Craig Laurance Gidney

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Craig Laurance Gidney
Laurance at the Smithsonian
Laurance at the Smithsonian
GenreScience fiction, fantasy, horror
Notable awardsIndependent Publisher Book Awards

Craig L. Gidney is a speculative fiction novelist and short story writer in the United States.[1]

His works are known for mixing genres, containing elements of horror, fantasy, folklore, and magical realism.[2] The collection Sea, Swallow Me features short stories in diverse settings and sub-genres, including queer historical fiction as well as speculative fiction.[3] Gidney counts Octavia Butler and Toni Morrison among his influences. His work often incorporates research on the queer history of the Harlem Renaissance.[4]


  • Sea, Swallow Me & Other Stories (Lethe Press, 2008)
  • Skin Deep Magic (Rebel Satori Press, 2014)
  • Bereft (Tiny Satchel Press, 2013)
  • The Nectar of Nightmares (Strange Alphabets Press, 2018)
  • A Spectral Hue (Word Horde, 2019)

Awards and Nominations[edit]


  1. ^ "Summary Bibliography: Craig Laurance Gidney". Retrieved 2019-08-25.
  2. ^ "This 'Spectral Hue' Has A Shimmering Life Of Its Own". Retrieved 2019-08-25.
  3. ^ Takács, Bogi (2018-05-16). "QUILTBAG+ Speculative Classics: Sea, Swallow Me and Other Stories by Craig Laurance Gidney". Retrieved 2019-08-25.
  4. ^ Cardamone, Tom (2015-02-10). "Author Craig Gidney on Illuminating Race and Diversity in..." Lambda Literary. Retrieved 2019-08-25.