Elizabeth Bourne has previously published short fiction in Fantasy & Science Fiction, Interzone, and Clarkesworld. She’s currently working on a second world fantasy novel and a mystery set in prohibition age San Francisco. Bourne grew up in Lovecraft country and assures you that his work wasn’t fiction. She lives in the Pacific Northwest and is advised on her writing by her dog, Kai, who eats the bad pages.


Elizabeth Bourne has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

The Algebra of Events

FICTION by Elizabeth Bourne in Issue 108 – September 2015

38957613|2934702|46|720 The alarms vibrated while I was in the comfort room sharing essence with M’m’shamir. We immediately untethered so I could couple into my duty station. The unthinkable had occurred. In the myriad calculations of probable choices guiding us to colony Whole/Three/Green the sym encountered the chance of failure and slotted it. Everyone knows that […]

One Flesh

FICTION by Mark Bourne and Elizabeth Bourne in Issue 84 – September 2013

And your very flesh shall be a great poem. —Walt Whitman Jupiter’s immense horizon appears flat as a flitter, stretching beyond the reach of vision. Cloud banks the size of continents drift in what might be sky. Organic molecules paint them in autumn colors: oranges and browns and peach and gold. Behind the clouds, the […]