Jay Lake lives in Portland, Oregon, where he works on numerous writing and editing projects. His new books in print for 2010 are Pinion from Tor Books, The Specific Gravity of Grief from Fairwood Press, The Baby Killers from PS Publishing, and The Sky That Wraps from Subterranean Press. His short fiction appears regularly in literary and genre markets worldwide. Jay is a winner of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and a multiple nominee for the Hugo and World Fantasy Awards.
Set in the lush and dangerous world of Jay Lake's Green, Our Lady of the Islands is a vibrant, enchanting tale of political intrigue and divine mystery.
Selected as one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2014
A lost colony short story from award-winning writer Jay Lake. Looking for a missing colony, Emissary lands on a planet of children working the fields and quoting literary classics. Where are the adults? What has happened? Will it happen to him?
A fast-paced, critically acclaimed steampunk adventure set in an alternate Philadelphia, chronicling the intersection of ancient Russian vampires, firesetters, a mad scientist and a most unusual French secret agent. From award-winning science fiction writer Jay Lake.
A parable of divinity and redemption among the Rats and Cats who live on in the house that Jack built high in the mountains of the American west, long after their master has gone. From award-winning science fiction writer Jay Lake.
The Xenic Bureau of the Grand Ekumenical Security Directorate investigates rumors of aliens, strange disappearances and anomalous events in the star-spanning empire of this far future tale. A short, sharp space opera from award-winning science fiction writer Jay Lake.
A brief and sordid tale of rednecks, UFOs and redemption. One of the few humor pieces from award-winning science fiction writer Jay Lake, "Hitching to Aurora" chronicles the true fate of the alien buried in Aurora, TX in 1897.
"The Soul Bottles" is a story of the City Imperishable, precursor to the novels Trail of Flowers and Madness of Flowers, as well as works ofshort fiction. At the intersection of the New Weird and steampunk, this strange and brutal short story opens up a fictional world.
What happens after the world has run down?
A pair of deep time science fiction short stories from award-winning author Jay Lake. Includes the critically-acclaimed "The Courtesy of Guests", winner of the Soft Science Fiction Award for 2001, as well as the sequel "The Passing of Guests".
A brief, post-apocalyptic fairy tale by award-winning science fiction and fantasy author Jay Lake. What happens when true Innocence meets the harvester of sin? The trick of disaster is the result, yet somehow life goes on for the living.
Published: December 27, 2010.
Fiction » Horror » General
"The Goat Cutter" is Southern gothic horror short story that has met widespread critical acclaim, reprinted numerous times and translated into multiple languages. Two boys in the woods of Central Texas meet the devil. You will never look at duct tape the same way again.
A novel of flying saucers, family secrets and conspiracy in WWII Kansas. A return to classic science fiction with action, adventure and some good old-fashioned sense of wonder, all rolled into an fast, easy read.
What happens when the armies of Elfland lay down their swords and get jobs at the mill? "Daddy's Caliban" is a post-industrial fantasy about the price of peace, coming of age, and what it truly means to live among the promises of your history.
A novella of alternate history, nuclear threat and religion from award-winning speculative fiction writer Jay Lake. Mayan magic, Papal politics, and the grinding burdens of colonial life meet in this retelling of the Cuban missile crisis in a very different version of Central America.