Fiction About Maps: A Bibliography

See the Maps and Literature category for the latest blog posts on this subject.

In this bibliography, a link in the title takes you to the complete text online. An [] links to the book’s Amazon listing, an [] to its iBooks listing, a [B]to my blog post about the book or story in question, and an [R] to my full review.

Children’s Books/Young Adult

  • Abrahamson, Karen L. The Cartographer’s Daughter. Langley BC: Twisted Root, 2011. [|]
  • Hargrave, Kiran Millwood. The Cartographer’s Daughter. New York: Knopf, 2016. [||B]
  • Zelazny, Roger. Here There Be Dragons. (Hampton Falls NH: Donald M. Grant, 1992). []

Comics

  • Jasper, Michael and Niki Smith. In Maps and Legends. Online comic, 2011. [|R]
  • Schuiten, François and Benoit Peeters. The Invisible Frontier. 2 vols. 2002-2004.

Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror

  • Ashley, Charlotte. “Eleusinian Mysteries.” Luna Station Quarterly 23 (Sep 2015).
  • Berg, Carol. Flesh and Spirit. New York: Roc, 2007. [|]
  • ———. Breath and Bone. New York: Roc, 2008. [|]
  • Boyczuk, Robert. The Book of Thomas, Volume One: Heaven. Toronto: ChiZine, 2012. [||R]
  • Cato, Beth. “Cartographer’s Ink.” Daily Science Fiction, 24 Aug 2012.
  • ———. “Maps.” Daily Science Fiction, 14 Feb 2013.
  • Cheney, Matthew. “A Map of the Everywhere.” Interfictions: An Anthology of Interstitial Writing, Delia Sherman and Theodora Goss, eds. (Easthampton MA: Small Beer, 2007), pp. 207-221. [|]
  • Cockayne, Steve. Wanderers and Islanders. London: Orbit, 2002. []
  • ———. The Iron Chain. London: Orbit, 2003. []
  • ———. The Seagull Drovers. London: Orbit, 2004. []
  • Cuinn, Carrie. “How to Recover a Relative Lost During Transmatter Shipping, In Five Easy Steps.” Journal of Unlikely Cartography, June 2014.
  • Davenport, L. M. “Hic Sunt Leones.” Shimmer 35 (Jan 2017).
  • Domingue, Ronlyn. The Mapmaker’s War. New York: Atria, 2013. [||R]
  • Duncan, Andy. The Night Cache. Hornsea, UK: PS Publishing, 2009. []
  • Dung Kai-cheung. Atlas: The Archaeology of an Imaginary City. Trans. by Dung Kai-cheung, Anders Hansson, and Bonnie S. McDougall. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012. []
  • Eikamp, Rhonda. “The Occluded.” Journal of Unlikely Cartography, June 2014.
  • Goldstein, Lisa. Tourists. Rev. ed. New York: Tor, 1994. []
  • Harrow, Alix E. “The Autobiography of a Traitor and a Half-Savage.” Tor.com, 14 Dec 2016. [B]
  • Howard, Kat. “All of Our Past Places.” Journal of Unlikely Cartography, June 2014.
  • Klages, Ellen. “Caligo Lane.” Subterranean, Winter 2014.
  • Kirstein, Rosemary. The Steerswoman. New York: Ballantine Del Rey, 1989.
  • ———. The Outskirter’s Secret. New York: Ballantine Del Rey, 1992.
  • ———. The Lost Steersman. New York: Ballantine Del Rey, 2003.
  • ———. The Language of Power. New York: Ballantine Del Rey, 2004.
  • King, Stephen. “Mrs. Todd’s Shortcut.” 1984. Reprinted in Skeleton Crew (New York: Putnam, 1985), pp. 181-202. []
  • Lipkin, Shira. “The Cartographer’s Requiem.” Journal of Unlikely Cartography, June 2014.
  • Loenen-Ruiz, Rochita. “Song of the Body Cartographer.” Philippine Genre Stories, 15 June 2012.
  • Owen, James A. Here, There Be Dragons. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006. [R]
  • ———. The Search for the Red Dragon. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008.
  • ———. The Indigo King. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008.
  • ———. The Shadow Dragons. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009.
  • ———. The Dragon’s Apprentice. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010.
  • ———. The Dragons of Winter. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012.
  • Parker, K. J. “Let Maps to Others.” Subterranean, Summer 2012.
  • Pinsker, Sarah. “How a Map Works.” Journal of Unlikely Cartography, June 2014.
  • Polanco Masa, Alejandro. El viaje de Argos Barcelona: Scyla, 2012.
  • Priest, Christopher. The Islanders. London: Gollancz, 2011. [||R]
  • Rowe, Christopher. “Another Word for Map is Faith.” The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 111, no. 2 (Aug 2006). Reprinted in Telling the Map (Easthampton MA: Small Beer, 2017). [|]
  • Swanwick, Michael. “The Dala Horse.” Tor.com, 13 July 2011.
  • Tolkien, J. R. R. The Hobbit. London: Allen & Unwin, 1937.
  • Valente, Catherynne M. “A Buyer’s Guide to Maps of Antarctica.” Clarkesworld 20 (May 2008).
  • ———. Palimpsest. New York: Bantam, 2009. [|]
  • ———. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. New York: Feiwel & Friends, 2011. [|]
  • Van Pelt, James. “This Gray Rock, Standing Tall.” Journal of Unlikely Cartography, June 2014.
  • Walton, Jo. Among Others. New York: Tor, 2011. [||R]
  • Wilson, Alex. “A Wizard of MapQuest.” Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet 23 (Nov 2008).
  • Wilson, Robert Charles. “The Inner Inner City.” 1997. Reprinted in The Perseids and Other Stories (New York: Tor, 2000), pp. 69-92. [}]
  • Wolfe, Gene. “The Map.” 1984. Reprinted in Endangered Species (New York: Tor, 1989), pp. 20-36. [|]
  • Yu, E. Lily. “The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees.” Clarkesworld 55 (April 2011).

Literary/Mainstream

  • Borges, Jorge Luis. “On Exactitude in Science.” (“Del rigor en la ciencia,” 1946.)
  • Larsen, Reif. The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet. New York: Penguin, 2009. [|]
  • Lopez, Barry. “The Mappist.” Light Action in the Caribbean (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000), pp. 146-162. [|]
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis. Treasure Island. London: Cassell, 1883.

Poetry

  • Hasler, Emily. “Cartography for Beginners.” The Rialto 76 (Autumn 2012). Reprinted at The Guardian, 4 Nov 2013.
  • Miller, Kei. The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion. Manchester: Carcanet Press, 2014. [|]
  • Slessor, Kenneth. “The Atlas.” Cuckooz Contrey (1932).
  • Wilde, Fran. “The Map Year.” Instagram post, 2016. [B]

Mysteries

  • Fairstein, Linda. Lethal Legacy. New York: Doubleday, 2009. [|]
  • Harrison, Colin. You Belong to Me. New York: Sarah Crichton, 2017. [||B]
  • Marcuson, Steven. The Bunting Quest. Ormond VIC: Hybrid, 2016. [||B]
  • Terrell, Heather. The Map Thief. New York: Ballantine, 2008. [|]

To Investigate

  • Ashley, Allen. “A Life in Maps.” The Third Alternative 13 (1997); Urban Fantastic (Crowswing Books, 2006).
  • Burchill, Julie. “A Map of the Heart.” The Time Out Book of London Short Stories.
  • Flynn, Michael. The January Dancer. New York: Tor, 2008.
  • Gentle, Mary. Rats and Gargoyles. New York: Bantam Spectra, 1990.
  • Gilman, Felix. Thunderer. New York: Bantam Spectra, 2007.
  • ———. Gears of the City. New York: Bantam Spectra, 2008.
  • Kelleghan, Fiona. “The Secret in the Chest: With Tests, Maps, Mysteries, and Intermittent Discussion Questions.” Realms of Fantasy 5, no. 1 (Oct 1998).
  • Lewis, D. F. “A Map of Memories.” Palace Corbie Eight (Merrimack Books, 1999).
  • Massey, Misty. “At Map’s End.” Rum and Rhinestones (Calgary AB: Dragon Moon Press, 2010).
  • Stackpole, Michael A. A Secret Atlas. New York: Bantam Spectra, 2006.
  • ———. Cartomancy. New York: Bantam Spectra, 2006.
  • ———. The New World. New York: Bantam Spectra, 2007.