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.
alexmacfarlane [at] gmail.com
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Out in late 2014
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
Post-Binary Gender in SF
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