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Esther Friesner

(Esther Mona Friesner-Stutzman)
USA (1951 - )

Esther M Friesner was educated at Vassar College, where she completed B.A.s in both Spanish and Drama. She went to on to Yale University, where within five years she was awarded an M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish. She taught Spanish at Yale for a number of years before going on to become a full-time author of fantasy and science fiction.

Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction

Princesses of Myth
1. Nobody's Princess (2007)
2. Nobody's Prize (2008)
Princesses of Myth: Sphinx's Princess
1. Sphinx's Princess (2009)
2. Sphinx's Queen (2010)
Princesses of Myth: Spirit's Princess
1. Spirit's Princess (2012)
2. Spirit's Chosen (2013)
Princesses of Myth: Deception's Princess
1. Deception's Princess (2014)
2. Deception's Pawn (2015)
Short Stories
Series contributed to
Anthology series
Anthologies edited

Anthologies containing stories by Esther Friesner
Tales of the Witch World 3 (1990)
Masterpieces of Terror and the Unknown (1992)
Xanadu (1993)
Isaac Asimov's SF-Lite (1993)
Dragons! (1993)
Quest to Riverworld (1993)
Alternate Warriors (1993)
Betcha Can't Read Just One (1993)
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: The 50th Anniversary Anthology (1994)
Alien Pregnant by Elvis (1994)
Weird Tales from Shakespeare (1994)
Deals with the Devil (1994)
Isaac Asimov's Ghosts (1995)
Excalibur (1995)
Angels! (1995)
The Book of Kings (1995)
Chicks in Chainmail (1995)
Cthulhu 2000 (1995)
Dark Destiny (1995)
Desire Burn (1995)
The Merlin Chronicles (1995)
The Best New Horror 6 (1995)
Fantastic Alice (1995)
Tales from Jabba's Palace (1995)
Return to Avalon (1996)
Castle Fantastic (1996)
Sisters in Fantasy 2 (1996)
Don't Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear (1996)
Children of Dracula (1996)
The Shimmering Door (1996)
Otherwere (1996)
Modern Classics of Fantasy (1997)
Nebula Awards 31 (1997)
Return of the Dinosaurs (1997)
Black Swan, White Raven (1997)
Dancing with the Dark (1997)
Dragons (1997)
Blood Lines (1997)
Dying for It (1997)
Southern Blood (1997)
Elf Magic (1997)
Gothic Ghosts (1997)
Robert Bloch's Psychos (1997)
The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy (1998)
Nebula Awards 32 (1998)
Isaac Asimov's Camelot (1998)
Black Cats and Broken Mirrors (1998)
Whitley Strieber's Aliens (1999)
Twice Upon a Time (1999)
Chicks 'n Chained Males (1999)
Merlin (1999)
The Mammoth Book of Seriously Comic Fantasy (1999)
The Chick Is in the Mail (2000)
Black Heart, Ivory Bones (2000)
Graven Images (2000)
Single White Vampire Seeks Same (2001)
The Mammoth Book of Awesome Comic Fantasy (2001)

Short stories
Simpson's Lesser Sphynx (1984)
The Death of NimuŽ (1985)
Wake-Up Call (1988)
Do I Dare to Ask Your Name? (1989)
Blunderbore (1990)
Love's Eldritch Ichor (1990)
Up the Wall [short story] (1990)
The Weavers (1990)
Claim-Jumpin' Woman You Got a Stake in My Heart (1991)
All Vows (1992)Nebula Awards (nominee)
Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1992)
Baby Face (1993)
The Broad in the Bronze Bra (1993)
Jane's Fighting Ships (1993)
Legends (1993)
Three Queen (1993)
Bargaining Chip (1994)
Death and the Librarian [short story] (1994)Nebula Awards
In the Garden (1994)
Lovers (1994)
Royal Tiff Yields Face of Jesus! (1994)
Titus! (1994)
A Birthday (1995)Hugo (nominee)
Goldie, Lox, and the Three Excalibearers (1995)
Jesus at the Bat (1995)Nebula Awards (nominee)
Le Roi S'amuse (1995)
A Pig's Tale (1995)
Sparrow (1995)
That's Entertainment: The Tale of Salacious Crumb (1995)
The Way to a Man's Heart (1995)
Death Swatch (1996)
Just Wait Until You Have Children of Your Own (1996)
A Life in the Theatre (1996)
Moonlight in Vermont (1996)
The Strange Case of Ludwig the Unspeakable (1996)
Tea (1996)
Lonelyhearts (1997)
Mortal Things (1997)
No Bigger Than My Thumb (1997)
Silent Love (1997)
That Old School Spirit (1997)
What Really Killed the Dinosaurs (1997)
Won't You Take Me Dancing? (1997)
Brown Dust (1998)
How it all Began (1998)
Case #285b (1999)
Cross Children Walk (1999)
How to Make Unicorn Pie (1999)
Jolene's Motel (1999)
Repro Man (1999) (with Anne Elizabeth Stutzman)
Uncle Henry Passes (1999)
Big Hair (2000)
Cora (2000)
Troll by Jury (2000)
Werotica (2001)

Nebula Awards Best Short Story nominee (1994) : All Vows
Hugo Best Short Story nominee (1996) : A Birthday
Nebula Awards Best Short Story winner (1996) : Death and the Librarian [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Novellette nominee (1996) : Jesus at the Bat

Esther Friesner recommends

The Fire Opal (2010)
Regina McBride
"McBride draws the reader into a place of true magic, where there are no boundaries separating the real world and the fantastic, only enchanted gateways."

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