As Though I Were a Little Sun
Fireside Magazine, forthcoming

Nobody Ever Goes Home to Zhenzhu
Lightspeed Magazine, forthcoming

He Leaps for the Stars, He Leaps for the Stars
Clarkesworld (Issue 178, July 2021)

Recommended story by Karen Burnham for Locus Magazine: ‘This portrait of fame with its costs and benefits is very well done.’

Included in Maria Haskins’s July 2021 Short Fiction Round-up: ‘Science fiction with a tender, gentle heart and spirit, this story is bittersweet and lovely through and through. ‘

Included in Vanesssa Fogg’s July-August 2021 Short Fiction Recs: ‘Wildly inventive, lyrical, and ultimately moving.’

5300 words. A science fiction story about Yennie, a lonely pop idol on Enceladus. Also features quantum entanglements, yearning, superfans, machine learning, tender queer feelings, duplication, and duplicity.

An ice storm, a froth of glassy dust, was blowing in over the bone-colored hills. He was on Enceladus; his therapist was on Mars. He wanted to describe how sometimes his body felt hollow, and other times he felt his skin could not contain all that was within him—but he didn’t have the words. Half the solar system divided them, and more.

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

2700 words. A tentacled, symbiotic, fantasy tale about power, knowing yourself, ocean pollution, and deep, dark places.

You turn your little eyes to me, taking in my massive shapelessness, the dark patterns shifting over my skin, and my many arms, coiled around us like a nest—protecting, tasting, thinking. Your gaze flicks upwards and crosses paths with mine.

Your fear turns into disgust.

Of Hunger and Fury
Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women, Omnium Gatherum (Sep 2020)

3600 words. A Malaysian Chinese gothic horror story. When Fen Fang returns to her family home in Malaysia, long-forgotten ghosts begin to creep into her skin.

When I see my mother standing in the front yard, two decades disappear in a blink. I can hardly bear to look at the faded white walls, the creeping lattice of vines like bloated veins. She pulls the metal gate open. Her bare wrists look strangely vulnerable. My husband bounds over to her, grasps her hand in both of his, leans in to peck her cheek.

The Ethnographer
Andromeda Spaceways Magazine (Issue 79, Jun 2020)

5000 words. A far future science fiction story about inequality and powerlessness. A solitary, empathetic ethnographer travels to a far-flung planet and gradually discovers hidden ruptures in the alien society.

I step down from the Linnaeus into a crimson haze creased with shadows. The wind howls like a banshee symphony. At once, I understand why the Vullon have no hearing organs: the noise of this alien planet inspires madness.

Father’s House
Aurealis (Issue 129, 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

Shortlisted for 2020 Aurealis Awards Best Science Fiction Novella

13,000 words. A science fiction novelette 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)
Reprinted in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women, Omnium Gatherum (Sep 2020)

Shortlisted for 2019 Aurealis Awards Best Horror Short Story and 2020 Norma K Hemming Award

Tor.com in-depth review by Anne M. Pillsworth and Ruthanna Emrys

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)

Reprinted in Space and Time #140 (March 2021)

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.”


My near-future science fiction novel, Every Version of You, uses virtual reality and mind-uploading to explore themes of identity, love, migration, illness, change, loss, and cultural grief. It will be published in September 2022 with Affirm Press.


Sparks From Stone Guts
Zou Mat Je #1 (September 2021)

My mother pushes play. The cassette clicks and rolls, glossy tape unspooling in the radio’s innards. The little girl bursts from the speakers: high pitched, bold, splashing in the bathtub. But she is not me, is not me, is still not me.


Going Down Swinging, forthcoming


Aurealis Awards 2020 Best Science Fiction Novella: Shortlisted for Jigsaw Children
Norma K Hemming Award 2020: Shortlisted for The Mark
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.


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.