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Andy Duncan


NEWS: My new story, "A Diorama of the Infernal Regions; or, The Devil's Ninth Question," will be published in the young-adult anthology Wizards, edited by Gardner Dozois and Jack Dann, to be published by Penguin later in 2006.

I'm a fiction writer. My story "The Pottawatomie Giant" and my collection Beluthahatchie and Other Stories both won World Fantasy Awards in 2001, and my novella "The Chief Designer" won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award in 2002. I've been nominated five times for the Nebula Award, three times for the World Fantasy Award and twice for the Hugo Award. My most recent books are Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic, an anthology co-edited with F. Brett Cox (Tor, 2004), and Alabama Curiosities, an offbeat travel guide (Globe Pequot, 2005). I'm a native of Batesburg, S.C., with an M.A. in creative writing from North Carolina State University and an M.F.A. in fiction from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. I'm a 1994 graduate of the Clarion West writers' workshop in Seattle. I'm an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the Horror Writers Association and a supporter of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Farther below, you'll find a list of my published stories and some quotes from the critics, plus the full text of my only published poem to date, "The Genetic Engineer Throws a Cocktail Party and Drinks Too Much: A Sestina."


"The finest writer of short fiction produced by American science fiction in some time."
-- Nick Gevers, sfsite.com

"One of SF and fantasy's most distinctive voices."
-- Mark R. Kelly, Locus

"He is truly one of the brightest new hopes to appear on the SF scene in the past few years. . . . His voice is the true storyteller's voice, wonderfully crafted prose that reads as if it is rolling right out of his mouth extempore."
-- Rich Horton, Tangent Online

"One of the best fantasists to appear in the '90s."
-- Kari Tulinius, SFF.Net

"If Harper Lee and Gene Wolfe had a love child, Andy Duncan is it."
-- Craig Jacobsen, SFRA Review


Published Stories


What the critics say