My writing

SHORT FICTION

The Ethnographer
Andromeda Spaceways Magazine (Forthcoming, Issue #79)

Of Hunger and Fury
Black Cranes, Omnium Gatherum (Due late 2020)

Mother of the Trenches
Unnatural Order, CSFG Publishing (Due late 2020)

Father’s House
Aurealis (Issue 29, Apr 2020)

2500 words. A short story touching on themes of brain connectome mapping, illness, immigration, and the things that parents pass on to their children.

He removes his shoes and places them neatly next to his father’s black sneakers.

His father’s voice floats from the kitchen. ‘Henry. How’s work?’

‘Fine, Ba. I’ve taken a few days off.’

‘Just to help me clean? Are you sure that’s a good idea?’

Jigsaw Children
Clarkesworld (Issue 161, Feb 2020)
Audio Version available on Clarkesworld Website / Podcast

13,000 words. A science fiction novella set in twenty-second century Hong Kong, about gene splicing, mothers, attachment, and identity.

I think I’m reasonably lucky, only having five parents. I guess my donors didn’t have too many risk mutations. Some of my classmates have been spliced together from eight, nine, even twelve donors. I don’t envy them the task of juggling their Chinese New Year dinners.

The Misplaced Giant
AntipodeanSF (Issue 255, Dec 2019)

1000 words. A light-hearted flash fiction piece about Big Ted, who never fit in.

The Mark
Verge: Uncanny (Monash University Publishing, Jun 2019)
Shortlisted for 2019 Aurealis Awards Best Horror Short Story

3000 words. A psychological horror story that explores the intersection between power and madness. Something is wrong with Emma’s husband, and she’s determined to figure it out.

I move my hand, close the three inches, press our pinkies together. His skin is as cold as dead meat. James moves his hand away, unconsciously, still talking.

The Dunes of Ranza
Going Down Swinging: Pigeonholed (Going Down Swinging, Nov 2018)

3200 words. A post-colonial far future sci-fi story. When Orin’s ship crash-lands on a forgotten planet, she has a chance encounter that could change the fate of an entire people.

Ula raised a slender finger towards my nose. “You are what?”

“That’s a big question. I’m a human. Mostly female, five per cent artificial. Born on Earth, believe it or not. Dad was an elitist. I’m a Beaconer.”

NOVEL

My near-future science fiction novel, The Ship of Theseus, uses virtual reality and mind-uploading to explore themes of personal and environmental change, the evolving nature of love, illness, loss, and cultural grief. It’s currently out on submission.

PRIZES & AWARDS

Aurealis Awards 2019 Best Horror Short Story: Shortlisted for The Mark
Writers Victoria 
30th Anniversary Flash Fiction Challenge: April 4th and Overall Winner
Seizure’s Viva la Novella VII: Shortlisted for my novella, The Ship of Theseus.

BOARD GAMES

I’m collaborating with Warp Games to create the intergalactic world of Ascendant Space. You can read the mini-stories I’ve written for the Torturers, Bankers, Engineers and Junkers Guilds here.