R.S.A. Garcia lives in Trinidad and Tobago with an extended family and too many dogs. Her debut science fiction mystery novel, Lex Talionis, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and the Silver Medal for Best Scifi/Fantasy/Horror Ebook from the Independent Publishers Awards (IPPY 2015). She has also published short fiction in international magazines, including Clarkesworld, Abyss and Apex, Internazionale Magazine (Italy), and in several anthologies.

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R.S.A. Garcia has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

Philia, Eros, Storge, Agápe, Pragma

FICTION by R.S.A. Garcia in Issue 172 – January 2021

Brother-Adita paused at the top of the ridge and rotated one eye to take in the shells climbing the path behind them. They gestured beyond them with a limb, a habit picked up from their young, excitable sibling. “Quarter-march, west-north-west,” came their voice through the Kinnec. “Acknowledged,” the other two shells replied. Metal clacked against […]

The Sun from Both Sides

FICTION by R.S.A. Garcia in Issue 152 – May 2019

Once, a woman loved a man, and a man loved a woman. They lived in a forest, in a small stone-gray hut, set far enough back from a river to escape the seasonal floods. Every day, they woke on a too-soft mattress and turned their faces to each other before they opened their eyes. Her […]

The Anchorite Wakes

FICTION by R.S.A. Garcia in Issue 143 – August 2018

Sister Nadine’s first true thought is of beauty. Father Paul is delivering a sermon on sacrifice in his deep voice, pausing for emphasis every so often, when the bird lands on the ledge of her squint with a silent flutter of wings. It’s smaller than her hand and has the same wavy translucence as the […]
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