Daryl Gregory

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Gregory at the 2017 Texas Book Festival

Daryl Gregory (born 1965) is an American science fiction, fantasy and comic book author. Gregory is a 1988 alumnus of the Michigan State University Clarion science fiction workshop,[1] and won the 2009 Crawford Award for his novel Pandemonium.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Daryl Gregory was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, with his two sisters. He graduated from Illinois State University in 1987 with majors in English and theater. That same year, he married Kathleen Bieschke. After graduation, he taught high school in Michigan for three years, before moving to Salt Lake City, when Bieschke got a job at University of Utah. Bieschke then was hired by Penn State, and the couple moved to State College, where Gregory was employed by Minitab. Gregory has two adult children, Emma and Ian.[3] Now divorced and writing full-time, Gregory moved in 2016 to Oakland, California, where he lives with his partner Liza Groen Trombi, who is the Locus Magazine Publisher and Editor in Chief.


Gregory's first sale was to the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1990, the short story "In the Wheels".[4] His first novel, Pandemonium, was published by Del Rey Books in 2008, for which he won the 2009 Crawford Award for best first fantasy book. Pandemonium was also nominated for the World Fantasy Award,[5] the Mythopoeic Awards[6] and the Shirley Jackson Award.[7] His second novel, The Devil's Alphabet was published by Del Rey Books in 2009.[8] The Devil's Alphabet was named one of the best books of 2009 by Publishers Weekly.[9] It was additionally nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award in 2010.[10] In 2011, his third novel, Raising Stony Mayhall, was published [11] and was named one of the best science fiction books of the year by Library Journal[12] The same year, a short story collection entitled Unpossible and Other Stories was published by Fairwood Press.[13] Publishers Weekly named Unpossible one of the five best science fiction books of the year.[14]

Gregory was hired by Boom! Studios in 2010 to co-write Dracula: Company of Monsters with Kurt Busiek. He was additionally hired to write the Planet of the Apes tie-in comic starting in August 2011.[3] IDW hired Gregory to write The Secret Battles of Genghis Khan, a stand-alone graphic novel published in March 2013.[15]

Neuro-SF novel Afterparty was published by Tor Books in April 2014 and picked up by Titan Books in the UK. The novella "We Are All Completely Fine", published by Tachyon Publications in August, 2014, was a Nebula Award finalist, and won the 2015 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella, as well as the Shirley Jackson Award.[16] Gregory also published a young-adult novel, Harrison Squared (Tor Books), in March 2015, with forthcoming sequels to appear in 2018.

The literary speculative novel Spoonbenders has been published by Knopf on June 27, 2017.[17] Spoonbenders is being developed for television by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.[18]

Novelette “Nine Last Days on Planet Earth” was published on 9/19/18 by Tor.com, and is now a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Novelette. [19]



  • Pandemonium (Del Rey Books, 2008)
  • The Devil's Alphabet (Del Rey Books, 2009)
  • Raising Stony Mayhall (Del Rey Books, 2011)
  • Afterparty (Tor Books, April 2014)
  • "We Are All Completely Fine" (novella, Tachyon Publications, 2014)
  • Harrison Squared (Tor Books, 2015)
  • Spoonbenders (Knopf, 2017)


  • Unpossible and Other Stories (Fairwood Press, 2011)

Short stories[edit]

  • In the Wheels (Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, August 1990)
  • Taking the High Road (Amazing Magazine, September 1991)
  • The Sound of Glass Breaking (Antietam Review, Spring 1992)
  • An Equitable Distribution (Hitchcock's Magazine, October 1997)
  • Free, and Clear (Fantasy and Science Fiction, February 2004)
  • The Continuing Adventures of Rocket Boy (Fantasy and Science Fiction, July 2004)
  • Second Person, Present Tense (Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, September 2005)
  • Gardening at Night (Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, April 2006)
  • Damascus (Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, December 2006)
  • Dead Horse Point (Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, August 2007)
  • Unpossible (Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, October 2007)
  • The Illustrated Biography of Lord Grimm (Eclipse 2, October 2008)
  • Glass (Technology Review Magazine, November/December 2008)
  • What We Take When We Take What We Need (Subterranean Magazine, 2009)
  • Message From the Bubblegum Factory (in the anthology Masked, formerly known as With Great Power, 2010)
  • We Are All Completely Fine (Tachyon Publications, August 2014)
  • "Even the Crumbs Were Delicious" (in the anthology The Starlit Wood, 2016)

Comics and graphic novels[edit]

Titles published by Boom! Studios include:

  • Dracula: Company of Monsters
    • Volume One (collects #1-4, tpb, 2011)
    • Volume Two (collects #5-8, tpb, 2011)
    • Volume Three' (collects *9-12, tpb, 2011
  • Planet of the Apes
    • Volume One (collects #1-4, tpb, 2011)
    • Volume Two (collects #5-8, tpb, 2012)
    • Issues #9-15, ongoing

Titles Published by IDW include:

  • The Secret Battles of Genghis Khan (tpb, 2012)


  1. ^ "Daryl Gregory Interview" Archived 2019-03-17 at the Wayback Machine, Fantastic Reviews.
  2. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards" Archived 2011-10-16 at the Wayback Machine. Locus Online Archived January 7, 2009, at the Wayback Machine (Locus Publications). 2011-03-20. Retrieved 2011-07-11.
  3. ^ a b Town&Gown Magazine, April 2012.
  4. ^ Unpossible and Other Short Stories. Daryl Gregory, Fairwood Press, 2011.
  5. ^ [1] Archived 2013-01-12 at the Wayback Machine World Fantasy 2009
  6. ^ Mythopoeic Award Nominees Archived October 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Mythopoeic Society.
  7. ^ The Shirley Jackson Award Nominees Archived 2012-07-11 at the Wayback Machine. The Shirley Jackson Awards.
  8. ^ The Devil's Alphabet. Daryl Gregory, Del Rey Books, 2009.
  9. ^ Best Books of 2009. Publishers Weekly.
  10. ^ Philip K. Dick 2010 Award Nominees. Philip K. Dick Awards.
  11. ^ Raising Stony Mayhall. Daryl Gregory, Del Rey Books, 2011.
  12. ^ [2] Archived 2017-07-01 at the Wayback Machine Library Journal Best Books 2011: Science Fiction / Fantasy
  13. ^ Unpossible and Other Short Stories. Daryl Gregory, Fairwood Press, 2011.
  14. ^ Publishers Weekly Best Science Fiction Books of 2011
  15. ^ "IDW Brings Genghis Khan to Comics" Archived 2013-02-15 at the Wayback Machine, IDW Publishing.
  16. ^ http://www.shirleyjacksonawards.org/award-winners/2014-award-winners/
  17. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Spoonbenders-novel-Daryl-Gregory/dp/152473182X
  18. ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/bookmark/hot-drama-eccentric-magicians-scores-883617
  19. ^ https://www.tor.com/2018/09/19/nine-last-days-on-planet-earth-daryl-gregory/

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