Das Steingeschöpf

I’d not long been made journeyman when the Schöpfers’ Guild gave me my first commission in 1928. Frau Leitner from Bavaria had written to request a small restoration—I took the southbound train from Berlin, made two changes, and disembarked at the end of the line in a small town tucked between the pleats of the mountains.

approx. 6300 words

First published in Strange Horizons — December 2016

Winner of the World Fantasy Award 2017 for Best Short Fiction


Event Horizon: The John W. Campbell 2017 Anthology — March 2017
Wilde Stories 2017 — July 2017
Cuentos para Algernon (Spanish) — May 2018
Science Fiction World (simplified Chinese) — August 2018
Sirius B (Croatian) — May 2019
Fantasyguide’s Schiff der Spione (German) — August 2019
Far Out: Recent Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy ed.  by Paula Guran — forthcoming