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Tim Pratt


Tim Pratt

Tim Pratt lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, Heather Shaw and their son River. His fiction and poetry have appeared in THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES, THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASTY AND HORROR, THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR, Strange Horizons, Realms of Fantasy, Asimov’s, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud WristletSubterranean, and, among many other places (for complete details, see his bibliography).

His debut collection LITTLE GODS was published in November of 2003. His second collection, HART & BOOT & OTHER STORIES, appeared in January 2007, and was a World Fantasy Award finalist.

First novel THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF RANGERGIRL was published in late 2005. It was nominated for the Mythopoeic Award, and won a Romantic Times Critic’s Choice Award for best Modern Fantasy, and an Emperor Norton Award (which has the coolest trophy ever: a bust of Joshua Norton).

In October 2007 he began publishing a series of urban fantasies featuring ass-kicking sorcerer Marla Mason. The first was BLOOD ENGINES, followed by POISON SLEEP (April 2008), DEAD REIGN (November 2008), and SPELL GAMES (April 2009). He serialized a prequel, BONE SHOP, online in 2009. The fifth book, BROKEN MIRRORS, is currently being serialized and will appear in print in late 2010. Visit for details.

Some of his poems have been collected in IF THERE WERE WOLVES, including “Soul Searching”, winner of a Rhysling Award for best long poem.

By day he works as senior editor at Locus magazine, where, among other things, he write the obituaries.

He won a Hugo Award (for “Impossible Dreams” in 2007), and has been nominated for a Nebula Award, Stoker Award, Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, a couple of Gaylactic Spectrum Awards, and a Seiun Award. In 2004 he was a finalist for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

Tim Pratt

Books by Tim Pratt

Edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt - Young Adult 15+

Written from a twenty-first century perspective and set within the realms of science fiction, dystopian fiction, fantasy, and realistic fiction, these short stories are as moving and thought provoking as their originators. They pay homage to groundbreaking literary achievements of the past while celebrating each author's unique perception and innovative style.