|Elizabeth Joy "Lisa" Goldstein|
November 21, 1953 |
Los Angeles, California, USA
|Pen name||Isabel Glass|
|Genres||Fantasy, science fiction|
|Notable award(s)||National Book Award|
Lisa Goldstein (born November 21, 1953) is a fantasy and science fiction writer whose work has been nominated for Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Awards. Her 1982 novel The Red Magician won a National Book Award in the one-year category Original Paperback and was praised by Philip K. Dick shortly before his death. Her most recent novel, The Uncertain Places, won the 2012 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature, and her short story, "Paradise Is a Walled Garden," won the 2011 Sidewise Award for Best Short-Form Alternate History.
Elizabeth Joy "Lisa" Goldstein's father was Heinz Jurgen "Harry" Goldstein (born June 8, 1922 in Krefeld, Germany; died May 24, 1974 in Los Angeles), a survivor of concentration camp Bergen-Belsen; her mother, Miriam Roth (born April 8, 1922 in Mukachevo, Czechoslovakia; died October 12, 2011 in Los Angeles), survived the extermination camp Auschwitz. Her parents came to the United States in 1947 and met in an ESL class.
She has written two high fantasy novels, Daughter of Exile and The Divided Crown, under the pen name "Isabel Glass." Her publisher recommended a pseudonym because they differ so much from her other work. "Isabel" is from Point Isabel Regional Shoreline, a local park which includes a dog run. "Glass" fits the Tor Books standard for pseudonyms, short surnames in the first half of the alphabet.
She married Douglas A. Asherman in 1986, and lives in Oakland, California.
The Uncertain Places (2011)
The Divided Crown (2005) as by Isabel Glass
Daughter of Exile (2004) as by Isabel Glass
The Alchemist's Door (2002)
Dark Cities Underground (1999)
Walking the Labyrinth (1996)
Summer King, Winter Fool (1994)
Strange Devices of the Sun and Moon (1993)
- Simon & Schuster - ISBN 0-671-67531-1 (Hardcover) - ISBN 0-312-89011-7 (1994 Tor Books paperback reprint)
A Mask for the General (1987)
The Dream Years (1985)
The Red Magician (1982)
- Pocket Books - ISBN 0-671-41161-6 (1982 Paperback) - ISBN 0-671-49907-6 (1983 Paperback reprint) - ISBN 0-312-85462-5 (1993 Tor Books hardcover reprint) - ISBN 0-312-89007-9 (1995 Orb Books paperback reprint)
Daily Voices (1989)
Travellers in Magic (1994)
- National Book Award (1983) for The Red Magician
- World Fantasy Award for Best Novel nominee (1986) for The Dream Years
- Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee (1987) for A Mask for the General
- Hugo Award for Best Short Story nominee (1988) for "Cassandra's Photographs"
- Nebula Award for Best Short Story nominee (1988) for "Cassandra's Photographs"
- World Fantasy Award for Best Short story nominee (1993) for "Alfred"
- Nebula Award for Best Short Story nominee (1994) for "Alfred"
- World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (1995) for Travellers In Magic
- Nebula Award for Best Short Story nominee (1996) for "The Narcissus Plague"
- World Fantasy Award for Best Short story nominee (1998) for "Fortune and Misfortune"
- Nebula Award for Best Short Story nominee (1999) for "Fortune and Misfortune"
- British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1999) for Dark Cities Underground
- Official website
- Lisa Goldstein at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Interview: Lisa Goldstein by Lori Ann White, 28 July 2003, at Strange Horizons
- 2012 Mythopoeic Awards
- 2011 Sidewise Awards
- Lisa Goldstein at Library of Congress Authorities — with 12 catalog records
- Isabel Glass at LC Authorities