Storyfox: A Database of Vulpine Science Fiction and Fantasy

Welcome to Storyfox: A Database of Science Fiction and Fantasy Media. Below, you’ll find an ever-growing archive of SF/F media that feature foxes in their narratives. If you’re looking for the introductory post about the project, you can find it here. To see a list of people who have helped expand Storyfox, visit the collectors page. If you have anything to add to the list, please send it on! You can contact me here, or on twitter.

More information about the impetus behind this collection can be found here. There are a number of ways to view the database, primarily by selecting the ‘column visibility’ tab, through which you can choose which columns of data you would like to be visible as your peruse Storyfox. Not all of the columns may appear at one time on your screen, but fear not! Simply click on the green button to the left of each entry to gain access to the full entry. There is also a search box at your disposal, if there is a certain story, author, or keyword (et cetera) you’re seeking.

Finally, I’ve compiled a list of the metadata (keywords associated with a piece of media indicating what sort of content, theme, characters, etc. it may contain) for the works found in the Storyfox database. Not all the media herein have metadata attached to them yet–that’s a work in progress! However, if you have read/viewed/played/experienced, etc any of the works below that don’t have any metadata listed yet and would like to make suggestions, feel free to send them on to me via my contact page or on twitter.

Storyfox metadata:

shapeshifters, shapeshifting, fox wife, love, sex, children, writing, poetry, fox magic, family, tricksters, marriage, foodways, gender identity, gender roles, trans, religion, time, science fiction, science, fantasy, steampunk, antianthropocentrism, language, music, myth, stories, fire, death, birth, body, reynard, kitsune, inari, vermin, fairy tales , war, dogs, hunting, plants, tails, Mr. Fox, bluebeard, robber bride, clothing, masks, home, women, the glutton, Dionysus, animal helper, memory, rape, cages, desert, hulijing, demons, foxfire, power metal, ballad, Finland, Sweden, cats, forests


Author's Name
Title of Anthology/Collection/Series
Date of Publication
Length (words for prose, lines for poetry)
Include in Terminal Project?
Date Added to Database
Sexual Identity
Other Notes
Abbott, Alana Joli The Choice of Kung Fu Choice of Games 2012 Game/Video Game 2/1/2016
Allen, Mike The Fox Smiled, Famished Goblin Fruit Fall, 2013 Poetry 18 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 I/me/my, you/you/your fire, stories, body
Allen, Mike Hungry Constellations Hungry Constellations 2014 Poetry 2/1/2016
Alvarez, Asunción Mr. Fox Ideomancer 5.1 2006 Poetry 2/1/2016
Amundsen, Erik Things in the Well Goblin Fruit Spring, 2008 Poetry 62 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 they/them/their hunting, clothing, foodways, home
Atwood, Margaret Fox/Fire Song Poetry 1974 Short Fiction 2/1/2016 foxfire
Bardugo, Leigh The Too-Clever Fox 2013 Short Fiction 2/1/2016
Barzak, Christopher The Love We Share Without Knowing Bantam 2008 Novel 2/1/2016
Barzak, Christopher A Thousand Tails Firebirds Soaring Viking 2009 Short Fiction 2/1/2016
Bélisle, Jonathan Wuxia le Renard (Wuxia the Fox) 2014 Transmedia/Application 2/1/2016
BioWare Jade Empire Microsoft Game Studios 2005 Game/Video Game 2/1/2016
Bolander, Brooke Her Words Like Hunting Vixens Spring Lightspeed Magazine 2/1/2012 Short Fiction 6264 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 she/her/hers shapeshifters, shapeshifting, love, family, marriage, religion, music, death, birth, hunting, Mr. Fox, bluebeard, robber bride, animal helper, desert
Boord, Angela Maenad Lone Star Stories 2005 Short Fiction 681 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 he/him/his hunting, Dionysus, myths, body, shapeshifters, shapeshifting, foodways, plants, death, teeth, clothing
Bradley, Lisa The Messenger Ensnared Polu Texni 3/1/2012 Poetry 14 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 I/me/my death, foxgloves, dreams,
Chilton, Irma String of Time Macmillan Education Ltd. 1967 Novel 2/1/2016
Cooney, C.S.E. The Grand Finale of Mr. Fox Papaveria Press 2011 Short Fiction 2/1/2016
Cooper, Susan The Grey King Chatto & Windus and Atheneum 1975 Novel 2/1/2016
Davies, Kate and Vercruysse, Emmanuel The Crepuscular LiquidFactory 2007 Transmedia/Land Art 2/1/2016 Related article:
El-Mohtar, Amal and Kornher-Stace, Nicole The Maiden to the Fox Did Say Lone Star Stories 2009 Poetry 168 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 you/you/your shapeshifters, shapeshifting, masks, foodways, clothing, sex, Mr. Fox, the glutton, the robber bride, women, tricksters, hunting, death, bluebeard
facerig Cathy the Red Fox facerig software 2014 Game/Video Game 2/1/2016
Funck, Thomas and Gissberg, Jan Kalle Stropp och Grodan Boll på svindlande äventyr (Charlie Strapp and Froggy Ball Flying High) Cinemation Industries 1941 Film/Television 2/1/2016
Funke, Cornelia Fearless Reckless Series Chicken House 2013 Novel 2/1/2016
Funke, Cornelia Reckless Reckless Series Chicken House 2010 Novel 2/1/2016
Gage, Joshua Kitsune Goblin Fruit Winter, 2008 Poetry 5 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 she/her/hers body, clothing, tails, shapeshifters, shapeshifting
Gaiman, Neil The White Road Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears William Morrow & Company 1995 Short Fiction 2/1/2016
Gaiman, Neil and Amano, Yoshitaka Sandman: The Dream Hunters Vertigo 1999 Graphic Novel 2/1/2016
Garnett, David Lady into Fox Chatto & Windus 1922 Novel 2/1/2016
Goss, Theodora The Fox Wife 4/1/2013 Poetry 76 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 I/me/my family, vermin, fox wife, children, dogs, hunting, love, marriage,
Gray, Minnie (story source) Kisima Inŋitchuŋa (Never Alone) Upper One Games 2014 Game/Video Game 2/1/2016
Hall Gailey, Jeannine She Returns to the Floating Worlds Kitsune Books 2011 Novel 2/1/2016
Hall Gailey, Jeannine The Animal Heart: She Warns Him Mythic Delirium #21 2009 Short Fiction 2/1/2016
Hannett, Lisa L. On the Lot and In the Air Clarkesworld 7/1/2009 Short Fiction 3704 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 he/him/his tricksters, steampunk, language, music, reynard
Hedningarna Räven Resistencia 1994 Music 2/1/2016 you/you/your music, song, Sweden, Finland
Henderson, Samantha Queen Elizabethand the Fox Goblin Fruit Spring, 2007 Poetry 96 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 he/him/his hunting, fox magic, masks, plants,
Henderson, Samantha Queen Elizabethand the Fox Goblin Fruit #5 2007 Short Fiction 2/1/2016
Hughes, Ted The Thought Fox The Hawk in the Rain Faber and Faber 1957 Short Fiction 2/1/2016
Huitson, Lizzy Rey Goblin Fruit Fall, 2013 Poetry 14 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 he/him/his foodways, body, sex, hunting
Huitson, Lizzy Rey Goblin Fruit 2014 Short Fiction 2/1/2016
Jenkins, Ruth Feral Goblin Fruit Fall, 2012 Poetry 34 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 it/it/its shapeshifting, shapeshifters, body,
Johnson, Kij Fox Magic Asimov's Science Fiction 12/1/1993 Short Fiction 8284 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 he/him/his, she/her/hers heterosexual shapeshifters, shapeshifting, fox wife, love, sex, children, writing, poetry, fox magic, home, family, tricksters, marriage, foodways, fantasy, gender identity, religion, time
Johnson, Kij Fudoki Tor 2003 Novel 2/1/2016
Johnson, Kij The Fox Woman Tor 2000 Novel 2/1/2016
Kiernan, Caitlín R. pas-en-arrière Sirenia Digest #5 2006 Short Fiction 2/1/2016
Kilworth, Gary The Lantern Fox Mammoth 1998 Novel 2/1/2016
Kilworth, Gary Hunter's Moon/The Foxes of Firstdark Unwin Hyman 1989's_Moon Novel 2/1/2016
Kmetyk, Volodymyr Mykyta the Fox Pershyi Natsionalnyi Film/Television 2/1/2016
Lai, Larissa When Fox is a Thousand Press Gang 1995 Novel 2/1/2016
Lawrence, D.H. The Fox The Dial 1922 Short Fiction 2/1/2016 Also a film.
Lee, Yoon Ha The Contemporary Foxwife Clarkesworld 7/1/2014 Short Fiction 4767 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 he/him/his fox wife, fox magic, writing, science fiction, foodways, music, gender roles, myth, family, shapeshifters, shapeshifting,
Lee, Yoon Ha Apocalypse Foxes Daily Science Fiction 6/1/2015 Short Fiction 174 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 they/them/their death, body, dreams, bones
Lee, Yoon Ha Foxfeast Mythic Delirium 11/1/2013 Poetry 18 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 they/them/their death, science fiction
Lee, Yoon Ha The Youngest Fox Self-published 2014 Short Fiction 2/1/2016
Lee, Yoon Ha The Red Braid Self-published 2013 Short Fiction 2/1/2016
Lee, Yoon Ha The Fox's Tower Self-published 2010 Short Fiction 2/1/2016
Lee, Yoon Ha The Fox's Forest Self-published 2010 Short Fiction 2/1/2016
Lee, Yoon Ha Nine Tails, Hundred Hearts Fantasy Magazine #2 2006 Short Fiction 2/1/2016
Leibowitz, Sandi Unmasking Mythic Delirium 6/1/2014 Poetry 29 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 I/me/my foodways, kitsune, tails, body, love, sex
Lemberg, Rose A body that is bold to come Goblin Fruit Fall, 2012 Poetry 31 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 she/her/hers writing, stories, home
Lemberg, Rose Bone Shadows Interfictions 2013 Short Fiction 2/1/2016
Linsteadt, Sylvia The Gray Fox Epistles Self-published 2013 – Transmedia 2/1/2016
Liu, Ken Good Hunting Buzzy Mag 3/1/2015 Short Fiction 7179 Terminal Project 7/1/2015
Liu, Ken Good Hunting Strange Horizons 10/1/2012 Short Fiction 7179 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 she/her/hers shapeshifters, shapeshifting, children, fox magic, family, science, steampunk, death, body, hunting, hulijing
Lunde, David Not Thinking of a Fox The Louisville Review #63; Instead 2008 Short Fiction 2/1/2016
MacFarlane, Alex Dally Feed Me the Bones of Our Saints Strange Horizons 7/1/2012 Short Fiction 6618 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 we/our/ours, she/her/hers queer bones, family, death, war
MacFarlane, Alex Dally In the Sun-Sweet Desert Goblin Fruit Fall, 2012 Poetry 21 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 I/me/my, we/our/ours foodways, family, bones, home, body, women, war
MacFarlane, Alex Dally The Jar-Mouthed Fennec Goblin Fruit Summer, 2010 Poetry 28 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 you/you/your body
MacFarlane, Alex Dally Sister Through the Gate #1 2012 Short Fiction 2/1/2016
MacFarlane, Alex Dally Iddad Library Catalogue of Surviving Foxes Gigantic Worlds Gigantic Forthcoming Short Fiction 2/1/2016
MacFarlane, Alex Dally Inari Updates the Map of Ricefields Phantasm Japan Haikasoru 2014 Short Fiction 2/1/2016
MacFarlane, Alex Dally Written on the Hides of Foxes Beneath Ceaseless Skies 2014 Short Fiction 2/1/2016
MacFarlane, Alex Dally Out the Come Shimmer 9/1/2013 Short Fiction 2/1/2016
MacFarlane, Alex Dally Selected Sources for the Babylonian Plague of the Dead (572-571 BCE) Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages 8/1/2013 Short Fiction 2/1/2016
MacFarlane, Alex Dally Fox Bones. Many Uses Beneath Ceaseless Skies 7/1/2012 Short Fiction 2/1/2016
MacLeod, Kate Tale of a Fox A Fly in Amber #17 2012 Short Fiction 2/1/2016
McKiernan, Dennis L. Voyage of the Fox Rider Roc 1993 Novel 2/1/2016
Morano, KZ Kistune Amok: An Anthology of Asia-Pacific Speculative Fiction 2014 Poetry 2/1/2016
Morrissette, Micaela Porn & Revolution in the Peaceable Kingdom 6/1/2013 Short Fiction 11701 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 she/her/hers queer love, sex, children, science fiction, science, birth, body, rape
Ness, Mari The Fox Bride Daily Science Fiction Short Fiction 1308 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 she/her/hers and he/him/his heterosexual fox wife, fox magic, marriage, shapeshifters, shapeshifting, hunting, cages
Ness, Mari Sister and Bones Scheherezade’s Bequest 4/1/2011 Short Fiction 2935 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 children, fox magic, family, tricksters, marriage, stories, birth, demons
Nestvold, Ruth The Shadow Artist Abyss & Apex 1/1/2013 Short Fiction 4962 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 she/her/hers love, fox magic, marriage, time, demons
Nintendo EAD Starfox Nintendo 1993 Game/Video Game 2/1/2016
Nintendo EAD Ocarina of Time Nintendo 1998 Game/Video Game 2/1/2016
Nintendo EAD Majora's Mask Nintendo 2000 Game/Video Game 2/1/2016
Norton, Andre Mr. Fox Dutton 1975 Novel 2/1/2016
Oyeyemi, Helen Mr. Fox Riverhead 2011 Novel 2/1/2016
Parks, Richard Foxtails Realms of Fantasy 6/1/2005 Short Fiction Terminal Project 7/1/2015
Parks, Richard The Heavenly Fox PS Publishing 2011 Novel 2/1/2016
Parks, Richard Three Little Foxes Beneath Ceaseless Skies #105 2012 Poetry 2/1/2016
Parks, Richard The Ghost of Shinoda Forest Beneath Ceaseless Skies #63 2011 Poetry 2/1/2016
Parks, Richard Fox Tails Realms of Fantasy 11.5 2005 Poetry 2/1/2016
Patterson, Meredith L. Pale Foxes Strange Horizons 4/1/2001 Short Fiction 4200 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 they/them/their children, family, tricksters, marriage, gender roles, religion, death, birth, women, desert
Paxson, Caitlyn The Tall House of Mr. Fox Scheherezade’s Bequest 5/1/2011 Poetry 70 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 he/him/his Mr. Fox, bluebeard, robber bride, love, marriage, death, hunting
Pelevin, Victor The Sacred Book of the Werewolf Eksmo 2005 Novel 2/1/2016
Pi, Tony Zeno's Last Paradox Abyss & Apex Fourth Quarter, 2005 Short Fiction 6042 Terminal Project 7/1/2015
Räven Boll Made By Räven Boll Räven Boll 2014 Film/Television 2/1/2016
Rega, Angela Love in the Atacama, or The Poetry of Fleas Crossed Genres 12/1/2010 Short Fiction 4599 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 he/him/his heterosexual rape, love, family, foodways, time, music, language, stories, home, memory, desert
Rhoads, Loren The Fox and the Foreigner Not One of Us #38 2007 Poetry 2/1/2016
Ridenhour, Jamieson Foxes Strange Horizons 8/1/2011 Poetry 105 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 he/him/his reynard, writing, tricksters, vermin, fairy tales
Riedel, Kate Wilderness Living Realms of Fantasy 4/1/2000 Short Fiction Terminal Project 7/1/2015
Runolfson, J.C. Foxhunt Lone Star Stories 2008 Poetry 24 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 it/it/its kitsune, body, hunting, body
Runolfson, J.C. Kumiho Going Going GONE 2009 Short Fiction 2/1/2016
Salzman, Anne-Sylvie Fox in Lady Darkscapes 2013 Poetry 2/1/2016
Sanghee Park, Hannah The Fox Bead in May Poetry 2013 Short Fiction 2/1/2016
Sedia, Ekaterina Citizen Komarova Finds Love Apex Magazine 10/1/2010 Short Fiction 3949 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 shapeshifters, shapeshifting
Sedia, Ekaterina The Taste of Wheat Clarkesworld 8/1/2007 Short Fiction 3394 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 it/it/its antianthropocentrism, death, hunting, shapeshifters, shapeshifting, dreams, body, women, birth, religion
Seidel, Alexandra A Quest for Fire Lackington's #13 2014 Poetry 2/1/2016
Shinsuke, Sato Oblivion Island Production I.G/Tohei Animation 2009 Film/Television 2/1/2016
Silva III, Michael Ben Suits and Hammers Crossed Genres 7/1/2013 Short Fiction 4197 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 he/him/his shapeshifters, shapeshifting, gender identity, trans, love, family, gender roles, body
Soderling, Janice D. The Fox The Pedestal Magazine #53 2009 Short Fiction 2/1/2016
Sonata Arctica Revontulet (foxfire) Spinefarm 2001 Music 2/1/2016 music, song, power metal, foxfire
Steiber, Ellen Shadow of the Fox Random House 1994 Novel 2/1/2016
Steiber, Ellen The Fox Wife Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears AvoNova/William Morrow 1995 Short Fiction 2/1/2016
Strain, Christina and Aït-Kaci, Jayd The Fox-Sister Self-published Ongoing Webcomic 2/1/2016
Sundberg, Minna A Redtail's Dream Self-published 2011-2013 Webcomic 2/1/2016 Finland
Swanick, Michael An Episdoe of Stardust Asimov's Science Fiction 1/1/2005 Short Fiction 4293 Terminal Project 7/1/2015
The Kennedys Anna and the Magic Gown Koch 2003 Music 2/1/2016 music, song
Caitlyn Kiernan The Sphinx's Kiss Sirenia Digest #14 Short Fiction 2/1/2016
Thurman, Ashe Kitsune no Yomeiri Flash Fiction Online 2014 Poetry 2/1/2016
Traditional The Fox Music 2/1/2016 he/him/his music, song, ballad
Traditional Reynardine Music 2/1/2016 music, song, ballad
Travers, P.L. The Fox at the Manger BBC Radio 4 1990 Radio 2/1/2016 he/him/his radio, audio drama, voice actor
Travers, P.L. The Fox at the Manger Norton 1962 Children's Book 2/1/2016
Turzillo, Mary A. The Shrine at Fushimi Inari Goblin Fruit Summer, 2010 Poetry 28 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 you/you/your kitsune, foodways, shapeshifters, shapeshifting, clothing
Udin, Rachel Tadaima Crossed Genres 9/1/2013 Short Fiction 3752 Terminal Project 7/1/2015 he/him/his heterosexual shapeshifters, shapeshifting, love, children, fox magic, family, marriage, foodways, time, memory, kitsune, inari, tails, animal helper, home, women
Valente, Catherynne Ink, Water, Milk The Melancholoy of Mechagirl Haikasoru 2013 Poetry 2/1/2016
Valente, Catherynne The Girl With Two Skins Goblin Fruit Spring, 2008 Poetry Terminal Project 2/1/2016 shapeshifters, shapeshifting, fox wife, love, sex, poetry, fox magic, foodways, gender identity, gender roles, fantasy, stories, antianthropocentrism, body, kitsune, plants, tails, clothing, women
Warman, Brittany Kitsune', Fox Jabberwocky #7 2011 Poetry 2/1/2016
Yep, Laurence The Ghost Fox Scholastic 1994 Children's Book 2/1/2016
Ylvis The Fox TVNorge 2013 Music 2/1/2016 music, song, pop music, humor
Traditional The Old Bitch Fox, Chivvy-O Music 2/1/2016 she/her/hers music, song
Taaffe, Sonya Foxstory Through the Gate 2015 Poetry 30 2/1/2016 she/her/hers, he/him/his shapeshifters, shapeshifting, love, sex, writing, poetry, tricksters, foodways, inari, Mr. Fox, cats, forests