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

"Bourbon, Sugar, Grace" at


When a young salvager living in a mining colony on an inhospitable planet is hired to find an object lost in a recent accident, she finds a mystery, an opportunity, and trouble.

coming soon

"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. Out later this year.

2018 Appearances

  • Houston Comicpalooza, May 25-27, Houston, TX
    • Will be on two panels, Horror for the 21st Century: Film and Literature; and Literary Read and Critique
  • ArmadilloCon 40, August 3-5, Austin, TX
    • I'll be teaching in the ArmadilloCon Writers' Workshop


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lucid cat dreams (Wed, 31 Jan 2018)
Recently I've begun having episodes of lucid dreaming, which I haven't had since I was a kid, when my dreamlife was active, deep, full color recurring adventure dreams and I always knew I was dreaming, and had control over what I did and how I reacted.    The recent lucid dreaming came with the appearance of my much-beloved cat Aristotle in my dreams. He died last May and it wasn't until late November that he began to appear in my dreams. Now, when he does, I know I'm dreaming--possibly because I'm so conscious of the fact that he's no longer with me physically in the waking world? I don't know. But I immediately know I'm dreaming and I'm so glad to see him, and I know and can feel how glad he is to see me, and there is mutual love and snuggle and I'm thankful, while knowing it's a dream. Really my sweet kitty's spirit? Just my brain being awesome? Doesn't matter. It's lovely and swell. comment count unavailable comments
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