Samantha Murray’s fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Lightspeed, Interzone, Fantasy Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Escape Pod, among other places. Samantha is a two-time Aurealis Award winner, and her work has been translated into Chinese and Vietnamese.

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


Samantha Murray has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

Somewhere, It's About to Be Spring

FICTION by Samantha Murray in Issue 197 – February 2023

The Winter of Your Own Heart Lacuna knew winter. Winter was the vast distances between the stars. Winter was the cold of space. You couldn’t measure cold; it was not a thing in itself. It was only the absence of heat. As darkness was only an absence of light. Yet both of these—the dark and […]

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 […]