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Publication Order of Space Magic Collections

Publication Order of Space Magic Short Stories/Novellas

Fear of Widths (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
At the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting of Uncle Teco’s Homebrew Gravitics Club (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brotherhood (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlie the Purple Giraffe Was Acting Strangely (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Circle of Compassion (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ecology of Faerie (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Falling Off the Unicorn (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Hold My Father's Paws (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love in the Balance (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nucleon (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rewind (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tale of the Golden Eagle (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tk'Tk'Tk (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wind from a Dying Star (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zauberschrift (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Adventures of Arabella Ashby Books

Arabella of Mars (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arabella and the Battle of Venus (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arabella The Traitor of Mars (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Kuiper Belt Job (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of infinity plus singles Books

with Lisa Tuttle, Neil Williamson
Head Shots (By: Keith Brooke) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Step Closer (By: Iain Rowan) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Old Soldiers (By: Kit Reed) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Playmate (By: Kit Reed) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Picking Blueberries (By: Anna Tambour) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jurassic and the Great Tree (By: Keith Brooke) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Euonymist (By: Neil Williamson) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Valley of the Sugars of Salt (By: Anna Tambour) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pilots of the Purple Twilight (By: Kit Reed) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Wild Cards Books

Wild Cards (By: George R.R. Martin) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aces High (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jokers Wild (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aces Abroad (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Down and Dirty (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ace in the Hole (By: George R.R. Martin) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Man's Hand (By: George R.R. Martin) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
One-Eyed Jacks (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jokertown Shuffle (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Solitaire (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dealer's Choice (By: George R.R. Martin) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Turn of the Cards (By: George R.R. Martin,Victor Milán) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deuces Down (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Draws Five (By: George R.R. Martin,John J. Miller) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Busted Flush (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inside Straight (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Suicide Kings (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fort Freak (By: George R.R. Martin,Melinda M. Snodgrass,David Anthony Durham) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Button Man and the Murder Tree (By: Cherie Priest) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Elephant in the Room (By: George R.R. Martin,Paul Cornell) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lowball (By: George R.R. Martin,Melinda M. Snodgrass,David Anthony Durham) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prompt. Professional. Pop! (By: Walter Jon Williams) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Discards (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
High Stakes (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Thing about Growing Up in Jokertown (By: George R.R. Martin) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Atonement Tango (By: Stephen Leigh) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
When the Devil Drives (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Evernight (By: Victor Milán) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Flight of Morpho Girl (By: George R.R. Martin) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knaves Over Queens (By: George R.R. Martin,Melinda M. Snodgrass,Paul Cornell,Kevin Andrew Murphy,Caroline Spector,Charlie Stross,Peter Newman,Emma Newman,Mark Lawrence,Peadar Ó Guilín) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Long is the Way (By: George R.R. Martin) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Naked, Stoned, and Stabbed (By: Bradley Denton) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wild Cards X: Double Solitaire (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Hero (By: George R.R. Martin) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Kings (By: George R.R. Martin,Melinda M. Snodgrass) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ripple Effects (By: Laura J. Mixon) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Joker Moon (By: George R.R. Martin) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skin Deep (By: Alan Brennert) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hearts of Stone (By: Emma Newman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grow (By: Carrie Vaughn) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Full House (By: George R.R. Martin) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pairing Up (By: George R.R. Martin,Melinda M. Snodgrass,David Anthony Durham,Gwenda Bond,Marko Kloos,Christopher Rowe,Bradley Denton,Peter Newman,Kevin Andrew Murply) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Imagination Fully Dilated(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
All Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Up For Grabs(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Retro Spec(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daily Science Fiction Stories of October 2010(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daily Science Fiction Stories of March 2011(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beneath Ceaseless Skies #108(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Telling Tales: The Clarion West 30th Anniversary Anthology(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Roar Volume 6(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Some of the Best from, 2015 edition(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mad Science Café(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long List Anthology Volume 2(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
GlitterShip Year One(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our Lady of the Open Road and Other Stories from the Long List Anthology, Volume 2(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Infinity Wars(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Short Fiction(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shapers of Worlds Volume II(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

David D. Levine is a fantasy fiction writer best known for the novel Arabella of Mars, and over fifty fantasy and science fiction narratives. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Levine grew in up in Milwaukee after his family moved to Wisconsin when he was six. He attended Washington University in St Louis, Missouri where he graduated with a bachelor’s in architecture. Unlike other writers, Levine’s path to become a professional writer was not a conventional one. Unable to get any meaningful work in his architectural field of study, he became a technical writer for a time, before he got a job at Intel as a user interface designer and software engineer. He would go on to work in high technology for nearly one and a half decades, before he decided to pursue a professional writing career in 2007. The author has been an active member of fandom since 1980, serving on different committees or as staff for the different conventions. His first ever science fiction story was the The Worldcon That Wasn’t, which he published in 1996. The story was included in Again, Alternate Worldcons anthology. After publishing his first short fiction, Wind from a Dying Star he has gone on to publish more than forty stories in anthologies and magazines. He currently lives in Portland Oregon with his wife.

David D. Levine has won many awards and accolades over the years. He was the finalist for Best New Writer in the John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 2003 and 2004. In 2003, he was on the shortlist for the Hugo and Sturgeon Memorial Award. He would also make the shortlist for the Nebula Award in 2007. His 2005 novel Tk’tk’tk won the Hugo Award in 2005, while Nucleon won the prestigious James White Award in 2001. Many of his best stories were featured in Space Magic, the Endeavor Award winning anthology published by Wheatland Press. His stories have been featured in five Year’s Best anthologies, F&SF, Analog, and Asimovs. David D. Levine is a regular guest contributor on Wild Cards, George R. R. Martins highly popular shared world series. He is a distinguished member of the nonprofit Oregon Science Fiction Conventions Incorporated and of Book View Café, a publishing cooperative. He has made numerous podcasts some of which have been on StarShipSofa, PodCastle, and Escape Pod, the most prominent of which was the Parsec Award finalist video, Dr. Talon’s Letter to the Editor. In addition to his writing, he coedits Bento, a science fiction fanzine with Kate Yule his wife.

Levine’s has asserted that most of his work was influenced by the work of the 20th century writer Patrick O’Brian, who wrote narratives involving the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. Levine’s Arabella of Mars is more of a Horatio Horn-blower novel rather than a Jane Austen type. Nonetheless, one of his biggest advisors is Robi-nette Kowal who is influenced to a greater degree by Austen. Nonetheless, the works also involve a lot of research as while it is easy for him to get the sailing technology right, he needs help with getting societal mores and relationships right. Research and consultation ensures that his work accurately depicts the characters and settings of the novels that are most of the time set in earlier times. While he draws his inspiration from authors such as O’Brian, his experiences are also an important source for some of his narratives. In January 2010, he was invited to the Mars Desert Research Station, where he spent two week in the Utah desert in Mars simulated conditions. Levine has documented his experiences of the crews’ blogs in a self-published book, The Mars Diaries.

One of the central aspects of Levine’s stories that have made his novels such a fan favorite is his tendency to follow structures that have been proven to work. In a recent interview, the author asserts that for the most part, stories tend to come out of the biology of our brains and our culture, even if they will tend to fall into cliché by doing this. As such, while most of his stories have a unique structure, voice, and space, they will cater to reader expectations. While he does employ a lot of imagination and defiance of expectations, he does not go overboard as that would make the reader lose interest. A good example of this concept is his protagonists who always seem to have a quality that sets them apart from the other characters. The protagonist is the one person that makes things move given that if they did not, there would be no one to do it. In this regard, his protagonist has to be self-driven and self-reliant, which is what the readers expect.

In Arabella of Mars, Levine introduces Arabella Ashby a tomboy that inherited her father’s gift for tinkling with automatons. A century after William III of England commissioned the first Mars expedition, a British colony has been established on the Red Planet. Arabella lives on the flourishing colony with a Martian nanny, though she tends to take more after her father in being more of a wild child rather than a lady. Her mother intends to move her to London, England a place she has never set foot on. She hope that the sophistication on Earth could rub off on headstrong daughter. Arabella is soon navigating an unfamiliar world on Earth, and just when she is getting used to it, she is forced to go back to Mars and save the family plantation and her brother. To go back home, she needs to disguise herself as a boy on the Diana, a space ship plying the Earth Mars route. What she never counted on is that the Indian captain of the ship would be so intrigued by her expertise with automatons, that he would soon be too close for comfort. Moreover, she would also need to weather the age-old naval war between France and Britain, learn how to steer the ship, and control a rebellious crew if she hopes to reach home and snatch her brother from the jaws of death.

Space Magic is David D. Levine’s award winning collection of his most popular short stories. The fifteen critically acclaimed science fiction narratives will take the reader on a rollercoaster of stories that range from a space flight to the very ends of the universe, a doomsday America, an ancient China that is radically different from what is portrayed in history, and a Technicolor cartoon kingdom. The novels include some fan favorites such as The Tale of the Golden Eagle, Nucleon, and Tk’Tk’Tk of the Hugo Award winning fame. These and other stories on the anthology highlight Levine’s proficiency as a powerful storyteller and gifted writer, which not only explores our conceptions of space, but also the depths of human emotions.

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