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


Fox, a young salvager living in a mining colony on an inhospitable planet abandoned by its owners once the mines were shut. When Fox 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

  • TBA


Some of my Other fiction available...

Paula Guran's Warrior Women anthology, with a reprint of a hard-to-find story of mine, "Boy Twelve" is now available.







"The Cicadas," cowritten with the late and much missed Steven Utley, is out in Postscripts 34/35, Breakout, edited by NickGevers.







The Z Radiant, originally published by Five Star Speculative Fiction, is available as an ebook in all formats, from Biblio Publishing, Amazon, & Barnes & Noble.  -

Being swept along by The Z Radiant is like being swept along by a river with deep currents; sometimes you float along the warm surface amid the shimmer of light glancing from the shallows, and other times you feel the cold gripping your legs, leaving you gasping for breath.”

-- The Greenman Review


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they are your favorites of the year, not the best of the year (Thu, 28 Dec 2017)
If you think of literature and film as an ecosystem, a forest (as I do), you need biodiversity. You need a wide, deep range of life in the biome. This is why I so dislike best-of lists, I think. Especially those that claim, ‘This is it, these are THE best books of the year.’ Maybe it’s understood that this only really means ‘These are my/our favorites of what I/we actually read during the year’—but I don’t think it is. What happens if you only support the biggest, best-fertilized (read: invested in by the publishing industry and taken up by reviewers) ‘star’ trees? You make the forest sick. I get that ‘my favorite’ or ‘the books that were best in my mind’ doesn’t have the attention-grabbing power of ‘This is it, look no further, these are the best, the crème de la crème.’ But, ugh. I find that sort of headline actively aversive. I’ve never liked it. I’m glad those lists are getting more diverse—ecstatic, really—but I wish we weren’t a culture that promulgated them at all. Such lists are useful for tools, appliances, items with measurable objective performance and functions. That rubric shouldn’t be applied to art. So, dear media outlets and reviewers, say our or my favorites, please? It’s a small thing, on the surface, but I think it goes deep into the roots and ultimate health of our ecosystem. comment count unavailable comments
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