Aimee Ogden is a former software tester and science teacher; now she writes stories about sad astronauts and space mermaids. Her debut novella “Sun-Daughters, Sea-Daughters” is a 2021 Nebula finalist, and her short fiction has appeared in publications such as Lightspeed, Analog, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, as well as previously in Clarkesworld. She also co-edits Translunar Travelers Lounge, a magazine of fun and optimistic speculative fiction.

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Aimee Ogden has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

Company Town

FICTION by Aimee Ogden in Issue 189 – June 2022

The company alarm sends Cass flailing out of bed with its first chime. If she lingers under the blankets, she’ll disturb Maya: if she doesn’t get up before the second alarm, the volume ratchets up to eighty decibels, and the smart thermostat will crank up the furnace to make the bedroom unpleasantly hot. She’s not […]

The Cold Calculations

FICTION by Aimee Ogden in Issue 183 – December 2021

Once upon a time, a little girl had to die. It’s just math. Wrong place, wrong time. Bad luck; too bad, so sad. We’ve all heard such stories, told them, shared them, collected them. Not in the way that we collect trinkets; more like how a sock collects holes. We’re submerged in such stories, we […]

Intentionalities

FICTION by Aimee Ogden in Issue 172 – January 2021

Sorrel never intended to confer a child to the Braxos Corporation. But Sorrel had never intended a lot of things that managed to happen with or without her say-so. She had scarcely marched across the auditorium, diploma in hand, when Congress passed the Protecting America’s Children Act. Education was handed over to the private sector; […]
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