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D. A. Xiaolin Spires counts stars and sand, residing currently in Hawaiʻi. You can find her embarking on olfactorial odysseys as she inhales plumeria blossoms, lychee, and poi. Her work appears or is forthcoming in various publications such as Clarkesworld, Analog, Grievous Angel, Terraform, Nature, Galaxy’s Edge, Fireside, Reckoning, Factor Four, Issues in Earth Science, StarShipSofa, Mithila Review, LONTAR, Star*Line, ETTT, Liminality, Pantheon, Gathering Storm Magazine, and Story Seed Vault; as well as anthologies of the strange and delightful, such as Sharp & Sugar Tooth, Broad Knowledge, Deep Signal, Future Visions, Battling in All Her Finery, and Ride the Star Wind.



By D. A. Xiaolin Spires

Yay Bubbles by Dean Croshere

Permafrost Thaw

A mercurial, opalescent hand surges from thawing permafrost, dives into waves, twisting as it searches for victims. It pools around ...
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