Bibliography (by phylum)

Novels | Novellas | Novelettes | Short Stories | Poetry


from Abrams books: 

Coming in 2021: The Sorries

2019:  Riverland 

  • Winner: 2019 Nebula for Best Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction
  • Lodestar Finalist
  •  **NPR Favorite book of 2019!!**

    Harrowing and beautiful, Riverland is both the dark tumbling water and the lighthouse of imagination and resilience that shows a way through it.

**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

+ 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

Machina, Serial Box (January-March 2020)
Created by Fran Wilde. Written by Fran Wilde, Malka Older, and Curtis C. Chen, with Martha Wells.
With Earth becoming increasingly uninhabitable, humanity looks to space for salvation. In the arid California desert, two companies compete for the opportunity to send their AI robots to colonize Mars. Scientists and staff mingle at Moonshot Bar and, as personal tensions build and business practices get shady, there might be more than scientific discovery at stake.

“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 morepowerful 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

Jewel Cover

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) & S2 (Winter 2020)
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


Novels | Novellas | Novelettes | Short Stories | Poetry