Charlie Jane Anders
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Charlie Jane Anders

I'm the author of All the Birds in the Sky, and the forthcoming The City in the Middle of the Night. Plus a short story collection called Six Months, Three Days, Five Others, and a novella called Rock Manning Goes For Broke.

I'm probably the only person to have become a fictional character in a Star Trek novel and in one of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City books.

I used to write for a site called io9.com, and now I write for various places here and there.

I won the Emperor Norton Award, for "extraordinary invention and creativity unhindered by the constraints of paltry reason." I've also won a Hugo Award, a Nebula Award, a William H. Crawford Award, a Theodore Sturgeon Award, a Locus Award and a Lambda Literary Award.

I have published a ton of short fiction - way over 100 short stories at this point. I've stopped counting. My stories have appeared in Wired Magazine, Tin House, Conjunctions, the Boston Review, Tor.com, Lightspeed Magazine, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Tin House, ZYZZYVA, Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine, Uncanny Magazine, 3 AM Magazine, Flurb.net, Monkey Bicycle, Pindeldyboz, Instant City, Broken Pencil, and in tons and tons of anthologies. One year, I was in one of the Year's Best SF anthologies and in Best Lesbian Erotica at the same time.

I organize Writers With Drinks, which is a monthly reading series here in San Francisco that mashes up a ton of different genres. Every month, I make up weird fictional bios for the readers and performers, and nobody's sued yet. Readers/performers at Writers With Drinks have included the aforementioned Armistead Maupin, plus Mary Gaitskill, Amy Tan, Rick Moody, Jonathan Lethem, Dorothy Allison, W. Kamau Bell, Luis Alberto Urrea, Ruth Ozeki, Ishmael Reed, Karen Joy Fowler, Maureen McHugh and just countless others. The SF Chronicle did a really nice article about Writers With Drinks.

Back in 2007, Annalee Newitz and I put out a book of first-person stories by female geeks called She's Such a Geek: Women Write About Science, Technology and Other Nerdy Stuff. There was a lot of resistance to doing this book, because nobody believed there was a market for writing about female geeks. Also, Annalee and I put out a print magazine called other, which was about pop culture, politics and general weirdness, aimed at people who don't fit into other categories. To raise money for other magazine, we put on events like a Ballerina Pie Fight - which is just what it sounds like - and a sexy show in a hair salon where people took off their clothes while getting their hair cut.

I used to live in a Buddhist nunnery, when I was a teenager. I love to do karaoke. I eat way too much spicy food. I hug trees and pat stone lions for luck. I talk to myself way too much when I'm working on a story.

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    • All the Birds in the Sky

    • By: Charlie Jane Anders
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn't expect to see each other again after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during high school....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too twee for me.

    • By Amy on 03-13-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The City in the Middle of the Night

    • By: Charlie Jane Anders
    • Narrated by: Jennifer O'Donnell, Laura Knight Keating
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    January is a dying planet - divided between a permanently frozen darkness on one side, and blazing endless sunshine on the other. Humanity clings to life, spread across two archaic cities built in the sliver of habitable dusk....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    Famine. Death. War. Pestilence. These are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the End of the World....

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    • 3 out of 5 stars
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    • By Peter Wombat on 06-06-15

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    • Six Months, Three Days

    • A Tor.Com Original
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    • Narrated by: James MacKenzie
    • Length: 43 mins
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    Doug and Judy have both had a secret power all their life. Judy can see every possible future, branching out from each moment like infinite trees....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
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    Inspired by New York Times best-selling author Neal Stephenson, an anthology of stories, set in the near future, from some of today's leading writers, thinkers, and visionaries....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • SciFi that is very entertaining and scientific

    • By D. Beaman on 10-08-14

    Regular price: $53.61

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    From text-based adventures to first-person shooters, dungeon crawlers to horror games, these 26 stories play with our notion of what video games can be - and what they can become....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
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