Samantha Murray is a writer, mathematician, and mother. Not particularly in that order. Her work has appeared in Clarkesworld, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Interzone, and Escape Pod, among others, and been collected in The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror, and The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Four. Samantha has won an Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction short story.

Samantha lives in Western Australia in a household of unruly boys.


Samantha Murray has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

Preserved in Amber

FICTION by Samantha Murray in Issue 178 – July 2021

You can leave a place for a long, long time. You can leave a place for a long time and never really leave. And yet never know it, until you come back to find that a part of you is waiting there, has been waiting there, all along. Niu Yi The taxi from Guiyang Airport […]

Of Sight, of Mind, of Heart

FICTION by Samantha Murray in Issue 122 – November 2016

January You name your first child Ben. “In the manual it says it can be better if you don’t name them,” the nurse-tech says, as she bundles the small squalling form into your arms. “But it’s okay if you do, everyone does.” Her eyes are kind. You don’t understand the sympathy you see there. Ben […]
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