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SHORT STORIES: Fantasy, mystery, romance, history—mixed and matched, straight and blended. Just think in terms of a box of chocolates, white, dark, with nuts or caramel or plain, but each a tasty morsel in its own right—and all of them good for what ails you.


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   All of Lillian's short stories are available in two collections:
ALONG THE RIM OF TIME

Along the Rim of TimeThe Avalon Psalter is now included with eleven older stories in a new edition of Lillian’s first collection, Along the Rim of Time
THE MUSE AND OTHER STORIES OF HISTORY, MYSTERY, AND MYTH

The Muse

In The Muse and Other Stories of History, Mystery, and Myth, Lillian Stewart Carl sweeps you through a magical mystery tour of history.

Thirteen stories take you from the British Colonies in America and India to medieval England and revolutionary Scotland.  Vividly realized worlds include Shakespeare's timeless Illyria and the very real twenty-first century.


Avalon ChanterTHE SOUND AND THE FURRY

The Sound and the Furry is a delightful collection of cat and dog stories from international authors who have come together to support the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). With selections that include fantasy, mystery, romance, humor, and drama, The Sound and the Furry is the purr-fect anthology for “cat people.” And “dog people.” And people who just love a good story! Lillian is the co-editor and contributed her story “Sardines for Tea”, starring two cats as Jeeves and Bertie solving a Christie-style country house mystery.
LOVE & ROCKETS

Love and RocketsLillian and her friend Sylvia Kelso co-wrote a story, "An Offer You Couldn't Refuse" for the Love and Rockets anthology, available from DAW December 2010.

"The best tales of this anthology are Sylvia Kelso and Lillian Stewart Carl's 'An Offer You Couldn't Refuse' and Tim Waggoner's 'For Old Times' Sake.' Both mainly science fiction tales, the romances behind them have substance and are not cliched, with a subtle weave of real-life emotion." --Romantic Times
THE DIMENSION NEXT DOOR

The Dimension Next DoorThe Avalon Psalter

Movements glimpsed out of the corner of your eye, inexplicable sounds, knowledge for which there is no rational explanation, dreams that seem as real as our own everyday life—products of overactive imaginations, or unexpected glimpses into dimensions beyond our own? Join thirteen intrepid writers as they explore those unknown territories that may be found in any of countless Dimensions Next Door.


CROSS PLAINS UNIVERSE

Cross Plains UniverseThe Diamonds of Golkonda

Editors Cupp and Lansdale gave their writers some simple boundaries: write a story featuring a character of Robert E. Howard's, a story featuring Howard himself as a character, or a story in the style of Robert E. Howard.

THE ADVENTURE OF THE MISSING DETECTIVE

The Adventure of the Missing DetectiveThe Necromancer's Apprentice

From traditional mystery stories with devious doings and a plot full of clues to terse thrillers with edge-of-the-seat climaxes to the nail-biting tale of psychological suspense, no field of popular fiction can match contemporary crime writing in diversity, excitement, cunning, or satisfaction.
THOU SHALT NOT KILL

Thou Shalt Not KillWay Down in Egypt's Land

A Scottish visitor to a Virginia plantation in 1820 finds himself bemused by the peculiar institution of slavery.  But it has nothing to do with him.  Or so he thinks, until a murder brings him squarely up against a moral dilemma that is very personal indeed. 
ALTERNATE GENERALS III

Alternate Generals IIIOver the Sea to Skye History shows that leadership is crucial in war, but there are other factors at work. What if history were given a twist or two, and great commanders on land and sea fought their greatest battles under different circumstances? Turtledove and his colleagues turn the past upside down and inside out, and the possibilities are endless...
DEATH BY DICKENS

Death by DickensA Stake of Holly

In the pages of his novels, Charles Dickens railed against injustice in all its forms—the miserliness of Ebenezer Scrooge, the indifference of the aristocracy, the cruelty of Fagin. He captured the bitter unfairness of the class system and the violence that erupted between rich and poor. Now, today's masters of mystery "decrease the surplus population" with these new stories inspired by Dickens and his immortal classics...
MURDER BY MAGIC

Murder by MagicThe Necromancer's Apprentice

Tales of mystery and the supernatural have long stirred the human imagination. Here are twenty original stories of diabolical crimes and magical solutions featuring some of today's top science fiction, fantasy, and mystery writers. From the Elizabethan era to the far-flung future, from the interstellar realm of the Eraasian Hegemony to the Las Vegas Strip, these ingenious whodunits (or whatdunits) are sure to baffle and delight every lover of mystery and the fantastic.
THE TIME OF THE VAMPIRES

The Time of the VampiresThe Blood of the Lamb

Eighteen tales of vampires down through history, from the eras of ancient Greece and Rome up to the modern day, some traditionally horrifying, some poignant, some with a humorous touch. These memorable stories by such top tale-weavers as Tanya Huff, P.N. Elrod, and Lois Tilton are sure to appeal to anyone who's ever been bitten by an interest in those mysterious, seductive, and deadly rulers of the night.
THE WORLD'S FINEST MYSTERY AND CRIME STORIES IV

The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories IVA Mimicry of Mockingbirds

Each year, editors Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg cast their net far and wide, across the seas, throughout the world to catch the best-the most suspenseful, most original, intriguing, confounding, downright entertaining stories of crime and mystery. Edgar winners from the U.S., Silver Dagger winners from the U.K., and stories from elsewhere as well come together here in a bountiful crop of great stories by the best in the business.
DEATH BY HOROSCOPE

Death by HoroscopeThe Eye of the Beholder

Murderous portents lie in the astral plane, and deadly reckonings wreak havoc in the human heart in this collection of sixteen original stories by such masterly mystery writers as Lawrence Block, Peter Lovesey, Lillian Stewart Carl, Peter Tremayne, Jon L. Breen, Edward Marston, Bill Crider, Simon Brett, and the internationally acclaimed Anne Perry.
KITTENS, CATS, AND CRIMES

Kittens, Cats, and CrimeSardines for Tea

An old-fashioned 1920's English country house mystery featuring two cats playing P.G.Wodehouse's Bertie and Jeeves.
MUCH ADO ABOUT MURDER

Much Ado About MurderA Dish of Poison

A stellar cast of today's finest mystery authors have come up with rapier-sharp mystery stories--inspired by Shakespeare's life, times, and works. Each story in this collection offers murderous intrigue worthy of the Bard himself, assuring us that Shakespeare lives on...and that the rest of us are quite mortal indeed.
THE WORLD'S FINEST MYSTERY AND CRIME STORIES III

The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories IIIThe Eye of the Beholder

A wounded American pilot in WWII England discovers that a horoscope can be a deadly weapon, and that the battle he sees before him is not the only one he has to fight.  
WHITE HOUSE PET DETECTIVES

White House Pet Detectives A Mimicry of Mockingbirds

The tradition of pets in the White House goes all the way back to the Founding Fathers. From the parrot and foxhounds of George Washington to Spot and Barney, the current canines of the Bushes, the First Family’s animal companions have always had a special place in America’s heart. These various (and often exotic) animals have enjoyed the special privileges of living in the nation’s capital, giving them access to the scenes of power. So when something goes awry in the White House, who better to solve it than these pet detectives?
MURDER MOST CATHOLIC: DIVINE TALES OF PROFANE CRIMES

Murder Most Catholic: Divine Tales of Profane CrimesThe Rag and Bone Man

The murder mysteries that make up this unusual anthology all have one thing in common: the hero or heroine who solves the crime is a Catholic cleric. Perhaps that should not be surprising, for since the time of G. K. Chesterton those who have explored stories with a religious belief or background have tended to place them in the Middle Ages.

REALMS OF FANTASY MAGAZINE

Duntulm CastleThe Muse

Duntulm Castle, on the Isle of Skye, inspired The Muse.

A frustrated writer runs away from her mundane life, only to find she's carried her inhibitions with her. Then, on the island of Skye, she meets a young musician...
PAST LIVES, PRESENT TENSE

Past Lives, Present TenseA Rose With All Its Thorns

Just imagine: For a price, you can download the dead.   Pick a famous historical figure and experience your own life as that person--or, for those who like to live dangerously, there are whispers of a black market--where no one is forbidden.
MURDER MOST MEDIEVAL: NOBLE TALES OF IGNOBLE DEMISES

Murder Most MedievalCold as Fire

Meet Peter Tremayne's seventh-century Celtic detective, Sister Fidelma, in "Like a Dog Returning;" discover Clayton Emery's take on Robin Hood in "Plucking a Mandrake;" learn about Brother Cadfael, soldier-turned-sleuthing-monk, from the wicked pen of Ellis Peters; and many others--all in the service of investigating crime in the Middle Ages, from the misdeeds of commoners to the felonies of kings.
 
ALTERNATE GENERALS

Alternate GeneralsThe Test of Gold

At Guagemela the Macedonians had Alexander and the Persians had—Darius. Result: world conquest. But what if the Persians had—Erwin Rommel. Or what if George S. Patton had commanded the Southern forces at Bull Run, and Lincoln had become a Confederate prisoner? The possibilities are endless...
ISAAC ASIMOV'S FANTASY!

Isaac Asimov's FantasyThe Rim of the Wheel

A woman going through a life crisis visits the foothills of the Himalayas, where she meets a Tibetan teacher who is having a crisis of his own. Their world-lines cross in the center of the wheel of reincarnation, and for a short time they remember their earlier lives. But their present lives are the ones they have to deal with.

SEA SERPENTS!

Sea Serpents!Out of Darkness

Also in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine V11 # 4

An artist who is a reluctant member of an expedition to Loch Ness finds not only the creature, but answers to her own questions--ones that are less than scientific. But then, if truth is beauty, perhaps science is art.

AMAZONS II

Amazons IIThe Borders of Sabazel

Goddess' daughter Danica marches her Amazon army to the pavilion of her land's invader, Bellasteros. Danica offers to join forces with him against their mutual foe, Kallidar, a warlord ensconced in a seemingly impregnable castle. In an alliance of convenience, Danica and Bellasteros assault their enemy's mountaintop keep. Bellasteros blunders into Danica's trap, unaware that Kallidar is not Danica's only quarry.

Amazing Stories V63 #5
January 1989

Pandering, Evasions and Target Practice


Amazing Stories V61 #4
November 1986

Pleasure Palace

The Company decrees that an engineer working on Jupiter's moon, Io, needs some rest and recreation. But during her stay at the Recreation Station, aka the Pleasure Palace, artificial pleasure becomes real tragedy.

Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine
November 1985

O Grave, Where is Thy Victory?

When an old man dies before he can finish building a model of Admiral Nelson's ship, The Victory, his widow discovers that simply living can be the greatest victory. And death itself is not necessarily the end.

Amazing Science Fiction Stories Combined with Fantastic
March 1985

Upon This Shoal of Time

On a dig in Scotland, archaeologist James Henderson unearths the skull of an ancient Celt. All the mysteries of the Celt's life--and how it ceased--are about to be revealed, for Henderson has perfected a way to resurrect the thoughts of the long dead. But the archaeologist learns the hard way that siphoning the mind of another "Isn't like sitting in the cinema. The brain's impulses are emotions."

Border Land V1 #3
1985

The King Under the Water

A young Scot survives the disastrous defeat at Culloden only to fall into Faerie, the Otherworld. There he's helped by three beautiful sisters who offer him a second chance, a battle with the monster that lurks beneath the peat-dark waters of Loch Ness.

Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine V 8 # 8
April 1984

Read at Revolution SFFrom the Labyrinth of the Night

A scientist searching for life on Mars finds it in a most unexpected place, leading him to re-evaluate not only his own life but what it means to be human. Like beauty, thought is its own excuse for being.


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