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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.
All of Lillian's short stories are available in two collections:
ALONG THE RIM OF TIME
The 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
In The Muse and Other Stories of History, Mystery, and Myth, Lillian Stewart
Carl sweeps you through a magical mystery tour of history.
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.
THE 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
Lillian 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 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
The 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.
THE ADVENTURE OF THE MISSING DETECTIVE
The 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
THOU SHALT NOT KILL
Way 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
Over 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
A 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
The 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 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 WORLD'S FINEST MYSTERY AND CRIME STORIES IV
A 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
The 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
Sardines 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
A 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 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
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
The 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
Castle, on the Isle of Skye, inspired The Muse
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
A 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
MURDER MOST MEDIEVAL: NOBLE TALES OF IGNOBLE DEMISES
Cold 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.
The 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!
The 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.
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.
The 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
Pandering, Evasions and Target Practice
Amazing Stories V61 #4
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
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
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
Border Land V1 #3
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
From 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.