April 2014 Clarion West Alumni News

Hello, and welcome to the inaugural edition of the online Clarion West Alumni News! We’ll be bringing you the freshest news from our many amazing alumni on a regular basis in the months to come. If you have news to share, please email alumni@clarionwest.org or fill out the form – we’d love to hear from you!


  • Cat Rambo (CW05) will be editing a special issue of Lightspeed Magazine: the Women Destroy Fantasy issue.



  • “Cold, Cold War” by Ian McHugh (CW06) is a 2013 Aurealis Awards Finalist for best fantasy short story.


The Locus Magazine 2013 Recommended Reading List has many Clarion West graduates.

SF Novels:

  • Abaddon’s Gate, James S.A. Corey (half of which is Daniel Abraham (CW98))

Fantasy Novels:

  • The Tyrant’s Law, Daniel Abraham (CW98)

First Novels:

  • Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (CW05)
  • The Age of Ice, J.M. Sidorova (CW09)
  • The Scroll of Years, Chris Willrich (CW88)


  • How the World Became Quiet, Rachel Swirsky (CW05)

Original Anthologies:

  • We See a Different Frontier, Fabio Fernandes (CW13) & Djibril al-Ayad, eds.


  • Strange Matings: Science Fiction, Feminism, African American Voices, and Octavia E. Butler; Rebecca J. Holden & Nisi Shawl (CW92), eds.


  • “Wakulla Springs,” Andy Duncan (CW92) & Ellen Klages
  • “The Weight of the Sunrise,” Vylar Kaftan (CW04)


  • “A Hole in the Ether,” Benjamin Crowell (CW07)
  • “We Three Kids,” Margo Lanagan (CW99)
  • “The Wreck of the Mars Adventure,” David D. Levine (CW00)
  • “The Canal Barge Magician’s Number Nine Daughter,” Ian McHugh (CW06)

Short Stories:

  • “Karina Who Kissed Spacetime,” Indrapramit Das (CW12)
  • “In Metal, In Bone,” An Owomoyela (CW08)
  • “Jack of Coins,” Christopher Rowe (CW96)
  • “What Lies at the Edge of a Petal is Love,” Rachel Swirsky (CW05)
  • “If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love,” Rachel Swirsky (CW05)
  • “Ilse, Who Saw Clearly,” E. Lily Yu (CW13)
  • “Loss, with Chalk Diagrams,” E. Lily Yu (CW13)

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