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

New! 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

"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.

2018 Appearances

  • Can*Con, October 12-14, Ottawa, Canada

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ArmadilloCon Schedule (Wed, 01 Aug 2018)
Where and when I'll be at this years ArmadilloCon: Friday, August 3, I teach in the Writers' Workshop. Saturday, August 4 12pm Post-Apocalypse & Post-Post-Apocalypse Ballroom E Christopher Brown (moderator), Deji Bryce Olukoton, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Jessica Reisman, D.L. Young Our panelists discuss their own stories about life after a (fictional) meltdown, and also their favorite versions from other writers. What were real-life inspirations? Where did fiction turn out to be close to reality? Which stories tackle post-post-apocalypse (rebuilding, etc.)? 3pm Multiculturalism in SFF Conference Center David Bowles (moderator), Jessica Reisman, Trakena Prevost, Jess Nevins, Juan Perez Race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic class have been central concerns of SF since the beginning. Our panelists will discuss places where we see, or want to see, science fiction and fantasy studying these intersections to explore and expand the worlds of stories we write and read. 5pm Autographing Dealers Room, 5pm - 6pm Deji Bryce Olukoton, Marshall Ryan Maresca, Jessica Reisman, Amanda Downum, Rhonda Eudaly, Howard Waldrop Autographing Sunday, August 5 11am Writing Nonhuman Characters Ballroom E Martha Wells (moderator), Robert J. Sawyer, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Jessica Reisman, Skyler White Our panel will discuss writing nonhuman characters -- what works well, and where the pitfalls lie. 1:30pm Reading - Jessica Reisman Southpark B, 1:30pm - 2pm Reading comment count unavailable comments
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