Eugie Foster

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Eugie Foster
Born (1971-12-30)December 30, 1971
Urbana, Illinois, United States
Died September 27, 2014(2014-09-27) (aged 42)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Occupation Writer, Columnist and Editor
Genre Science fiction and Fantasy
Notable works "Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast"

Eugie Foster (December 30, 1971 – September 27, 2014) was an American short story writer, columnist, and editor. Her stories have been published in a number of magazines and book anthologies, including Fantasy Magazine, Realms of Fantasy, Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show, and Interzone. Her collection of short stories, Returning My Sister's Face and Other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice, was published in 2009. She won the 2009 Nebula Award and was nominated for multiple other Nebula, BSFA, and Hugo Awards.

Life and career[edit]

Born December 30, 1971 in Urbana, Illinois, Foster lived in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned a master’s degree in developmental psychology at Illinois State University and worked as an editor for the Georgia General Assembly. In 1992 she married her husband, Matthew M. Foster.[1]

In the science fiction and fantasy field Foster worked as the managing editor for both Tangent Online and The Fix, two online short fiction review magazines. She was also a director for Dragon Con and edited their onsite newsletter, the Daily Dragon. Foster wrote "Writing for Young Readers," a monthly column for children's literature and young adult literature writers.[2]

Foster died at Emory University Hospital on September 27, 2014[3] from respiratory failure, a complication of treatments for large B-cell lymphoma, with which she was diagnosed on October 15, 2013.[4]

Short stories[edit]

Foster's short stories were published in a number of magazines and books, including Fantasy Magazine, Realms of Fantasy, Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show, Interzone, Best New Romantic Fantasy 2, and Apex Magazine. Her story "Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast" won the 2009 Nebula Award[5] and was also a finalist for the Hugo[6] and BSFA Awards.[2][7]

The day Foster died, Daily Science Fiction published her last story, "When it Ends, He Catches Her."[8] The story was later named a finalist for the 2015 Nebula Awards.[9]

Short fiction[edit]

Eugie Foster's short fiction appeared in the following:



  • Inspirations End (2005) – Scrybe Press. Contents:
    • "Inspirations End"
    • "Still My Beating Heart"
  • Returning My Sister's Face and Other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice (2009) – Norilana Books. Contents:
    • "Daughter of Bótù"
    • "The Tiger Fortune Princess"
    • "A Thread of Silk"
    • "The Snow Woman’s Daughter"
    • "The Tanuki-Kettle"
    • "Honor is a Game Mortals Play"
    • "The Raven's Brocade"
    • "Shim Chung the Lotus Queen"
    • "The Tears of My Mother, the Shell of My Father"
    • "Year of the Fox"
    • "The Archer of the Sun and the Lady of the Moon"
    • "Returning My Sister’s Face"
  • Mortal Clay, Stone Heart and Other Stories in Shades of Black and White (2011) - Contents:
    • "The Life and Times of Penguin"
    • "Running on Two Legs"
    • "Black Swan, White Swan"
    • "The Bunny of Vengeance and the Bear of Death"
    • "A Nose for Magic"
    • "The Center of the Universe"
    • "The Wizard of Eternal Watch"
    • "Mortal Clay, Stone Heart"
  • The King of the Rabbits and Moon Lake and Other Tales of Magic and Mischief (2013) - Contents
    • "The Girl Who Drew Cats"
    • "The Tax Collector's Cow"
    • "When Shakko Did Not Lie"
    • "The Princess and the Golden Fish"
    • "Li TIen and the Demon Nian"
    • "A Parade of Taylups"
    • "Cuhiya's Husband"
    • "The Dragon Breath's Seed"
    • "Kaawwa, Naagan, and the Queen's Diamond Necklace"
    • "The Adventures of Manny the Mailmobile"
    • "A Patch of Jewels in the Sky"
    • "Spring Arrives on a Hob's Tail"
    • "Second Daughter"
    • "Princess Bufo Marinus, Also Known as Amy"
    • "Razi and the Sunbird"
    • "The Red String"
    • "The Tortoise Bride"
    • "The King of the Rabbits and Moon Lake"




  1. ^ "Eugie Foster (1971-2014)," Locus Magazine, Sept. 29, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Eugie Foster Obituary," Locus Magazine, November 2014, Page 55.
  3. ^ Eugie K. Foster Update
  4. ^ Biopsy Results Received: Large B-Cell Lymphoma
  5. ^ a b Winners Nebula Awards Accessed September 04, 2012.
  6. ^ 2010 Hugo Award Final Ballot, The Hugo Awards website, April 4, 2010, accessed April 9, 2010.
  7. ^ BSFA Award shortlist, Torque Control, accessed April 9, 2010.
  8. ^ "io9 Newsstand: Best Stories of the Week for October 6 - 11" by K. Tempest Bradford, Oct. 10, 2014.
  9. ^ "2014 Nebula Awards Nominees Announced," SFWA website, accessed Feb. 21, 2015.

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