Julie Czerneda

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Julie E. Czerneda
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Julie E. Czerneda (foreground) at the Polaris 26 science fiction convention
Born (1955-04-11) April 11, 1955 (age 62)
Nationality Canadian
Period 1997–
Notable works A Thousand Words for Stranger (1997)

Julie E. Czerneda (born April 11, 1955) is a Canadian science fiction and fantasy author. She has written many novels, including the Prix Aurora winner In the Company of Others, a number of short stories; and has edited several anthologies.

Czerneda is a biologist by education, and has been active in writing and editing non-fiction. She has edited and authored a number of educational books about career guidance and the teaching of science.


Standalone books[edit]

The Clan Chronicles[edit]

This continuity was formerly called the Trade Pact Universe.

Trade Pact trilogy[edit]

  1. A Thousand Words for Stranger (1997), ISBN 0886777690
  2. Ties of Power (1999,) ISBN 0886778506
  3. To Trade the Stars (2002), ISBN 0756400759

Stratification trilogy[edit]

Prequel to the Trade Pact trilogy:

  1. Reap the Wild Wind (2007), ISBN 978-0-7564-0456-7
  2. Riders of the Storm (2008), ISBN 0-7564-0518-1
  3. Rift in the Sky (2009), ISBN 0756405602

Reunification series[edit]

  1. This Gulf of Time and Stars (2015), ISBN 978-0756408695
  2. The Gate to Futures Past (2016), ISBN 978-0756408701

Species Imperative[edit]

Trilogy of biology, politics and survival in a multi-species, interstellar future.

  1. Survival (2004) ISBN 0756402611
  2. Migration (2005) ISBN 0756403464
  3. Regeneration (2006) ISBN 0756403456

Career guidance[edit]

  • Great careers for people interested in living things (1993) ISBN 0810393875
  • Great careers for people who like to work with their hands (1994) ISBN 0810399636
  • Great careers for people interested in communications technology (1996) by Julie E. Czerneda and Victoria Vincent
  • Great careers for people fascinated by government and the law (1996) by Anne Marie Males; contributing authors, Julie Czerneda and Victoria Vincent

Web Shifters[edit]

Three book series featuring the adventures of the shape-shifter Esen-alit-Quar.

  1. Beholder's Eye (1998) ISBN 0886778182
  2. Changing Vision (2000) ISBN 0886779049
  3. Hidden in Sight (2003) ISBN 0756401399

Night's Edge[edit]

  1. A Turn of Light (2013) ISBN 0756407079 (Original title: A Turn of Light: Marrowdell)
  2. A Play of Shadow (2014) ISBN 0756408318 (November 2014 release)
    In 2014 Czerneda announced that DAW Books had bought the next three books in the series.[1]
  3. A Change of Place (announced)
  4. A Fall of Darkness (announced)
  5. A Twist of Magic (announced)


  • "Prism" (Web Shifters) in DAW 30th Anniversary Science Fiction Anthology, edited by Elizabeth R. Wollheim and Sheila E. Gilbert (2002) ISBN 0756400643
  • ReVisions, edited by Julie E. Czerneda and Isaac Szpindel (2004) ISBN 0756402409
  • Sirius the Dog Star edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Alexander Potter (2004) ISBN 0756401860, "Brothers Bound" (prequel to the Stratification trilogy in the Clan Chronicles)
  • "She's Such a Nasty Morsel" (Web Shifters) in Women of War edited by Alexander Potter and Tanya Huff (2005) ISBN 0756402867
  • "A Touch of Blue" (Web Shifters) in Heroes in Training, edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Jim C. Hines (2007) ISBN 075640438X
  • "The Passenger" in Lightspeed Science Fiction and Fantasy magazine, February 2011
  • "The Franchise" in Space Stations edited by Martin H. Greenberg and John Helfers (sequel to In the Company of Others) . ISBN 0756401763

Edited by Julie E. Czerneda[edit]

Science education through science fiction stories in the classroom[edit]

  • No Limits: Developing Scientific Literacy Using Science Fiction (1998) nonfiction
  • Packing Fraction & Other Tales of Science & Imagination (1998) ISBN 1895579899

Tales from the Wonder Zone[edit]

Realms of Wonder[edit]



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