Langford Bibliography
Short Fiction

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  1. "Heatwave" – SF in New Writings in SF 27 ed. Ken Bulmer (London, Sidgwick & Jackson hc, 1975; anthology reprinted London, Corgi pb, 1977). Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  2. "Takeover" – SF/supernatural in 8th Armada Ghost Book ed. Mary Danby (London, Collins/Armada pb original, 1976).
  3. "The Thing from Inner Space" – SF/humour in BSFA Newsletter (Matrix) #6 (May 1976). Series character: Mac Malsenn. Collected in He Do the Time Police in Different Voices.
  4. "Accretion" – SF/fantasy in Andromeda 2 ed. Peter Weston (London, Futura UK pb original, 1977). Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  5. "At the Corner of the Eye" – horror in 10th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories ed. Mary Danby (London, Collins/Fontana pb original, 1977).
  6. "Connections" – SF in Andromeda 3 ed. Peter Weston (London, Futura pb original, 1978). Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  7. "Sex Pirates of the Blood Asteroid" – SF/humour in Aries 1 ed. John Grant (Newton Abbot, David & Charles UK original 1979, reprinted in Penthouse 1980). Series character: Mac Malsenn. Collected in He Do the Time Police in Different Voices.
  8. "Training" – SF in The Future at War I: Thor's Hammer ed. Reginald Bretnor (New York, Ace US pb original, 1979. Later revised and incorporated into The Space Eater). Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  9. "Imbalance" – SF in Ad Astra 4 (London, June 1979). Incorporated into Earthdoom!
  10. "Understudy" – SF in Practical Computing (London, October 1979).
  11. "The Chess Set" – supernatural in 12th Armada Ghost Book ed. Mary Danby (London, Collins/Armada pb original, 1980).
  12. "Cold Spell" – horror in 13th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories ed. Mary Danby (London, Collins/Fontana pb original, 1980). Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  13. "Turing Test" – SF in Practical Computing (London, April 1980).
  14. "Law of Conservation" – SF/fantasy in Ad Astra 10 (London, June 1980).
  15. "The Final Days" – SF in Destinies 3:1 (New York, Ace US pb "magazine", April 1981). Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  16. "Sacrifice" – SF in Destinies 3:2 (New York, Ace, August 1981).
  17. "Transcends All Wit" – SF/fantasy in Pictures at an Exhibition ed. Ian Watson (Cardiff, UK, Greystoke Mobray pb original, 1981).
  18. "Semolina" – SF/fantasy in Peter Davison's Book of Alien Monsters (London, Hutchinson/Sparrow pb, 1982).
  19. "Friendly Reflections" – SF in Practical Computing (London, February 1982); changed from own title "Answering Machine". Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  20. "Lukewarm" – SF in Alien Encounters ed. Jan Howard Finder (New York, Taplinger US original, 1982).
  21. "Under the Bedclothes" – supernatural in 14th Armada Ghost Book ed. Mary Danby (London, Collins/Armada pb original, 1982).
  22. "Hearing Aid" – SF in Practical Computing (London, October 1982 in badly mutilated form; reprinted in full in Phoenix magazine, Wantage, August 1983, and Knave vol 17 Christmas extra, London, 1984). Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  23. "Too Good to Be" – fantasy in Imagine 3 (Cambridge, UK, June 1983). Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  24. "Lost Event Horizon" – SF/humour in Imagine 12 (Cambridge, UK, March 1984). Series character: Mac Malsenn. Collected in He Do the Time Police in Different Voices.
  25. "In the Place of Power" – fantasy in Beyond Lands of Never ed. Maxim Jakubowski (Unwin/Unicorn, London, 1984). Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  26. "3.47 AM" – horror in The Gruesome Book ed. Ramsey Campbell (London, Piccolo pb original, 1983), reprinted in The Year's Best Horror Stories XII ed. Karl Edward Wagner (New York, DAW pb, 1984). Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  27. "Statement of a Minor Offender" – SF in Knave 16:6 (London, UK, June 1984) and Best of Knave (1985).
  28. "The Distressing Damsel" – fantasy/humour in Amazing SF (Lake Geneva, WI, US, July 1984 – UK republication in White Dwarf 65, May 1985). Collected in He Do the Time Police in Different Voices.
  29. "Sidetrack" – SF in Knave 16:8 (London, August 1984).
  30. "The Thing in the Bedroom" – horror/humour in Knave 16:11 (UK, November 1984), reprinted in Year's Best Horror Stories, Series XIII ed. Karl Edward Wagner (New York, DAW pb, 1985). Series character: Dagon Smythe, Psychic Investigator. Collected in He Do the Time Police in Different Voices.
  31. "The Mad Gods' Omelette" – fantasy/parody in White Dwarf 59 (London, November 1984). Collected in He Do the Time Police in Different Voices.
  32. "Wetware" – SF in What Micro? (London, November 1984). Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  33. "Cube Root" – SF in Interzone 11 (London, UK, Spring 1985; reprinted in Interzone: the Third Anthology, 1988). Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  34. "Jellyfish" – SF in Knave 17:5 (London, May 1985). Collected in He Do the Time Police in Different Voices.
  35. "Notes for a Newer Testament" – SF in Afterwar ed. Janet Morris (New York, Baen/Pocket Books US original, Summer 1985; UK republication in White Dwarf 91, July 1987). Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  36. "The Power of the Frog" – SF in White Dwarf 74 (London, February 1986).
  37. "In a Land of Sand and Ruin and Gold" – SF in Other Edens ed. Christopher Evans and Robert Holdstock (London, Unwin pb original, 1987). Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  38. "Blit" – SF in Interzone 25 (Brighton, UK, September/October 1988, reprinted in Interzone: the Fourth Anthology, 1989). "BLIT/infoterrorist" series. Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  39. "Xanthopsia" – parody with first commercial appearance in collection The Dragonhiker's Guide ... (1988). Collected in He Do the Time Police in Different Voices.
  40. "Tales of the Black Scriveners" – as above.
  41. "Duel of Words" – as above. Published earlier in A Novacon Garland..
  42. "The Gutting" – as above.
  43. "The Spawn of Non-Q" – as above.
  44. "Outbreak" – as above. Published earlier in A Novacon Garland..
  45. "The Facts in the Case of Micky Valdon" – horror/satire in Dark Fantasies ed. Chris Morgan (London, Century Hutchinson hardback/trade originals, August 1989). Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  46. "The Motivation" – SF in Arrows of Eros ed. Alex Stewart (London, NEL pb original, November 1989), reprinted in The Year's Best Horror Stories XVIII ed. Karl Edward Wagner (New York, DAW pb, 1990). Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  47. "A Surprisingly Common Omission" – SF drabble in Drabble II: Double Century ed. Rob Meades & David B.Wake (London, Beccon Publications, April 1990). Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  48. "Ellipses" – SF in More Tales from the Forbidden Planet ed. Roz Kaveney (London, Titan Books, August 1990). Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  49. "What Happened at Cambridge IV" – SF in Digital Dreams ed. David V.Barrett (London, NEL, November 1990). "BLIT/infoterrorist" series. Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  50. "A Snapshot Album" – SF in Interzone 43 (Brighton, UK, January 1991). Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  51. "Waiting for the Iron Age" – SF in Tales ofthe Wandering Jew ed. Brian Stableford (Dedalus, March 1991). Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  52. "Leaks" – SF in Temps ed. Neil Gaiman and Alex Stewart (London, Roc [Penguin], August 1991). Collected in The Silence of the Langford and Different Kinds of Darkness.
  53. "Encounter of Another Kind" – UFO paranoia in Interzone 54 (Brighton, UK, December 1991). Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  54. "Blossoms that Coil and Decay" – SF in Interzone 57 (Brighton, UK, March 1992). Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  55. "The Arts of the Enemy" – fantasy in Villains! ed. Mary Gentle and Roz Kaveney (London, Roc [Penguin], March 1992). Collected in The Silence of the Langford and Different Kinds of Darkness.
  56. "If Looks Could Kill" – SF in Eurotemps ed. Alex Stewart (London, Roc [Penguin], November 1992). Collected in Silence of the Langford and He Do the Time Police in Different Voices.
  57. "The Lions in the Desert" – SF/horror in The Weerde II: The Book of the Ancients ed. Neil Gaiman and Roz Kaveney (London, Roc [Penguin], April 1993). Reprinted in The Year's Best Horror Stories XXII ed. Karl Edward Wagner (New York, DAW pb, 1994). Collected in Irrational Numbers and Different Kinds of Darkness.
  58. "Christmas Games" – SF in Christmas Forever ed. David G.Hartwell (Tor, 1993). Collected in He Do the Time Police in Different Voices.
  59. "Deepnet" – Lovecraftian SF/horror in Irrational Numbers, 1994, reprinted in Shadows over Innsmouth ed. Stephen Jones (Fedogan & Bremer, 1994). Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  60. "Serpent Eggs" – SF/horror in Irrational Numbers, 1994, revised for The Third Alternative 14, 1997. Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  61. "The Net of Babel" – SF in Interzone 92 (Brighton, UK, February 1995), reprinted in The Best of Interzone (London, HarperCollins, 1997). Collected in He Do the Time Police in Different Voices.
  62. "Blood and Silence" – semi-horror in 100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories ed. Stefan Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg and Martin H.Greenberg (Barnes & Noble, USA, 1995). Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  63. "The Spear of the Sun" – SF in Interzone 112 (Brighton, UK, October 1996) and Alternate Skiffy ed. Patrick Nielsen Hayden and Mike Resnick for Wildside Press (1998). Reprinted in Year's Best SF 2 ed. David G. Hartwell (New York, HarperCollins, 1997). Collected in He Do the Time Police in Different Voices.
  64. "The Repulsive Story of the Red Leech" – Sherlock Holmes story in The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories ed. Mike Ashley (London, Robinson, 1997). Collected in He Do the Time Police in Different Voices.
  65. "Not Ours To See" – comic-occult tale in The Fortune Teller ed. Lawrence Schimel and Martin H.Greenberg (New York, DAW, August 1997). Series character: Dagon Smythe, Psychic Investigator. Collected in He Do the Time Police in Different Voices.
  66. "The Case of Jack the Clipper, or A Fimbulwinter's Tale" – comic-occult tale in Interzone 126 (Brighton, UK, December 1997). Series character: Dagon Smythe, Psychic Investigator. Collected in He Do the Time Police in Different Voices.
  67. "As Strange a Maze as E'er Men Trod" – detection and borderline fantasy in the aftermath of The Tempest, in Shakespearean Detectives ed. Mike Ashley (London, Robinson, 1998; the simultaneous Past Times edition is titled More Shakespearean Whodunnits). Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  68. "Out of Space, Out of Time" – Lovecraftian SF/horror in Science Fiction Age (Reston, VA, Sovereign Media Co, September 1998). One of several pieces commissioned as source material for the Heartland CDi game Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos; Heartland editor Stephen Marley plans an eventual anthology of the stories. Collected in He Do the Time Police in Different Voices.
  69. "A Game of Consequences" – sf in Starlight 2 ed. Patrick Nielsen Hayden (New York, Tor, November 1998). Reprinted in Year's Best SF 4 ed. David G. Hartwell (New York, HarperCollins, 1999). Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  70. "comp.basilisk FAQ" – short non-fact piece in the "Futures" department of Nature (London, UK, 2 December 1999). "BLIT/infoterrorist" series. Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  71. "Different Kinds of Darkness" – short sf in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (New York, January 2000). "BLIT/infoterrorist" series. Reprinted in Year's Best SF 6 ed. David G. Hartwell (New York, HarperCollins Eos, 2001). Slightly shortened version as "The Shudder Club" in Prospect #70 (London, January 2002). Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  72. "The Case That Never Was" – short comic-occult story in Weird Tales #326 (Radford, Virginia, Winter 2001-2). Series character: Dagon Smythe, Psychic Investigator. Collected in He Do the Time Police in Different Voices.
  73. "The Last Robot Story" – short Asimov parody in 3SF #2 (Abingdon, Oxon, December 2002). Collected in He Do the Time Police in Different Voices.
  74. "Logrolling Ephesus" – contribution to The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases ed. Jeff VanderMeer and Mark Roberts. (Newberg OR, Night Shade Books, October 2003.) Collected in Different Kinds of Darkness.
  75. "New Hope for the Dead" – SF in the "Futures" department of Nature #7041 (London, 26 May 2005). Collected in Starcombing.
  76. "Warez" – SF in the "Futures" department of Nature Physics vol 3 no 6 (London, June 2007). Collected in Starcombing
  77. "The Cold Truth" – SF in the "Futures" department of Nature Physics vol 4 no 4 (London, April 2008). Collected in Starcombing
  78. "Gigatech" – SF in the "Futures" department of Nature #7209 (London, 4 September 2008). Collected in Starcombing
  79. "Graffiti in the Library of Babel" – SF in Is Anybody Out There? (a theme anthology centred on the Fermi Paradox) ed. Nick Gevers and Marty Halpern (New York, DAW pb, June 2010).
  80. "The Pocklington Poltergeist" – SF/occult/comedy in Fables from the Fountain (a homage to Arthur C. Clarke's Tales from the White Hart) ed. Ian Whates (Alconbury Weston, Cambridgeshire, NewCon Press hb, April 2011). Series character: Dagon Smythe, Psychic Investigator.