Margaret Ronald

Margaret Ronald’s short fiction has appeared in such venues as Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, Fantasy Magazine, and over ten times in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, including a series of stand-alone stories set in the same steampunk world that began with “A Serpent in the Gears” in BCS #34 and includes “Salvage” in BCS #77 and “The Governess and the Lobster” in BCS #95 along with four others, as well as an ongoing series of fantasy mysteries beginning with “A Death for the Ageless” in BCS #134 and continuing in “Sweet Death” in BCS #161 and “Murder Goes Hungry” in BCS #182. Soul Hunt, the third novel in her urban fantasy series and the sequel to Spiral Hunt and Wild Hunt, was released by Eos Books in 2011, and she was a finalist for the WSFA Small Press Short Story Award in 2017 for “The Witch’s Knives” in Strange Horizons. Originally from rural Indiana, she now lives outside Boston. Visit her website at

Stories by Margaret Ronald:
“Silence in Blue Glass”Issue #250, Special Double-Issue, May 3, 2018
“Murder Goes Hungry”Issue #182, September 17, 2015
“Sweet Death”Issue #161, November 25, 2014
“A Death for the Ageless”Issue #134, November 14, 2013
“A Family for Drakes”Issue #116, March 7, 2013
“The Governess and the Lobster”Issue #95, May 17, 2012

"Light amusement in the mannered voice, and although there are many references to other works, this one stands quite well as an independent tale." —Lois Tilton, Locus online

Reprinted in Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2013, ed. Rich Horton

“Salvage”Issue #77, September 8, 2011

"from her fine continuing series" —Editor/Reviewer Rich Horton

“Letters of Fire”Issue #69, May 19, 2011

"superb, both in terms of storyline and in the liquid loveliness of her prose" —Tangent Online

"from her fine continuing series" —Editor/Reviewer Rich Horton

“Recapitulation in Steam”Issue #61, January 27, 2011
“The Guilt Child”Issue #52, September 23, 2010
“A Serpent in the Gears”Issue #34, January 14, 2010

"Crammed full of Neat Steampunk Stuff, delightfully witty prose, and high adventure. Recommended."  —Lois Tilton, IROSF

Recommended Reading, Year's Best SF & F 2011, ed. Rich Horton

“Dragon's-Eyes”Issue #9, January 29, 2009

"Recommended"  —Lois Tilton, IROSF

Podcasts by Margaret Ronald:
BCS 007: Dragon's-EyesIssue #10, February 12, 2009