Ekaterina Sedia resides in the Pinelands of New Jersey. Her critically-acclaimed and
award-nominated novels, The Secret History of Moscow, The Alchemy of Stone, The House of Discarded Dreams, and Heart of Iron, were published by Prime Books. Her short stories have sold to Analog, Baen’s Universe, Subterranean, and Clarkesworld, as well as numerous anthologies, including Haunted Legends and Magic in the Mirrorstone. She is also the editor of the anthologies Paper Cities (World Fantasy Award winner), Running with the Pack, and Bewere the Night, as well as forthcoming Bloody Fabulous
and Wilful Impropriety. Her short-story collection, Moscow But Dreaming, will be released by Prime Books in December 2012.


Ekaterina Sedia has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

Another Word: The Exceptional Smurfette, or Being One of the Guys as a Superpower

NON-FICTION by Ekaterina Sedia in Issue 70 – July 2012

This essay is a result of some thoughts that occurred during one of the weekly FeministSF chats on Twitter, when we were discussing exceptionality of female characters in urban fantasy novels—that is, their tendency to be the only woman in the book. This essay is meant to summarize some thoughts on this issue. And to […]

Herding Vegetable Sheep

FICTION by Ekaterina Sedia in Issue 30 – March 2009

I herd the clouds as I do every day. Their ghostly protuberances wrap around the wings of the plane, obscuring the blue AOL logo with their wispy fingers, and then retreat under the stream of air from the props, swirling and compacting into tight white formations that remind me of those queer plants—what were they […]

Cheer Up Emo Kid: Being Depressed (or Gay) is Not All in Your Genes

NON-FICTION by Ekaterina Sedia in Issue 21 – June 2008

In recent years, popular science journals have been full of articles excitedly reporting “genetic markers” for depression, sexual orientation, alcoholism, IQ, and any number of other behavioral traits. The scientific journals cheerfully publish heritability statistics, which are often mistaken for estimates of genetic contributions to behavior, and used as justification to start looking for genes. […]

Evolutionary Arms Race: Competing Interests in Male and Female Genomes

NON-FICTION by Ekaterina Sedia in Issue 18 – March 2008

Siblicide and deadly sperm—both of these are just two examples of wide-ranging and downright creepy consequences of competing interests of males and females. “Battle of the sexes” is a cliché; however, it is fascinating to see this battle play out on the level of genes. Dawkins wrote about ‘selfish genes’ in 1976—and since then, many […]

The Taste of Wheat

FICTION by Ekaterina Sedia in Issue 11 – August 2007

Dominique came from solid peasant stock, not frequently given to fancy; still, in the privacy of the thick bones of her skull, she dreamt of an Asian gentleman who insisted on being called Buddha, and small dogs with sharp white teeth. The heavy sleep descended unannounced, smothering her with dreams in the middle of dinner […]
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