Raphael Ordoñez

Raphael Ordoñez is a mildly autistic writer and circuit-riding college professor living in the Texas hinterlands, eighty miles from the nearest bookstore. His stories have appeared multiple times in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and his novels, the first two in a planned tetralogy, are available from Hythloday House. He blogs sporadically about fantasy, writing, art, and life at raphordo.blogspot.com.

Stories by Raphael Ordoñez:
“Salt and Sorcery”Issue #205, August 4, 2016
“The Scale-Tree”Issue #178, July 23, 2015
“Day of the Dragonfly”Issue #165, January 22, 2015
“At the Edge of the Sea”Issue #144, April 3, 2014

"A tale of transformation. Solitude can do strange things to a mind, but what’s going on here is more than mental. There’s a sense of primal power, of an unlikely sort." —Lois Tilton, Locus online

"...filled with wondrous and rare visions from out of the ocean deeps... I highly recommend." —Fletcher Vredenburgh, Black Gate magazine online reviews

“The Goblin King's Concubine”Issue #129, September 5, 2013

"...unexpected character and plot developments in “The Goblin King’s Concubine” that I loved." —Fletcher Vredenburgh, Black Gate magazine online reviews

“Misbegotten”Issue #113, January 24, 2013

"Elerit... proves to have deep resources and strong attachment. Another well-imagined setting increases reader enjoyment. Recommended." —Lois Tilton, Locus online

2013 Locus Recommended Reading List

Podcasts by Raphael Ordoñez:
BCS 125: At the Edge of the SeaIssue #145, April 17, 2014
BCS 111: The Goblin King's ConcubineIssue #130, September 19, 2013
BCS 097: MisbegottenIssue #114, February 7, 2013