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 British 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 (or is forthcoming) in Clarkesworld Magazine, Interfictions Online, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies and the anthologies Solaris Rising 3, Phantasm Japan, The Other Half of the Sky and The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2014. More information about her short stories and poetry is available here.

Follow Alex on Twitter @foxvertebrae.


alexmacfarlane [at] gmail.com



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