Catherynne M. Valente

Catherynne M. Valente

Valente_PERFILSeattle (Washington), Estados Unidos, 1979.

Catherynne M. Valente es escritora y poeta de ciencia ficción y fantasía. Licenciada en Filología Clásica y especializada en lingüística de griego antiguo por la Universidad de San Diego (California) y la Universidad de Edimburgo, ha vivido en Japón, Australia y varias ciudades de EE. UU. Actualmente reside en una isla en Maine. Fue instructora del taller Clarion de ciencia ficción y fantasía en 2014.

Entre otros premios ganó el Tiptree Jr. por In the Night Garden, además del Lambda por Palimpsest y el Locus en 2012 por “Silently and Very Fast”, “White Lines on a Green Field” y Six-Gun Snow White. Su novela La niña que recorrió Tierra Fantástica en un barco hecho por ella misma ganó los premios Andre Norton y Locus.

Fue premiada en dos ocasiones con el Hugo al mejor podcast fan, SF Squeecast, en 2012 y 2013. En 2009, Valente donó su archivo a la Asociación de Escritores de Fantasía y Ciencia Ficción de América (SFWA).

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Novelas

Saga A Dirge for Prester John
I. The Habitation of the Blessed (Night Shade Books, 2010)
II. The Folded World (Night Shade Books, 2011)
III. The Spindle of Necessity (publicación sin determinar)

Saga The Orphan’s Tales
I. In the Night Garden (Bantam Spectra, 2006). Premio Tiptree Jr. 2006 y premio Mythopoetic 2008 a mejor novela adulta de fantasía.
II. In the Cities of Coin and Spice (Bantam Spectra, 2007). Premio Mythopoetic 2008 a mejor novela adulta de fantasía.

Independientes
The Labyrinth (Prime Books, 2004)
Yume No Hon: The Book of Dreams (Prime Books, 2005)
The Grass-Cutting Sword (Prime Books, 2006)
Palimpsest (Bantam Spectra, 2009). Premio Lambda 2009.
Deathless (Tor, 2011)
Myths of Origin: Four Short Novels (Wyrm Publishing, 2011). Ómnibus de novelas que contiene The Grass-Cutting Sword, The Labyrinth, Under in the Mere y Yume No Hon: The Book of Dreams.
Radiance (Tor, 2015)
Space Opera (Saga Press, 2018)

Novelas juveniles

Saga Fairyland
I. La niña que recorrió Tierra Fantástica en un barco hecho por ella misma (Noguer Ediciones, 2012). [The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, Feiwel and Friends, 2011]. Premios Andre Norton 2010 y Locus 2012 a mejor novela juvenil.
II. The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There (Feiwel and Friends, 2012)
III. The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two (Feiwel and Friends, 2013). Premio Locus 2014 a mejor novela juvenil.
IV. The Boy Who Lost Fairyland (Turtleback Books, 2011)
V. The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home (Feiwel and Friends, 2016)

Independientes
The Glass Town Game (Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2017)

Colecciones

Oracles: A Pilgrimage (Prime Books, 2005)
Apocrypha (Prime Books, 2005)
A Guide to Folktales in Fragile Dialects (Norilana Books, 2008). Contiene:

  • Poema: “The Girl with Two Skins” (2008)
  • “Tale Type 7307: The Maiden who Bled at the Altar”
  • Poema: “The Descent of the Corn-Queen of the Midwest” (2006)
  • Poema: “The Frog-Wife” (2006)
  • Poema: “Rampion” (2007)
  • Poema: “Sedna, Submerged” (2005)
  • Poema: “The Child Bride of the Lost City of Ubar” (2006)
  • “Tale Type -17: The Courtship of Heaven and Earth”
  • Poema: “Skadi in the Forest of Legs” (2005)
  • Poema: “The Gardener and the Grave-Keeper” (2006)
  • “Tale Type 10,441: The Woman who Married the Land”
  • Poema: “The Queen of Hearts” (2005)
  • Poema: “Pasiphae’s Machine” (2006)
  • Poema: “The Inkmaker’s Wife” (2006)
  • Poema: “Helen in the Underworld” (2006)
  • “Tale Type 5513A-Z: Blood Tales”
  • Poema: “Glass, Blood, and Ash (2007)
  • Poema: “Inhumed, Her Star-Staked Body Bloodless Lies” (2007)
  • Poema: “How Comes This Blood Upon the Key?” (2007)
  • Poema: “An Intersection of Blood and Gold” (2007)
  • Poema: “An Issue of Blood” (2007)
  • “Tale Type 6(n-1)3: Red Stockings”
  • Poema: “Anatomy of a Yes” (2006)
  • Poema: “Notes Left by a Previous Tenant” (2007)
  • Poema: “Crow” (2007)
  • “Tale Type x+7: The Woman of Iron and the Woman of Wood”
  • Poema: “Flax” (2007)
  • Poema: “Gringa”
  • Poema: “Suttee” (2006)
  • “Tale Type 17894: The Stalwart Historian”
  • Poema: “The Seven Devils of Central California” (2007). Premio Rhysling 2008 a mejor poema largo.
  • Poema: “Lessons in Thermodynamics” (2008)
  • “Tale Type 00: The Last Story of Urn”
  • Poema: “Past the Rivers” (2006)
  • Poema: “The Immigrant” (2007)
  • Poema: “The Eight Legs of Grandmother Spider” (2006)

Ventriloquism (PS Publishing, 2010). Contiene:

  • “Mother Is a Machine” (2005)
  • “Milk and Apples” (2006)
  • “The Anachronist’s Cookbook” (2010)
  • “Fifteen Panels Depicting the Sadness of the Baku and the Jotai” (2010)
  • “Proverbs of Hell” (2010)
  • “The Secret History of Mirrors” (2009)
  • “How to Build a Ladder to the Sun in Six Simple Steps”
  • “How to Become a Mars Overlord” (2010)
  • “Reading Borges in Buenos Aires”
  • Urchins, While Swimming(2006)
  • “A Dirge for Prester John” (2007)
  • “Bones Like Black Sugar” (2005)
  • “Ghosts of Gunkanjima” (2005)
  • “La Serenissima”
  • “A Delicate Architecture” (2009)
  • “A Grey and Soundless Tide” (2006)
  • “The Days of Flaming Motorcycles” (2010). Traducido en Zombies 2 (Minotauro, 2011) como “La era de las motos fulgurantes”.
  • “Thread: A Triptych” (2006)
  • “The Ballad of the Sinister Mr. Mouth” (2007)
  • “Killswitch” (2007)
  • “The City of Blind Delight” (2008)
  • “The Maiden-Tree” (2005)
  • “The Psalm of the Second Body” (2010)
  • “The Hanged Man”
  • “Palimpsest” (2008)
  • The Radiant Car Thy Sparrows Drew” (2009)
  • “Oh, the Snow-Bound Earth, the Radiant Moon!”
  • “Golubash (Wine-Blood-War-Elegy)”
  • “Secretario” (2010)
  • “The Harpooner at the Bottom of the World”
  • A Buyer’s Guide to Maps of Antarctica” (2008)
  • 13 Ways of Looking at Space/Time. Traducido en 25 minutos en el futuro. Nueva ciencia ficción norteamericana (Almadía, 2013) como “13 maneras de observar el espacio/tiempo”.

The Melancholy of Mechagirl (Haikasoru, 2013). Contiene:

  • Poema: “The Melancholy of Mechagirl” (2011)
  • “Ink, Water, Milk”
  • “Fifteen Panels Depicting the Sadness of the Baku and the Jotai” (2010)
  • “Ghosts of Gunkanjima” (2005)
  • “Thirteen Ways of Looking at Space/Time” (2010)
  • “One Breath, One Stroke” (2012)
  • “Story No. 6”
  • Fade to White” (2012)
  • Poema: “The Emperor of Tsukayama Park” (2005)
  • “Killswitch” (2007)
  • Poema: “Memoirs of a Girl Who Failed to Be Born from a Peach” (2005)
  • Poema: “The Girl with Two Skins” (2008)
  • “Silently and Very Fast” (2011). Premio Locus 2012 a mejor novela corta.
  • Ensayo: “Afterword: The Melancholy of a Modern Girl, or, Love and Hegemony”

The Bread We Eat in Dreams (Subterranean Press, 2013). Contiene:

  • “The Consultant” (2013)
  • “White Lines on a Green Field” (2011). Premio Locus 2012 a mejor novelette.
  • “The Bread We Eat in Dreams” (2011)
  • Poema: “The Melancholy of Mechagirl” (2011)
  • “A Voice Like a Hole” (2011)
  • “The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland — For a Little While” (2011)
  • “How to Raise a Minotaur” (2013)
  • “The Shoot-Out at Burnt Corn Ranch Over the Bride of the World” (2013)
  • Poema: “Mouse Koan” (2012)
  • “The Blueberry Queen of Wiscasset” (2013)
  • “In the Future When All’s Well” (2011)
  • “Fade to White” (2012)
  • “Aeromaus” (2013)
  • Poema: “Red Engines” (2009)
  • “The Wolves of Brooklyn” (2011)
  • “One Breath, One Stroke” (2012)
  • “Kallisti” (2013)
  • “The Wedding” (2013)
  • Poema: “The Secret of Being a Cowboy” (2011)
  • “Twenty-Five Facts About Santa Claus” (2013)
  • “We Without Us Were Shadows” (2013)
  • “The Red Girl” (2013)
  • Poema: “Aquaman and the Duality of Self/Other, America, 1985” (2012)
  • “The Room” (2013)
  • “Silently and Very Fast” (2011)
  • Poema: “What the Dragon Said: A Love Story” (2012)

The Refrigerator Monologues (Saga Press, 2017). Contiene:

  • “Daisy Green Says I Love You”
  • “Happy Birthday, Samantha Drake”
  • “Paige Embry Is Dead”
  • “The Ballad of Blue Bayou”
  • “The Heat Death of Julia Ash”
  • “The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Pauline Ketch”

Folletines

Ghosts of Gunkanjima (Papaveria Press, 2005)
Under in the Mere (Rabid Transit Press, 2009)
The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland — for a Little While (Tor.com, 2011). Perteneciente a la saga Fairyland.
Silently and Very Fast (WSFA Press, 2011)
Six-Gun Snow White (Subterranean Press, 2013). Premio Locus 2013 a mejor novela corta.
Speak Easy (Subterranean Press, 2015)
Temnaya and the House of Books (Mythic Delirium Books, 2016)

Antologías

By Blood We Live (Night Shade Books, 2009). Relato: “Exsanguinations: A Handbook for the Educated Vampire by Anna S. Oppenhagen-Petrescu”.
The Minotaur in Pamplona: Book II (D-Press, 2005). Relato: “Ascent is not Allowed”.
Jabberwocky (Prime Books, 2005). Relato: “The Ice Puzzle”.
Tails of Wonder and Imagination (Night Shade Books, 2010). Relato: “The Manticore’s Tale”.
Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2012). Relato: “Coming of Age on Barsoom”.
The Bestiary (Centipede Press, 2015). Relato: “Orsinus Liborum”.
The Starlit Wood (Saga Press, 2016). Relato: “Badgirl, the Deadman, and the Wheel of Fortune”.
Mad Hatters and March Hares (Tor, 2017). Relato: “The Flame After the Candle”.
The Weight of Words (Subterranean Press, 2011). Relato: “No One Dies in Nowhere”.
Robots vs. Fairies (Saga Press, 2018). Relato: “A Fall Counts Anywhere”.

Relatos

“Thread: A Triptych”, en Lone Star Stories n.º 14 (2006)
“A Hole in China”, en Lightspeed (mayo de 2012)
The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild, en Clarkesworld Magazine n.º 100 (enero de 2015)
“Planet Lion”, en Uncanny Magazine n.º 4 (mayo-junio de 2015)
“The Lily and the Horn”, en Fantasy Mazine (diciembre de 2015)
“The Quidnunx”, en Apex Magazine (abril de 2016)
“The Limitless Perspective of Master Peek, or, the Luminescence of Debauchery”, en Beneath Ceaseless Skies n.º 200 (2016)
“Snow Day”, en Uncanny Magazine n.º 11 (julio-agosto de 2016)
The Beasts Who Fought for Fairyland Until the Very End and Further Still, autopublicado (2016). Perteneciente a la saga Fairyland.
The Ordinary Woman and the Unquiet Emperor, en Tor.com (2017)
“Down and Out in R’lyeh”, en Uncanny Magazine n.º 18 (septiembre-octubre de 2017)
El futuro es azul, en Supersonic n.º 8 (2017). [The Future Is Blue“, en Drowned Worlds (Solaris, 2016)]. Premio Sturgeon 2017.

Poemas

“The Oracle Alone”, en The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror: Eighteenth Annual Collection (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2005)
“Gingerbread”, en The 2005 Rhysling Anthology: The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Poetry of 2004 (SFPA, 2005)
“Vitia Capitalis”, en The 2005 Rhysling Anthology: The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Poetry of 2004 (SFPA, 2005)
“The Cook’s Wife”, en Star*Line (enero-febrero de 2006)
“Lessons in Architecture”, en Flytrap n.º 9 (junio de 2008)
“Lessons in Horticulture”, en Flytrap n.º 9 (junio de 2008)
“Lessons in Petrology”, en Flytrap n.º 9 (junio de 2008)
“Damascus Divides the Lovers by Zero or The City Is Never Finished”, en Lone Star Stories n.º 30 (2008), con Amal El-Mohtar.
“A Great Clerk of Necromancy”, en Apex Magazine (julio de 2013)

Como editora

Apex Magazine
Apex Magazine — 2010 (2010)
Apex Magazine — 2011 (2011)
The Book of Apex: Volume 3 of Apex Magazine (Apex Publications, 2012)

No ficción

Artículos
“Child’s Play: #219, The Gardener”, en Cabinet des Fées (Prime Books, 2006)
“The Devil and Ms. V”, en Heliotrope (primavera de 2008)
Voodoo Economics: How to Find Serenity in an Industry That Does Not Want You, en Clarkesworld Magazine (noviembre de 2008)
“Epic Movie”, en Heliotrope (primavera de 2008)
“Circumnavigating Fairyland”, en Locus n.º 600 (enero de 2011)
“Soltando vapor”, en La Biblia steampunk: guía ilustrada de un mundo de dirigibles imaginarios, corsés y anteojos, científicos locos y literatura extraña (Edge Entertainment, 2013). [“Blowing Off Steam”, en The Steampunk Bible: An Illustrated Guide to the World of Imaginary Airships, Corsets and Goggles, Mad Scientists, and Strange Literature (Abrams Image, 2011)]
“Editorial: Good-bye”, en Apex Magazine (noviembre de 2011)

Ensayos
Indistinguishable from Magic (Mad Norwegian Press, 2014)

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