Rachel Swirsky

Rachel Swirsky is the author of A Memory of Wind; Eros, Philia, Agape; and The Monster’s Million Faces, all available on Tor.com. Her short fiction has appeared in Weird Tales, Fantasy Magazine, and Subterranean Magazine, among others, and been collected in Year’s Best anthologies edited by Rich Horton, Jonathan Strahan, and the VanderMeers. Swirsky earned her master’s from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop. In 2011 Swirsky won the Nebula Award for her novella "The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen's Window," making her the first person in two decades to win a Nebula before turning thirty. She lives in Bakersfield, California.


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Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2012 Edition
A Tor.Com Original
Edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Liz Gorinsky, and David G. Hartwell, with stories by Elizabeth Bear, Adam Troy Castro, Paul Cornell, Kathryn Cramer, Brit Mandelo, Pat Murphy, Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Rachel Swirsky, and Gene Wolfe
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A collection of some of the best original short fiction published on Tor.com in 2012. Includes stories by Elizabeth Bear, Adam Troy Castro, Paul Cornell,...


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Portrait of Lisane da Patagnia
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Rachel Swirsky
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The line between art and magic is a treacherous thing.


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The Monster's Million Faces
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Rachel Swirsky
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The mind has an amazing ability to heal itself, especially given the newest therapies, but Aaron's mind just won't cooperate. And neither will… he....


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Eros, Philia, Agape
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Rachel Swirsky
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Originally published on Tor.com, Rachel Swirsky's contemporary tale of love in all its forms—and of one robot's quest to know it, and himself, on his own...


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A Memory of Wind
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Rachel Swirsky
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The heroes are eager to sail to Troy for war, but the wind is still. To fill their sails and set out, they must sacrifice Agamemnon's daughter Iphigenia—and...


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