Thoraiya Dyer is an Aurealis and Ditmar award-winning, Sydney-based writer and veterinarian. Her short science fiction and fantasy stories have appeared in Analog, Clarkesworld, Apex, Cosmos, Nature, the anthology Bridging Infinity and boutique collection Asymmetry. Thoraiya's novels Crossroads of Canopy, Echoes of Understorey, and Tides of the Titans are published by Tor books. Find her on Twitter @ThoraiyaDyer.
It’s not reaching my forever-height that frightens me. It’s the decisions I’ll have to make when I’m Tower. Did I stop growing at the right height? Is the timing right for the new generation? Am I doing what’s best for the family, or are we all going to die when the Kɜkaveə swarm up Greenhill […]
Hey, you! Yes, you. We need your help and we don’t have time to write a novel. This ain’t no Neverending Story. August 1st, 2066 To my beloved Eldest Daughter Alya, I carried you in my womb so that one day you could carry those others. You were made to carry them, as were your […]
My house is full of half mirrors. Mam tells the tale like it’s an amusing anecdote: that time she brought a fiddler home from the Anchor, and he wasn’t a man but a fomoiri, and all the mirrors from the wardrobe doors to the polarized sunglasses on the sideboard cracked neatly into perfect halves. At […]
Very few comprehensive texts have been produced on the wider topic of human strandings. Earthlings Ashore: A Field Guide For Shuttle Crashes (2nd ed.) by Icareg and Yrubsnoul, and the relevant section of the University of Yendys’ Sound Wave Communication In Breathers, Proceedings 335 are probably the most useful. Kelly shrank from the rotten-egg smell […]
The sound of something flailing in the soft sludge distracted me and my bare foot slipped on the thin, bowed branch. The branch cracked. I fell. As I plunged shoulder-deep into fetid sink-silt, I had time to think, I’m not fit to take Mother’s place, before the arboreal ant’s nest I’d been reaching for dropped […]