Bibliography (by phylum)

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from Abrams Books:

Riverland – 2019 

**STARRED REVIEW** – “Wilde approaches… using the fantastic to symbolize and illuminate the complex emotions her characters experience. About courage and truth overcoming denial and fear, Riverland is an important book.”  — Shelf Awareness

**STARRED REVEW** – “A narrative that challenges the stereotypical stories of domestic violence, Riverland is painful and heartwarming all at once . . . A must-read.” — Booklist
“Wilde (Updraft) skillfully blurs the lines of fantasy and reality in a haunting middle grade story of sisters connected through trauma and a shared mythology . . . Beneath the surface of Wilde’s fantastical metaphors lies the far more chilling and profound portrayal of domestic abuse and the lengths to which people can go to deny the most painful of truths.”  — Publishers Weekly

cover reveal & Excerpt at B&N Kids!

Once upon a time, there were two sisters who rescued each other.
When things go bad at home, sisters Eleanor and Mike hide in a secret place under Eleanor’s bed, telling monster stories. Often, it seems those stories and their mother’s house magic are all that keep them safe from both busybodies and their dad’s temper. But when their father breaks a family heirloom, a glass witch ball, a river suddenly appears beneath the bed, and Eleanor and Mike fall into a world where dreams are born, nightmares struggle to break into the real world, and secrets have big consequences. Full of both adventure and heart, Riverland is a story about the bond between two sisters and how they must make their own magic to protect each other and save the ones they love.

+ Novel TBA (Abrams Books)

from Tor Books:

  • The Bone Universe trilogy:
    • Updraft- Winner of the Andre Norton & Compton Crook Awards, Nebula Nominee
    • Cloudbound – Locus Reading List
    • Horizon – Locus Award Nominee


  • The Fire Opal Mechanism (2019)  School Library Journal says: “This engaging stand-alone sequel to The Jewel and Her Lapidary highlights Wilde’s deft prose and fantastical imagination. Readers will enjoy the intersection of knowledge and freedom to learn twisted into something darker.” And Nerds of A Feather writes: ” The Jewel and her Lapidary was one of my favourite stories of its length in the year it came out and if anything this story is a step up. I hope this isn’t the last we see of the Gemworld and its complex, evolving history.” “The Fire Opal Mechanism is a fast-paced, entrancing story about friendship and time travel, as the protagonists race to stop the Pressmen, who want to control all knowledge distribution under the guise of righting a perceived wrong.” – another fantastic review, from Booklist!
  • The Book of Gems (tba)

Both are set in the same world as The Jewel and Her Lapidary ( Publishing, 2016) and the short story “The Topaz Marquise” (Beneath Ceaseless Skies). Two Gemworld Novellas from

Novelettes & Serials

Jewel Cover
“The Jewel and Her Lapidary,” (May 2016)
Buried beneath the layers of a traveler’s guide is a hidden history: two kingdoms, powerful gems, and the even more powerful Lapidarys who bind them. Lin and Sima, caught in a web of intrigue and deceit, must find a way to escape the traps set by the past and save their kingdom.  An epic fantasy, in miniature.  2016 Nebula Nominee, Best Novelette, 2017 Hugo Finalist, Best Novelette, 2017 Locus Awards Finalist, Best Novelette, An LA Public Library 2016 Best Book of 2016

The Witch Who Came in From the Cold, Serial Box – S2 guest (Talisman) 2016
The Cold War gets magical when spies brush shoulders with sorcerers in this genre-defying serial created by Lindsay Smith and Max Gladstone.

Ninth Step Station, Serial Box, S1 (January 2019)
Years of disaster and conflict have left Tokyo split between great powers.
In the city of drone-enforced borders, bodymod black markets, and desperate resistance movements, US peacekeeper Emma Higashi is assigned to partner with Tokyo Metropolitan Police Detective Miyako Koreda. Together, they must race to solve a series of murders that test their relationship and threaten to overturn the balance of global power. And amid the chaos, they each need to decide what they are willing to do for peace. by Malka Older, Fran Wilde, Curtis Chen, and Jacqueline Koyanagi.

Disconnect, Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction, October 4, 2018

Even in her dreams, Izze always felt pulled in too many directions.

“That’s part of your problem,” Severin said when she called him while drinking the morning’s first cup of coffee. “You sleep wrong.” His voice sounded far away, pinned beneath a screen.

Short Stories


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