Tim Pratt

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Tim Pratt
BornDecember 12, 1976 (1976-12-12) (age 46)
Dudley, North Carolina, U.S.
Pen nameT. A. Pratt, T. Aaron Payton
OccupationAuthor, editor at Locus Magazine
Genre Science fiction, fantasy

Tim Pratt (born December 12, 1976) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer and poet. He won a Hugo Award in 2007 for his short story "Impossible Dreams". [1] He has written over 20 books, including the Marla Mason series and several Pathfinder Tales novels. His writing has earned him nominations for Nebula, Mythopoeic, World Fantasy, and Bram Stoker awards and has been published in numerous markets, including Asimov's Science Fiction , Realms of Fantasy , Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show, and Strange Horizons . [2]


Life and career

Pratt grew up in the vicinity of Dudley, North Carolina, and attended Appalachian State University, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in English. In 1999 he attended the Clarion East Writing Workshop. [3] He moved to Santa Cruz, California in 2000, and now resides in Berkeley with his wife, Heather Shaw, and son, River. [4] He currently works as a senior editor at Locus Magazine.

He has also contributed to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Collection archived at the Northern Illinois University Libraries. [5]

In 2018, the performance of his short story "Six Jobs" at Podcastle won (and declined [6] ) the Parsec award for Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Short Form).



As Tim Pratt

  • The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl , Bantam Spectra, 2005
  • The Nex, Tropism Press, 2010
  • Briarpatch, ChiZine Publications, 2011
  • Venom in Her Veins: A Forgotten Realms Novel, Wizards of the Coast, 2012
  • Pathfinder Tales:City of the Fallen Sky, Paizo Publishing, 2012
  • Pathfinder Tales:Liar's Blade, Paizo Publishing, 2013
  • The Stormglass Protocol, 2013 (with Andy Deemer)
  • Heirs of Grace, 47North, 2014
  • Pathfinder Tales:Reign of Stars, Paizo Publishing, 2014
  • Pathfinder Tales: Liar's Island, Paizo Publishing, 2015
  • Pathfinder Tales: Liar's Bargain, Paizo Publishing, 2016
  • The Wrong Stars: Book I of the Axiom, Angry Robot, 2017
  • The Dreaming Stars: Book II of the Axiom, Angry Robot, 2018
  • The Forbidden Stars: Book III of the Axiom, Angry Robot, 2019
  • Doors of Sleep: Book I of the Journals of Zaxony Delatree, Angry Robot, 2021
  • Prison of Sleep: Book II of the Journals of Zaxony Delatree, Angry Robot, 2022

As T.A. Pratt (Marla Mason novels)

  • Blood Engines (#1), Bantam Spectra, 2007
  • Poison Sleep (#2), Bantam Spectra, 2008
  • Dead Reign (#3), Bantam Spectra, 2008
  • Spell Games (#4), Bantam Spectra, 2009
  • Broken Mirrors (#5), 2010
  • Grim Tides (#6), 2012
  • Bride of Death (#7), 2013
  • Lady of Misrule (#8), 2015
  • Queen of Nothing (#9), 2015
  • Closing Doors (#10), 2017
  • Do Better: The Marla Mason Stories, 2018

As T. Aaron Payton


Edited Anthologies

Awards and nominations

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