Alex Dally MacFarlane lives in London, where she is pursuing an MA in Ancient History. When not researching narrative transmission in the Alexander Romance traditions, she writes stories, found in The Other Half of the Sky, Heiresses of Russ 2013: The Year’s Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Shimmer and Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages. Poetry can be found in Stone Telling, The Moment of Change and Here, We Cross. She is the editor of Aliens: Recent Encounters (2013) and The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women (forthcoming in late 2014).


Alex Dally MacFarlane has the following works available at Clarkesworld:


FICTION by Alex Dally MacFarlane in Issue 83 – August 2013

Star Anise Star anise was the contents of one drawer in my spice cabinet: was worth one good energy cell—or three not-so-good ones, or six bad ones, or eight that provided barely any power at all. I had never traded for just one energy cell. None remained. At this last asteroid, I had not traded […]

The Devonshire Arms

FICTION by Alex Dally MacFarlane in Issue 32 – May 2009

1. The door, welcoming. The door closed behind Ambri with a click. A candle burned. There was a sword by the heavy wooden door, and a coat made of raven feathers. The leather on the sword’s hilt was faded from long use. The coat had holes at the elbows and armpits. Overhead hung a chandelier […]