Lisa Goldstein is the National Book Award-winning of The Red Magician and The Uncertain Places. She has published eleven novels and two short fiction collections, including Dark Cities Underground, The Alchemist's Door, and Travellers in Magic. Her short fiction has appeared in such magazines as Interzone and Asimov's Science Fiction, and in anthologies including The Norton Book of Science Fiction and The Year's Best Fantasy series. Goldstein is also a founding member of the women's speculative fiction co-operative the Brazen Hussies. She lives in Oakland, California.
Praise for Ivory Apples A contemporary fantasy that is wholly original. I want to read it again and again. -Ellen Klages, World Fantasy Award-winning author of Passing Strange A powerful fairy tale set without compromise in the modern world-the characters are convincingly real, and the magic is genuinely enchanting and perilous. -Tim Powers, author of Alternate Routes and Down and Out in Purgatory Praise for Lisa Goldstein She has given us the kind of magic and adventure that once upon a time made us look for secret panels in the halls of wardrobes or brush our teeth with a book held in front of our eyes, because we couldn't bear to put it down. -The New Yorker Lisa Goldstein is the perfect, born storyteller. Her story pulls you in and wraps you round, and it is hard to think of anything else until it is over. -Diana Wynne Jones Lisa Goldstein's work deserves to be celebrated along with that of Alice Walker and Shirley Jackson. -Lucius Shepard [Goldstein] never writes the same type of story twice, and she never disappoints. -Mark Graham, Denver Rocky Mountain News Praise for The Uncertain Places Goldstein's complex and ingenious plot transplants the forest realm of European folktale, where witches grant wishes with strings attached and you'd better be careful which frog you kiss, into the sun-drenched hills of Northern California in the 1970, and beyond. -Ursula K. Le Guin An exquisitely beautiful, eerily compelling modern fairy tale. -Library Journal, starred review Exemplary . . . Goldstein is one of fantasy's most reliable practitioners, and a new novel from her is always a cause for celebration. -San Francisco Chronicle The Uncertain Places continued to surprise me at every page and, as a writer, filled me with raw, disgraceful envy: Boy I wish I'd thought of this one. -Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn and Summmerlong Lisa Goldstein is back and at the top of her game. -Shelf Awareness The arrival of a new Goldstein fantasy is a major cause for rejoicing. And The Uncertain Places does not disappoint. -Charlie Jane Anders, io9 [The Uncertain Places] combines all the things that I like best about Goldstein's work: great, believable characters; a well-defined setting (this time it's 1970s Berkeley); and subtle magic that plays by the rules. -Charles de Lint, Fantasy & Science Fiction A gripping story that twists with compelling dream logic; Goldstein's fairy-tale family radiate believable unreality, and the faerie realm contained herein evinces the perfect mix of terror and attraction. -Cory Doctorow