a bibliography

Posted: February 14, 2008 by Will Shetterly in art


  • War for the Oaks. Ace Books, Tor Books. Locus Magazine’s Best First Novel.
  • Falcon. Ace Books.
  • Bone Dance. Ace Books. Nominee for Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Awards. Philip K. Dick Award second honors.
  • Double Feature (story collection with Will Shetterly). NESFA Press.
  • Finder. Tor Books.
  • The Princess and the Lord of Night (picture book). Harcourt, Brace.
  • Freedom and Necessity, with Steven Brust. Tor.
  • Territory. Tor Books.


  • “Rending Dark” in Sword and Sorceress (M. Z. Bradley, editor), DAW Books.
  • “Badu’s Luck” in Liavek, Ace Books.
  • “The Well-Made Plan” in Liavek: The Players of Luck, Ace Books.
  • “Danceland” (with Will Shetterly) in Bordertown (Terri Windling & Mark Alan Arnold, editors), Signet, Tor Books.
  • “A Bird That Whistles” in Hidden Turnings (Diana Wynne Jones, editor), Methuen; Greenwillow.
  • “Silver or Gold” in After the King: Stories in Honor of J.R.R. Tolkien (Martin H. Greenberg, editor), Tor.
  • “Joshua Tree” in The Green Man (Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, editors), Viking.
  • “De La Tierra” in The Faery Reel (Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, editors), Viking.
  • “The Black Fox” in Firebirds (Sharyn November, editor), Firebird.
  • In Spring, 2006: “What Used to Be Good Still Is” in Firebirds Rising (Sharyn November, editor), Firebird.


  • “For It All” in Life on the Border (Terri Windling, editor), Tor.
  • “The Stepsister’s Story” in The Armless Maiden (Terri Windling, editor), Tor.


  • “Why I Write Fantasy,” Pulphouse 6, Pulphouse Publishing.
  • “Wonders of the Invisible World: How I Came to Write War for the Oaks,” New North Artscape.
  • “Unreal Life,” Something About the Author Vol. 103, Alan Hedblad, ed., Gale Group.


  • Liavek (edited with Will Shetterly), Ace Books.
  • Liavek: The Players of Luck (edited with Will Shetterly), Ace Books.
  • Liavek: Wizard’s Row (edited with Will Shetterly), Ace Books.
  • Liavek: Spells of Binding (edited with Will Shetterly), Ace Books.
  • Liavek: Festival Week (edited with Will Shetterly), Ace Books.


  • Cats Laughing, Cats Laughing (SteelDragon/Spin Art; re-released as Reissue,)
  • Cats Laughing, Another Way to Travel (SteelDragon/Spin Art)
  • Flash Girls, The Return of Pansy Smith and Violet Jones (SteelDragon)
  • Flash Girls, Maurice and I (Fabulous Records)
  • Flash Girls, Play Each Morning,
    Wild Queen
    (Fabulous Records)


  • Nightspeeder. A feature-length science fiction script (written with Will Shetterly). Commissioned by Perfect World Ent.
  • William Tell, a feature-length historical adventure script (written with Will Shetterly and Don Helverson). Optioned by Synchronicity Productions; now available.
  • Dogland, a feature-length script (written with Will Shetterly). Optioned by Consolidated Heavy Industries; now available.
  • Masters of Earth, a TV series bible (written with Will Shetterly). Commissioned by SciFi Channel.
  1. bizmopeen says:

    Emma and Will,

    Toni here fromm the UU church in California. Where can I find that lovely song-Love Til You Love it Away?

  2. Emma Bull says:

    Hi, Toni! It’s “Thanksgiving Eve” by Bob Franke. His website is http://www.bobfranke.com/default.htm , and you can find the song on both “The Other Evening in Chicago,” and “In This Night.” Lyrics on the website, too.

    Hope you guys are doing well!

  3. Kimbley says:

    I just would like let you know of my appreciation for “War for the Oaks”. I’m looking at my Ace original edition copy from 1987 July.

    It’s one of my prize posessions.

    Fyi…I discovered interest in you before Steven Brust. I was totally absorbed in your work and that of Roger Zelazny at the time.

    If you ever plan to expand on the ‘world’ of the Oak’s let me know.

  4. Mary Morrison says:

    Hi from Norman OK,

    I’d never read any of your books, or (regrettably) even heard of you until I saw a sign on the shelf at Powell’s books (by the Patricia McKillip books) saying “If you like McKillip, try Emma Bull”. So I procured “War for the Oaks” and am now reading “Territory”. REALLY enjoyed “War” and am enjoying “Territory” too. My only complaint — you haven’t written enough books!! Woe!!

    Thanks for some great reading,
    Mary Morrison

  5. Just came across `Silver or Gold’ and am tremendously impressed.
    Think I’ll be trying to find you in future.

  6. Lee Bailey says:

    Just finished Territory. Very much enjoyed it. Thanks for writing and keep up the good work.

  7. John MayBee says:

    You became my new favorite fantasy writer after I read “Territory”. I then read “War for the Oaks” and “Finder”. I was surprised to find that “The Princess and the Lord of Night” was a young child’s book, but upon consideration, I don’t know why. After all, even though they are all fantasy, “Territory” was a western, “War for the Oaks” an action-adventure and “Finder” a mystery, so your a different genre should have come as no surprise.
    I an indeed interested to see what genre “Bone Dance”, “Falcon”, and “Freedom and Necessity” are.
    You allude to a lot of history in “Territory”, do you have a prequel in the works?

  8. Hello!

    I’m writing to make sure you know that “De La Tierra” has gone live at http://podcastle.org/2009/03/03/pc042-de-la-tierra/!

    Thanks so much for contributing!

    Inara de Luna
    Production Manager
    Escape Artists, Inc.

  9. L. Ting says:

    I just found you webiste while seaching. I just wanted to say that I LOVE your book “War For The Oaks” and think it is one of the best fantasy Novels I have ever read. I have looked for other books but have not found them here on the east coast. Now that I have a list of title I will be ordering them.

    Are you still in Tucson as the web states? You could have gone to the NA Discworld Con in Phoenix two weeks ago. It was a lot of fun. Terry Pratchett is as funny in person as his writing is.

    wishing you God’s blessings. http://Www.familyradio.com is a good site to keep on the path. enjoy

  10. Tansy says:

    I may be in the minority here, but Falcon is my favorite of your novels. (Actually, it’s among my favorite novels, period.)

  11. Tori says:

    I just finished reading Territory and my first impulse was to write a letter saying “Thank you.” It was a great story, well-told, and completely engrossing. I loved every word and was pleased that the fantasy did not dominate or dilute the power of the story.

    So, thank you.

  12. After a prolonged search, I finally got my hands on a copy of Finder. It was amazing and utterly worth the wait, so thanks for the marvelous read. I’m very much looking forward to the new Bordertown anthology.

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  15. Diana Waggoner says:

    Big fan for many years and now … though I hate to be a noodge … anxiously awaiting to hear if (and when) you might be writing a sequel to Territory, which both I and my husband think is the best treatment of the whole Wyatt Earp / OK Corral story ever, book or movie. Well, honestly, I’ll read anything you write, but I would just so much love more about Mildred and Jesse!

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