Bruce Boston lives in Ocala, Florida, once known as The City of Trees, with his wife, writer-artist Marge Simon, and the ghosts of two cats. He is the author of fifty books and chapbooks, including the novels The Guardener’s Tale and Stained Glass Rain. His writing has appeared in hundreds of publications, most visibly in Asimov’s SF, Amazing Stories, Realms of Fantasy, Weird Tales, Pedestal, Strange Horizons, Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and the Nebula Awards Showcase. Boston has received the Bram Stoker Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Asimov's Readers' Award, the Rhysling Award, and the Grand Master Award of the SFPA. His graphic art and designs appear both in print and online. For more information, visit http://www.bruceboston.com
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Etiquette with Your Robot Wife and 30 More SF/F/H Lists
(5.00 from 1 review)
Humorous genre lists. In addition to the title piece, includes: Our Robot President: The First Hundred Days, Rules for Dealing with Your Teenage Werewolf Son, Excuses Why Your Monster Husband Cannot Come to the Phone, Things Not to Say at a Witch Burning, Signs You Could Be Living in a Virtual Reality, and twenty-five more.
Could Madame Tutoni, toast of five continents including Lemuria, really talk with spirits? Will stage magician, Stefphan Yarrow, ever discover real magic and ascend to the stars? Is Laslo Strand destined to end his career playing Hamlet to a monkey? How much borsch can one dwarf eat?
After Magic is a quest, a love story, a fairy tale, and an historical slapstick.
Houses & Other Stories
A mainstream collection containing a 10,000 word novelette and three short stories, all set in Berkeley, California in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Pavane for a Cyber-Princess
A long dense narrative poem set in a neo-decadent future. Portrays the tempestuous love affair of a cyber-enhanced woman and her wandering paramour. Rhysling Award Finalist 2002
Chapbook of eight poems portraying the life of a medieval alchemist by SFPA Grandmaster Poet Bruce Boston. First published by Ocean View Books, 1985. The author’s second speculative poetry collection. Includes reprints from Asimov’s SF Magazine, Star*Line, and the legendary speculative poetry magazine Velocities.
2006 BRAM STOKER AWARD WINNER
Shades Fantastic is a collection of SF, horror, fantasy, surreal, and mainstream poems by SFPA Grandmaster Poet Bruce Boston. It includes five originals, and 32 reprints from Asimov's SF, Strange Horizons, The Pedestal Magazine, Dark Wisdom, Weird Tales, Aoife's Kiss, The Fifth Dimension. Illustrated by Marge Simon.
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Smashwords book reviews by Bruce Boston
- The Guardener's Tale
on March 14, 2011
From the back cover:
BRAM STOKER AWARD FINALIST, PROMETHEUS AWARD NOMINEE
"A gripping dystopia wickedly extrapolated from our present. Boston brings to bear his narrative genius on this noir tale of a love triangle in a society gone mad, probing the way technology and science alter our reality. Transcending genre, The Guardener's Tale combines suspense and breathtaking plot twists with macabre humor. Involving, compelling, a masterwork." --Mary Turzillo, author of An Old-Fashioned Martian Girl
"Brave New World. Fahrenheit 451. THX 1138. A Scanner Darkly. Bruce Boston's new novel, The Guardener's Tale, assumes its rightful place in this noble lineage of anti-authoritarian fables. His twisted love story between Rick Thorne and Josie Jimson is the perfect suspenseful armature on which to display some eternally perplexing ethical
quandaries. As inexorable as fate and twice as surprising, Boston's novel will resonate long after its final sentence carries the reader down the memory hole." --Paul Di Filippo, author of Shuteye for the Timebroker