Madeline Ashby is a science fiction writer and futurist living in Toronto. She has worked with Intel Labs, the Institute for the Future, SciFutures, Nesta, Data & Society, The Atlantic Council, the ASU Center for Science and the Imagination, Changeist, and others. She has spoken at SXSW, FutureEverything, MozFest, and other events. Her essays have appeared at BoingBoing, io9, WorldChanging, Creators Project, Arcfinity, MISC Magazine, and FutureNow. Her fiction has appeared in Slate, MIT Tech Review, and elsewhere. She is the author of the Machine Dynasty novels. Her novel Company Town was a Canada Reads finalist.


Madeline Ashby has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

Death on Mars

REPRINT FICTION by Madeline Ashby in Issue 146 – November 2018

“Is he still on schedule?” Donna’s hand spidered across the tactical array. She pinched and threw a map into Khalidah’s lenses. Marshall’s tug glowed there, spiraling ever closer to its target. Khalidah caught herself missing baseball. She squashed the sentiment immediately. It wasn’t really the sport she missed, she reminded herself. She just missed her […]

A Stopped Clock

REPRINT FICTION by Madeline Ashby in Issue 119 – August 2016

“They don’t go out to drink anymore,” Jun-seo said. “They get everything delivered these days. That’s the problem.” “They’re all dieting,” Ha-eun said. “They won’t eat rice. Rice!” “I could check the flows,” Jun-seo offered. Ha-eun shook her head. “It’s a trap. Remember when I tried to unsubscribe? They still owe me money. Besides, the […]