Nadia Afifi is a science fiction author. Her debut novel, The Sentient, was lauded by Publisher’s Weekly as “staggering and un-put-downable.” Her short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and Abyss & Apex.

Nadia grew up in the Middle East, but currently calls Denver, Colorado home. When she isn’t writing, she spends her time practicing (and falling off) the lyra, hiking, and working on the most challenging jigsaw puzzles she can find.


Nadia Afifi has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

A Thousand Tiny Gods

FICTION by Nadia Afifi in Issue 179 – August 2021

The minister’s wife arrives at the Bahrain Ministry of Nanotechnology in a black limousine with dark, tinted windows. She normally eschews the hijab, but today, she’s wrapped in a black abaya with a full face covering, a useful method of concealing her identity without drawing attention from those who would question her presence here, of […]