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Alex Dally MacFarlane

What am I?

A bone and flesh drawing of girl, my hands covered in keyboard-ink, caught on the island-edge of the Atlantic by a city of lost rivers.


I write many things. My short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Clarkesworld Magazine, Strange Horizons, The Mammoth Book of Steampunk, Escape Pod, Steam-Powered 2: More Lesbian Stories, Fantasy Magazine and Sybil's Garage; a handbound limited edition of my story "Two Coins" has been created by Papaveria Press (see left). For my poetry, look to Stone Telling, Goblin Fruit, The Moment of Change, Jabberwocky 4 and the 2010 Rhysling Award anthology. The full list of my published work is available on my website.

When not writing, I'm a lapsed academic (focusing on the construction of Alexander's history in the ancient Near-East, and the women of ancient Central Asia), a frequent traveller, a coin collector, a gamer, and more.

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academic research, aesthetically beautiful brain-stimulating zines, alexander the great, ancient history, andrew bird, asian street food, atheism, augie march, avatar: the last airbender, batshit sexy anime, bisexuality, black books, bones, bookmooch, bright blue fabric, british countryside, card-stories, cashew nuts, cats, central asia, coins, devotchka, diverse steampunk, fairy tales, finials, firefly, flash fiction, flowerpunk, folktales, food on sticks, foxes, fresh fruit juice, gladiator, grass trees, house md, hyphens, illuminated manuscripts, intelligence in art, interstitial art, less conventional narrative forms, lists, london, manga, marks & spencer goodies, milky chocolate, milorad pavic, momo, mongolian steppe, mythology, mythpunk, nakama, narrative motifs, narratives told by fake-texts, nested tales, new weird, oracles, otoyomegatari, ovoo, owen pallett, passion fruit, patrick wolf, poetry, post-historic scifi, pothos, qi, red dwarf, short stories, slipstream, small press weird, space opera, spices and herbs, spirit houses, starfox, stationery, stelae, stories about research, stories within stories, story cycles and transmissions, storytelling, surrealism, the achaemenid empire, the alexander romance, the british library, the british museum, the epic of gilgamesh, the etched city, the fantastical, the orphan’s tales, the pillow book, the stories of alexander, tom mcrae, top gear, transgender, travel, turtle-ducks and platypus-bears, tvtropes, voynich manuscript, wandjina, white wine, writing, zuko


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