Welcome to the online home of Siri Paulson! I blog on Mondays about books, movies, and other things related to SF&F, Wednesdays about travel or life in general, and occasionally on Fridays.
I write all over the fantasy and science fiction spectrum, including (so far) secondary-world fantasy, urban fantasy, steampunk, historical paranormal, and YA with spaceships. Maybe someday I’ll pick one and settle down.
I grew up in Alberta, Canada, but now live in an old house in Toronto. My other current passion is contra dance, or folk dance done to live Celtic and roots music. My favourite places in the world are the Canadian Rocky Mountains and a little valley in Norway. In my other life, I edit non-fiction for the government.
All photos on this blog are © Siri Paulson, unless otherwise noted.
Work for Sale
My work (as both writer and editor) can be found in the following Turtleduck Press anthologies (click for more info):
Free Short Stories
As well, some of my short stories are available for free on the Turtleduck Press website:
“Still Waters Run Deep” (serial): Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 …and look for the conclusion coming April 1! — Fantasy. An itinerant salesman plying jungle waterways learns that a malevolent force is destroying balance in the world…and if there is a solution, it lies in a city he fled years ago.
The Dangers of Creation; or, A Machine to Rival Man — Gothic/steampunk. A musician becomes obsessed with creating a mechanical instrument that can play as well as a human.
Celestial Voices — Historical. In a time of plagues, a little girl dreams of singing.
Lonesome Hearts — Contemporary fiction. Aging folk singers and a town in mourning.
Engine Dreamer — Steampunk in space — enough said.
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