And their names, those marks that define them so distinctively? Remember, the desert has its lessons — those names engraved so clearly on our memories are only sand patterns, discernible for the moment but unfailingly mortal.
– Githa Hariharan, When Dreams Travel
This is the website of Alex Dally MacFarlane, a writer of science fiction, fantasy, historical and interstitial stories and poetry, and the editor of the science fiction anthologies Aliens: Recent Encounters (Prime Books: 2013) and The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women (Constable & Robinson: 2014).
Alex’s work has been published in Clarkesworld Magazine, Stone Telling, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies and the anthologies The Other Half of the Sky eds. Athena Andreadis & Kay Holt, The Moment of Change: An Anthology of Feminist Speculative Poetry, ed. Rose Lemberg and Heiresses of Russ 2013: The Year’s Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction, eds. Steve Berman & Tenea D Johnson. “Found” will be reprinted in The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2014 ed. Rich Horton. More information about her short stories and poetry is available here.
Follow Alex on Twitter @foxvertebrae.
Wiscon, 24 – 27 May, Madison WI, USA
Readercon, 11 – 14 July, Burlington MA, USA
Nine Worlds, 9 – 11 August, London
Bristolcon, 26 October, Bristol
World Fantasy Convention, 31 October – 3 November, Brighton
Worldcon, 14 – 18 August, London
Aliens: Recent Encounters
"...this [anthology] blew us away more than any other. Mostly because of the sheer volume of greatness contained in these 32 stories... These are classic stories of alien encounters, from some of the best science fiction writers working today."
- io9.com Best Books of 2013
Coming in 2014
The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women
I will be editing an anthology of powerful, important science fiction stories by women, showcasing the unforgettable contributions made to the genre in recent decades.
Out in late 2014.
Post-Binary Gender in SF
- Kathleen Alcala on CALL FOR REPRINT SUBMISSIONS: Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women
- Patricia on White-centric SF: people still take that seriously?
- TedWest on Women Without Men: A Constantly Undermined Trope
- Crystal Lynn Hilbert on CALL FOR REPRINT SUBMISSIONS: Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women
- Alex Dally MacFarlane on CALL FOR REPRINT SUBMISSIONS: Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women