Lisa Tuttle - Author

About the Author

Lisa Tuttle was born and raised in Texas, but moved to Britain in the 1980s. She now lives with her writer husband, Colin Murray, and their daughter on the side of a Scottish loch. She has written more than a dozen highly acclaimed fantasy, science fiction and horror novels.

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The Witch at Wayside Cross Jesperson and Lane Book II

The Witch at Wayside Cross Jesperson and Lane Book II

Author: Lisa Tuttle Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/06/2018

Should you find yourself in need of a discreet investigation into any sort of mystery, crime or puzzling circumstances, think of Jesperson and Lane . . . Jesperson and Lane have just solved their first major case when a man bangs violently on their door - and almost immediately drops dead. The police rule death by natural causes, but the detectives are determined to find out what really happened . . . Mr Manning was screaming about witches before his death. The case takes them to Mr Manning's Norfolk home, a land of mysterious Shrieking Pits and ancient knowledge. Mr Manning was himself a member of the enigmatic School of Ancient British Wisdom, and not the first to suffer a similar fate. Local gossip suggests that he was secretly engaged to one of the three lovely sisters who reside at Wayside Cross - but which one? Are they really witches, as the gossips also claim? And what does all this have to do with the mysterious Shrieking Pits and a mother desperate to find her missing baby? Jesperson and Lane, at your service. 'One of the SF and fantasy & horror field's most urbane - and much under-appreciated- writers' Love Reading

Lisa Tuttle Collection

Lisa Tuttle Collection

Author: Lisa Tuttle Format: eBook Release Date: 08/02/2018

A three-book young adult collection from award-winning author Lisa Tuttle, featuring Love Online, Panther in Argyll and Snake Inside.Love in the digital age has its ups and downs in Love Online.In Panther in Argyll, Dannielle possesses a rare ability: an empathetic link with creatures, particularly the black panther, her 'totem animal'. But the link means more than just understanding: Dannielle is about to discover the excitement of being able to change into a panther herself . . .And in Snake Inside Lia is convinced her mother is a murderer, several times over - but she's not a normal serial killer. Could it possible be true that she's turning into a snake to murder all these men? If Lia doesn't find out the truth, and quickly, the results could be calamitous . . .Endlessly inventive, Lisa Tuttle's young adult collection is a gripping riot of imagination with the subtlety and power of a master storyteller.

Curious Affair of the Witch at Wayside Cross

Curious Affair of the Witch at Wayside Cross

Author: Lisa Tuttle Format: eBook Release Date: 28/11/2017

The paranormal answer to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Jesperson and Lane are turning the Victorian era upside down in this bewitching series from John W. Campbell Award winner Lisa Tuttle. ';A lively, entertaining blend of murder mystery and supernatural adventure . . . Arthur Conan Doyle would have approved.'—George R. R. Martin, on The Curious Affair of the Somnambulist & the Psychic Thief ';Witch!' cries the young man after stumbling unexpectedly into the London address of the consulting-detective partnership of Mr. Jasper Jesperson and Miss Lane. He makes the startling accusation while pointing toward Miss Lane . . . then he drops dead. Thus begins the strangest case yet to land—quite literally—on the doorstep of Jesperson and Lane. According to the coroner, Charles Manning died of a heart attack—despite being in perfect health. Could he have been struck down by a witch's spell? The late Mr. Manning's address book leads Jesperson and Lane to the shrieking pits of Aylmerton, an ancient archaeological site reputed to be haunted by a vengeful ghost. There they sift through the local characters, each more suspicious than the last: Manning's associate, Felix Ott, an English folklore enthusiast; Reverend Ringer, a fierce opponent of superstition; and the Bulstrode sisters, a trio of beauties with a reputation for witchcraft. But when an innocent child goes missing, suddenly Jesperson and Lane aren't merely trying to solve one murder—they're racing to prevent another. Don't miss any of Lisa Tuttle's enchanting Jesperson and Lane novels: THE CURIOUS AFFAIR OF THE SOMNAMBULIST AND THE PSYCHIC THIEF | THE WITCH AT WAYSIDE CROSS Praise for Lisa Tuttle ';A stylish, distinctive storyteller.'—The Washington Post Book World ';This John W. Campbell Award–winning author remains one of fantasy's best.'—Publishers Weekly ';Sleepwalkers, psychics, and the spirits of the dead (or are they?) make for a heady stew in Lisa Tuttle's latest, The Curious Affair of the Somnambulist & the Psychic Thief, the first full-length novel about Jasper Jesperson and Miss Lane, a dauntless duo of Victorian detectives first introduced in her stories for Down These Strange Streets and Rogues. They're an entertaining pair, and it's great to see them back in action in a longer work. Here's hoping this is only the first in a long series of Lane and Jesperson adventures. Tuttle does a lovely job of putting us back in the foggy streets of Victorian London in this lively, entertaining blend of murder mystery and supernatural adventure. Arthur Conan Doyle would have approved.'—George R. R. Martin, on The Curious Affair of the Somnambulist & the Psychic Thief

The Witch at Wayside Cross Jesperson and Lane Book II

The Witch at Wayside Cross Jesperson and Lane Book II

Author: Lisa Tuttle Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/08/2017

Should you find yourself in need of a discreet investigation into any sort of mystery, crime or puzzling circumstances, think of Jesperson and Lane . . . Jesperson and Lane have just solved their first major case when a man bangs violently on their door - and almost immediately drops dead. The police rule death by natural causes, but the detectives are determined to find out what really happened . . . Mr Manning was screaming about witches before his death. The case takes them to Mr Manning's Norfolk home, a land of mysterious Shrieking Pits and ancient knowledge. Mr Manning was himself a member of the enigmatic School of Ancient British Wisdom, and not the first to suffer a similar fate. Local gossip suggests that he was secretly engaged to one of the three lovely sisters who reside at Wayside Cross - but which one? Are they really witches, as the gossips also claim? And what does all this have to do with the mysterious Shrieking Pits and a mother desperate to find her missing baby? Jesperson and Lane, at your service. 'One of the SF and fantasy & horror field's most urbane - and much under-appreciated - writers' Love Reading

Curious Affair of the Somnambulist & the Psychic Thief

Curious Affair of the Somnambulist & the Psychic Thief

Author: Lisa Tuttle Format: eBook Release Date: 16/05/2017

';A lively, entertaining blend of murder mystery and supernatural adventure . . . Arthur Conan Doyle would have approved.'—George R. R. Martin Sherlock Holmes meets Penny Dreadful in the debut of a delightful Victorian-era fantasy series from John W. Campbell Award winner Lisa Tuttle. Has there ever been a more unlikely pair of consulting detectives than Jesperson and Lane? They certainly make a striking duo: Mr. Jasper Jesperson, with his shock of red hair and seemingly encyclopedic knowledge of all subjects—save common sense—and Miss Lane, whose logical mind is matched only by her fascination with psychic phenomena. Their talents are rare . . . as are their customers. So when Jesperson and Lane are hired to track the nocturnal wanderings of a sleepwalking London business owner, they're simply happy to be working again. The case begins as a window into the seances and other supernatural parlor games that are so popular these days, and takes a sinister turn as the intrepid investigators pull back the curtain on the cutthroat rivalries underpinning polite society. But after several mediums go missing, it's clear that Jesperson and Lane are in over their heads. For they've uncovered a presence beyond their understanding—an evil force that won't hesitate to kill in order to achieve its nefarious ends.Advance praise for The Curious Affair of the Somnambulist & the Psychic Thief';Sleepwalkers, psychics, and the spirits of the dead (or are they?) make for a heady stew in Lisa Tuttle's latest, The Curious Affair of the Somnambulist & the Psychic Thief, the first full-length novel about Jasper Jesperson and Miss Lane, a dauntless duo of Victorian detectives first introduced in her stories for Down These Strange Streets and Rogues. They're an entertaining pair, and it's great to see them back in action in a longer work. Here's hoping this is only the first in a long series of Lane and Jesperson adventures. Tuttle does a lovely job of putting us back in the foggy streets of Victorian London in this lively, entertaining blend of murder mystery and supernatural adventure. Arthur Conan Doyle would have approved.'—George R. R. Martin Praise for Lisa Tuttle ';A stylish, distinctive storyteller.'—The Washington Post Book World ';This John W. Campbell Award–winning author remains one of fantasy's best.'—Publishers Weekly

Dark Discoveries - #31

Dark Discoveries - #31

Author: Lisa Tuttle, Gregory Benford, John Shirley Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/04/2015

Love Online

Love Online

Author: Lisa Tuttle Format: eBook Release Date: 21/11/2013

In this brand new story by award-winning author Lisa Tuttle, a girl online finds more than she ever dreamed . . .When Rose moves to America to stay with her grandmother, the internet enables her to keep in touch with her family and play games in multi-user domains.She meets Orson, Olivia and Simon in the 'domain' of Illyria, where they become people they are not and find a deeper truth in fantasy.

Snake Inside

Snake Inside

Author: Lisa Tuttle Format: eBook Release Date: 21/11/2013

Award-winning author Lisa Tuttle returns with a grippingly sinister tale.When Iain's friend Nic becomes friendly with Lia, Iain begins to act very strangely. He plants the idea in Lia's head that her natural mother is a murderer who killed several men, claiming she was possessed by a snake. Soon Lia becomes convinced that she too has a snake inside.

Memories of the Body

Memories of the Body

Author: Lisa Tuttle Format: eBook Release Date: 24/10/2013

Award-winning horror author Lisa Tuttle's second short story collection is 'both entertaining and thought-provoking' Publisher's Weekly.This collection of fifteen emotionally-powerful short stories by a writer of cutting-edge fantasy, science fiction and horror are filled with subtlety, power and distinctive voice demanding to be heard.Includes five stories singled out by critic John Clute as 'among the very best short stories published in the last decade' - 'The Wound', 'Memories of the Body', 'Riding the Nightmare', 'Husbands' and 'Lizard Lust', along with 'A Mother's Heart', 'Bits and Pieces', 'Dead Television', 'Other Room', 'Skin Deep', 'Colonization of Edwin Beal', 'Spirit Cabinet', 'Jamie's Grave', 'Heart's Desire' and 'A Birthday'.

Ghosts and Other Lovers: A Short Story Collection

Ghosts and Other Lovers: A Short Story Collection

Author: Lisa Tuttle Format: eBook Release Date: 24/10/2013

Incisive, moving, and unsettling, Ghosts and Other Lovers should appeal to both fans of the classic ghost story and those seeking bold new psychological fantasy. Includes the James Tiptree Jr Award nominated story 'Food Man'.Award-winning fantasy and horror author Lisa Tuttle's third short-story collection assembles thirteen of her imaginative inquiries into the nature of ghosts and the people they visit, covering territory from gothic romance to the just plain creepy. Originally published in 2002, this collection includes thirteen ghost stories written in the 1990s and 1980s, including the stories 'In Jealousy', 'Mr Elphinstone's Hands', 'From Another Country', 'The Walled Garden', 'Lucy Maria', 'The Extra Hour', 'Where the Stones Grow', 'White Lady's Grave', 'Soul Song', 'Food Man', 'Manskin, Womanskin', 'Turning Thirty' and 'Haunts'

Nest of Nightmares

Nest of Nightmares

Author: Lisa Tuttle Format: eBook Release Date: 24/10/2013

'13 stories guaranteed to leave you strongly disquieted' Neil Gaiman.Available to purchase for the first time since its original publication in 1987, this classic of modern horror by award-winning author Lisa Tuttle's debut short-story collection is 'the most significant book of its kind to take a consistently feminist approach to horror fiction' Jessica Amanda SalmonsonWhat happens when your everyday life begins to skew towards the inexplicable and insane? What do you do when your already fractured normality shatters? Featuring all female protagonists, A Nest of Nightmares will take you on a journey through unease and disquiet.Includes the stories 'Bug House', 'Dollburger', 'Community Property', 'Flying to Byzantium', 'Treading the Maze', 'The Horse Lord', 'The Other Mother', 'Need', 'The Memory of Wood', 'A Friend in Need',' Stranger in the House', 'Sun City' and 'The Nest'.

Spaceship Built of Stone and Other Stories

Spaceship Built of Stone and Other Stories

Author: Lisa Tuttle Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2013

'Tuttle is at her best as a short story writer. The power and sheer quality of her work are unmistakable on every page' Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Review. Containing 'Wives', a classic in feminist science fiction and the author's most frequently discussed and reprinted short story, and 'The Bone Flute', which was famously awarded and then removed from the Nebula Awards, Lisa Tuttle's second short-story collection is as breathtaking and genre bending as the first.Originally published by The Woman's Press, a specialised feminist publishing company in 1987, A Spaceship Built of Stones contains 10 short stories that demonstrate Tuttle's effortless mastery of the short story form and her undeniable writing prowess. The collection also includes the stories 'No Regrets', 'The Family Monkey', 'Mrs T', 'A Spaceship Built of Stone', 'The Cure', 'The Hollow Man', 'The Other Kind' and 'The Birds of the Moon'.

My Pathology and Other Stories

My Pathology and Other Stories

Author: Lisa Tuttle Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2013

What if the logic of the world reflected the bizarre logic of the unconscious? Each story in My Pathology explores the insanity just below the surface of normal life, especially the madness that unites and divides the sexes. A woman's obsession with her younger sister's nocturnal activities centres uneasily upon the attic of their shared home, where someone or something has built a room-sized nest. A man's desire to connect with aliens threatens his ability to form human relationships. And in the title story, a modern-day alchemist has enlisted sexuality itself into his quest for the philosopher's stone, with uncertain consequences for the women who love him. By turns disturbing and compelling, these sixteen multi-faceted tales reprise the career of one of SF's most emotionally insightful writers.Includes the stories 'Replacements', 'Honey, I'm Home!', 'Food Man', 'Mr Elphinstone's Hands', 'Lucy Maria', 'Where the Stones Grow', 'White Lady's Grave', 'Tir Nan Og', 'The Dragon's Bride', 'Manskin, Womanskin', 'From Another Country', 'The Walled Garden', 'The Extra Hour', 'In Jealousy', 'Turning Thirty' and 'My Pathology'.

Panther in Argyll

Panther in Argyll

Author: Lisa Tuttle Format: eBook Release Date: 22/08/2013

A unique and inventive story by award-winning author Lisa Tuttle.When Danni chooses to spend the school holidays with her godmother, Claire, she thinks she will find a kindred spirit. She doesn't bank on meeting the mysterious Finlay Black, or Claire being on the look out for the Panther of Argyll - the beast that supposedly roams the woods around her cottage. And she doesn't bank on discovering that she has the 'animal spirit' - a rare and unique ability that not only provides an empathy with animals, but the ability to become them. But there is a price for letting the animal within loose. Panthers are wild, primal, strong . . . and most of all free: why remain human when all of this is within your grasp?

Familiar Spirit

Familiar Spirit

Author: Lisa Tuttle Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2013

'By the time it was over I was so thoroughly violated that I needed to scrub my brain with steel wool' Tor.comIn Award-winning author Lisa Tuttle's first solo novel Sarah is looking for a fresh start and a home of her own, but something is waiting for her in the night . . . When Sarah breaks up with the partner she has shared her home with for the last year, she is determined to make a new start. The house she finds, nestled in the woods just back from the road, seems like the perfect place to do that. Almost from the moment she looks at it, Sarah knows that it should belong to her. But this house has invisible eyes that watch Sarah from the darkness. For the previous owner, Valerie, is keeping a secret: one that involves the house, a ritual . . . and a spirit called back from the grave.

Gabriel

Gabriel

Author: Lisa Tuttle Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2013

In award-winning horror author Lisa Tuttle's novel Gabriel, young window Dinah is ready to let go of the past, but her husband isn't. 'Gabriel is a spellbinding read from start to finish' Chris Morgan, SFF Book Review Annual 1988Dinah and Gabriel know that they'll be together forever, but when Gabriel suffers a violent and senseless death just a year after they marry, Dinah is devastated.Ten years on, Dinah believes she has moved forward enough to return to New Orleans, the place where she lived with Gabriel, and deal with the ghosts of her past. That is until she meets a young boy with a remarkably familiar face . . . Dinah may be ready to let go of the past, but Gabriel definitely isn't.

Lost Futures

Lost Futures

Author: Lisa Tuttle Format: eBook Release Date: 04/04/2013

Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the James Tiptree Jr. Award, this literary science-fiction novel by award-winning author Lisa Tuttle is 'a brilliant exploration of the relationship between quantum mechanics, human choice and alternate worlds' The Oxford TimesSometimes, those roads not taken can come back and haunt you.Clare's unhappy life hasn't gone the way she expected. At the age of thirty-three she's still an accountant, still unmarried and ridden with guilt over the tragic death of her brother. Her obsession with roads not taken drives her into a nervous breakdown, until she comes to realise that she can leave her unsatisfactory "e;real life"e; behind and enter alternate realities where things worked out better.But when she explores these other existences, she discovers they are far from the perfect lives she was imagining, and wherever she turns, another Clare usurps her own existence, until she is forced into the ultimate confrontation with madness - and truth . . .

The Silver Bough

The Silver Bough

Author: Lisa Tuttle Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/01/2013

Appleton is a small town nestled on the coast of Scotland. Though it was once famous for the apples it produced, these days it's a shadow of its former self. But in a hidden orchard a golden apple dangles from a silver bough, an apple believed lost forever. The apple is part of a legend, promising either eternal happiness to the young couple who eat from it secure in their love - or a curse, for those who take its gift for granted. Now, as the town teeters on the edge of decline, the old rituals have been forgotten and the mists are rolling in. And in the mist, something is stirring...

Pillow Friend

Pillow Friend

Author: Lisa Tuttle Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2012

Perfect for fans of Tanith Lee and Joyce Carol Oates, this extremely dark and disturbing novel by award-winning author Lisa Tuttle is 'Impossible to forget' Neil Gaiman.Be careful what you wish for . . . As a child, Agnes Grey dreamed of the perfect friend to ease her loneliness: a doll that would talk to her, tell her stories, share her secrets, just like her Aunt Marjorie used to have.So when she receives an old-fashioned porcelain doll as an adult, painted to look like an old-world gentleman, she's certain her dreams have come true. But as the line between fantasy and reality begins to blurs, Agnes discovers that every dream has its price and every wish must be paid for . . .

Walled Garden

Walled Garden

Author: Lisa Tuttle Format: eBook Release Date: 14/06/2012

'A strong, poignant, and outright magical tale' New York Review of Science Fiction In this exclusive short story from critically acclaimed and award-winning author Lisa Tuttle, a woman is haunted by an experience she had as a five-year-old, when she believed she had seen herself with her true love in the future...'The Walled Garden' was originally written for Hidden Turnings, a YA fantasy anthology edited by Diana Wynne Jones and was reprinted in Lisa Tuttle's collection Ghosts and Other Lovers and The Year's Best Horror and Fantasy, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terry Windling.

Extra Hour

Extra Hour

Author: Lisa Tuttle Format: eBook Release Date: 14/06/2012

'Lisa Tuttle never disappoints' George R.R. MartinAn exclusive short story from the author of THE MYSTERIES and THE SILVER BOUGH.A working wife and mother longs for more time to write, then finds a hidden room where her wish is granted, where she can work undisturbed in a place out of time...

Treading the Maze

Treading the Maze

Author: Lisa Tuttle Format: eBook Release Date: 14/06/2012

In this exclusive short story from the award-winning author of The Mysteries, inexplicable fear of a maze leads to unexpected consequences . . .Amy and Phil are charmed by the Old Vicarage, a beautiful Glastonbury guest house surrounded by peaceful countryside. But when they look from their window and see a group of strange figures performing a ritual dance around a turf-maze, Amy feels far from peaceful. Phil insists on treading the maze, but Amy is gripped by inexplicable fear - fear that turns out to be well-founded. Dark forces are at work, and unbeknownst to them, Amy and Phil's holiday will be the last time they enjoy happiness together . . .

Bone Flute

Bone Flute

Author: Lisa Tuttle Format: eBook Release Date: 12/11/2011

Venn, a fickle and restless young musician, is drawn to the "e;lost planet"e; of Habille where, it is said, human nature has changed, and love once experienced can never die.In an afterword written especially for this edition, Lisa Tuttle explains her controversial decision to refuse the Nebula Award for this story.

Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction

Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction

Author: Lisa Tuttle Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2005

What makes fantasy different from other types of fiction? How do you build a science fiction world? Does magic need rules? From outer space to cyberspace, from The Lord of the Rings to Harry Potter, fantasy and science fiction are more popular with readers than ever before, and offer a unique set of challenges to the writer. Award-winning author Lisa Tuttle draws on her own experience as writer, editor and teacher to offer practical advice and encouragement to the aspiring fantasy and science fiction writer. The book covers ideas, world-building, language, structure, short stories, writing for children, finding an agent and markets.

Skin of the Soul New Horror Stories by Women

Skin of the Soul New Horror Stories by Women

Author: Lisa Tuttle Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/1990

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