E.E. King is a painter, performer, writer, and biologist. She’ll do anything that won’t pay the bills, especially if it involves animals.

Ray Bradbury called her stories, “marvelously inventive, wildly funny and deeply thought-provoking. I cannot recommend them highly enough.” Her books include Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife, Electric Detective, Pandora’s Card Game, The Truth of Fiction, and Blood Prism.

King has won numerous various awards and fellowships for art, writing, and environmental research. She was the founding Director of the Esperanza Community Housing’s Art & Science Program, worked as an artist-in-residence in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sarajevo, and the J. Paul Getty Museum’s and Science Center’s Arts & Science Development Program. Her landmark mural, A Meeting of the Minds (121′ x 33′) can be seen on Mercado La Paloma in Los Angeles. King has also painted murals for Escuelas Para La Vida in Cuenca, Spain and in Tuscany, Italy.


E.E. King has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

Ghost Island

FICTION by E.E. King in Issue 146 – November 2018

“I got my orders today,” said Sergeant Riku. His normally pale skin had faded until it was lighter than the inside of an unroasted almond. “They are sending me to Yūrei Island.” “Yūrei Island,” Hana’s skin also paled, “The ghost island, the place of hungry spirits.” “Do not say such things,” Riku replied. “Those are […]