Short Works

Celia has published several short stories, as well as a sourcebook for White-Wolf’s popular game Vampire: The Masquerade.


Dominion

Dominion

Tridac Publishing – 2011
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Four hundred years after mankind’s arrival on Erna, the undead sorcerer Gerald Tarrant travels north in search of a legend. For it is rumored there is a forest where the fae has become so powerful that it devours all who enter it, and he means to test its power.

This novella prequel to C.S. Friedman’s bestselling Coldfire Trilogy offers fans of the series a tale of Tarrant’s secret history, while new readers will enjoy a chilling introduction to one of High Fantasy’s most fascinating–and deadly–worlds.Read More


Perfect Day

Perfect Day

The Magazine of Fantasy
& Science Fiction – March 2012
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Founded in 1949, Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine is the award-winning original publisher of such classics as Stephen King’s Dark Tower, Daniel Keyes’s Flowers for Algernon, and Walter M. Miller’s A Canticle for Leibowitz.

Each bimonthly issue offers compelling short fiction by writers such as Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Terry Bisson, along with the science-fiction field’s most respected and outspoken opinions on books, films and science–plus a dash of humor from our cartoonists and writers.

Perfect Day is C.S. Friedman’s contribution to this collection.


Soul Mate

Soul Mate

Subterranean Press – 2010
ISBN: 159606336X
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Speculative fiction is wide in scope and styles, and Speculative Horizons showcases the talent and storytelling skills of five of the genre’s most imaginative voices.

In C. S. Friedman’s “Soul Mate,” it’s love at first sight for Josie at the arts and crafts festival when she meets the handsome Stephan Mayeaux. It all sounds too good to be true until her newfound boyfriend starts to act strangely and unexplained occurrences begin to take place around her.


Terms of Engagement

Terms of Engagement

The Magazine of Fantasy
& Science Fiction – June 2006
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Founded in 1949, Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine is the award-winning original publisher of such classics as Stephen King’s Dark Tower, Daniel Keyes’s Flowers for Algernon, and Walter M. Miller’s A Canticle for Leibowitz.

Each bimonthly issue offers compelling short fiction by writers such as Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Terry Bisson, along with the science-fiction field’s most respected and outspoken opinions on books, films and science–plus a dash of humor from our cartoonists and writers.

Terms of Engagement is C.S. Friedman’s contribution to this collection.


Shall We Dance?

Shall We Dance?

DAW Books – 2006
ISBN: 0756403693
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From hags and harpies to sorceresses and sirens, this volume features twenty all-new tales that prove women are far from the weaker sex-in all their alluring, magical, and monstrous roles.

Shall we Dance? is C.S. Friedman’s contribution to this collection.


Downtime

Downtime

DAW Books – 2005
ISBN: 0756401372
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To celebrate DAW Books’ 30 years of publishing in science fiction and fantasy genres, DAW owners/editors Elizabeth R. Wollheim and Sheila E. Gilbert gathered their literary heavy hitters into two celebratory volumes: DAW 30th Anniversary Science Fiction Anthology and DAW 30th Anniversary Fantasy Anthology.

Downtime is C.S. Friedman’s contribution to the Science Fiction Anthology.


The Erciyes Fragments

The Erciyes Fragments

White Wolf – 1999
ISBN: 1565042972
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This is a soucebook for White Wolf’s roleplaying game, Vampire: the Masquerade. The Erciyes Fragments is the Book of Nod from Caine’s point of view. The text is in manuscript form with learned scribblings in the margins (compliments of the various methuselahs who have come across it down through the ages).

“While this book was intended for players familiar with the White Wolf’s World of Darkness setting, some non-players have reported they enjoyed it. The Book of Nod is the legendary “bible” of the vampires, telling of their origin as the result of a biblical spat with God, outlining the parameters of their curse, and providing prophecies of horrors to come. This version was written by the first of all vampires, who has a small problem with megalomania and envisions himself as a rival to God. You see where it got him.

(Maybe if he hadn’t killed his brother, White Wolf would have given his book a title that people could pronounce)” – C.S. Friedman


The Dreaming Kind

The Dreaming Kind

DAW Books – 1989
ISBN: 0886773555
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Two of the biggest names in the fantasy field have put together a unique collection of fantastical cat tales for friends of furry felines. Cats work a special magic in these stories from the future, from the past, and from dimensions people never dream of.

“The Dreaming Kind” was also later published in the collection Nine Lives (St. Francis Hospice, 2001).