Jim Blaylock’s credentials and achievements are almost too many to list! He is the author of nearly twenty published novels and numerous shorter works. His 1978 story ‘The Ape-Box Affair’ is acknowledged as the first Steampunk story and the many further adventures of his much loved character Langdon St. Ives, in both shorter and longer forms (notably in the Philip K. Dick Award-winning novel HOMUNCULUS and LORD KELVIN’S MACHINE) have made him the central figure in the original Steampunktriptych alongside Tim Powers (also represented by Zeno in the UK) and K.W. Jeter. He continues to collaborate with Powers, maintaining a partnership that has lasted since the two met in college back in the mid-70s and one only occasionally hampered by the interference of William Ashbless.
Blaylock has received multiple nominations for the World Fantasy Award, winning it on two occasions – for short story PAPER DRAGONS and his collection THIRTEEN PHANTASMS. Other novels include THE DIGGING LEVIATHAN, THE LAST COIN, ALL THE BELLS ON EARTH, THE PAPER GRAIL, NIGHT RELICS, WINTER TIDES, THE RAINY SEASON, and THE KNIGHTS OF THE CORNERSTONE. Over the years, his work has consistently ranked the highest positions in the annual LOCUS Magazine poll, and his story UNIDENTIFIED OBJECTS was included in Prize Stories 1990, the O. Henry Awards.
‘I have admired Jim’s work for over two decades now,’ says Zeno agent John Berlyne. ‘In fact – gushing fanboy that I am – I realise I’ve read every word of his published fiction! Aside from being, by a country mile, the best short fiction writer I’ve ever come across, he is, and remains, a truly original voice – unique in fact – and a hugely respected and cherished genre figure.’
James P. Blaylock lives in Orange, CA with his wife, Viki. He teaches creative writing at Chapman University where he is Assistant Professor of English.
In 2013, Titan Books re-issued Blaylock’s HOMUNCULUS and LORD KELVIN’S MACHINE. To coincide with the release, Titan also published THE AYLESFORD SKULL, the first full-length Langdon St. Ives novel in 21 years! Titan Books has also published a fourth novel in the series, BENEATH LONDON. Many of Blaylock’s Langdon St. Ives short stories are also now available in eBook format.
Blaylock’s latest novel is PENNIES FROM HEAVEN.
Agent Contact: John Berlyne