The 2005 Rhysling Anthology and Awards

The 2005 Rhysling Awards

Short Poem Category

First Place
"No Ruined Lunar City" by Greg Beatty

Second Place
"The Clockmaker's Wife" by Mikal Trimm

Third Place
"Rich & Strange" by Ann K. Schwader

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First Place
"Soul Searching" by Tim Pratt

Second Place
"Making Monsters" by Tim Pratt

Third Place
"The Night Watchman Dreams His Rounds at the REM Sleep Factory" by Mike Allen


2005 SFPA Grand Master Award: Robert Frazier
Winner Biographies and Award Photos


The 2005 Rhysling Anthology:
The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry of 2004

2005 Rhysling Anthology cover spacer Editor and Rhysling Chair: Drew Morse
Layout and Typesetting: Mike Allen
Cover Art and Design: Tim Mullins
Printing: Fidlar Doubleday Inc.
Publisher: Dark Regions Press for the Science Fiction Poetry Association
ISBN: 1-888993-51-0
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Hard cover edition


Short Poems First Published in 2004

Mike Allen • The Asteroid Painter • Dreams and Nightmares 67, June 2004.
Mike Allen • The Best of All Probable Worlds • Dreams and Nightmares 66, February 2004.
Mike Allen • Strange Cargo • Strange Horizons, December 6, 2004.
Greg Beatty • No Ruined Lunar City • Abyss & Apex 11 October 2004.
Ruth Berman • Seating Chart • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry 6.4, Autumn 2004.
Leah Bobet • Her Hero • Strange Horizons 3/22/04.
Bruce Boston, Heavy Weather • Asimov’s Science Fiction 28.8, August 2004.
Judith Boyer • I am the Ugly Stepsister • Dreams and Nightmares 68, July 2004.
G.O. Clark • Family Tree • The Pedestal Magazine 25, December 2004.
Jennifer de Guzman • Carnival • Strange Horizons 1/19/04.
Roger Dutcher • Bolts of Memory • Dreams and Nightmares 66, February 2004.
John Garrison • Her Master’s Whereabouts • Fables 7.3, Autumn 2004.
John Grey • Wizard Turns His Wife into a Frog • Star*Line 27.3, May/June 2004.
Marci Rae Johnson • Red Shirt • Full Unit Hookup 5, Spring 2004.
Wesley Lambert • Six Breaths • Hadrosaur Tales, March 2004.
Robin M. Mayhall • Mother of Atlantis • Strange Horizons 8/32/04.
Pam McNew • Rural Blessings • Strange Horizons 11/15/04.
David Memmott • The Oculist Builds Glass Eyes to Refocus His Grief • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry 6.3, Spring 2004.
Joy Oestreicher • To Catch the Light • Star*Line 27.6, Nov/Dec 2004.
Terrie Leigh Relf • A Poet On Board • Illumen 1, October 2004.
Thomas D. Reynolds • How to Survive on a Distant Planet • Strange Horizons 5/3/04.
Karen A. Romanko • Witch, You Say • In Raven’s Runes (Sam’s Dot Publishing, 2004).
Charles M. Saplak • The Submergence and Re-Emergence of John Starkey • Dreams and Nightmares 67, June 2004.
Ann K. Schwader • Diving Xibalba • Dreams and Nightmares 68, July 2004.
Ann K. Schwader • Rich & Strange • Strange Horizons 12/13/04.
Ann K. Schwader • Through a Lens Vaguely (Mars ’03) • Astropoetica 2.1, Winter 2004.
Marge Simon • The Seasons of Death • The Pedestal Magazine 21, April 2004.
Sonya Taaffe • Daughters of the Ash-Tree • Not One of Us 32, October 2004.
Sonya Taaffe • An Eclipse of Raven • Dreams and Nightmares 68, July 2004.
Marcie Lynn Tentchoff • The Spice of Life • Decompositions, November 2004.
Mikal Trimm • The Clockmaker’s Wife • Star*Line 27.5, Sept/Oct 2004.
roibeárd uí-neíll • elementary scientific theism • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry 6.3, Spring 2004.
Scott H. Urban • Plastered • Raven Electrick, October 2004.
Catherynne M. Valente • Gingerbread • Music of a Proto-Suicide (J*A*M Pie Press, 2004).
William John Watkins • Thank-You Note to Sandra from the Anti-Matter Universe • Raven Electrick, June 2004.
Ian Watson • In Praise of Spam • Star*Line 27.2, March/April 2004.
Frida Westford • Lamia • Star*Line 27.5, Sept/Oct 2004.
Jane Yolen • Musings About Seth • Mythic Delirium 10, Winter/Spring 2004.


Long Poems First Published in 2004

Mike Allen • The Night Watchman Dreams His Rounds at the REM Sleep Factory • Dreams and Nightmares 69 October 2004.
Elizabeth Barrette • The Poltergeist of Polaris • The Pedestal Magazine 24, October 2004.
Greg Beatty • The Other Sleeping Beauties • Strange Horizons 11/22/04.
John Borneman • Gargoyle • Abyss & Apex 11, October 2004.
Bruce Boston • The Changing of the Flesh • Star*Line 27.4, July/Aug 2004.
Christine Butterworth-McDermott • Flounder • Tales of the Unanticipated 25, August 2004.
Joe R. Christopher • Interiors and Exteriors • In The Classical World II (The Laocoön Press, 2004).
G.O. Clark • The Smile • Star*Line 27.2, March/April 2004.
Gary Every • Azurite Mine • Mythic Delirium 11, Summer/Fall 2004.
Larry Hammer • Her First Affair • Abyss & Apex 10, July 2004.
L.A. Story Houry • Blue Teardrops • Illumen 1, October 2004.
Charlee Jacob • Craft and the Artificial Satellite • In The Desert (Dark Regions Press, 2004).
Andrew Joron and Robert Frazier • Uncompressed Rituals • Synergy SF: New Science Fiction, Ed. George Zebrowski (Five Star, 2004).
David C. Kopaska-Merkel • Quietly Stealing the Sun • Illumen 1, October 2004.
F. Korn • Winter • The Iconoclast 87, 2004.
Claudia C. McGivney • Homicide • Wicked Hollow 8, May 2004.
Tim Pratt • Making Monsters • Strange Horizons 7/19/04.
Tim Pratt • Soul Searching • Strange Horizons 7/12/04.
Harold Renisch • Stirk • ChiZine 21, 2004.
Heather Shaw • Old Gods, New Rules • Star*Line 27.3, May/June 2004.
Mary Sheffield • string theory • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry, 6.3 Spring 2004.
Catherynne M. Valente • Vitia Capitalis • Music of a Proto-Suicide (J*A*M Pie Press, 2004).
Bud Webster • Three Observations Upon the Discovery that Water Once Existed on Mars • Mythic Delirium 11, Summer/Fall 2004.

Short poem nominee not included in the anthology:

Derek Walcott • [Time, that gnaws at bronze lions and dolphins] • Poetry 184.5, Sept. 2004 and in The Prodigal (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004).


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