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S.P. Somtow
 
 


Thai-American author and composer S.P. Somtow was born in Thailand and educated at Eton and Cambridge.  His first career was in music, but in the late 1970s he began to publish a series of innovative science fiction stories in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, earning him the John W. Campbell for best new writer. His 1984 novel Vampire Junction, which critics called ancestral to the Splatterpunk Movement, was elected to the "40 All-Time Greatest Horror Books" by the Horror Writers Association.  Other horror novels include Moon Dance and Darker Angels; his chilling novella The Bird Catcher won the World Fantasy Award.  His semi-autobiographical novel Jasmine Nights was published in 1994. In the 21st Century Somtow returned to Thailand where he founded the Bangkok Opera. His radical Asian reinterpretation of Wagner's "Ring Cycle" merited a full page in the New York Times. His recent operatic adaptation of the Ramayana, "Ayodhya", was covered in the international press. He lives and works in Los Angeles and Bangkok.



Awards

  • John W. Campbell Award, Best New Writer
  • World Fantasy Award, Best Novella, THE BIRD CATCHER
  • Locus Award, Best First Novel, STARSHIP & HAIKU
  • Edmond Hamilton-Leigh Brackett Memorial Award, "sense of wonder" in science fiction, "The Dust"
  • Dædalus Award, Best Fantasy Novel, THE SHATTERED HORSE
  • Rocky Award Winner, Best Young Adult Novel, THE WIZARD'S APPRENTICE
  • Rocky Award Winner, Best Historical Fantasy, BRIMSTONE AND SALT
  • HOMer Award, Best Horror, MOON DANCE
  • International Horror Guild Award, Best Novelette, BRIMSTONE AND SALT



 

 

TITLES

THE ALIEN SWORDMASTER
Aquilliad series
  AQUILA IN THE NEW WORLD (#1)
  AQUILA AND THE IRON HORSE (#2)
  AQUILA AND THE SPHINX (#3)
Riverrun trilogy
RIVERRUN TRILOGY**
  RIVERRUN
  FOREST OF THE NIGHT
  YESTERN
STARSHIP AND HAIKU
MALLWORLD
THE ULTIMATE MALL WORLD
FORGETTING PLACES
Dragonflight
  THE WIZARD'S APPRENTICE
THE VAMPIRE'S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER
JASMINE NIGHTS
SYMPHONY OF TERROR
SNOW COUNTRY
THE SHATTERED HORSE
THE FALLEN COUNTRY
PAVILION OF FROZEN WOMEN*
The Inquestor series
  LIGHT ON THE SOUND
  THE THRONE OF MADNESS
  UTOPIA HUNTERS
  THE DARKLING WIND
Vampire Junction series
  VAMPIRE JUNCTION
  VALENTINE
  VANITAS: Escape From Vampire Junction
MOON DANCE
DARKER ANGELS
The Crow: TEMPLE OF NIGHT
TAGGING THE MOON: Fairy Tales from LA
Star Trek: Next Generation: DO COMETS DREAM