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Brian Stableford


(Brian Michael Stableford)
UK flag (b.1948)

aka Brian Craig

Brian Stableford has written 75 books, including 50 novels. In 1999 he was the recipient of the Science Fiction Research Association's Pilgrim Award for his contributions to sf scholarship, completing his set of the four major awards available in that field - the others being the SFRA's Pioneer Award (1996), the Distinguished Scholarship Award of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (1987) and the J. Lloyd Eaton Award (1987). His recent non-fiction includes Yesterday's Bestsellers and Glorious Perversity: The Decline and Fall of Literary Decadence, both published by Borgo Press in 1998. He also works in the field of the popularization of science, in which he is currently producing a series of "LabNotes" pamphlets on recent developments in medical biotechnology for the Education Division of the Wellcome Trust. He occasionally translates obscure 19th century fantasies from the French, his most recent endeavour in that vein being Paul Feval's 1869 account of Vampire City, issued by Sarob Press, 1999.

The Hooded Swan series was written while he was a postgraduate student at the University of York, initially in the Biology department and later in Sociology. He taught Sociology for 12 years at the University of Reading before becoming a full-time writer in 1988.
 

Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult Fantasy
 
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Series
Dies Irae
   1. The Days of Glory (1971)
   2. In the Kingdom of the Beasts (1971)
   3. Day of Wrath (1971)
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Hooded Swan
   1. The Halcyon Drift (1972)
   2. Rhapsody in Black (1973)
   3. Promised Land (1974)
   4. The Paradise Game (1974)
   5. The Fenris Device (1974)
   6. Swan Song (1975)
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Daedalus Mission
   1. The Florians (1976)
   2. Critical Threshold (1977)
   3. Wildeblood's Empire (1977)
   4. The City of the Sun (1978)
   5. Balance of Power (1979)
   6. The Paradox of the Sets (1979)
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Asgard
   1. Asgard's Secret (1982)
     aka Journey to the Center
   2. Asgard's Conquerors (1990)
     aka Invaders from the Centre
   3. Asgard's Heart (1990)
     aka The Centre Cannot Hold
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Genesys
   1. Serpent's Blood (1995)
   2. Salamander's Fire (1996)
   3. Chimera's Cradle (1997)
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Emortals
   1. Inherit the Earth (1998)
   2. Architects of Emortality (1999)
   3. The Fountains of Youth (2000)
   4. The Cassandra Complex (2001)
   5. Dark Ararat (2002)
   6. The Omega Expedition (2002)
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Biotech Revolution
   Designer Genes (2004)
   The Cure for Love (2007)
   In the Flesh (2009)
   The Great Chain of Being (2009)
   The Undead (2011)
   Xeno's Paradox (2011)
   Zombies Don't Cry (2011)
   Nature's Shift (2011)
   The Golden Fleece (2012)
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Menmosyne
   1. The Wayward Muse (2005)
   2. Eurydice's Lament (2015)
   The Mirror of Dionysus (2016)
   The Pool of Mnemosyne (2018)
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Novels
   Cradle of the Sun (1969)
   The Blind Worm (1970)
   To Challenge Chaos (1972)
   Man in a Cage (1975)
   The Mind-Riders (1976)
   The Walking Shadow (1979)
   War Games (1980)
     aka Optiman
   The Castaways of Tanagar (1981)
   The Gates of Eden (1983)
   The Third Millennium (1985) (with David Langford)
   The Empire of Fear (1988)
   Slumming in Voodooland (1991)
   The Innsmouth Heritage (1992)
   Young Blood (1992)
   Firefly (1994)
   The Hunger and Ecstasy of Vampires (1996)
   Year Zero (2000)
   The Eleventh Hour (2001)
   Curse of the Coral Bride (2004)
   Kiss the Goat (2005)
   The Stones of Camelot (2006)
   Streaking (2006)
   The New Faust at the Tragicomique (2007)
   Sherlock Holmes and the Vampires of Eternity (2009)
   The Dragon Man (2009)
   The Moment of Truth (2009)
   Prelude to Eternity (2009)
   Alien Abduction (2009)
   The Plurality of Worlds (2009)
   The World Beyond (2009)
   Luscinia (2010)
   The Quintessence of August (2011)
   The Womb of Time (2011)
   The Cthulhu Encryption (2011)
   Journey to the Core of Creation (2011)
   Yesterday Never Dies (2013)
   The Engineer Von Satanas (2015) (with Albert Robida)
   Vampires of Atlantis (2016)
   The Darkling Wood (2016)
   The Devil in Detail (2016)
   Portals of Paradise (2016)
   Tangled Web of Time (2016)
   Further Beyond (2017)
   The Death of Broceliande (2018)
   The Alchemy of Blood (2018)
   The Tyranny of the Word (2019)
   The Painter of Spirits (2019)
   The Quiet Dead (2019)
   Living with the Dead (2019)
   Meat on the Bone (2021)
   Beyond the Mountains of Madness (2022)
   The Cthulthu Palimpsest (2024)
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Collections
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Novellas and Short Stories
   The Mad Trist (2010)
   Valdemar's Daughter (2010)
   The Vermilion Book of Occult Fiction (2022) (with Jules Bois and Josephin Peladan)
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Anthologies edited
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Non fiction
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Omnibus editions
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Series contributed to
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Warhammer : Orfeo
   1. Zaragoz (1989) (as by Brian Craig)
   2. Plague Daemon (1990) (as by Brian Craig)
   3. Storm Warriors (1991) (as by Brian Craig)
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Warhammer 40,000
   Pawns of Chaos (1996) (as by Brian Craig)
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Warhammer
   The Wine of Dreams (2000) (as by Brian Craig)
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Brian Stableford recommends
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The Five of Cups (2003)
Caitlín R Kiernan
"Caitlin Kiernan's The Five of Cups is a clamorous riot of a book: vivid, violent and viperish. It has that precious raw power which the best first novels always have, uncalmed by dulling practice and uninhibited by censorious wariness."
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Perdido Street Station (2000)
(New Crobuzon, book 1)
China Miéville
"A phantasmagoric masterpiece whose grotesquerie is unmatched by any other work of contempory imaginative fiction. Its surreal imagery recalls the work of Hieronymus Bosch, and only a writer ov the very highest quality could bind such a hectic torrent of exotica into a plot as taut and compelling as this one."
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Taste of Blood Wine (1992)
(Blood Wine[Freda Warrington], book 1)
Freda Warrington
"Should not be missed."

Anthologies containing stories by Brian Stableford
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The Eagle Has Landed (2019)
50 Years of Lunar Science Fiction
edited by
Neil Clarke
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In the Footsteps of Dracula (2017)
Tales of the Un-Dead Count
edited by
Stephen Jones
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Grave Predictions (2016)
Tales of Mankind's Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian and Disastrous Destiny
edited by
Drew Ford

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