Books by James P. Blaylock

THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF LANGDON ST. IVES by James P. Blaylock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2016

"A collection of enjoyable and cheerfully unsubtle adventures in the company of an endearing cast of characters."
In this illustrated collection, Blaylock (Beneath London, 2015, etc.) offers readers five stories featuring scientist and adventurer Langdon St. Ives, a character first introduced in 1978 when Blaylock was one of the pioneers of the steampunk genre. Read full book review >
WINTER TIDES by James P. Blaylock
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Blaylock's usual hardworking characters—but the drama never quite coheres, and the ending just dangles."
More contemporary supernatural horror from the author of All the Bells on Earth (1995), etc. When surfer Dave Quinn saved a young girl from the sea, her twin sister eluded him and drowned. Read full book review >
ALL THE BELLS ON EARTH by James P. Blaylock
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A steady and well-appointed yarn, curiously irreligious considering its theme, with no real chills but a satisfying resolution."
Contemporary supernatural tale from the author of Night Relics (1994), etc. In Orange, California, on a rainy night some days before Christmas, local businessman Murray LeRoy goes berserk, vandalizing churches and threatening Father Mahoney, before inexplicably catching fire and completely burning up. Read full book review >
NIGHT RELICS by James P. Blaylock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1994

"Superb characters and setting, in a plot that meshes seamlessly—the single cavil being that it goes on too long: we learn what's happening well before the characters do."
Fairly orthodox ghost story set in the California hill country, from the author of The Paper Grail, Lord Kelvin's Machine, etc. Peter Travers is trying to put his failed marriage behind him and enter into a new relationship with girlfriend Beth. Read full book review >
LORD KELVIN'S MACHINE by James P. Blaylock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 1992

"All in all: a thumping disappointment."
Three-part ``steampunk''—Victorian fantasy—outing for the author of the noteworthy Land of Dreams and The Paper Grail. Read full book review >
THE PAPER GRAIL by James P. Blaylock
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 20, 1991

"Rather arcane in places and curiously lacking in thematic ambition, but seamlessly produced: intriguing and absorbing work from a major talent."
Another distinctive northern California magic-realist fantasy from the author of Land of Dreams (1987). Read full book review >