Lucy Taylor

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This article is about the author. For the first American woman dentist, see Lucy Hobbs Taylor.
Lucy Taylor
Jasmine Sailing and Lucy Taylor
at World Horror Convention III (1993)
Born 1950
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Period Contemporary
Genre horror

Lucy Taylor is an American horror novel writer. Her novel, The Safety of Unknown Cities was awarded the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel and the International Horror Guild Award for Best First Novel in 1995, and the Deathrealm Award for Best Novel in 1996.[1] Her collection The Flesh Artist was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award (Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection) in 1994.[2]

Taylor has been called "The Queen of Erotic Horror" by Jasmine Sailing.[3] The online Locus Index to Science Fiction (published by Locus Magazine) has also categorized several of her works as "erotic horror".[4] Original short fiction of hers appears in all five volumes of the international anthology series, Exotic Gothic.

She has a B.A. in philosophy. Her early writing included non-fiction travel writing.[5]

Partial bibliography[edit]

See the ISFDB listing in external links for a more complete bibliography, including works of short fiction.



  • The Flesh Artist (1993)
  • Close to the Bone (1993)
  • Painted in Blood (1996)


  • Sideshow Double #1: Sub-Human/The Colour out of Darkness (1998) with John Pelan



  1. ^ "Bibliography: The Safety of Unknown Cities". ISFDB. ISFDB.ORG. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Bibliography: The Flesh Artist". ISFDB. ISFDB.ORG. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ Sailing, Jasmine (1993). "Lucy Taylor: The Queen of Erotic Horror". Cyber-Psychos AOD (4). 
  4. ^ "The Locus Index to Science Fiction". Locus Index. Locus Magazine. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  5. ^ Locus Magazine November, 1998 issue

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