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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