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Robert Reed (1) (1956–)

Author of Marrow

For other authors named Robert Reed, see the disambiguation page.

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About the Author

Robert Reed is an American science fiction author. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska on October 9, 1956, and received a B.S. in Biology from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1987. He worked as a lab technician for several years, before being able to earn his living as a full-time show more author. Reed has won numerous literary awards throughout his prolific career, most notably, the Hugo Award in 2007 for his novella, A Billion Eyes. His other titles include: The Memory of Sky, The Greatship, The Cuckoo's Boys, Sister Alice, The Well of Stars, and Marrow. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Robert Reed

Marrow (2000) 697 copies
The Well of Stars (2004) 310 copies
Sister Alice (2003) 255 copies
Down the Bright Way (1991) 210 copies
Beyond the Veil of Stars (1994) 159 copies
Black Milk (1989) 122 copies
The Hormone Jungle (1988) — Author — 110 copies
An Exaltation of Larks (1995) 90 copies
Beneath the Gated Sky (1997) 82 copies
The Dragons of Springplace (1999) 70 copies
The Remarkables (1992) 65 copies
The Leeshore (1987) 63 copies
The Cuckoo's Boys (2005) 62 copies
The Greatship (2013) 49 copies
Flavors of My Genius (2006) 18 copies
A Billion Eves (2006) 16 copies
Mere (2004) 16 copies
Swingers (2011) 15 copies
Eater-of-Bone (2012) 14 copies
Truth (2008) 11 copies
Winemaster (1999) 8 copies
Coelacanths (2002) 8 copies
Katabasis (2012) 7 copies
Our Candidate (2011) 7 copies
The Remoras {novelette} (1994) 7 copies
Marrow [short fiction] (1997) 6 copies
Dead Man's Run 6 copies
The Next Invasion (2010) 6 copies
Five Thrillers (2008) 6 copies
The Good Hand 5 copies
Clarkesworld: Issue 060 (September 2011) (2011) — Contributor — 5 copies
Camouflage [Novella] (2005) 5 copies
X-Country 4 copies
Hatch {short story} (2007) 4 copies
Night Calls 4 copies
Pills Forever 4 copies
Opal Ball 4 copies
Roxie 4 copies
Eater-of-Bone [novella] (2012) 4 copies
Night of Time (2003) 4 copies
Finished 4 copies
Wealth (2004) 3 copies
Blood Wedding 3 copies
Character Flu 3 copies
Raven Dream 3 copies
Precious Mental (Novella) (2013) 3 copies
Intolerance 3 copies
The Visionaries 3 copies
Murder Born (2012) 3 copies
Mantis (2011) 3 copies
Show Me Yours 3 copies
Mermaid 3 copies
Poet Snow 3 copies
Like Minds 3 copies
Rwanda 3 copies
Plausible 3 copies
The New Deity 3 copies
Firehorn 2 copies
Reunion 2 copies
Will Be 2 copies
Alone (2010) 2 copies
Stalker (2011) 2 copies
A Woman's Best Friend (2008) 2 copies
Veritas 2 copies
Prayer 2 copies
Clarkesworld: Issue 048 (September 2010) (2010) — Contributor — 2 copies
Think So? 2 copies
Pallbearer 2 copies
Aether 2 copies
The Next Scene 2 copies
True Fame 2 copies
Brother Perfect 2 copies
From Above 2 copies
River of the Queen (2004) 2 copies
Misjudgment Day 2 copies
Starbuck 2 copies
Old Man Waiting 2 copies
Pure Vision 2 copies
The Cure 2 copies
Buffalo Wolf 2 copies
Salad For Two 2 copies
Bonds [short fiction] (2013) 1 copy
Aeon's Child (1995) 1 copy
Hoop-of-Benzene (2006) 1 copy
The Boy 1 copy
Improbable Journeys (2004) 1 copy
Afterward (2005) 1 copy
Retrograde Tales (2021) 1 copy
Lying to Dogs (2002) 1 copy
Denali 1 copy
The Esteemed 1 copy
I miss the Before [short story] — Author — 1 copy
Painwise [short story] — Author — 1 copy
Oracles (2002) 1 copy
And so on 1 copy
Hoplite 1 copy
Challenger 1 copy
Trouble Is 1 copy
555 1 copy
Human Bay 1 copy
Fable Blue (1993) 1 copy
How It Feels 1 copy
Baby's Fire 1 copy
Mother Death 1 copy
The Hoplite 1 copy
Birdy Girl 1 copy
Mrs. Greasy 1 copy
One Last Game (2001) 1 copy
Noumenon (2012) 1 copy
Mallow 1 copy
Cloudburst 1 copy
Leave 1 copy
Graffiti 1 copy
Millemondi Inverno 1992 — Contributor — 1 copy
Due 1 copy
The Gulf 1 copy
Dallas: An Essay (2005) 1 copy
Market Day 1 copy
Two Sams 1 copy
Shadow-Below 1 copy

Associated Works

The New Space Opera (2007) — Contributor — 547 copies
Brave New Worlds: Dystopian Stories (2011) — Contributor, some editions — 504 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Tenth Annual Collection (1993) — Contributor — 431 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection (1992) — Contributor — 413 copies
The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016) — Contributor — 409 copies
Extraordinary Engines: The Definitive Steampunk Anthology (2008) — Contributor — 353 copies
Engineering Infinity (2011) — Contributor — 352 copies
The Hard SF Renaissance (2003) — Contributor — 343 copies
The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction (2006) — Contributor — 312 copies
The Space Opera Renaissance (2007) — Contributor — 282 copies
Year's Best SF 6 (2001) — Contributor — 277 copies
Year's Best SF 2 (1997) — Contributor — 260 copies
Year's Best SF 4 (1999) — Contributor — 260 copies
Year's Best SF 8 (2003) — Contributor; Contributor — 255 copies
Year's Best SF 9 (2004) — Contributor — 255 copies
Year's Best SF 5 (2000) — Contributor — 251 copies
Other Worlds Than These (2012) — Contributor — 247 copies
The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF (2010) — Contributor — 238 copies
Year's Best SF 10 (2005) — Contributor — 229 copies
Year's Best SF 12 (2007) — Contributor — 185 copies
Wings of Fire (2010) — Contributor — 176 copies
Year's Best SF 14 (2009) — Contributor — 170 copies
The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF (2009) — Contributor — 151 copies
The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume 2 (2008) — Contributor — 142 copies
Lightspeed: Year One (2011) — Contributor — 138 copies
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Six (2012) — Contributor, some editions — 137 copies
Down these Dark Spaceways (2005) — Contributor — 136 copies
One Million A.D. (2005) — Contributor — 135 copies
Starlight 1 (1996) — Contributor — 132 copies
Year's Best SF 17 (2012) — Contributor — 127 copies
Year's Best SF 16 (2011) — Contributor — 126 copies
Year's Best Fantasy 5 (2005) — Contributor — 120 copies
Galactic Empires (2017) — Contributor — 118 copies
The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction (2002) — Contributor — 115 copies
The Good New Stuff: Adventure in SF in the Grand Tradition (1999) — Contributor — 113 copies
Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2007 Edition (2007) — Contributor — 109 copies
The Mammoth Book of the Best of Best New SF (2008) — Contributor — 105 copies
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 2 (2017) — Contributor — 103 copies
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 1 (2016) — Contributor — 100 copies
Science Fiction: The Best of 2004 (2005) — Contributor — 99 copies
Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2006 Edition (2006) — Contributor — 95 copies
Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and Lore (2017) — Contributor — 95 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2011 Edition (2011) — Contributor — 93 copies
Warrior Women (2015) — Contributor — 91 copies
Year's Best SF 18 (2013) — Contributor — 91 copies
Forbidden Planets (2006) — Contributor — 88 copies
Godlike Machines (2010) — Contributor — 88 copies
Beyond Singularity (2005) — Contributor — 85 copies
Supermen: Tales of the Posthuman Future (2002) — Contributor — 85 copies
Galactic Empires (2008) — Contributor — 83 copies
Bangs and Whimpers: Stories about the End of the World (1999) — Contributor — 83 copies
Upgraded (2014) — Contributor — 78 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2015 Edition (2015) — Contributor — 73 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2012 Edition (2013) — Contributor — 71 copies
Science Fiction: The Best of 2002 (2003) — Contributor — 70 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2009 Edition (2010) — Contributor — 68 copies
The Furthest Horizon: SF Adventures to the Far Future (2000) — Contributor — 67 copies
Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (2013) — Contributor — 66 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2013 Edition (2013) — Contributor — 64 copies
Worldmakers: SF Adventures in Terraforming (2001) — Contributor — 63 copies
Bridging Infinity (1783) — Contributor — 61 copies
New Destinies, Volume 8, Fall 1989 (1989) — Contributor — 60 copies
Year's Best Fantasy 7 (2007) — Contributor — 59 copies
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 3 (2018) — Contributor — 59 copies
We Think, Therefore We Are (2009) — Contributor — 58 copies
Aliens among Us (2000) — Contributor — 58 copies
Not One of Us: Stories of Aliens on Earth (2018) — Contributor — 55 copies
Space Opera (2007) — Contributor — 53 copies
Futures Past (Flights) (2006) — Contributor — 52 copies
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 4 (2019) — Contributor — 51 copies
War and Space: Recent Combat (2012) — Author — 49 copies
Beyond Flesh (2002) — Contributor — 46 copies
Genometry (2001) — Contributor — 46 copies
Space Soldiers (2001) — Contributor — 44 copies
Isaac Asimov's Valentines (1999) — Contributor — 44 copies
A.I.s (2004) — Contributor — 42 copies
The Silver Gryphon (2003) — Author — 42 copies
Season of Wonder (2012) — Contributor — 40 copies
Clarkesworld: Year Six (2014) — Contributor — 39 copies
Clarkesworld: Year Three (2013) — Contributor — 38 copies
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on tor.com (2013) — Contributor — 38 copies
Isaac Asimov's Moons (1997) — Contributor — 37 copies
Aliens: Recent Encounters (2013) — Contributor — 37 copies
Dying for It: More Erotic Tales of Unearthly Love (1997) — Contributor — 36 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2018 Edition (2018) — Contributor — 35 copies
Fantasy: The Best of 2002 (2003) — Contributor — 35 copies
Welcome to Dystopia: 45 Visions of What Lies Ahead (2017) — Contributor — 34 copies
Isaac Asimov's Father's Day (2001) — Contributor — 33 copies
Robots: The Recent A.I. (2012) — Contributor — 33 copies
Future Sports (2002) — Contributor — 32 copies
Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2008 Edition (2008) — Contributor — 32 copies
The Eagle Has Landed: 50 Years of Lunar Science Fiction (2019) — Contributor — 31 copies
Clarkesworld: Year Four (2013) — Contributor — 26 copies
Paradox: Stories Inspired by the Fermi Paradox (2014) — Contributor — 25 copies
Best Short Novels 2007 (2007) — Contributor — 25 copies
We, Robots (2010) — Contributor — 23 copies
Polyphony 6 (2006) — Contributor — 21 copies
Synergy: New Science Fiction, Vol. 4 (1989) — Author — 20 copies
Exploring the Horizons (2000) — Contributor — 20 copies
Clarkesworld: Year Eight (2016) — Contributor — 18 copies
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 33, No. 8 [August 2009] (2009) — Contributor — 17 copies
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 7 (2023) — Contributor — 17 copies
Clarkesworld: Year Five (2013) — Contributor — 17 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 33 • February 2013 (2013) — Contributor — 14 copies
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 31, No. 9 [September 2007] (2014) — Contributor — 14 copies
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 15: Worldcon 2008 Special (2008) — Contributor, some editions — 13 copies
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 35, No. 9 [September 2011] (2011) — Contributor — 13 copies
Avatars Inc (2020) — Contributor — 13 copies
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 20, No. 9 [September 1996] (1996) — Contributor — 13 copies
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 20, No. 6 [June 1996] (1996) — Contributor — 13 copies
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 34, No. 12 [December 2010] (2010) — Contributor — 12 copies
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 24, No. 8 [August 2000] (2000) — Contributor — 12 copies
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 36, No. 2 [February 2012] (2012) — Contributor — 12 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 10 • March 2011 (2011) — Author — 11 copies
Clarkesworld: Issue 108 (September 2015) (2015) — Contributor — 11 copies
Clarkesworld: Issue 112 (January 2016) (2016) — Contributor — 11 copies
Clarkesworld: Issue 086 (November 2013) (2013) — Author — 11 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 107 (April 2019) (2019) — Contributor, some editions — 11 copies
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 38, No. 7 [July 2014] (2014) — Contributor — 11 copies
Universe 16 (1986) — Contributor — 11 copies
Galactic Games (2016) — Contributor — 11 copies
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 39, No. 12 [December 2015] (2015) — Contributor — 10 copies
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 32/33: Far Voyager (2014) — Contributor — 10 copies
Extrasolar (2017) — Contributor — 10 copies
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 37, No. 2 [February 2013] (2013) — Contributor — 10 copies
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 24, No. 5 [May 2000] (2000) — Contributor — 10 copies
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 24, No. 9 [September 2000] (2000) — Contributor — 10 copies
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 24, No. 4 [April 2000] (2000) — Contributor — 10 copies
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 30, No. 6 [June 2006] (2006) — Contributor — 9 copies
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 25, No. 1 [January 2001] (2001) — Contributor — 9 copies
Clarkesworld: Issue 116 (May 2016) (2016) — Contributor — 9 copies
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 30/31: Memoryville Blues (2013) — Contributor — 8 copies
Clarkesworld Year Nine: Volume One (2018) — Contributor — 8 copies
Arc 1.4: Forever alone drone (2012) — Contributor — 7 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 29 • October 2012 (2012) — Contributor — 7 copies
Clarkesworld: Issue 153 (June 2019) (2019) — Contributor — 6 copies
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction (2009) — Author — 5 copies
Orioni vöö. 1 (2020) — Contributor — 5 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 91 • December 2017 (2017) — Contributor — 5 copies
Clarkesworld: Issue 130 (July 2017) (2017) — Contributor — 5 copies
Clarkesworld: Issue 171 (December 2020) (2020) — Contributor — 4 copies
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 26/27: Unfit For Eden (2012) — Contributor — 4 copies
Clarkesworld: Issue 068 (May 2012) (2012) — Author — 3 copies
Clarkesworld: Issue 137 (February 2018) (2018) — Contributor — 3 copies
Lightspeed Magazine 2012 Sampler (2012) — Contributor — 3 copies
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 2 (2010) — Author — 3 copies
Clarkesworld: Issue 143 (August 2018) (2018) — Contributor — 3 copies
Clarkesworld: Issue 126 (March 2017) (2017) — Contributor — 3 copies
Clarkesworld: Issue 027 (December 2008) — Contributor — 3 copies
Clarkesworld: Issue 167 (August 2020) (2020) — Contributor — 2 copies
Urania Millemondinverno 1991 — Contributor; Contributor — 1 copy
Daily Science Fiction: August 2020 (2020) — Contributor — 1 copy
Daily Science Fiction: May 2013 (2013) — Contributor — 1 copy
Daily Science Fiction: December 2019 (2019) — Contributor — 1 copy
Daily Science Fiction: March 2018 (2018) — Contributor — 1 copy

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This novel because I liked several short stories of Mr Reed's in various anthologies.
Started off really slow with really nothing going on at all. Kid riding around staring at women's shirts pretty much covers the first third of the book.
Then things just get strange, not in the sense of happenings, but in the characters seeming paranoid and disjointed.
DNF
 
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acb13adm | 4 other reviews | Sep 13, 2023 |
Not a review. Includes two of my poems co-written with Rhonda Parrish, "The Deal" and "Lucky Shot."
 
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Reviews
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