Catherynne M Valente (Photo Credit: Winter Tashlin)
Catherynne M. Valente is an American author of fantasy and science fiction novels, short stories and poetry. She writes the Fairyland series and is a New York Times bestselling author. She has won the Andre Norton, Tiptree, Mythopoeic, Rhysling, Lambda, Locus and Hugo awards. Cathrynne was born in Seattle, where she lived until she was 13, when she moved to California. She graduated from high school when she was 15 and went onto UC San Diego and Edinburgh University, earning a B.A. in Classics with an emphasis in Ancient Greek Linguistics. She has worked as a professional fortune teller, telemarketer, private tutor, librarian, waitress, bartender, actress and statistician. Cat lives on a small island off the coast of Maine with her partner and a growing menagerie of animals.

Catherynne M. Valente made her debut as a novelist in 2006 with The Labyrinth. She had published a couple of poetry collections the year prior. Below is a list of Catherynne M. Valente’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Orphan’s Tales Books


In the Night Garden(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Cities of Coin and Spice(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Prester John Books


The Habitation of the Blessed(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Folded World(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Omikuji Project Books


This Is My Letter To The World(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Fairyland Books


The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland - For a Little While(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut The Moon In Two(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Boy Who Lost Fairyland(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Labyrinth(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Grass-Cutting Sword(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Yume No Hon: The Book of Dreams(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Palimpsest(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deathless(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bread We Eat in Dreams(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Radiance(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Oracles(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Apocrypha(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Guide to Folktales in Fragile Dialects(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ventriloquism(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Six-Gun Snow White(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Melancholy of Mechagirl(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Indistinguishable from Magic(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books


Smoky and the Feast of Mabon(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas


Under in the Mere(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silently and Very Fast(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Speak Easy(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


Apex Magazine - August 2011(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Catherynne M. Valente Synopsis: The Grass-Cutting Sword by Catherynne M. Valente explores the strange landscape of primeval Japan, from the Heaven-Spanning Bridge to the hellish Root-Country: the troubled trickster Susanoo-no-Mikoto, god of wind and storms, is banished from heaven and wanders the earth, lost in human form, in search of his demonic mother and charged with the defeat of an eight-headed serpent…


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