Bibliography: Short Fiction


The Four Profound Weaves, novella, forthcoming from Tachyon.

“To Balance the Weight of Khalem,” forthcoming in Beneath Ceaseless Skies.


These are the attributes by which you shall know God” in GlitterShip, edited by Keffy M. Kehrli.


“How to Remember to Forget to Remember the Old War” reprinted in the Sunspot Jungle anthology, Vol.1 from Rosarium Press.

The Book of Seed and the Abyss,” (Birdverse/Kabbalah), Patreon original.

“The Splendid Goat Adventure,” (Birdverse short story, Patreon original), reprinted in Transcendent 3, Best Transgender Fiction of 2017.

“The Book of How to Live,” reprinted in Best of Beneath Ceaseles Skies vol. 10.


How to Remember to Forget to Remember the Old War” (podcast and reprint), Glittership.

RETRYING, Daily Science Fiction.

“A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power” (Birdverse novella,)  Beneath Ceaseless Skies.


The Desert Glassmaker and the Jeweler of Berevyar” (Birdverse short story), Uncanny.

The Book of How to Live,” Beneath Ceaseless Skies (Birdverse novelette).

“Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” (reprint), Heiresses of Russ, best lesbian SFF of 2015, ed. by A.M. Dellamonica and Steve Berman.

“Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” (reprint), The Long List Anthology, ed. David Steffen.


“How to Remember to Forget to Remember the Old War,” Queers Destroy Science Fiction! special issue of Lightspeed, June 2015. Honorable mention in Year’s Best SF, Gardner Dozois, ed.

The Shapes of Us, Translucent to your Eye,” Journal of Unlikely Academia/Unlikely Story.

“Seven Losses of Na Re” (reprint), Sisters of the Revolution, edited by Ann and Jeff Vandermeer (PM Press).

“Seven Losses of Na Re,” (podcast), to appear in Drabblecast.

These are the roads that loop and entwine me,” Bahamut.

Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds,” (Birdverse novelette), Beneath Ceaseless Skies.

Geometries of Belonging,” (Birdverse novelette), Beneath Ceaseless SkiesHonorable mention in Year’s Best SF, Gardner Dozois, ed. 

“Theories of Pain” (reprint), The Humanity of Monsters, edited by Michael Matheson (Chizine Press, 2015)

Stalemate” (podcast), in GlitterShip.


A City on its Tentacles,”  Lackington’s Magazine #1 (with art by Galen Dara!)

Giant” (audio reprint), Toasted Cake.

No Longer Lacking an Onion,” Goldfish Grimm 19

Stalemate,” Lackington’s Magazine #4


Teffeu: A Book from the Library at Taarona,” Strange Horizons.

Theories of Pain,” Daily Science Fiction.

“Held Close in Syllables of Light (reprint), in Best of BCS, Year 4.

Las siete pérdidas de Na Re (Spanish Translation of Seven Losses of Na Re) at Cuentos Para Algernon, April 2013.

“Geddarien” (reprint), Journal of Unlikely Architecture.


Seven Losses of Na Re,” Daily Science Fiction (May 2012).


Held close in syllables of light,” Beneath Ceaseless Skies (October 2011)

“Giant,” Not One of Us 45 (October 2011)

A Mother Goes Between,” Jabberwocky 6 (July 2011), honorably mentioned in Best Horror of the Year, ed. Ellen Datlow.


“Geddarien” (reprint): People of the Book: A Decade of Jewish Fantasy and Science Fiction, ed. by Rachel Swirsky and Sean Wallace, Prime Books (2010).

Kifli” – Strange Horizons, June 2010

“Imperfect Verse” – GUD Magazine issue 5, Winter 2010


“Geddarien”– Fantasy Magazine, December 2008,  honorably mentioned in the Year’s Best SF, and The Year’s Best Fantasy and Science Fiction.

“To Find Home Again” – Warrior Wisewoman anthology, June 2008 (Norilana Press).

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R.B. Lemberg is a queer, bigender immigrant from Eastern Europe and Israel. Their work has appeared in Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Unlikely Story, Uncanny, and other venues, and has been a finalist for the Nebula, Crawford, and other awards.

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