
   The Emperor of Gondwanaland (2005)
   Shuteye for the Timebroker (2006)
   Triquorum One (2006) (with others)
   Plumage from Pegasus (2006)
   Harsh Oases (2008)
   After the Collapse (2011)
   The Wildside Book of Fantasy (2012) (with others)
   The Great Jones Coop Ten Gigasoul Party (2014)
   A Palazzo in the Stars (2015)
   Lost Among the Stars (2017)
   Infinite Fantastika (2018)
   Wikiworld and Other Stories (2021)
   The Way You Came In May Not Be The Best Way Out (2022)
   Starfields (2023)
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Novellas and Short Stories
Anthologies edited
   Freaks in a Box (2012)
Series contributed to
NP Novella
   2. Worldshifter (2021)
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Paul Di Filippo recommends
Felonious Monk (2021)
(Felonious Monk Mystery, book 1)
William Kotzwinkle
"Up till now, the lonely literary crossroads where monastic life intersected with criminality has been occupied mainly by Donald Westlake's jolly novel Brothers Keepers. But William Kotzwinkle's Felonious Monk -- what a mad, pitch-perfect title!-- blows away the Westlake novel in much the same manner that our hero, Tommy Martini, ruthlessly deals with a skeavy spectrum of would-be assassins out to revenge the various sins that Tommy inherits from his bent priest uncle. Bigger than life and twice as punishing, Tommy Martini, in search only of inner peace and the contemplative life, finds himself forced to wade through a deadly sea of hired killers, mad UFO priestesses, jealous cousins, and haughty crime lords just to keep his head above the dirt. Continually surprising, endlessly shocking and mesmerizing, Martini's exploits across the brilliantly limned gaudy and grotesque landscape of the Southwest are replete with the trademark Kotzwinkle droll observations, effervescent dialogue, and off-kilter insights. Robert Parker and James Crumley come to mind -- then quickly get left behind in the rearview mirror. You want Tommy Martini in your corner, not on the other side, and thanks to Kotzwinkle's unique verve and talents, every reader can be the ex-monk's best friend -- if they dare!"
Venus Remembered (2020)
Ray Bradbury and Jason J Marchi
"It's no small assignment to follow in the footsteps of a literary giant like Ray Bradbury, but with 'When the Rain Stops,' his sequel to Bradbury's 'All Summer in a Day,' Jason Marchi succeeds admirably. Deftly emulating the poetry, compression, and psychological acuity of the Master from Waukegan, Marchi crafts an extension of young Margot's tragic day which provides redemption for all and a tender pay-it-forward ethos."
The Dreaming Tree (2019)
(Delta Devlin, book 1)
Matthew Mather
"A nightmare odyssey...a twin-barreled blast of creepy, high-tech, gothic grue."

More recommendations 

Anthologies containing stories by Paul Di Filippo
Reports From the Deep End (2023)
Stories inspired by J. G. Ballard
edited by
Maxim Jakubowski and Rick McGrath
Collaborative Capers (2023)
edited by
Robert Friedman and Barry N Malzberg

More anthologies 

Nebula Awards Best Short Story nominee (1988) : Kid Charlemagne
Nebula Awards Best Short Story nominee (1993) : Lennon Spex
Philip K Dick Award Best Book nominee (1998) : Lost Pages
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (1998) : Fractal Paisleys

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