Web site: www.ramacavoy.com
R.A. MacAvoy On Writing and Reading
What I've written, what I'm writing, what I hope to write, and other things.

"Acclaimed author of TEA WITH THE BLACK DRAGON and the DAMIANO trilogy, and winner of the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer, R. A. MacAvoy is a Major new talent of fantasy praIsed for her vividly rendered settings, rich imagination and profondly human characters."

Novels

TitlePublished
Tea with the Black Dragon (1983)Bantam (US), pb, 1983; Bantam (UK), pb, 1987; Hypatia Press, hc, 1987; e-reads.com, ebk & tp, 1999; Gateway/Orion, ebk, 2012; Open Road, ebk & tp, 2014
Damiano (A Trio for Lute #1) (1984)Bantam, pb, 1984; Bantam (UK), pb, 1985; e-reads.com, ebk, 2009; Gateway/Orion, ebk 2011; Open Road, ebk & tp, 2014
Damiano's Lute (A Trio for Lute #2) (1984)Bantam, pb, 1984; Bantam (UK), pb, 1985; e-reads.com, ebk, 2009; Gateway/Orion, ebk 2011; Open Road, ebk & tp, 2014
Raphael (A Trio for Lute #3) (1984)Bantam, pb, 1984; Bantam (UK), pb, 1985; e-reads.com, ebk, 2009; Gateway/Orion, ebk 2011; Open Road, ebk & tp, 2014
The Book of Kells (& Sharon Devlin) (1985)Bantam, pb, 1985; Bantam (UK), pb, 1986; e-reads.com, ebk, 2011; Gateway/Orion, ebk, 2011; Open Road, ebk & tp, 2014
Twisting the Rope (BD #2) (1986)Bantam, pb, 1986; Bantam (UK), pb, 1987; e-reads.com, ebk, 1999; Gateway/Orion, ebk, 2012; Open Road, ebk & tp, 2014
The Grey Horse (1987)Bantam, pb, 1987; Bantam (UK), pb, 1988; e-reads.com, ebk, 2002; Gateway/Orion, ebk, 2012; Open Road, ebk & tp, 2014
The Third Eagle: Lessons Along a Minor String (1989)Doubleday, hc, 1989; Bantam (UK), pb, 1990; Bantam (US), pb, 1990; e-reads.com, ebk, 2009; Gateway/Orion, ebk, 2011; Open Road, ebk & tp, 2014
Lens of the World (Lens of the World #1) (1990)William Morrow, hc, 1990; Avon, pb, 1991; Headline, tp & hc, 1991; Headline, pb, 1992; e-reads.com, ebk, 1999; Gateway/Orion, ebk, 2012; Open Road, ebk & tp, 2014
King of the Dead (Lens of the World #2) (1991)William Morrow, hc, 1991; AvoNova, pb, 1992; Headline, tp & hc, 1992; e-reads.com, ebk, 1999; Gateway/Orion, ebk, 2012; Open Road, ebk & tp, 2014
The Belly of the Wolf (Lens of the World #3) (1993)
(aka The Winter of the Wolf (UK))
Headline, pb & hc, 1993; William Morrow, hc, 1994; AvoNova, pb, 1995; e-reads.com, ebk, 1999; Gateway/Orion, ebk, 2012; Open Road, ebk & tp, 2014
 
Death & Resurrection (2011)Prime Books, tp, 2011
Albatross: About Quantum Physics, Human Beings and other strange things (& Nancy L. Palmer) (2016)Shanachie Press, ebk, 2016
Albatross (Revised) (& Nancy L. Palmer) (Albatross #1) (2017)Wordfire Press, tp, 2017
Shimmer (& Nancy L. Palmer) (Albatross #2) (2018)Wordfire Press, tp, 2018

Omnibuses

TitleContentsPublished
The Lens of the World Trilogy
  1. Lens of the World
  2. King of the Dead
  3. The Winter of the Wolf
Open Road, ebk, 2017
A Trio for Lute
  1. Damiano
  2. Damiano's Lute
  3. Raphael
Doubleday/SFBC, hc, 1985; Bantam, pb, 1988

Short Fiction

TitlePublishedNotes
The Book of Kells (excerpt)The Bantam Spectra Sampler, Bantam, pb, 1985
In Between (novella) (2009)Subterranean Press, 2009, hcIncluded in the novel Death & Resurrection

Essays

TitlePublishedNotes
St Lou and the TubFile 770 #73 June 1988
Bear StoriesFacebook, then File 770
R. A. MacAvoy interviews herselfhttps://ramacavoy.com/about-r-a-macavoy/

Blog Posts

DateTitle
December 27, 2015Why I Read
December 29, 2015Tea With the Black Dragon
December 29, 2015Damiano
December 29, 2015Damiano’s Lute
December 30, 2015Raphael
December 30, 2015Trio For Lute
January 1, 2016The Book of Kells
January 1, 2016Twisting the Rope – 1986
January 2, 2016The Grey Horse – 1987
January 3, 2016The Third Eagle – 1989
January 3, 2016Lens of the World – 1990
January 3, 2016King of the Dead – 1991
January 4, 2016Belly of the Wolf – 1993
January 4, 2016About the LENS series
January 4, 2016Death and Resurrection
also published as In-Between – 2005
January 6, 2016Post of Welcome
February 22, 2016Albatross
April 9, 2016Conversations with People Who Aren’t There
April 14, 2016Posts for you and me
April 14, 2016Fellow writers
July 9, 2016One Word Implies Another
July 10, 2016Poetry and Song
July 13, 2016White Space – And Why I Love It.
July 27, 2016Sorting the Garbage
August 10, 2016Die Gedanken Sind Frei – Thoughts Are Free (or used to be)
August 25, 2016The Major Importance of Minor Characters
November 4, 2016Two Branches of the Story-Teller’s Tree
April 9, 2017The Making of Albatross
(Or, how the goonybird ever got off the ground.)
May 12, 2017Shimmer
September 13, 2017More personal stuff about Rob and Thomas
January 11, 2018The duology is at the printer

Interviews

TitlePublishedNotes
Feature Interview, by Steven GouldLightspeed Magazine, January 2012