WorldCat Identities

Ford, Jeffrey 1955-

Works: 44 works in 161 publications in 11 languages and 6,107 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Historical fiction  Drama  Paranormal fiction  Science fiction  Crime films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Actor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3556.O6997, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Jeffrey Ford
Most widely held works by Jeffrey Ford
The shadow year by Jeffrey Ford( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In New York's Long Island, in the unpredictable decade of the 1960s, a young boy laments the approaching close of summer and the advent of sixth grade. Growing up in a household with an overworked father whom he rarely sees, an alcoholic mother who paints wonderful canvases that are never displayed, an older brother who serves as both tormentor and protector, and a younger sister who inhabits her own secret world, the boy takes his amusements where he can find them. Some of his free time is spent in the basement of the family's modest home, where he and his brother, Jim, have created Botch Town, a detailed cardboard replica of their community, complete with clay figurines representing friends and neighbors. And so the time passes with a not-always-reassuring sameness--until the night a prowler is reported stalking the neighborhood
The girl in the glass by Jeffrey Ford( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diego, a seventeen-year-old illegal Mexican immigrant and his master grifter Thomas Schell, sail comfortably through the depression's hard times, scamming New York's grieving rich with elaborate, ingeniously staged séances -- until an impossible occurrence changes everything
The portrait of Mrs. Charbuque by Jeffrey Ford( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piero Piambo, the leading portraitist in 1890s New York, recieves a bizarre commision. He will be paid a large fee to paint the portrait of Mrs. Charbuque, and although he can ask her any question, he must never look upon his subject
The yards by James Gray( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grifters: Three con artists walk on the razor's edge of life. Lilly has decided it's time to get out, and wants her son out, too. But Roy has fallen for sleek Myra, who wants him for her partner
The drowned life by Jeffrey Ford( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this mesmerizing blend of the familiar and the fantastic, multiple award-winning New York Times notable author Jeffrey Ford creates true wonders and infuses the mundane with magic. In tales marked by his distinctive, dark imagery and fluid, exhilarating prose, he conjures up an annual gale that transforms the real into the impossible, invents a strange scribble that secretly unites a significant portion of society, and spins the myriad dreams of a restless astronaut and his alien lover. Bizarre, beautiful, unsettling, and sublime, The Drowned Life showcases the exceptional talents of one of contemporary fiction's most original artists
A natural history of hell : stories by Jeffrey Ford( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A book of fantastic stories about the hell on earth that is living"--
The physiognomy by Jeffrey Ford( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man tries to save his love by mutilating her face. The setting is a dictatorship in which people are judged guilty or innocent by their facial features. The man is a government official, the woman a revolutionary
The empire of ice cream by Jeffrey Ford( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mixing the mundane with the metaphysical, the pairings of the everyday and the extraordinary in this collection of short fiction yield supernatural results?a young musician perceives another world while drinking coffee, a fairy chronicles his busy life in a sandcastle during the changing tide, a demonic 16th-century chess set shows up in a New Jersey bar, and Charon, the boatman of hell, takes a few days vacation. Storylines both conventional and outlandish reveal humdrum routines as menacing, or imaginary worlds as perfectly familiar. Allusions to authors such as Edgar Allan Poe and Jules Verne reinforce the fantasy tradition in these tales, while understated humor and moments of sadness add a quirky unpredictability. Also included is the previously unpublished novella, "Botch Town," a coming-of-age story about a boy on Long Island whose family and friends live ordinary lives under threats both real and imagined. Each story is followed by a brief afterword that details its genesis."--Publisher's description
Memoranda by Jeffrey Ford( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A healer enters an evil ruler's mind to find a cure for the sleeping sickness which the ruler has unleashed on a village. A journey into the surreal by the author of Physiognomy
The urban fantasy anthology by Peter S Beagle( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star-studded and comprehensive, this imaginative anthology brings a myriad of modern fantasy voices under one roof. Previously difficult for readers to discover in its new modes, urban fantasy is represented here in all three of its distinct styles--playful new mythologies, sexy paranormal romances, and gritty urban noir. Whether they feature tattooed demon-hunters, angst-ridden vampires, supernatural gumshoes, or pixelated pixies, these authors--including Patricia Briggs, Neil Gaiman, and Charles de Lint--mash-up traditional fare with pop culture, creating iconic characters, conflicted moralities
The fantasy writer's assistant : and other stories by Jeffrey Ford( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World Fantasy Award-winning collection from the architect of the Well-Built City Trilogy No matter how far into the realms of space and fantasy Jeffrey Ford's stories may venture, they have one trait in common: They're grounded in the universal. The Fantasy Writer's Assistant, Ford's debut collection, is no exception.?Creation,? which received the World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story and a nomination for a Nebula Award, relates a boy's attempts to animate a man made of sticks and pebbles. Even as the creature's life fades along with the summer, its loneliness and yearning for contact are palpable. Other blends of the worldly and otherworldly are evident in?Bright Morning,? in which a man searches far and wide for a cursed Kafka book, and?At Reparata,? when the grief of a king over the death of his queen takes the form of a destructive moth that could overtake the entire kingdom. The Fantasy Writer's Assistant, its titular story another Nebula Award finalist, reveals Jeffrey Ford at his creative best
Crackpot palace : stories by Jeffrey Ford( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fourth collection of short fiction from the Edgar Award winning author of The Girl in the Glass and The Shadow Year"--
The beyond by Jeffrey Ford( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reformed physiognomist Cley, the lone survivor of the Well-Built City, journeys to the end of creation, where he struggles to maintain his humanity
The twilight pariah by Jeffrey Ford( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All Maggie, Russell, and Henry wanted out of their last college vacation was to get drunk and play archaeologist in an old house in the woods outside of town. When they excavate the mansion's outhouse they find way more than they bargained for: a sealed bottle filled with a red liquid, along with the bizarre skeleton of a horned child
The best science fiction and fantasy of the year by Jonathan Strahan( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the lastest science fiction and fantasy short stories from such authors as Neil Gaiman, Nalo Hopkinson, K.J. Parker, Peter S. Bagle, and Jeffrey Ford
The beyond by Jeffrey Ford( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vanitas by Jeffrey Ford( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cosmology of the wider world by Jeffrey Ford( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern fable based on the labyrinths created by us all Belius has led a peaceful if not uneventful existence until now, as far as minotaurs & rsquo; lives go. He mostly keeps to his house, avoiding anyone outside of his family. Despite his human parents & rsquo; efforts to shield him from the potential hysteria of the townspeople, Belius hears about something beyond his home & rsquo;s walls, even beyond the town itself & mdash;something called the Wider World. He decides to explore this strange place where the possibilities far outnumber those of the mundane real world. Here, Belius has a chance to be the minotaur he has always wanted to be. He is joined by Vashti the owl and Pezimote the tortoise, creatures that provide the philosophical guidance he will need if he is to complete his physical and metaphysical journey. From World Fantasy Award winner Jeffrey Ford, The Cosmology of the Wider World is about the hopes, dreams, and visions we create for ourselves. This ebook includes an introduction by Jeff VanderMeer
Digital domains : a decade of science fiction and fantasy( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl who eats dreams, a woman who chooses the apes, and a barbarian hero rendered as a collage. Datlow collects some of the best and most controversial of the stories from the webzines-- now in print for the first time
Creatures : thirty years of monsters( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monsters: As old as the oldest of stories, as new as our latest imaginings. From the ancient stone corridors of the labyrinth to the graffitied alleyways of the contemporary metropolis, they stalk the shadows. Leering from the darkness of the forest, jostling for space in our closets, they walk, crawl, creep and scuttle through our nightmares
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The shadow year
Alternative Names
Jeffrey Ford Amerikaans romanschrijver

Jeffrey Ford auteur de romans de science-fiction

Jeffrey Ford US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Джефрі Форд

Форд, Джеффри

Форд, Джеффри 1955-

جفری فورد نویسنده آمریکایی

포드, 제프리 1955-

ジェフリー・フォード (作家)

The girl in the glassThe portrait of Mrs. CharbuqueThe drowned lifeThe physiognomyThe empire of ice creamMemorandaThe urban fantasy anthologyThe fantasy writer's assistant : and other stories