Extended Bibliography

Below is a short list of select publications. To learn about my novels, please visit their series pages. To see a  more comprehensive list of my published work, click here.

Short Fiction

Small Collections:

Lifeboats collection Marina J Lostetter_bak  illustrious 5 jpg

Lifeboats: Three short stories of space travel and epic discovery.  Includes “Lifeboat,” “Rats Will Run,” and the Reader’s Choice award-winning story “Sojourn For Ephah.”  Available through Amazon.

Illustrious: A streetfighter who dreams of walking on the Lunar surface, a scrappy scavenger determined to discover what lurks at the top of an abandoned space-elevator, and a deacon on a mission to save a literal sun-god: uncover these great characters and more in this collection of five short tales by sci-fi author Marina J. Lostetter.

Includes never-before seen stories “The Shoes We Fill” and “Mahmud’s Intergalactic Book Exchange.” Available through Amazon.

Individual Original Works:

After the Horsemen Ride, Patreon February 2023

Tap Tap Tapping in the Deep, co-written with Dr. Xander Lostetter, Weird World War III October 2020

Things That Shouldn’t Exist, Galaxy’s Edge September 2020

The Asteroid Contention, Amazing Stories Winter 2018

Discard the Sun for It has Failed Us, published May 2018 in Uncanny Magazine

Stedman Farrah’s Illustrious Fall, published April 2018 in Avatar Dreams: ANA X-Prize anthology

Balance, (reprint) published November 2017, The Jim Baen Memorial Award: The First Decade

The Stem, published December 2016, Spark: A Creative Anthology

You Are Not a Metaphor, published August 2016, Flash Fiction Online

A Drop of Ink Preserved in Amber, published November 2015, Shimmer

MaryLin’s Special Brand of Magic, published August 14 2015, Daily Science Fiction

Imma Gonna Finish You Off, (audio reprint) published July 2015, EscapePod.

Lifeboat, published July 2015, Vitality Magazine

Comet Man, (Reprint) published April 2015, Flash Fiction Online

Lenora of the Low, published December 2014, Fantasy for Good: A Charity Anthology

Rats Will Run, (Reprint) published October 2014, Buzzy Mag

A Debt Repaid, published June 2014, Lightspeed Magazine: Women Destroy Science Fiction

Sojourn For Ephah , (Reprint) published 2014, in the IGMS Big Book of SF Novelettes

Elsa’s Spheres, published January 2014, Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show issue 37.

Master Belladino’s Mask, published April 2013 in Writers of the Future Vol. 29.

Tie-In Works:

Hugs to Die For, co-written with Mike Resnick, May 2017 in Aliens: Bug Hunt from Titan Books

Dateline: Sesen, published January-April 2014, serialized in Star Citizen’s Spectrum Dispatch. Part one. Part two. Part three. Part four. Part five. Part six. Part seven. Part Eight. Part nine. Part ten. Part eleven.


*Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest 2015, Finalist, “The Asteroid Contention.”

*Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest 2014, Second place, “Balance.”

*InterGalactic Medicine Show Readers’ Choice Awards (for print year 2012), Second place, “Sojourn for Ephah.”

*Writers of the Future: 1st Quarter 2012, Winner, “Master Belladino’s Mask.”

*Writers of the Future: 4th Quarter 2011, Finalist, “Sojourn for Ephah.”

*Writers of the Future: 2nd Quarter 2010, Finalist, “Consider RKpyx.”


You Will Be Assimilated: Data Vs. The Borg, May 2018, The Book Smugglers

From Robby to Roomba: Robots, AI, and the Minds of Tomorrow, April 2017, Tor.com, co-written with Nicky Drayden

8 thoughts on “Extended Bibliography

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Finished reading Master Belladino’s Mask. Superb story, interesting idea of time, gripping dichotomy of the wearer and worn, and nice tension. Look forward to more of your work.

  2. Just wanted to say excellent work on the Dateline: Sesen serial for Star Citizen. When I saw it come through my RSS feed I admit at first I only gave it a passing glance, but once I read one, and then another, I started eagerly awaiting the next part in the series. Generally I read through my feeds quickly in the morning and don’t always pay a lot of attention to detail; when I saw another part of the story was waiting, though, I always set it aside for later so I would have time to read it properly.

    So yes, once again I just wanted to say I thought it was great, and since the byline of the last one lead me here I’ll likely check out some of your other works. If possible, I would highly encourage you to write for Star Citizen again.

  3. Hi Marina, just read your story “MaryLin’s Special Brand of Magic” and really enjoyed it. Do I detect some of you in MaryLin ?

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