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Hardcover (Trade)

Published September 1987

ISBN-13: 978-0-915368-35-8
ISBN-10: 0-915368-35-8

First edition, first printing of this book was September 1987


by Hal Clement

“Arena” is nominated for the 1945 Best Novelette Retro Hugo!
“And the Gods Laughed” was nominated for the 1945 Best Short Story Retro Hugo!

“The Star Mouse” was nominated for the 1943 Best Novelette Retro Hugo!
“Etaoin Shrdlu” was nominated for the 1943 Best Short Story Retro Hugo!

Martians and Madness contains the complete science fiction and fantasy novels of Fredric Brown as well as, “Gateway to Darkness,” and “Gateway to Glory” which were rewritten to be parts of Rogue in Space. It is a companion volume to From These Ashes, the complete short SF of Fredric Brown.

  • Introduction by William Tenn
  • What Mad Universe
  • Martians Go Home
  • Rogue in Space
  • The Lights in the Sky Are Stars
  • The Mind Thing
  • “Gateway to Darkness”
  • “Gateway to Glory”

The Halcyon Fairy Book is a delightful collection of wry and insightful comments on traditional fairy tales, originally presented in her blog, along with her first collection of fairy-tale inspired original work, Toad Words, previously only available as a self-published eBook.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • The Blue Light
  • The Master-Maid
  • The Wonderful Sheep
  • The Wonderful Birch
  • The Golden Apple Tree and the Nine Peahens
  • The Deer Prince
  • Two Cinderellas
  • The Story of Log
  • Tatterhood
  • The Seven Doves
  • The King of Love
  • Toad Words – Introduction
  • It Has Come To My Attention
  • Toad Words
  • The Wolf and the Woodsman
  • Bluebeard’s Wife
  • Loathly
  • The Sea Witch Sets the Record Straight
  • Never
  • Bait
  • Night
  • Boar and Apples
  • Odd Season

T. Kingfisher

T. Kingfisher is the vaguely absurd pen-name of an author from North Carolina. In another life, as Ursula Vernon, she writes children’s books and weird comics, and has won the Hugo, Sequoyah, Mythopoeic, Nebula and Ursa Major awards, as well as a half-dozen Junior Library Guild selections. This is the name she uses when writing things for grown-ups.

Publishing information

Original printing, limited edition of 600 copies, $30.00 at Arisia, January 2017.

Other NESFA Press titles by Hal Clement

Music of Many SpheresMusic of Many Spheres

Variations on a Theme by Sir Isaac NewtonVariations on a Theme by Sir Isaac Newton

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