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Michael Swanwick Books In Order

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Publication Order of Iron Dragon's Daughter Books

The Iron Dragon's Daughter (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dragons of Babel (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Iron Dragon's Mother (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Darger and Surplus Books

Dancing with Bears (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chasing the Phoenix (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Postutopian Adventures of Darger and Surplus (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mongolian Wizard Books

The Mongolian Wizard (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fire Gown (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Day of the Kraken (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
House of Dreams (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Night of the Salamander (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pyramid of Krakow (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Phantom in the Maze (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder in the Spook House (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The New Prometheus (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

In the Drift (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vacuum Flowers (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stations of the Tide (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jack Faust (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bones of the Earth (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Man Who Met Picasso (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dogfight (in Omni) (With: William Gibson) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Edge of the World (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Griffin's Egg (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Changeling\'s Tale (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walking Out (in Asimov's) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Radio Waves (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dead (in Starlight 1) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Very Pulse of the Machine (in The Best of...) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild Minds (in The Best of...) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Radiant Doors (in The Best of...) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ancient Engines (in Asimov's) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scherzo with Tyrannosaur (in Asimov's) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Raggle Taggle Gypsy-O (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
'Hello,' Said the Stick (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Little Cat Laughed to See Such Sport (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slow Life (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legions in Time (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lord Weary’s Empire (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Small Room in Koboldtown (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From Babel’s Fall’n Glory We Fled (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zeppelin City (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trains That Climb the Winter Tree (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dala Horse (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Annie Without Crow (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Gravity's Angels (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cigar-Box Faust and Other Miniatures (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of Old Earth (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Geography of Unknown Lands (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moon Dogs (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Michael Swanwick's Field Guide to Mesozoic Megafauna (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Periodic Table of Science Fiction (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dog Said Bow-Wow (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Michael Swanwick (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Not So Much, Said the Cat (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Postmodern Archipelago (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Being Gardner Dozois (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hope-in-the-Mist (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of William Gibson Short Stories/Novellas

with William Gibson
Dogfight (in Omni) (With: William Gibson) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Winter Market (By:William Gibson) (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction Anthology Books

The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 2 (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 3 (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 4 (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 5 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 6 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 7 (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 8 (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 9 (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 10 (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Some of the Best from Books

Some of the Best from, 2011 edition (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some of the Best from, 2012 edition (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some of the Best from, 2013 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some of the Best from, 2014 edition (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some of the Best from, 2015 edition (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some of the Best from, 2016 Edition (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series.

Publication Order of The Year's Best Science Fiction Books

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eleventh Annual Collection (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series.Numerous authors.

Publication Order of Year's Best Fantasy Books

Year's Best Fantasy (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best Fantasy (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best Fantasy 2 (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best Fantasy 3 (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best Fantasy 4 (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best Fantasy 5 (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best Fantasy 6 (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best Fantasy 7 (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best Fantasy 8 (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best Fantasy 9 (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Anthologies

Magicats!(1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, May 1985(1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sixth Omni Book of Science Fiction(1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Omni Magazine, July 1985(1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection(1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, August 1986(1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terry's Universe: Science fiction's finest writers join in honoring the memory of Terry Carr(1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Seventh Omni Book of Science Fiction(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, June 1989(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slow Dancing Through Time(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas on Ganymede and Other Stories(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Asimov's Science Fiction, November 1994(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, February 1995(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Starlight 1(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Modern Classics of Fantasy(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Asimov's Science Fiction, May 1998(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Good New Stuff(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Asimov's Science Fiction, February 1999(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, July 1999(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Asimov's Science Fiction, April 2000(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nebula Awards 35 (2001)(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Analog Science Fiction and Fact, March 2002(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, October/November 2002(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Asimov's Science Fiction, April 2003(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-First Annual Collection(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventeenth Annual Collection(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fiction Factory(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best SF 11(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, December 2006(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of the Best, Vol 2(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Asimov's Science Fiction, April/May 2007(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, February 2008(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From Babel’s Fall’n Glory We Fled(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Asimov's Science Fiction, December 2010(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unfit for Eden: A Postscripts Anthology 26/27(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sword & Sorcery Anthology(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rogues(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Far Voyager: A Postcripts Anthology 32/33(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Asimov's Science Fiction, September-October 2017(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction September/October 2017(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Galaxy's Edge Magazine: Issue 38, May 2019(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 2020 Look at Space Opera Book(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Michael Swanwick

Starting out in the early eighties, American author Michael Swanwick has been making a name for himself for a long time now. Beginning as a short-story writer he is well known for producing science-fiction novels that really transport the reader to far off distant lands. Asking some of the bigger questions on life and human nature, he is definitely a writer who excels in his particular literary genre. Making a distinctive niche for himself, he sets himself apart with his idiosyncratic style that really resonates with the reader, despite the otherworldly settings of the stories themselves. It is the characters that make his stories too, allowing them to breathe life into the worlds that he creates, giving them a grounded and realistic tone.

Winning awards for his work over the years as well, this New York based author is also known for infusing his stories with an element of fantasy too. Imbuing his stories with a sense of the mystical almost, he always makes sure to make them entertaining, whilst putting forwards a set of strong ideas as well. Creating a number of series and franchises too, he manages to keep his stories going over time, something which he will continue to do for many years to come.

Early and Personal Life

Born and raised in Schenectady, New York, in the United States, Michael Swanwick was born on the 18th of November, 1950. Over time he would turn to writing short-stories, as literature had been hardwired into him from an early age, as he would continue to hone his craft. This would carry on for quite some time to follow, as he would focus on science-fiction, a genre which he would gradually establish his name with throughout the intervening years. Getting his work published in various different publications, his profile would quickly rise in stature, as he would come to be respected by both his peers and contemporaries alike. Currently living in Philadelphia with Marianne Porter and Sean, their son, he continues to regularly write to this very day.

Writing Career

Publishing his first short story titled ‘Ginungagap’ in 1980, he would see it feature in the ‘TriQuarterly’, which he would follow that same year with the story ‘The Feast of St. Janis’. This would feature in ‘New Dimensions 11’, and soon he was well on his way to making a name for himself as a fully fledged author of literary fiction. Both of these short stories went on to become awards nominees, as they were nominated for the ‘Nebula Award for Best Short Story’ in 1981 the following year. He would soon go on to publish ‘In the Drift’ in 1985, which would use the real-world event of the Three Mile Island catastrophe to help inspire it. Using this as the basis of his commentary, he has gone on to create work of similar nature ever since, producing a lot of fiction, as well as many non-fiction essays too.

The Dragons of Babel

First released through the ‘Tor Books’ publishing label, this would originally come out in 2008 on the 8th of January. Providing a sequel of sorts to ‘The Dragon’s Daughter’, it is set in the same world, whilst also being its own unique story. This allows readers to read it at their own pace, not needing to follow the series overall to understand what’s going on, as it’s set within an industrialized world, as opposed to the first.

Working as a follow-up to the massively influential fantasy novel ‘The Iron Dragon’s Daughter’, this definitely has a lot of ground to cover. Set in the same world and universe, it manages to make its own mark as a novel and story, allowing it to have its own self-contained narrative in the process. With Michael Swanwick returning to the world of the novel with which he made a large name for himself, he works well the honor the original too. Creating strong and lasting characters that really stay with the reader long after they’ve finished the story, it definitely manages to leave quite the lasting impact.

Pulling into a village, a war-dragon from Babel makes his home there, set within the post-industrialized world of Faerie. This sees him declaring himself as king, whilst he goes on to make Will his lieutenant, whilst at night he will crawl into this fey’s mind in order to learn what it is that his subjects think. After being forced from his village, Will must travel with female soldier centaurs, whilst witnessing giants clashing, all whilst acquiring a surrogate daughter named Esme. Meeting Nat Whilk, a confidence trickster, in the Tower of Babel, a sprawling city, he then becomes a hero to the homeless and dispossessed. Will he find what it is that he is looking for? How will he deal with his love for the high-elven woman as he rises through the political ranks? What will become of the dragons of Babel?

Not So Much, Said The Cat

This time released through the ‘Tachyon Publications’ publishing outlet, this would first come out in 2016 on the 9th of August. Not being a part of any series, it would act as a follow-up of sorts to Swanwick’s earlier collection of short-stories titled ‘The Dog Said Bow-Wow’. Keeping a thematic set of ideas running constantly throughout, Swanwick says all that he wants to say with these stories, being strong as they are.

As a writer of short-stories, Michael Swanwick is unsurpassed, with this being the medium with which he made his name. In this collection he does what he does best, creating succinct and to-the-point stories that say exactly what he wants to say. Allowing the reader to really invest themselves in the action, he gives them brief glimpses into other far off exciting universes to explore. Painting a vivid portrait of these landscapes too, he definitely works at allowing them to come off of the page as well.

Transporting the reader across all of time and space, these short-stories really do have everything in this enthralling collection. With a galactic sense of scope and scale, they allow the reader to truly understand the full breadth and scale of Swanwick’s imagination. Hurtling all across the globe and throughout the galaxy, the stories are otherworldly in their nature and setting, whilst simultaneously being grounded in very human realities. As magical horses protect the innocent, trolls seek repentance, teenagers aim to take on the devil with only their savvy, and time-travelers party, everything is laid out here. Looking to the distant future, as well as the distant past, this collection really is one that stands the test of time in ‘Not So Much, Said The Cat’.

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