Tais Teng

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Tais Teng
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BornThijs van Ebbenhorst Tengbergen
1952 (age 66–67)
The Hague, Netherlands
OccupationWriter, Sculptor, Illustrator
Genrefantasy fiction and science fiction
Notable awardsPaul Harland Prize (x4)

Tais Teng (born 1952 in The Hague) is a pseudonymous Dutch fantasy fiction and science fiction writer, illustrator and sculptor. His real name is Thijs van Ebbenhorst Tengbergen.

Tais Teng has written more than a hundred books both for adults and children in the Dutch language and he has won the Paul Harland Prize four times. His books have been translated in German, Finnish, French and English.


(English works only)


  • The Emerald Boy (novel), Miyu Magic stones
  • With Musket and Ducat (novella), XIII Stories of Transformation
  • Embrace the Night (novella), nightland.website
  • Lovecraft, my love (collection)
  • Embrace the night and other stories (collection)
  • Phaedra: Alastor 824 (novel), Spatterlight press
  • When the Night-gaunt Knows your Name (Children's book)

Short stories[edit]

  • "You should have seen their faces," Daily Science Fiction
  • "The story of Mynheer Reynaerde and the purloined tails," The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
  • "Assassin's Scroll," Black cat magazine
  • "In her fingerless hands she holds the ice and all the oceans," Unfit magazine
  • "Tidal Treasure, or Growing up along the Mile-high Dyke," Future science fiction digest
  • "Watching the Space-stations Rise," Write Ahead, volume 2
  • "The Magician's Left Hand," Switchblade #6
  • "Doch das Messer sieht man nicht," Switchblade #4
  • "The cowboy who loved lady Liberty," Albedo One #47
  • "America first," More Alernative truths
  • "Dancing for Azathoth (With Jaap Boekestein)," The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
  • "For the greater good of all," Singular Irrigularity
  • "Growing up with your dead sister," Pulp Literature #8
  • "Tokyo Nights," Tokyo Yakuza: Issues #1 - #24
  • "Any house in the storm," Crossed Genres
  • "An Overview of the Infernal Regions," Hell II: Citizens
  • "Al-Adrian and the magic lamp," Faery wicked tales
  • "The art of losing wars gracefully," The end is the beginning
  • "The further adventures of Jesus: The First seal: Conquest"
  • "And the sky is filled with eyes," nightland.website
  • "Respect of Headwaiters," Perihelion Science Fiction (12-AUG-2014)
  • "Expiating ancestral sins," Albedo One #31 (2006)
  • "Crowned by Lightning," Albedo One #18 (1998)
  • "A Girl Like Tiadi," Pandora #21 (1988)
  • "Green-ache," Amazing (Nov. 1989)
  • "Worthy enemy," Hardboiled #10
  • "What Avails a Psalm in the Cinders of Gehenna?," SF International #2 (1987)
  • "Palimpsests," Dragon
  • "Disslish the Aquamancer," Terra sf

Cover Art[edit]

Pulp Literature Press[edit]

  • Pulp Literature, Issue 3, 2014
  • Pulp Literature, Issue 6, 2015
  • Pulp Literature, Issue 9, 2016
  • Pulp Literature, Issue 19, 2018

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