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Bruce Boston (born 1943) is an American speculative fiction writer and poet who was born in Chicago and grew up in Southern California. He received a B.A. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, 1965, and an M.A., 1967. He lived in the San Francisco Bay Area from 1961 to 2001, where he worked in a variety of occupations, including computer programmer, college professor (literature and creative writing, John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, California, 1978—82), technical writer, book designer, gardener, movie projectionist, retail clerk, and furniture mover. He ly lives in Ocala, Florida, with his wife, writer-artist Marge Simon, whom he married in 2001. BRUCE BOSTON: Speculative Fiction and Poetry

Boston has won the Rhysling Award for speculative poetry a record seven times: for Best Long Poem in 1989 and 1999, and for Best Short Poem in 1985, 1988, 1994, 1996, and 2001, and the Asimov's Readers' Award for poetry The Locus Index to SF Awards: Asimov's Reader Poll Records and Tallies a record six times: 1990, 1994, 1997, 2003, 2005 and 2008. He has also received a Pushcart Prize for fiction, 1976, the Bram Stoker Award for his poetry collections Pitchblende, 2003, Shades Fantastic, 2006, and The Nightmare Collection, 2008, and the first Grandmaster Award of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, 1999. His collaborative poem with Robert Frazier, "Return to the Mutant Rain Forest," received first place in the 2006 Locus Online Poetry Poll for Best All-Time Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror Poem.

Boston has also published more than a hundred short stories and the novels Stained Glass Rain and The Guardener's Tale (the latter a Bram Stoker Award Finalist and Prometheus Award Nominee). His work has appeared widely in periodicals and anthologies, including Asimov's SF Magazine, Amazing Stories Magazine, Realms of Fantasy, Science Fiction Age, Weird Tales, Strange Horizons, Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, and the Nebula Awards Showcase. Both his fiction and poetry exhibit a variety in styles and subjects. Writing in The Washington Post, Paul Di Filippo described his collection Masque of Dreams as containing "nearly two dozen brilliant stories ranging across all emotional and narrative terrains." Washington Post review, THE FAR SIDE OF NOWHERE Reviewing Stained Glass Rain for Tangent, Howard V. Hendrix called it "probably the best novel yet written about the sixties and its drug culture."

Boston has chaired the Nebula Award Novel Jury (SFWA) and the Philip K. Dick Award Jury, and served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. He has served as fiction and/or poetry editor for a number of publications, including Occident, The Open Cell, Berkeley Poets Cooperative, City Miner, Star*Line, and The Pedestal Magazine.

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Total Books: 63
Saurian Gaiety
2017 - Saurian Gaiety (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781939840417
ISBN-10: 1939840414
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Sacrificial Nights
2016 - Sacrificial Nights (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788898953554
ISBN-10: 8898953550
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Civilized Beasts 2015 Edition
2015 - Civilized Beasts 2015 Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780692600290
ISBN-10: 0692600299
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Devolution Z November 2015 The Horror Magazine
2015 - Devolution Z November 2015 the Horror Magazine [Volume 4] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781518757150
ISBN-10: 1518757154
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Tales of the Talisman Volume 10 Issue 4
2015 - Tales of the Talisman Volume 10 Issue 4 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781885093790
ISBN-10: 1885093799
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Degenerates Voices for Peace 2015 Issue
2015 - Degenerates Voices for Peace 2015 Issue (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780692392348
ISBN-10: 0692392343
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Resonance Dark  Light
2015 - Resonance Dark Light (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780692281413
ISBN-10: 069228141X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Gothic Blue Book IV The Folklore Edition
2014 - Gothic Blue Book IV the Folklore Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780984730445
ISBN-10: 0984730443
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Dark Roads Selected Long Poems 1971 2012
2013 - Dark Roads Selected Long Poems 1971 2012 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781937128906
ISBN-10: 1937128903
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Notes from the Shadow City
2012 - Notes From the Shadow City (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781937128401
ISBN-10: 1937128407
Genre: Literature & Fiction

2012 - Anthropomorphisms (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780982855461
ISBN-10: 098285546X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Future Imperfect Best of Wily Writers
2012 - Future Imperfect Best of Wily Writers (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780983182429
ISBN-10: 0983182426
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Guardener's Tale
2011 - The Guardener's Tale (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780982897591
ISBN-10: 0982897596
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Dark Matters
2010 - Dark Matters (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780984460151
ISBN-10: 0984460152
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Masque of Dreams The Best of Bruce Boston
2009 - Masque of Dreams the Best of Bruce Boston (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781434404589
ISBN-10: 1434404587

Masque of Dreams
2009 - Masque of Dreams (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781434409119
ISBN-10: 1434409112

Double Visions
2009 - Double VIsions (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781888993660
ISBN-10: 1888993669
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

El Guardian de Almas
2009 - El Guardian De Almas (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788498004434
ISBN-10: 8498004438
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Nightmare Collection
2008 - The Nightmare Collection (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781888993592
ISBN-10: 1888993596
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Night Smoke
2007 - Night Smoke (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780968993460
ISBN-10: 096899346X
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Shades Fantastic
2006 - Shades Fantastic (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780977666539
ISBN-10: 0977666530

2002 - Quanta (Paperback)
1995 - Conditions of Sentient Life [Gothic Chapbook, 2] (Paperback)
1992 - Chronicles of the Mutant Rain Forest [Horrors Head Press] (Paperback)
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