Available from Resurrection House Books, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indigoor ask for it at your library or local book store.


"Substrate Phantoms is beautifully written and richly imagined, with themes and imagery that remind me of Samuel R. Delany's Babel-17. It's a lovely book; I hope we'll see more of this universe and these characters."
—Judith Tarr, award winning author of Forgotten Suns



"An out-and-out breakthrough, with mystical and sociological roots trailing back to Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End and Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness. Indeed, true aficionados of humane hard SF will applaud Ms. Reisman for bequeathing them this beautiful tale of a heretofore uncreated tomorrow."                                    

                  —Michael Bishop, author of A Funeral for the Eyes of Fire


"A deep dive into prose-poetry sci-fi and mind-stretching mystery."Kirkus Reviews

Some older published stories of mine that are out of print or hard to find are available for perusal at Curious Fictions. I will be slowly adding to the library there; currently available:

  • Two Hearts In Zamora - two teenage girls in 1975 Florida are transported to the world of the comics they read
  • Brilliance - on the planet Athkiyar, Jet & the crew of the Bosch find intrigue, danger, and a tangle of questions about life, death, and what they owe each other
  • When the Ice Goes Out - after Isobel's sister Rosetta drowned, she woke hungry
  • Raney's Hounds - Calvert's been living the hobo life a long time, riding freight trains, taking what comes, but he's never seen anything like these hounds, or the man who appears with them, Kade.

  • Flowertongue - Rappaccini's Daughter meets orchid hunting meets weird adventure tales, with an epistolary flourish.

"A Salt Moon" in TERRA NULLIUS, an anthology of science fiction stories focusing on "life at the edge of the universe," edited by Kate Coe and Ellen Croshain.


Available in paperback & for Kindle.

2019 Appearances

  • August 2-4 - ArmadilloCon 41
  • October 26-17 - Texas Book Festival

The Storyrain Blog

(Thu, 18 Oct 2018)
In the dreaming… wandering large, sprawling old university grounds, come across research display of work done with animals, melding them to robot AIs and other things. Horrific. But as I turn to flee, unable to stand it, catch the gaze of dog who’s been made half-robot thing and go to comfort him instead. As I stroke the space between his eyes, feeling his pain and fear, we start to breathe together; a cat and another dog come and lean against him with me, all of us breathing together, as, gradually, his pain and fear lessen into comfort, in and from the breath. comment count unavailable comments
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