To Revolt is to be Undone, colonial espionage thriller, GigaNotoSaurus, June 2022
A customs inspector suspects her boss is working on secret orders during nighttime inspections of incoming cargo from the empire’s colonial outpost and must decide what to do about it.
The Agency of Metabolic Pathways, philosophical science fiction, Phase Change: Imagining Energy Futures by Twelfth Planet Press, May 2022
A scientist teaches a microbe how to capture carbon and fix nitrogen, the microbe teaches the scientist how to live in a burning world. Themes of immigration, love, home, ethical climate science, the capitalist/media urge to overproduce and compress (it’s got Les Mis cell culture graphs!), And one way to thrive in the anthropocene.
Factory Mother, climate gothic, Cast of Wonders, August 2021
A story about a refugee phycologist who solves a biotech manufacturing problem in a gothic mushroom salami manufacturing plant in a post-collapse North Carolina. Shows the importance of diversity in STEM.
Seduced by the Ruler’s Gaze, nonfiction, Uncanny Magazine, March 2021
There is a dotted line between the depiction of colonial education in the Masquerade series, British education policies in 19th century India, and my schooling in a British Raj-era founded school. This essay describes the historical inspirations of colonial education as depicted in the Masquerade trilogy, and the way Baru decolonized her mind, and how it helped me do the same.
Mist Songs of Delhi, fantasy, Podcastle, August 2020
A priest who turns people on deathbeds into cloud portraits of everlasting music wants to convince his mother to undergo the ritual, but she, a scientist, considers it pollution.
Curious Fictions by Maria Haskins
Quick Sip Reviews by Charles Payseur
Tor’s Must-Read Short Fiction of August 2020 by Alex Brown
Twitter by J.Z. Kelley