Robin Wayne Bailey
|Robin Wayne Bailey|
|Born||February 8, 1952
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
|Occupation||Writer, editor, Adjunct Instructor of English|
|Period||1983–present (as writer)|
|Genres||Fantasy, science fiction|
Robin Wayne Bailey (born 1952) is an American writer of speculative fiction, both fantasy and science fiction. He is a founder of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame (1996) and a past president (2005–2007) of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).
Bailey graduated from North Kansas City High School and received a B. A. in English and Anthropology and a M. A. in English Literature from Northwest Missouri State University. He debuted as a science fiction writer with the novel Frost, published by Timescape Books in 1983 and followed with two sequels and a few short stories during the next three years.
TSR published Bailey's novel Nightwatch (1990), which was set in Greyhawk City but did not feature the "Greyhawk Adventures" tradedress. Bailey's works include Shadowdance, the Frost, Brothers of the Dragon, and Dragonkin fantasy trilogies and Swords Against the Shadowland, a novel interpolated in the Fafhrd and Gray Mouser series of sword and sorcery stories by Fritz Leiber. A direct sequel to Leiber's most famous story "Ill Met in Lankhmar" (1970), Swords Against the Shadowland was named one of the seven best fantasy novels of 1998 by genre newszine Science Fiction Chronicle. He was a finalist for the annual Nebula Award for Best Novelette for "The Children's Crusade" (2007).
In conjunction with the Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society (KaCSFFS) and the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas, Bailey and James Gunn founded the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 1996. Under his presidency (from 2002), it merged with Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Enterprises in 2004 and became part of the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle, under the name Science Fiction Hall of Fame. The hall of fame is now a part of the larger EMP Museum (named simply for "Experience Music Project", which has somewhat reduced the focus on its science fiction component). Beginning in 2013, it once again inducted people for contributions to fantasy, the original name also having been restored; Bailey continues to serve on its annual induction committee.
Before serving as SFWA president (2005–2007), Bailey was SFWA South-Central Regional Director for nine years; he was also the host of three of the Association's annual Nebula Awards Weekends, including two in Kansas City.; as a result, Bailey received a special "Service to SFWA Award" in 1998.
- Frost trilogy:
- Enchanter, Avon Books, 1989, ISBN 0-380-75386-3 — Zork fiction
- The Lake of Fire, Bantam Books, 1989, ISBN 0-553-28185-2 — Philip José Farmer's The Dungeon, Book 4
- Night Watch, TSR Books, 1990, ISBN 0-88038-914-1
- The Lost City of Zork, Avon, 1991, ISBN 0-380-75389-8 — Zork fiction
- Brothers of the Dragon trilogy:
- Shadowdance, White Wolf Books, 1996, ISBN 1-56504-946-2
- Swords Against the Shadowland, White Wolf Books, 1998, ISBN 978-1-56504-893-5, reissue 2009 — interpolated in Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series
- Night's Angel, Meisha Merlin Books, 2002, ISBN 978-1-892065-67-4
- Dragonkin trilogy
- Turn Left to Tomorrow (science fiction collection), Yard Dog Books, 2007, ISBN 978-1-893687-84-4
- THE FANTASTIKON: Tales of Wonder (a fantasy stories collection), Yard Dog Press, June 2012, ISBN 978-1-937105-30-3
Audiobook editions of the Frost trilogy and Shadowdance were released by Audible Books in October 2012. That year E-Reads released e-book editions of those four and Swords Against the Shadowland; Skyrider Press released e-books of five shorter works (‡, below) as well as Saddle Tramps and Two to Tomorrow. Yard Dog published THE FANTASTIKON as an e-book in 2013.
- Architects of Dreams: The SWFA Author-Emeritus Anthology, Meisha Merlin Books, 2003 ISBN 1-892065-97-5
- Through My Glasses Darkly: Five Stories by Frank M. Robinson, KaCSFFS Press, 2002, ISBN 0-935128-02-6
- "Primitives,(short story)" (co-writer with Rob Chilson), Amazing Stories, July 1987
- "The Moon Who Loved the Man", Spells of Wonder, edited by Marian Z. Bradley, Daw Books 1989
- "Butterfly Tastes the Darkness", Meltdown, edited by Caro Soles, Masqerade Books 1994
- "Red as Night", Bizarre Dreams, edited by Caro Soles & Stan Tal, First Badboy 1994
- "Cocoons", Fantastic Alice, edited by Margaret Weis, Ace Books, 1995
- "Prometheus Bringing Fire", Future Net, edited by Martin Greenberg & Larry Segriff, Daw Books 1996
- "Songchild", Space Opera, edited by Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, Daw Books 1996
- "Yonada", ABSOLUTE MAGNITUDE, reprinted in The Best of Absolute Magnitude, edited by Stephen Pagel & Warren Lapine, Tor Books, 1997
- "The Golden Cats", Catfantastic V, edited by Andre Norton, Daw Books 1999
- "Angel on the Outward Side", Far Frontiers, edited by Martin Greenberg & Larry Segriff, Daw Books 2000
- "Blindfold", Guardsmen of Tomorrow, edited by Martin Greenberg & Larry Segriff, Daw Books 2000
- "The Case of Prince Charming", The Chick is in the Mail, edited by Esther Friesner, Baen Books 2000
- "Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made Of", X-Men: Legends, edited by Stan Lee, Ace Books, 2000
- "The Woman Who Loved Death", Spell Fantastic, edited by Martin Greenberg & Larry Segriff, Daw Books 2000
- "Keepers of Earth", Silicon Dreams, edited by Martin Greenberg & Larry Segriff, Daw Books 2001, reprinted in Science Fiction: The Best of 2001, edited by Robert Silverberg & Karen Haber 2001 ‡
- "Doing Time", Past Imperfect, edited by Martin Greenberg & Larry Segriff, Daw Books,2001
- "Two Against Thebes", The Further Adventures of Xena, edited by Martin Greenberg & John Helfers, Ace Books 2001
- "The Woman Who Loved Death", Night's Angel, published by Stephen Pagel, Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc. June 2002
- "Toy Soldiers", Future Wars, edited by Martin Greenberg & Larry Segriff, Daw Books 2003 ‡
- "The Terminal Solution", Re-Visions, edited by Julie Czerneda & Isaac Szpindel, Daw Books 2004
- "Shin-Gi-Tai", Women at War, edited by Tanya Huff & Martin Greenberg, Daw Books, 2005,reprinted Space Grunts,(Full-Throttle Space Tales#3), edited by Dayton Ward, Flying Pen Press Science Fiction Press, 2009
- "The Children's Crusade" ,Heroes in Training, edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Jim C. Hines, Daw Books, 2007 ISBN 978-0-7564-0438-3 (Nebula Nominee 2008) ‡
- "The Return of Don Ramon" ,Tales of Zorro, edited by Richard Dean Starr, Moonstone Books, 2008
- "Touch of Moonlight", Lace and Blade, edited by Deborah J. Ross, Norilana Books, 2008 ISBN 978-1-934169-91-9 ‡
- "Trial by Moonlight", Lace and Blade 2 edited by Deborah J. Ross, Norilana Books, 2009
- "The Price of Beauty" ,Witch Way to the Mall, edited by Esther Friesner, Baen Books, 2009
- "Meet the Harrys" ,Strip Mauled, edited by Esther Friesner, Baen Books, 2009
- "Killing Stars" ,Swords and Sorceress XXV edited by Elisabeth Waters,Norilana Books, 2010
- "Night Visitor to Bangalla" ,The Phantom Chronicles Volume 2 edited by Joe Gentile and Mike Bullock, Moonstone Books, 2010
- "Trampire", Fangs for the Mammaries, Vampires in the Suburbs, edited by Esther Friesner, Baen Books, 2010
- "The Weeping Loon," Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine
- "Child of Orcus", Sword and Sorceress, edited by Marian Z. Bradley, Daw Books
- "The Woodland of Zarad-Thra" ,Sword & Sorceress IV, edited by Marion Z. Bradley, Daw Books
- "Eyes of Moonlight, Tears of Stone" ,Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Worlds, edited by Marian Z. Bradley
- "Princess Injera Vs. the Spanakopitoi of Doom" ,Turn the Other Chick, edited by Esther M. Friesner, Baen Books
- "The Stars Are Tears", Bending the Landscape: Fantasy, edited by Nicola Griffith & Stephen Pagel, White Wolf Books
- "Whiteout" ,The Avenger, edited by Joe Gentile and Howard Hopkins, Moonstone Books, 2011
Thieves World stories
- "Daughter of the Sun," Thieves World: Wings of Omen, edited by Robert Lynn Asprin and Lynn Abbey, Ace Books
- "The Fire in a God's Eye," Thieves World: Stealer's Sky, edited by Robert Lyn Asprin & Lynn Abbey, Ace Books
- "Keeping Promises," Thieves World: The Dead of Winter, edited by Robert Lyn Asprin & Lynn Abbey, Ace Books
- "Lovers Who Slay Together," Thieves World: Blood Ties, edited by Robert Lyn Asprin & Lynn Abbey, Ace Books
- "The Promise of Heaven," Thieves World: Uneasy Alliances, edited by Robert Lyn Asprin & Lynn Abbey, Ace Books
- "Protection," Thieves World: Enemies of Fortune, edited by Lynn Abbey, Tor Books
- "Ring of Sea and Fire," Thieves World: Turning Points, edited by Lynn Abbey, Tor Books
- The Spider, Judgement Knight, Art by Cortney Skinner, edited by Joe Gentile, Moonstone, 2009. (Pulp Ark Award nominee 2010)
- 'Change is Coming', edited by Prospero's Books Kansas City,MO, 2003
- 'Ecce Homo', The Badboy Book of Erotic Poetry', edited by David Laurents, Badboy 1995
- 'Thanksgiving',The Badboy Book of Erotic Poetry', edited by David Laurents, Badboy 1995
- 'Jack',The Badboy Book of Erotic Poetry', edited by David Laurents, Badboy 1995
- 'In The Eye',"A Midsummer Night's Press", engaver Bernard Brussel-Smith 1998 only 126 copies
- "Zombies in Oz and Other Undead Musing," [collection of Zombie Poems], edited by Selina Rosen, Yard Dog Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-9824704-3-5
- Gurley, George (April 6, 1997). "Thorpe Menn nominees will speak this year". The Kansas City Star. p. J7. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
- Diana J. Bailey, Robin's wife, 2011.
- Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. p. 24. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7.
- "Bailey, Robin Wayne". The Locus Index to SF Awards: Index to Literary Nominees. Locus Publications. Retrieved 2013-03-29.
- "Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame". Mid American Science Fiction and Fantasy Conventions, Inc. Retrieved 2013-03-26. This was the official website of the hall of fame to 2004. With photos from the annual induction ceremonies including one of the founding Board (1996).
- "Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame". EMP Museum (empmuseum.org). Retrieved 2013-08-16.
- Official website —with directory "Robin on the Web"
- Robin Wayne Bailey at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database