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John Crowley Books In Order

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Publication Order of The Aegypt Cycle Books

Aegypt / The Solitudes (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love & Sleep (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daemonomania (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Endless Things (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Deep (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beasts (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Engine Summer (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little, Big (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord Byron's Novel: The Evening Land (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Four Freedoms (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Translator (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chemical Wedding (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flint and Mirror (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

with Charles Vess
Her Bounty to the Dead / Where Spirits Gat Them Home (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Reason for the Visit (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Green Child (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snow (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Work of Time (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Blue (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Missolonghi 1824 (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Exogamy (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gone (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost and Abandoned (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Earthly Mother Sits and Sings (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conversation Hearts (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Novelties and Souvenirs (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Novelty (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Antiquities (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Other Words (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Totalitopia (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
And Go Like This (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Rethinking Human Security (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perfect Copywriting (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reading Backwards (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Outspoken Authors Books

The Human Front (By: Ken MacLeod) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Left Left Behind (By: Terry Bisson,Eleanor Arnason) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lucky Strike (By: Kim Stanley Robinson) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Underbelly (By: Gary Phillips,Eleanor Arnason) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mammoths of the Great Plains (By: Eleanor Arnason) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wild Girls (By: Ursula K. Le Guin,Eleanor Arnason) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Modem Times 2.0 (By: Michael Moorcock,Eleanor Arnason) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (By: Cory Doctorow,Eleanor Arnason) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Report from Planet Midnight (By: Nalo Hopkinson,Eleanor Arnason) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Science of Herself (By: Karen Joy Fowler,Eleanor Arnason) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Patty Hearst & The Twinkie Murders: A Tale of Two Trials (By: Eleanor Arnason,Paul Krassner) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Taboos (By: John Shirley) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Raising Hell (By: Norman Spinrad,Eleanor Arnason) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Life, My Body (By: Marge Piercy) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gypsy (By: Carter Scholz,Eleanor Arnason) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miracles Ain't What They Used to Be (By: Joe R. Lansdale,Eleanor Arnason) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire. (By: Elizabeth Hand,Eleanor Arnason) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Totalitopia (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Atheist in the Attic (By: Samuel R. Delany,Eleanor Arnason) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thoreau's Microscope (By: Michael Blumlein,Eleanor Arnason) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beatrix Gates (By: Rachel Pollack) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A City Made of Words (By: Paul Park) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Best Science Fiction of the Year Books

The Best Science Fiction of the Year 1 (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 2 (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 3 (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 4 (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 5 (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 6 (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 7 (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 8 (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 9 (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 10 (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 11 (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 12 (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Science Fiction of the Year 13 (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Science Fiction of the Year 14 (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Science Fiction of the Year 15 (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year 16 (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Whispers(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Science Fiction of the Year 15(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seventh Omni Book of Science Fiction(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventh Annual Collection(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nebula Awards 25(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Fourth Annual Collection(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fourth Annual Collection(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Omni Best Science Fiction Three(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Norton Book of Science Fiction(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seventh Annual Collection(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Gothic Tales(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Science Fiction Century(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Modern Classics of Fantasy(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Swan, White Raven(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Future on Ice(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: The 50th Anniversary Anthology(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fourteenth Annual Collection(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lightspeed Magazine, December 2014(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Haven Noir(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Magic(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spirits Unwrapped(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

John Crowley is a science fiction and fantasy author from Massachusetts who is best known for the “Aegypt” series of novels. The novelist was born in Presque Isle, Maine in December 1942 when his father was working as a doctor at the Army Air Corps.
For much of the war years, he lived in Greenwich Village among the women of his family including his mother, baby sister, grandmother, his aunt, and older sister.

Following the war, his father left the army and went back to Brattleboro Vermont, where he went back to work in his medical practice.

It was in Vermont that Crowley first wore his first suit to communion and during the summers visited the cabin of a friend in New Hampshire, where they killed deer flies and drank goat’s milk.

In 1952, his father got a job with a small Catholic hospital in Martin, Kentucky and the entire family moved with him to the small town. During this time, John and his siblings were homeschooled by the nuns at the hospital.
It was also at this time that he began reading “Graves and Scholars,” “Thomas Costain and Gods,” and “Sherlock Holmes,” even as he dreamed of one day becoming an archeologist.

Two years after moving to Martin, John Crowley’s father found another job at Notre Dame College where he was head of the student infirmary. He sent John and his sisters to a variety of South Bend grade and high schools.
John learned how to write blank verse and began writing the opening chapters of tragedies as he intended to pursue a career in theater.

He then decided he did not like theater anymore, when he attended Indiana University, took English, and began writing poetry.

When he was done with his classes and the Art Department terminated his employment, he moved to New York City.

He thought of making films and penned several screenplays but nothing came of that and therefore, he pivoted toward making historical documentary films finding inspiration in photographs and films from the past.
John also began penning novels during this time and published his debut novel “The Deep” in 1975, which he sold for the princely sum of $1500.

He would sell several more titles to the publisher and then moved toward much odder and larger work over the following decade.

By the time he published “Little Big,” his most popular work, he had moved to western Massachusetts.

It was while he was living in the Berkshires, in Massachusetts that he met a woman, whom he hired to do some research for him and then started to date her.

Following a few years of collaboration, courtship, and friendship, the two got married and together they have two grown-up daughters.

In 1992, some Yale professors who loved his work got him a job as a creative writing adjunct and part-time instructor at Yale. He would become one of the most eminent creative writing professors at Yale before he retired in 2018.
During all this time, he continued writing stories and novels and now has at least two dozen works to his name among them short stories and novellas, collections, single-standing novels, and a series.
He also edited the 1983 published “The Haunted Dusk” anthology.

John Crowley’s novel “Aegypt” asks if the world could have a secret history encoded in legend and myth that could be found in how our brains are winded,

The lead in the novel is a man named Pierce Moffett who has a knack for history but is relegated to a minor teaching job and watches from the sidelines as the great Parade of the 1960s passes him by.

Years later, he is jobless and his girlfriend just left him, he leaves town and gets on a bus. By chance, he gets off in the Faraway Hills and finds himself in a complex story that may just have been waiting for him.
On the other hand, is Rosie Rasmussen, who needs to know if the world has a plot. She has just come back to Faraways where she had been brought up and has been reading the historical romances to distract herself from the pain of a divorce.
In Fellowes Kraft’s novels, the author provides an alternative history with the boy Shakespeare, Elizabethan magicians, and angels.

Rosie and Pierce are two seekers who have been pained by loss and may just discover that the world may have more than one history.

“Love & Sleep” by John Crowley sees Pierce Moffett at a major turning point in his life as the world is rapidly changing.

As a child, he was aware of magic and dabbled in it for a while.
Transplanted from Brooklyn where he had been brought up and sent to Kentucky’s Cumberland Mountains, he had been part of the Invisible College a secret club alongside his cousins.

Fueled by the imagination of youth, adventure, and books they they found clues that indicated that there was something strange and glittering underneath the surface.
But most of them forgot about what they had found as they became adults except for Pierce.

The latter is now on a search for the hidden history of the world which was ignited after reading a Fellowes Kraft manuscript. His quest leads him to look into John Dee the Elizabethan metaphysician and Giordano Bruno the doomed heretic.
The mysteries reach the present to impact Rosie Rasmussen’s life.

As Pierce continues to investigate, he becomes apprehensive about power beyond knowledge beyond imagining, power beyond reckoning, and a love that has the power to awaken sleeping souls.

John Crowley’s novel “Daemonomania” is a work in which the leads find that the concerns of everyday living have been turning into the extraordinary and in the process reveal the light and dark forces governing their lives.
Pierce Moffett’s affair with Rose Ryder sees him head into dangerous territory emotionally and sexually, even as her infatuation with the charismatic and off-Christian cult pulls her away from him.
As for John Dee, he started his adventures with alchemy but he now finds himself drawn in all manner of directions.

The author instills urgency into even the quietest and most mundane events leaving you constantly on the edge of your seat and full of anxiety about what will happen next.

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