Robert Reed (author)

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Robert Reed
Born (1956-10-09) October 9, 1956 (age 65)
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A.
OccupationWriter
NationalityAmerican
Period1986–present
GenreScience Fiction, Fantasy
Website
www.robertreedwriter.com

Robert David Reed (born October 9, 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a Hugo Award-winning American science fiction author.[1] He has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the Nebraska Wesleyan University.[1] Reed is an "extraordinarily prolific"[1] genre short-fiction writer with "Alone" being his 200th professional sale. His work regularly appears in Asimov's, Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Sci Fiction. He has also published eleven novels. As of 2010, Reed lived in Lincoln, Nebraska, with his wife and daughter.[1]

Awards[edit]

He was nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in Science Fiction in 1987.

Bibliography[edit]

Marrow Series[edit]

  1. Marrow (2000)
  2. The Well of Stars (2004)
  3. The Greatship (2013) (collection)
  4. The Memory of Sky (2014)
  5. The Dragons of Marrow (2018)

Novels[edit]

Collections[edit]

Chapbooks[edit]

Stories[edit]

1989
  • "Totipotent"
1990
  • "Busybody"
  • "Chaff" [Lc1991 n]
  • "Bushwhacker"
  • "The Utility Man" [Hu1991 n] [Lc1991 n]
1991
  • "Pipes" [Lc1992 n]
1992
  • "After All"
  • "Birth Day"
  • "Burger Love"
  • "Coffins"
1993
  • "On the Brink of that Bright New World"
  • "Do I Know You?"
  • "Blind"
  • "Guest of Honor"
  • "The Toad of Heaven"
  • "Migration Patterns"
  • "Fable Blue"
  • "Sister Alice" [Ar1994 n] [Hu1994 x] [Lc1994 n]
  • "To Know Each Other All the Better"
1994
  • "The Remoras"
  • "The Shape of Everything"
  • "Stride" [Hu1995 x] [Lc1995 n]
  • "The Dimensions of the Deed"
  • "Waging Good" [Ar1996 n] [Hu1996 x] [Lc1996 n]
1995
  • "Dreams from a Severed Heart"
  • "We Are All Superheroes"
  • "A Place With Shade"
  • "At the 'Me' Shop"
  • "Our Prayers Are With You"
  • "Worthy"
  • "Brother Perfect"
  • "The Tournament"
  • "Aeon's Child"
  • "Mrs. Greasy"
  • "The Myrtle Man"
  • "Tongues" [Ar1996 n]
1996
  • "Killing the Morrow" [Hu1997 x]
  • "The Apollo Man"
  • "First Tuesday" [Lc1997 n]
  • "Little Miss Trashcan"
  • "Water Colors"
  • "Decency" [Ar1997] [Sc1997 n] [Hu1997 n] [Lc1997 x]
  • "334 Manchester Lane"
  • "Once Green"
  • "Chrysalis" [Ar1997 n] [Hu1997 x] [Lc1997 x] [Ne1997 x]
1997
1998
  • "Mother Death" [Ar1999 x] [Lc1999 n]
  • "Savior" [Lc1999 n]
  • "The Cuckoo's Boys" [Lc1999 n]
  • "Whiptail" [Hu1999 n] [Lc1999 x] [Tp1998 x]
  • "Building the Building of the World" [Ar1999 n] [Hm1998 x]
  • "The New System"
1999
  • "Will Be"
  • "Mac and Me"
  • "The Challenger"
  • "Game of the Century" [Hu2000 x] [Lc2000 n]
  • "Human Bay" [Ar2000 n] [Lc2000 n] [Wf2000 x]
  • "Baby's Fire" [Ar2000 n] [Hu2000 x] [Lc2000 n]
  • "Winemaster" [Lc2000 x] [Su2000 x]
  • "Nodaway" [Hu2000 x] [Lc2000 n]
  • "What It Is"
  • "At the Corner of Darwin and Eternity" [Lc2000 x]
  • "Apothecary Blue"
2000
  • "Due"
  • "Frank" [Lc2001 x]
  • "Grandma's Jumpman" [Lc2001 x]
  • "The Prophet Ugly" [Lc2001 n]
  • "Two Sams"
  • "In the Valley of the Thunder Quail"
  • "When It Ends" [Ar2001 x]
  • "Birdy Girl" [Lc2001 x] (available online)
  • "Father to the Man" [Ar2001 x]
  • "The Gulf" [Lc2001 n]
2001
  • "Mirror" [Hu2002 x] [Lc2002 n]
  • "Past Imperfect"
  • "Hero"
  • "Sparks"
  • "One Last Game" [Lc2002 x]
  • "The Boy" [Lc2002 n]
  • "Raven Dream" [Lc2002 x]
2002
  • "Oracles" [Ar2003 n]
  • "Coelacanths" [Su2003 x]
  • "The Children's Crusade" [Lc2003 n] (available online)
  • "Trouble Is"
  • "She Sees My Monsters Now" [Ar2003] [Lc2003 n]
  • "Veritas" [Ar2003 x] [Lc2003 n]
  • "Melodies Played upon Cold, Dark Worlds" (available online)
  • "The Majesty of Angels"
  • "The Sleeping Woman"
  • "Lying to Dogs" [Ar2003 n] [Lc2003 n]
2003
2004
2005
  • "From Above"
  • "Hidden Paradise" (available online)
  • "Veterans of the War"
  • "Dallas: An Essay"
  • "The New Deity"
  • "Poet Snow"
  • "Camouflage"
  • "Think So?"
  • "Pure Vision"
  • "Finished"
  • "Abducted Souls"
  • "The Cure"
  • "Man for the Job" (available online)
2006
  • "Less Than Nothing"
  • "Good Mountain"
  • "Intolerance"Fifty Dinosaurs
  • "Starbuck"
  • "Rwanda"
  • "Show Me Yours"
  • "Misjudgement Day"
  • "A Billion Eves"
  • "Plausible"
  • "Pills Forever"
2007
2008
  • "The Man with the Golden Balloon"
  • "Fifty Dinosaurs"
  • "Five Thrillers"
  • "The House Left Empty"
  • "Reunion"
  • "Weapons of Discretion"
  • "Character Flu"
  • "Blackbird"
  • "Old Man Waiting"
  • "Six Foot Easy"
  • "Truth"
  • "Floating Over Time"
  • "American Cheetah"
  • "Leave"
  • "Dewey Smith and the Meaning of All"
  • "A Woman's Best Friend"
2010
  • "Alone" (65 pgs.; a "Great Ship" work)[1]
  • "A History of Terraforming"
Title Year First published Reprinted/collected Notes
The Armistice 1986 Reed, Robert (1986). "The armistice". In Pournelle, Jerry & Jim Baen (eds.). Far frontiers VII. Baen.
The Bird Looking In 1988
Mudpuppies 1986
Treading in the Afterglow 1986
Aeries 1987
Goodness 1988
Oort Cloud 1989
Treasure Buried 1994 Reed, Robert (February 1994). "Treasure buried". F&SF. 86 (2). Novelette
Hybrid 2000 Reed, Robert (Jul 2000). "Hybrid". F&SF. 99 (1): 110–128. Novelette
Crooked Creek 2001 Reed, Robert (Jan 2001). "Crooked Creek". F&SF. 100 (1): 42–58.
Market Day 2001 Reed, Robert (March 2001). "Market Day". F&SF. 100 (3): 89–103.
Season to Taste 2001 Reed, Robert (April 2001). "Season to taste". F&SF. 100 (4): 104–111.
Salad for Two 2008 Reed, Robert (Sep 2008). "Salad for two". F&SF. 115 (3): 137–152.
The Visionaries 2008 Reed, Robert (October–November 2008). "The visionaries". F&SF. 115 (4&5): 126–148. Novelette
Firehorn 2009 Reed, Robert (June–July 2009). "Firehorn". F&SF. 116 (6&7): 6–32. Novelette
Mantis 2010 Reed, Robert (2010). "Mantis". In Strahan, Jonathan (ed.). Engineering infinity. Solaris.
The Long Retreat 2010 Reed, Robert (January–February 2010). "The long retreat". F&SF. 118 (1&2): 5–27.
The Ants of Flanders: A Tale of Five Adventures 2011 Reed, Robert (July–August 2011). "The ants of Flanders : a tale of five adventures". F&SF. 121 (1&2): 84–135. Novella
Swingers 2011
Noumenon 2012 Reed, Robert (Sep 2012). "Noumenon". Asimov's Science Fiction. 36 (9): 56–69.
The Pipes of Pan 2012 Reed, Robert (December 2012). "The pipes of Pan". Asimov's Science Fiction. 36 (12): 66–73.
The Golden Age of Story 2013 Reed, Robert (February 2013). "The Golden Age of Story". Asimov's Science Fiction. 37 (2): 56–67.
Precious Mental 2013 Reed, Robert (Jun 2013). "Precious mental". Asimov's Science Fiction. 37 (6): 62–106. Novella
The Principles 2014 Reed, Robert (April–May 2014). "The principles". Asimov's Science Fiction. 38 (4&5): 142–185. Novella
Blood Wedding 2014 Reed, Robert (July 2014). "Blood wedding". Asimov's Science Fiction. 38 (7): 10–28. Novelette
The Cryptic Age 2014 Reed, Robert (December 2014). "The Cryptic Age". Asimov's Science Fiction. 38 (12): 10–24.

Novelette
The Great Ship

Nonfiction[edit]

  • "Read This" in The New York Review of Science Fiction, July 1992.
  • "Improbable Journeys" (2004), the afterword to Mere, which detailed the development of the stories set in the Marrow universe.
  • "Afterword" to The Cuckoo's Boys, a short fiction collection.

References[edit]

Sites of more general interest that were used as references are listed in the "External links" section.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Strahan, Jonathan, ed. (2010), Godlike Machines, Garden City, New York: Science Fiction Book Club, p. 343, ISBN 978-1-61664-759-9
  2. ^ "Contest History". Writers of the Future. Los Angeles, California: L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2011.

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