Lisa Goldstein

Annotated Bibliography

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Dark Cities Underground

...is about children's books and subway systems, gravediggers and Egyptian gods.

The Mythopoeic Society nominated Dark Cities Underground for its 2000 Mythopoeic Award

Reviews

"... Lisa Goldstein has created a fine fantasy, transformed what she's seen all around her with a tincture of madness, sadness, goodness & evil. Everyday things take on mythic proportions & her continuity of time boggles your mind...." [complete review]

RebeccasReads.com

Carroll as rewritten by Harlan Ellison, dreamy and hard-edged at the same time."

— Norman Spinrad, Asimov's Science Fiction, April 2000

Review and Compilation by Margo MacDonald at the SF Site

San Francisco Chronicle

Excerpt: Chapter 1 at Tor Books

Comments:

"Lisa Goldstein is the perfect, born storyteller. Her story pulls you in and wraps you round and it is hard to think of anything else until it is over."

— Diana Wynne Jones

"Dark Cities Underground could not have been written by anyone else.... I enjoyed it!"

— Stephen R. Donaldson

"A delightful excursion that's equal parts charming and harrowing ... A thoroughly enjoyable book."

— Charles de Lint
F&SF

Tor Books
Hardcover: June 1999
ISBN 0-312-86828-6

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Walking the Labyrinth

Excerpt

"A marvelous and (in the old sense of the word) fabulous book....full of enchantments and illusions, wonders and delights, and the mysterious connections of a family. A highly satisfying read!"

-- F&SF

Top reading pick for 1996:

"Magical, lyrical tale with a marvelous set of characters ... There is something magical about everything Goldstein writes, and this is no exception."

Rocky Mountain News

Tor Books
February 1998
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 0312859686

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Travellers in Magic

Table of Contents

"The fifteen deceptively plain short stories in this collection hum with the harmonics of Goldstein's novels..." [continued: off-site link]

— Elizabeth Willey

"The fifteen stories that make up this collection of short fiction ... by one of the genre's most inventive writers demonstrates the working of a subtle mind and a gifted imagination."

Library Journal

"The most important short-story collection I've seen this year."

Locus

Tor Books
March 1997
Paperback
ISBN: 0312863012

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Summer King, Winter Fool

"Tightly plotted and plainly told..." [continued: off-site link]

— Elizabeth Willey

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The Red Magician

"An impressive debut — a beautifully told, richly textured fantasy."

Publishers Weekly

"Promises well for a whole career ... This is Goldstein's first novel; one hopes it won't be her last."

Chicago Sun-Times

Winner of the American Book Award for Best First Novel.

Tor Books
August 1995
Paperback
ISBN: 0312890079

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Strange Devices
of the Sun and Moon

Tor Books
April 1994
Paperback
ISBN: 0812519515

The Dream Years

ASIN: 0553050907

A Mask for the General

Bantam Spectra
1987, ASIN: 055305239X
1988, ASIN: 0553273124

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Tourists: A Novel

"She has given us the kind of magic and adventure that once upon a time made us look for secret panels in the walls of wardrobes, or brush our teeth with a book held in front of our eyes, because we couldn't bear to put it down."

The New Yorker

"Perfect blend of myth and legend ... unforgettable characters... an inventive, well-paced and witty tale, a Chinese box of endless delights."

Booklist

Tor Books
September 1994
Paperback
ISBN: 0312890117

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