Seth Dickinson is the author of The Traitor Baru Cormorant and a lot of short stories, including “Morrigan in the Sunglare”, this story’s antecedent. He studied racial bias in police shootings, wrote much of the lore for Bungie Studios’ Destiny, and threw a paper airplane at the Vatican. He teaches at the Alpha Workshop for Young Writers. If he were an animal, he would be a cockatoo.


Seth Dickinson has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

Morrigan in Shadow

FICTION by Seth Dickinson in Issue 111 – December 2015

capella 1/8 She’s falling into the singularity. Straight off her nose, shrouded in the warp of its mass, is the black hole that ate a hundred million colonists and the hope of all mankind. So Laporte throttles up. Her fighter rattles with the fury of its final burn. Spaceflight is about orbits. That’s how one […]

Morrigan in the Sunglare

FICTION by Seth Dickinson in Issue 90 – March 2014

Things Laporte says, during the war— The big thing, at the end: The navigators tell Laporte that Indus is falling into the sun. Think about the difficulty of it. On Earth, Mars, the moons of Jupiter, the sun wants you but it cannot have you: you slip sideways fast enough to miss. This is the […]

Never Dreaming (In Four Burns)

FICTION by Seth Dickinson in Issue 86 – November 2013

trans-mortal injection: t+1 day “I’m going to lose the ability to dream,” Nur Zaleha tells her best friend. “Then I’m going to die.” In the vacuum of the test chamber, the plasma thruster ignites, a brilliant violet arc, silent, steady. Her beloved engine, her daughter. Alight. “What? That’s insane,” Siv says, pale antishadow in the […]