Elly Bangs

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Site updated 1 June 2019, with new stories and a note about my upcoming novel!

11. The Last Stellar Death Metal Opera (coming soon to Escape Pod!): about a daring plan to die spectacularly in a deathless far-future.

10. A Handful of Sky (coming soon to Beneath Ceaseless Skies!): about an unjust world fundamentally shaped by magic-inflused clothing.

9. The Curse of the Octopodes (Daily Science Fiction, April 2019), about the long-term dangers of utopian abundance.

8. The Wordless Age (Galaxy's Edge, January 2019), about a dystopian society in which all language is privatized and one must pay by the word in order to speak.

7. The Hyperheels Devour (Geek Out! Anthology, December 2018), about a mad science disaster resulting from the invention of shoes that make you shorter.

6. At the Crossroads (Bikes in Space Volume 5, October 2018), about an interdimensional bicycle race and the eternal battle against Space Nazis.

5. Dandelion (Clarkesworld, September 2018), about three generations of scientists studying the same enigmatic object and its implications for the origins of life and the future of humankind.

4. Apotheosis (Cockroach Conservatory, Volume 1, August 2018), about a dream-advertisement broadcasting machine run amok.

3. The Cool Kids (Daily Science Fiction, April 2018), about vampirism and the difficulty of being a person.

2. From An Interview with the Famed Roller Sara Zephyr Cain (Bikes in Space Volume 2, May 2014), about a post-apocalyptic long-distance bicycle traveler.

1. This Must Be the Place (Strange Horizons, February 2009), a love story about time travel and 1980s pop culture nostalgia.

My debut novel, Unity -- a post-apocalyptic cyberpunk tale about a remorse-stricken assassin and the sole surviving fragment of a hive mind, making a dangerous journey together under the looming specter of cataclysmic war -- has been acquired by Tachyon Publications! More details as the release date impends.

Elly Bangs was raised in a new-age cult, had six wisdom teeth, and once rode her bicycle alone from Seattle to the Panama Canal. Now she lives by the Salish Sea, where she spends her days fixing machines and her nights writing short stories, novellas, and novels -- usually speculative fiction, scifi, fantasy, and uncategorized weirdness -- with a thematic emphasis on longing, heartbreak, and the grim fate of humankind.

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