JY Neon Yang (they/them) is queer, non-binary, and the author of the Tensorate series of novellas from Tor.Com Publishing (The Black Tides of Heaven, The Red Threads of Fortune, The Descent of Monsters, and The Ascent to Godhood). Their work has been shortlisted for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy and Lambda Literary awards. A Clarion West alum, they graduated from the University of East Anglia with an MA in Creative Writing and currently live in Singapore.


JY Neon Yang has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

A Stick of Clay, in the Hands of God, is Infinite Potential

FICTION by JY Neon Yang in Issue 164 – May 2020

for Rhiannon CONFIG A To the pilot, Phoenix smells like blood. Or at least the mech smells like the pilot’s mouth tastes every time it bites down and the copper floods in, so that’s close enough. It’ll have to do. The pilot likes it better in here than out there anyway, because outside the pilot […]

Old Domes

REPRINT FICTION by JY Yang in Issue 121 – October 2016

Friday, midnight. A young woman pants in the field in front of the Old Supreme Court, doubled over, as though she has run a long way. She is covered in blood, and in her right hand glints a weapon. Her name is Jing-Li, and she is a cullmaster of buildings. Of embodiments of brick and […]

Patterns of a Murmuration, in Billions of Data Points

FICTION by JY Yang in Issue 96 – September 2014

Our mother is dead, murdered, blood seared and flesh rendered, her blackened bones lying in a yellow bag on a steel mortuary table somewhere we don’t know. The Right will not tell. After the flames and radiation had freed the sports stadium from their embrace, the Right were the first on the disaster scene, and […]