Frank Smith is a writer living in Austin, Texas where he maintains a love-hate relationship with agave plants. He has an MFA in creative writing from the New School and is a member of SFWA. His stories have appeared in Asimov’s and Analog, as well as other fine publications. You can find him at and follow his toy photography on Instagram at @frankphotowerks.


Frank Smith has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

Drawing Lines Between the Stars

FICTION by Frank Smith in Issue 167 – August 2020

Ambient lights dimmed throughout the starship. The arbitrary definition of nighttime on the Bakunawa. Buried within a confusion of workstation alerts was a flashing red distress beacon. Transitioning from mimetic, eye-sensor controls to standard, manual controls gave me a headache. I left the beacon for Captain Onome to find. We were on our usual route […]