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Full List of the Works of F. Brett Cox



Roger Zelazny, University of Illinois Press, 2021 (Modern Masters of Science Fiction series). ​Finalist for the 2022 Locus Award, taking 2nd place in the Nonfiction category. 

The End of All Our Exploring: Stories, Fairwood Press, 2018



“2018 Recommended Reading: Collections,” Locus Magazine Online

Review, Locus Magazine Online

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly


Seven Days

Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic, Editor (with Andy Duncan), New York: Tor, 2004 (currently out of print)


Short Fiction 


Up the Steps,, 2022

A Bend in the Air, Portals, edited by Patricia Bray and S.C. Butler. Zombies Need Brains LLC, 2019

Elimination of Restraint and Seclusion: The Road to Engagement, The End of All Our Exploring: Stories

Recommended Reading List, Best Horror of the Year Vol. 11, edited by Ellen Datlow (Night Shade, 2019)

The Deep End, Submerged, edited by S.C. Butler and Joshua Palmatier.  Zombies Need Brains LLC, 2017

They Got Louie, See the Elephant Issue Two, 2016

See That My Grave Is Kept Clean, Tales in Firelight and Shadow, edited by Alexis Brooks de Vita, Double Dragon, 2014


Where We Would End a War, War Stories: New Military Science Fiction, edited by Jaym Gates and Andrew Liptak.  Apex, 2014

Road Dead, Shadows and Tall Trees 2014, edited by Michael Kelly, Undertow, 2014


Maria Works at Ocean City Nails, New Haven Review, Issue 12, Summer 2013; Reprinted in Best Indie Lit New England, Vol. 2: 2012-2014,  Thomas A. Dodson, Executive Editor, Black Key Press, 2015 


The Amnesia Helmet, Eclipse Online, 21 January 2013; SF Signal List of Best Short Stories of 2013; Locus 2013 Recommended Reading List: Short Stories; The Year’s Best Science Fiction: 31st Annual Collection Honorable Mention; The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2014  Recommended Reading


She Hears Music Up Above, Phantom, edited by Paul Tremblay and Sean Wallace, Prime Books, 2009


Nylon Seam, Interstitial Arts Online Annex, 24, September 2009 

The Serpent and the Hatchet Gang, Black Static, Number 2, December 2007; Reprinted in Creatures!  Thirty Years of Monsters, edited by John Langan and Paul Tremblay, Prime Books, 2011


Mary of the New Dispensation, Postscripts, Issue 13, Winter 2007


Petition to Repatriate Geronimo’s Skull, Phantom #0, 2006


My Whole World Lies Waiting, Rabid Transit: Long Voyages, Great Lies, Velocity Press, 2006


Madeline’s Version, Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic, New York: Tor, 2004; Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, 18th Ed., Honorable Mention


The Last Testament of Major Ludlum, The Sucarnochee Review, No. 14, 2004; Reprinted in Climbing Mt. Cheaha: Emerging Alabama Writers, edited by Don Noble, Livingston Press, 2004


Legacy, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, No. 13, November 2003


When John Moore Shot Carl Bell, Carriage House Review, Winter 2001


It Came Out of the Sky,  North Carolina Literary Review, No. 10, 2001; Year’s Best Science Fiction, 19th Edition, Honorable Mention


Flannery on Stage, Indigenous Fiction, June 2001


What They Did to My Father,  Black Gate, Summer 2001

Up Above the Dead Line, The Dead Mule, January 2000; Reprinted in Southern Fried Weirdness: Reconstruction, edited by T.J. McIntyre,  2011   


The Light of the Ideal, Century, Winter 2000; Year’s Best Science Fiction, 18th Edition and Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, 14th Edition, Honorable Mentions


Wishing and Hoping, Forbidden Lines, Summer 1993, pp. 26-30


The Waiting Is the Hardest Part, The Spectator, Raleigh, NC, November 1992


Love Is All You Need, Forbidden Lines, November 1990, pp.17-20




​"Early Spring”. The Celestal Review, May 2022.

“Zero Dream.”  Not One of Us, Issue #59, April 2018.


“In the Empress of China Restaurant.”  Exit 13 Magazine, No. 21, 2015.   


“Bird Island.”  IthicaLit, Winter 2015.

“Robert Lowell in Gloucester, Massachusetts.”  The Lake, January 2015. 

“First Rodeo.”  Manifest West: Even Cowboys Carry Cell Phones, edited by Theresa Milbrodt, Western Press Books, 2013. 

“Thirteen Ways of Looking at Peter Straub.” Readercon 23 Souvenir Book, July 2012.


“Next Morning.”  Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Art.  Issue 28, Spring 2012.






Consider the Services of the Departed

Geek Theater: 15 Plays by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers.  Edited by Jen Gunnels and Erin Underwood.  Underwords Press, 2015.


Plays in Performance:


“Consider the Services of the Departed”

Monologue, 1 man

Vermont Playwrights Circle Ten Fest, Waitsfield, VT, August 2011

Burlington Fringe Festival, Burlington, VT, October 2016

Staged Reading:

Boskone 56, Boston, MA, February 2019


“Suspension.”  Monologue.  Performance, VT Playwrights Circle Ten Fest, Waitsfield, VT, August 2009; Performance, Burlington Fringe Festival, October 2017.

“They Got Louie.” 10-minute play.  Staged reading, Ten Minute Play Slam, Last Frontier Theater Conference, Valdez, AK, June 2012; full performance, Burlington Fringe Festival, Burlington, VT, November 2013


“Christopher Durang Is Under the Weather.”  10-minute play.  Staged reading, Fringe Fest, Last Frontier Theater Conference, June 2011; full performance, Burlington Fringe Festival, November 2013.


“It Came Out of the Sky.”  One-act play.  Staged reading, Play Lab, Last Frontier Theater Conference, Valdez, AK, June 2012

Selected Nonfiction

"sometimes a short page/is better than a volume: The Science Fiction Short Stories of Sonya Dorman". Portable Storage 7 on, April 30, 2022.

“Thinking About the Future.”  Norwich Record, Spring 2020.


“Beyond the Moon and the Stars: John Kessel’s The Moon and the Other.” North Carolina Literary Review Online 2018.


“The H Word: Reveling in the Literary.”  Nightmare Magazine, Oct. 2013.


 “Kevin Brockmeier.”  American Writers Supplement XXII, edited by Jay Parini, Gale Cengage Learning, 2012.  


“George Saunders.”  American Writers Supplement XIX, edited by Jay Parini,  Gale Cengage Learning, 2010.


“Fragments of a Hologram Rose for Emily: William Gibson, Southern Writer.”  The Cultural Influences of William Gibson, the “Father” of Cyberpunk Science Fiction: Critical and Interpretive Essays, edited by Carol Robinson and Carl Yoke, Edwin Mellen Press, 2007.


“When I Was Miss Dow’: An Appreciation.”  The Ellen Datlow SCI FICTION Project, 26 September 2006.


“Steampunk,” “Television and Radio,” “Writers and Writing,” “Stranger in a Strange Land,” and “The X-Files,” in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy: Themes, Works, and Wonders, edited by Gary Westfahl, Greenwood Press, 2005.


“Introduction” (with Andy Duncan). Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic.


“Keith Roberts.”  Dictionary of Literary Biography: British Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers, edited by Darren Harris-Fein, Gale Research, 2002.


“Palgrave’s Golden Treasury.”  The Robert Frost Encyclopedia, edited by Nancy Lewis Tuten and John Zubizaretta, Greenwood Press, 2001.


“The Brute Facticity of the Corpse: James Morrow, Science Fiction Writer.”  Paradoxa: Studies in World Literary Genres, Vol. 5, No. 12, 1999.


“Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.”  Novels for Students, Vol. 3, edited by Diane Telgen and Kevin Hile, Gale, 1998, pp.  258-277.


“Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.”  Novels for Students, Vol. 2, edited by Diane Telgen, Gale, 1997.


“Other-Consuming Artifacts: The Cautionary Tales of John Kessel.”  The New York Review of Science Fiction, June 1997.


“Epiphanies of the Mind and Heart: John Kessel’s Meeting in Infinity and Bruce Sterling’s Globalhead.”  The New York Review of Science Fiction, October 1995


“What Need, Then, for Poetry?’: The Genteel Tradition and the Continuity of American Poetry.”  The New England Quarterly, Vol. 67, No. 2, 1994.


“We Mean It, Man’: Nancy Kress’ ‘Out of All Them Bright Stars’ and James Patrick Kelly’s ‘Rat.”  The New York Review of Science Fiction, October 1992.


“James P. Blaylock’s ‘Unidentified Objects’: In Memory Of.”  Short Form, Feb. 1990


“What We Talk About When We Talk About Good: A Theory of Value/A Value of Theory.”  Short Form, Oct. 1989.


“John Kessel: The Security of Influence.”  Short Form, No. 1, 1989.

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