Mother of the Trenches
Unnatural Order, CSFG Publishing (Due July 2020)
Slated for publication Aurealis (Issue 29, Apr 2020)
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.
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.”
I’m currently working on a near-future science fiction novel, called Uploading.
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