Chris Roberson is probably best known for his Alternate History “Celestrial Empire” series, which, in addition to a large number of short pieces (including “Gold Mountain”), consists of the novels The Dragon’s Nine Sons, Iron Jaw and Hummingbird, The Voyage of Night Shining White, and Three Unbroken. His other novels include, Here, There & Everywhere, Paragaea: A Planetary Romance, Set the Seas on Fire, Voices of Thunder, Cybermany, Incorporated, Any Time At All, End of the Century, Book of Secrets, and Further: Beyond the Threshhold, and he has also contributed to the “Warhammer,” “X-Men,” and “Shark Boy and Lava Girl” series, and written “Elric” graphic novels in collaboration with Michael Moorcock. In addition to his writing, Robertson is one of the publishers of the lively small press MonkeyBrain Books, and edited the “retro-pulp” anthology Adventure, Volume 1. He won the Sidewise Award for Best Alternate History in 2004 with his story “O One.” Roberson lives with his family in Austin, Texas.


Chris Roberson has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

Gold Mountain

REPRINT FICTION by Chris Roberson in Issue 94 – July 2014

Johnston Lien stood at the open door of the tram, one elbow crooked around a guardrail, her blue eyes squinting in the morning glare at the sky-piercing needle of the orbital elevator to the south. The sun was in the Cold Dew position, early in the dog-month, when the temperature began to soar and the […]