Alan Bao is an illustrator and multimedia designer currently bouncing around East Asia with no real plans or life goals. He has been known to occasionally write poetry and prose in order to cope with the bone-breaking emotional strain of drawing pretty pictures for a living.

His work has been published sporadically in places like Ricepaper and Cicada Magazine. He spends his free time traveling, jamming, and feeling vaguely under-qualified while browsing other people’s author biographies.


Alan Bao has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

Bringing Down the Sky

FICTION by Alan Bao in Issue 147 – December 2018

Boy The wind howls over Big Sky Ridge. Flecks of sour rain fall from the sky, and we waste no time putting on our breathers to ward off the stinging droplets. We look for smog sign—up, down—valley and sky. The sky-smog is always the trickiest to manage—especially on wet days, when the moisture brings it […]