Richard Parks

Richard Parks lives in Mississippi with his wife and a varying number of cats. His fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, Realms of Fantasy, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Fantasy Magazine, Weird Tales, multiple times in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and in numerous anthologies including Year’s Best Fantasy and Fantasy: The Best of the Year. His Lord Yamada short story collection, Yamada Monogatari: Demon Hunter, was released by Prime Books in 2013 and will be followed by the novels Yamada Monogatari: To Break the Demon Gate in November 2014 and Yamada Monogatari: The War God’s Son in 2015.



Stories by Richard Parks:
“The Manor of Lost Time”Issue #150 - Special Double-Issue, June 26, 2014
“Cherry Blossoms on the River of Souls”Issue #131, Fifth Anniversary Double-Issue, October 3, 2013

"An excellent tale inspired by Japanese Buddhist mythology, of reincarnation, karma, and promises. The author’s seemingly effortless mastery of this material is what makes it work so well. Recommended." —Lois Tilton, Locus online

2013 Locus Recommended Reading List

“Three Little Foxes”Issue #105, Fourth Anniversary Double-Issue, October 4, 2012

"It’s not Yamada’s ability to discern the spirits that reveals the nature of the mystery, but his way of seeing into human hearts." —Lois Tilton, Locus online

“In the Palace of the Jade Lion”Issue #100, July 26, 2012

"Another fine ghost story from Parks. Xu Jian exhibits an admirably philosophical demeanor along with the passion of a lover. This one comes to a particularly satisfying conclusion. Recommended" —Lois Tilton, Locus online

“The Tiger’s Turn”Issue #79, Third Anniversary Double-Issue, October 6, 2011

"(one of) two more fine Lord Yamada stories (in BCS in 2011)" —Editor/Reviewer Rich Horton

Honorable Mention, Year's Best SF 29 (ed. Gardner Dozois)

“The Ghost of Shinoda Forest”Issue #63, February 24, 2011

"(one of) two more fine Lord Yamada stories... deals directly with Lord Yamada's wrenching personal love story" —Editor/Reviewer Rich Horton

"absolutely a must-read, a poignant love story finally closing the circle of loss and pain... Recommended" —Lois Tilton, Locus online

Honorable Mention, Year's Best SF 29 (ed. Gardner Dozois)

“Lady of the Ghost Willow”Issue #53, Second Anniversary Double-Issue, October 7, 2010

"As usual, Parks masterfully evokes the highly mannered milieu" —Lois Tilton, Locus online

Honorable Mention, Year's Best SF 28 (ed. Gardner Dozois)

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

“Sanji's Demon, Pt. II”Issue #39, March 25, 2010

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

“Sanji's Demon, Pt. I”Issue #38, March 11, 2010

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


Podcasts by Richard Parks:
“BCS 055: The Ghost of Shinoda Forest”Issue #64, March 10, 2011