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:

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Publication Order of A Dirge for Prester John Books

The Habitation of the Blessed (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Folded World (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Fairyland Books

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland - For a Little While (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Boy Who Lost Fairyland (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Beasts Who Fought for Fairyland Until the Very End and Further Still (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Leningrad Diptych Books

Publication Order of The Orphan's Tales Books

In the Night Garden (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
In the Cities of Coin and Spice (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Space Opera Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

A Buyer's Guide to Maps of Antarctica (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Under in the Mere (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Silently and Very Fast (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fade to White (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Speak Easy (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sin of America (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
L'Espirit de L'Escalier (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Comfort Me With Apples (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Difference Between Love and Time (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Oracles (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Apocrypha (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Guide to Folktales in Fragile Dialects (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
This Is My Letter To The World (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ventriloquism (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Myths of Origin (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Six-Gun Snow White (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Melancholy of Mechagirl (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Bread We Eat in Dreams (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Indistinguishable from Magic (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Refrigerator Monologues (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Future is Blue (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Children's Books

Smoky and the Feast of Mabon (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Glass Town Game (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Osmo Unknown and the Eightpenny Woods (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Mass Effect: Andromeda Books

Nexus Uprising (By: Jason M. Hough) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Initiation (By: N.K. Jemisin) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Annihilation (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Minecraft Books

The Island (By: Max Brooks) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Crash (By: Tracey Baptiste) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lost Journals (By: Mur Lafferty) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The End (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Voyage (By: Jason Fry) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Rise of the Arch-Illager (By: Matt Forbeck) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Shipwreck (By: C.B. Lee) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mountain (By: Max Brooks) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dragon (By: Nicky Drayden) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mob Squad (By: Delilah S. Dawson) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Haven Trials (By: Suyi Davies) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Minecraft: The Haven Trials (By: Suyi Davies) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Never Say Nether (By: Delilah S. Dawson) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Zombies! (By: Nick Eliopulos) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Don't Fear the Creeper (By: Delilah S. Dawson) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Castle Redstone (By: Sarwat Chadda) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Minecraft Legends: Return of the Piglins (By: Matt Forbeck) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Return Of The Piglins (By: Matt Forbeck) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Village (By: Max Brooks) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of The WisCon Chronicles Books

The WisCon Chronicles, Vol. 2 (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wiscon Chronicles, Vol.3: Carnival of Feminist SF (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The WisCon Chronicles, Volume 4 (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wiscon Chronicles Volume 5 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The WisCon Chronicles Vol. 6: Futures of Feminism and Fandom (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wiscon Chronicles Vol 7: Shattering Ableist Narratives (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The WisCon Chronicles, Vol.9 (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The WisCon Chronicles 11 (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Jabberwocky 2(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sleeping Beauty, Indeed(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mythic 2(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Salon Fantastique(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Interfictions(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Japanese Dreams(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Paper Cities(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 20(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Clockwork Phoenix(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The WisCon Chronicles, Vol. 2(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Twenty-First Annual Collection(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2009(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Best New Fantasy 2(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ravens in the Library(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Federations(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Clockwork Phoenix 2(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Unplugged(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Stories in Between(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Realms 2(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Apex Magazine #16, September 2010(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2010(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
She Nailed a Stake Through His Head(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Apex Magazine - January 2011(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Apex Magazine - February 2011(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Apex Magazine - March 2011(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Whedonistas(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Apex Magazine - April 2011(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Teeth: Vampire Tales(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Apex Magazine - June 2011(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Three(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fantasy Magazine, July 2011(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Apex Magazine - August 2011(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Apex Magazine - October 2012(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Z: Zombie Stories(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 61, October 2011(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Robots: The Recent A.I.(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Year's Best SF 16(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The 2012 Rhysling Anthology(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Moment of Change(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2012(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best of Electric Velocipede(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 71(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Clarkesworld: Year Three(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Queen Victoria's Book of Spell(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Aliens: Recent Encounters(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The 2013 Rhysling Anthology(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2013(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Book of Apex: Volume 4(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Clarkesworld: Year Six(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wolf Warriors(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 100(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blood Sisters(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sisters of the Revolution(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Bestiary(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Press Start to Play(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Starlit Wood(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Long List Anthology Volume 2(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mad Hatters and March Hares(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Robots vs. Fairies(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Clarkesworld Year Nine: Volume One(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A People's Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sharp & Sugar Tooth(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mythic Journeys(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best of Uncanny(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nevertheless She Persisted(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The 2020 Look at Mars Fiction Book(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Edited By(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
From a Certain Point of View(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
World of Warcraft: Folk & Fairy Tales of Azeroth(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nebula Awards Showcase 55(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Some of the Best of Tor.com 2021(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Someone in Time(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Diablo(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Uncanny Magazine Issue 54(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
World of Warcraft: The Voices Within(2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

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