Collection: Kherishdar

The Kherishdar books are “fantasies of manners among aliens,” and comprise both my most genteel and meditative books, and my most demanding. The first two are chapbooks discussing the virtues and flaws of the alien civilization of the Ai-Naidar; the last two are a more traditional novel structure, but dense and contemplative. I recommend reading them in order, but if you prefer novels to flash fiction you can start with Black Blossom, which stands alone. (Special note for people who love constructed languages: these books teach you Ai-Naidari, which has a grammar and an extensive lexicon.)

Iskadi Kherishdarem is a worldbuilding/process/meta-conversational examination of the Ai-Naidar, best enjoyed after reading the Books of Kherishdar. The first collection is Conversations with the Ai-Naidar.