Curriculum Vitae

Table of Contents

  1. Books
    1. Collections
    2. Translations and Adaptations
  2. Short Publications
    1. Fiction
    2. Poetry
    3. Translations and Adaptations
    4. Essays and Editorials
    5. Reviews
  3. Editing
  4. Narration
  5. Illustration
  6. Teaching and Training
  7. Leadership and Service
  8. Talks and Panels
  9. Interviews
  10. Fellowships, Grants, and Honors
  11. Education



Inhalations. February 2020.

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Translations and Adaptations

Wandering Earth. Translation of comic adaptation of 《流浪地球》 by Liu Cixin (刘慈欣) on behalf of FT Culture. 124 pages.

The Village Schoolteacher. Translation of comic adaptation of 《乡村教育》 by Liu Cixin (刘慈欣) on behalf of FT Culture. 92 pages.

Lose Control. Translation of 《失控》 by Zhang Zhen (张震) on behalf of FT Culture. 165,000 words.

Beauty and the Beast Girl. Adaptation of 『ぼっち怪物と盲目少女』 by Neji (寝路), translated by Elina Ishikawa. Seven Seas Entertainment, February 2019. 162-page graphic novel.

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Short Publications


“Where There Are Cities, These Dissolve Too.” Speculative Los Angeles edited by Denise Hamilton, forthcoming February 2021 from Akashic Books. 7,400 words.

“Spilling Salt Into the Sea.” Forthcoming January 29, 2021 from Corvid Queen. 3,300 words.

“Where a Heart Would Fit Perfectly.” Forthcoming August 2020 from Cast of Wonders. 4,200 words.

“Your Luminous Heart, Bound in Red.” Speculative Masculinities edited by Jay Wolf, Ronan Sadler, Brandon O’Brien, and D Franklin, forthcoming Spring 2020 from Galli Books. 7,500 words.

“The White People.” June 8, 2020 from Queen Mob’s Teahouse. 440 words.

Anything Resembling Love.” April 29, 2020 from 5,500 words.

The Undone and the Divine.” April 15, 2020 from AZE. 600 words.

This House Is Full of Faith.” Anathema: Spec from the Margins 10, April 2020. 2,900 words.

My Gender Is Classified.” January 14, 2020. 4,400 words.

“As Dark As Hunger.” Black Static #72, November/December 2019. 7,400 words.

The Shapeshifter Unraveled.” Daily Science Fiction, October 22, 2019. 980 words.

  • Reprint forthcoming in Small Loves: A Queer Microfiction Anthology edited by Madison Scott-Clary from Hybrid Ink.
  • Reprinted in Best Vegan Science Fiction & Fantasy 2019 edited by B. Morris Allen, May 2020 from Metaphorosis Publishing.

Double-Edged.” Rendez-Vous, September 2019. 590 words. Available in print from Short Édition Short Story Dispensers.

“At Your Dream’s Edge.” The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March/April 2019. 1,900 words.

“Mother Tongues.” Asimov’s, January/February 2018. 3,700 words.

  • Listen: Escape Pod | Clarkesworld | Scribd
  • Reprinted in Escape Pod 636, July 2018.
  • Reprinted in Clarkesworld 149, February 2019.
  • Reprinted in The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 13 edited by Jonathan Strahan, April 2019 from Solaris.
  • Reprinted in The New Voices of Science Fiction edited by Jacob Weisman and Hannu Rajaniemi, November 2019 from Tachyon.
  • Reprinted in The Best Science Fiction of the Year, Volume 4 edited by Neil Clarke, July 2019 from Night Shade Books.
  • Reprinted in The Long List Anthology, Volume 5 edited by David Steffan, December 2019 from Diabolical Plots.
  • Hugo Award long list, 2019.
  • Locus Recommended Reading List, 2018.
  • Asimov’s 33rd Annual Readers’ Award Poll finalist, 2019.
  • Translations:
    • Español (Spanish), forthcoming from Gigamesh. Translated by Bruno Álvarez and José Montserrat Vicent.
    • Hrvatski (Croatian), forthcoming from Sirius B.
    • Magyar (Hungarian), as “Anyanyelv” in Az év legjobb science fiction és fantasynovellái 2019 (ISBN 978-963-406-797-9). Translator unknown; please contact me if you have details.
    • 日本語 (Japanese), forthcoming from Babel Uo in Babelzine vol. 1.

“From Something Emerging.” Strange California edited by Jaym Gates and J. Daniel Batt, April 2017 from StoryJitsu. 5,000 words.

A Complex Filament of Light.” Anathema: Spec from the Margins 1, April 2017. 3,400 words.

What Could Be.” Daily Science Fiction, August 24, 2017. 150 words.

“Introduction to the Journal of Interplanetary Lycan Studies, Volume 1, Issue 1.” Mad Scientist Journal, Summer 2017. 900 words.

“Vector.” Gamut, April 2017. 1,000 words.

An Abundance of Fish.” Uncanny 15, March/April 2017. 800 words.

Curiosity Fruit Machine.” GlitterShip, February 2017. 700 words.

“Someone’s Checking You Out Right Now!” Fitting In: Historical Accounts of Paranormal Subcultures edited by Dawn Vogel and Jeremy Zimmerman, October 2016 from DefCon One Publishing. 1,000 words.

Th Fifth Lttr.” Daily Science Fiction, September 12, 2016. 900 words.

Her Sacred Spirit Soars.” Strange Horizons: Our Queer Planet, July 18, 2016. 5,400 words.

  • Listen: Strange Horizons
  • Otherwise Award (formerly known as James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award) long list, 2017.
  • Locus Recommended Reading List, 2016.
  • Reprinted in Transcendent 2: The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction, edited by Bogi Takács, October 2017 from Lethe Press.
  • Translations:

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“they would have us disappear.” Stand Magazine 226, June 2020. 27 lines.

“if you asked me to trace my history, I might tell you:” Stand Magazine 226, June 2020. 68 lines.

Budapest.” Charge Magazine 4, June 2020. 137 lines.

annihilation.” Charge Magazine 4, June 2020. 43 lines.

states of matter.” I Want You To See This Before I Leave 20, Spring 2020. 11 lines.

A Year to Miss.” May 28, 2020. 10 lines.

momentane.” Wildness, May 2020. 18 lines.

I could watch him unfold.” sinθ 15, April 2020. 14 lines.

mecha visits little tokyo.” Star*Line 43.1, Winter 2020. 27 lines.

  • Star*Line 43.1 editor’s choice.

bosque.” sinθ 14, January 2020. 6 lines.

Inside the Ironheart.” Eye to the Telescope, January 2020. 170 words.

Flashover.” Uncanny, May 2019. 45 lines.

Badwater.” Twisted Moon, May 2017. 26 lines.

Inhalations.” Strange Horizons, January 2017. 30 lines.

肉骨茶 (Meat Bone Tea).” Uncanny 12, September/October 2016. 16 lines.

Parallax.” inkscrawl, August 2016. 8 lines.

Children of the Geese.” Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry, July 2016. 32 lines.

The Lies You Learned.” Liminality, March 2016. 118 lines.

Consistencies.” inkscrawl, December 2015. 8 lines.

Particularities.” inkscrawl, December 2015. 10 lines.

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Translations and Adaptations

“End of the Microcosmos.” Translation of 《微观尽头》 by Liu Cixin (刘慈欣) on behalf of FT Culture. 2,400 words.

“Whalesong.” Translation of 《鲸歌》 by Liu Cixin (刘慈欣) on behalf of FT Culture. 4,000 words.

The Love Letters.” Translation of 《情书》 by Peng Simeng (彭思萌). Clarkesworld 146, November 2018. 1,900 words.

Möbius Continuum.” Translation of 《莫比乌斯时空》 by Gu Shi (顾适). Clarkesworld 132, September 2017. 4,400 words.

“Speechless Love.” Translation of 《不会说话的爱情》 by Yilun Fan (范轶伦). Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-Speculation edited by Phoebe Wagner & Brontë Christopher Wieland, August 2017 from Upper Rubber Boot Books. 2,400 words.

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  • Excerpt reprinted in International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme: English A: Language and Literature Course Companion (2e) by Brian Chanen and Rob Allison, January 2019 from Oxford University Press.

The Person Who Saw Cetus.” Translation of 《看见鲸鱼座的人》 by Tang Fei (糖匪). Clarkesworld 128, May 2017. 5,500 words.

“Kiln Transmutation.” Translation of 《窑变》 by Mu Ming (幕明) on behalf of Future Affairs Administration for a workshop at Kansas University’s James Gunn Center for Science Fiction. 4,000 words.

Chimera.” Translation with Ken Liu of 《嵌合体》 by Gu Shi (顾适). Clarkesworld 114, March 2016. 17,900 words.

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Essays and Editorials

All Edible, Except the Squeal: Language and Power in Bong Joon-Ho’s Okja.” June 4, 2020 from 5,400 words.

A Framework for Decolonizing Speculative Fiction.” March 10, 2020 from 3,800 words.

“Fat, And.” The (Other) F Word edited by Angie Manfredi, September 2019 from Amulet Books. 2,000 words.

Poetry Introduction.” Uncanny 24: Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction! September/October 2018. 900 words.

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Review of Tracking Classical Monsters in Popular Culture by Liz Gloyn, October 2019 from Bloomsbury Academic (buy). Forthcoming from Strange Horizons. 2,900 words.

Review of Mazes of Power by Juliette Wade, February 2020 from DAW Books (buy). Strange Horizons, June 2020. 6,600 words.

Review of The Femdom Felony by Thomas Moffatt, March 2020, self-published (buy). Reedsy Discovery, May 2020. 900 words.

Review of Humanists in the Hood: Unapologetically Black, Feminist, and Heretical by Sikivu Hutchinson, April 2020 from Pitchstone Publishing (buy). Reedsy Discovery, May 2020. 2,000 words.

Review of First Instance by David Gowey, July 2016, self-published (buy). S. Qiouyi Lu, May 2020. 300 words.

Review of Reverse Integration: Helping White America Join the Village by Jay Klusky, Ph.D., December 2017 from Uptone Press (buy). Reedsy Discovery, April 2020. 1,100 words.

Review of Beneath the Rising by Premee Mohamed, March 2020 from Solaris (buy). Strange Horizons, February 24, 2020. 2,300 words.

The Sisters of the Vast Black: A Mission to the Stars.” Review of Sisters of the Vast Black by Lina Rather, October 2019 from (buy). Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog, October 2019. 300 words.

Steel Crow Saga Decolonizes Epic Fantasy with Style.” Review of Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger, September 2019 from Del Rey (buy). Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog, September 2019. 900 words.

Jin Yong’s A Hero Born: A Legendary Chinese Epic Travels West.” Review of A Hero Born by Jin Yong, translated by Anna Holmwood, September 2019 from St. Martin’s (buy). Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog, September 2019. 700 words.

Cry Pilot Is the Closest Thing to an Immersive Cyberpunk FPS Video Game Between Two Covers.” Review of Cry Pilot by Joel Dane, August 2019 from Penguin (buy). Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog, August 2019. 900 words.

In the Darkly Humorous All My Colors, a Jerk Rewrites a Novel Only He Can Remember.” Review of All My Colors by David Quantick, April 2019 from Titan Books (buy). Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog, April 2019. 600 words.

The Poppy War Is a Dark Fantasy Steeped in Powerful, Painful Historical Fact.” Review of The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang, May 2018 from Harper Voyager (buy). Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog, May 2018. 1,000 words.

“Must-Watch TV: Into the Badlands.” Review of Into the Badlands season 1. People of Color Take Over Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, June 2017. 1,100 words.

“An Outcast Romance Facing the Apocalypse.” Review of All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders, January 2016 from Tor Books (buy). The Cascadia Subduction Zone 6(2), April 2016. 900 words. Download PDF.

“Southeast Asian Retrofuturism.” Review of The SEA Is Ours: Tales of Steampunk Southeast Asia, edited by Jaymee Goh & Joyce Chng, November 2015 from Rosarium Press (buy). The Cascadia Subduction Zone 6(1), January 2016. 1,000 words. Download PDF.

“The Persistence of Memories.” Review of Jennifer’s Journal: The Life of a SubUrban Girl Vol. 1 by Jennifer Cruté, May 2015 from Rosarium Press (buy). The Cascadia Subduction Zone 5(4), October 2015. 1,100 words. Download PDF.

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Arsenika, issue 0–present. Fiction and poetry.

Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction! Special issue published by Uncanny, 2018. Poetry.

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A Complex Filament of Light” by S. Qiouyi Lu. Cast of Wonders, June 2017. 27 minutes.

Curiosity Fruit Machine” by S. Qiouyi Lu. GlitterShip, February 2017. 6 minutes.

The Slow Ones” by JY Yang. GlitterShip, February 2017. 20 minutes.

The Gold Silkworm” by Tony Pi. PodCastle, July 2016. 33 minutes.

Poison Kiss by Ana Mardoll. June 2016 from Acacia Moon Publishing. 8 hours 46 minutes.

Just a Little Spice Will Do” by Andrew Wilmot. GlitterShip, May 2016. 32 minutes.

Minghun: Unlikely Patron Saints, No. 5” by Amy Sisson. GlitterShip, October 2015. 17 minutes.

Seventh Day of the Seventh Moon” by Ken Liu. GlitterShip, September 2015. 44 minutes.

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Linguistic figures for “Articulatory Phonetics for the Speech Clinician” by Joan Rahilly & Orla Lowry in Manual of Clinical Phonetics, edited by Martin J. Ball, forthcoming 2020/21 from Routledge.

Linguistic figures for Phonetics for Speech Pathology, 3rd edition, by Martin J. Ball, Joan Rahilly, Orla Lowry, Nicola Bessell, and Alice Lee, January 2020 from Equinox (buy).

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Teaching and Training


Introduction to Neopronouns.” 2018–present.

  • Previously available on the Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers.

“Deep Dive Into Neopronouns.” Writing the Other. November 3–11, 2018.


“Neopronouns.” Wiscon 42, May 2018. Precursor to Introduction to Neopronouns course.

Courses and Simulations

Alelo, Inc.

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Leadership and Service

WisCon Anti-Abuse Team (AAT), 2017–2018.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Secular Students Association (SSA), co-founder, 2009–2011.

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Talks and Panels

“Decolonizing SFF.” Panelist. Flights of Foundry, May 2020.

“Considerations for Translation.” Panelist. Flights of Foundry, May 2020.

“Bringing International SFF into the English-speaking World.” Panelist. Flights of Foundry, May 2020.

“California Screaming: Modern Golden State Horror Stories and Writers.” Panelist. World Fantasy Convention, October 2019.

“The Pros and Cons of Sensitivity Readers.” Panelist. World Fantasy Convention, October 2019.

“Asian Americans in Science Fiction.” Panelist. Asian American Culture Con, October 2018.

“Are They Really Going Out With Them? Dating and Relationshipping as a Nonbinary Trans Person.” Panelist. Wiscon 42, May 2018.

“Beyond S/He.” Moderator. Wiscon 42, May 2018.

“It’s Mx. Professional To You, Bub.” Panelist. Wiscon 42, May 2018.

“Speculative Fiction In Translation.” Panelist. Wiscon 42, May 2018.

“Weird West.” Moderator. Wiscon 42, May 2018.

“Why Does Alternate History Still Mean Colonial History?” Panelist. Wiscon 42, May 2018.

“Nonstandard Pronouns in SF/F and Real Life.” Panelist. Wiscon 40, May 2016.

“Science Fiction in Translation.” Panelist. Wiscon 40, May 2016.

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“S. Qiouyi Lu and ‘As Dark As Hunger’.” Dive into Worldbuilding, October 2019. 1 hour.

The (Other) F Word Promotes Body Positivity in Queer Community.” The Pride: The Los Angeles LGBT Newspaper, September 2019. 900 words.

Interview: S. Qiouyi Lu on “At Your Dream’s Edge.”” F&SF blog, April 2019. 750 words.

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Fellowships, Grants, and Honors

Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship. Granted by The Carl Brandon Society, 2016.

Emerging Artists Grant. Granted by the Columbus Arts Festival, 2013.

Susan Huntington Dean’s Distinguished University Fellowship. Granted by The Ohio State University, 2012.

Carolina Southeast Asia Summer (SEAS) Research Fellowship. Granted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010.

Carolina Southeast Asia Summer (SEAS) Program. Funded by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009.

National Merit Scholarship. Granted by The Siemens Foundation, 2008.

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Clarion West Writers Workshop, 2016.

The Ohio State University. Completed 69 credit hours toward a Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics, 2012–2015.

Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, Chinese minor, with Highest Distinction. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012.

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