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Effie Seiberg

Effie Seiberg writes whimsical fantasy and science fiction, complete with robots with feels, snarky retired gods, silly internets, and puns.

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Effie Seiberg is a fantasy and science fiction writer. Her stories can be found in the "Women Destroy Science Fiction!" special edition of Lightspeed Magazine (winner of the 2015 British Fantasy Award for Best Anthology), Galaxy's Edge, Analog, Fireside Fiction, and PodCastle, amongst others. Her stories have been a finalist in the AnLab Awards 2016 as well as an honorable mention in the Year's Best YA Speculative Fiction 2015. Effie lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She likes to make sculpted cakes and bad puns.

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Rocket Surgery

Jan 11, 2019 · 3,316 words (13 minutes) · 1 like

Literary Fiction Science Fiction

It's one thing to take a very smart smartbomb through simulations for when it should explode. It's yet another thing when it wants to live.

spacecraft flying through the sky
Thundergod in Therapy

Dec 5, 2018 · 5,615 words (21 minutes) · 1 like

Fantasy Humor Satire

Zeus is stuck in court-mandated anger management therapy, and is banished to a retirement home on earth for his parole. When Tekhno, the new god of tech, comes and kicks him around, it's up to Zeus to figure out how to get him off his back without getting on the bad side of the Court of the Gods.

tuxedo cat inside bucket

Featured November 21, 2018

Just One More Kitten GIF

Nov 17, 2018 · 1,339 words (5 minutes) · 1 like

Fantasy Humor Satire

Procrastinators beware: that unused brain capacity might be powering something more nefarious. Truly gifted procrastinators get sent to Procrastination Limbo to donate their brainpower forever...

photo of half-flipped laptop
Submission Guidelines for the Fairyland Gazette

Nov 17, 2018 · 691 words (3 minutes)

Fantasy Humor Satire

All is not as it seems at the Fairyland Gazette. But dear writer, if you follow these close instructions, you'll avoid treacherous missteps as you submit your work...

woman in white dress wearing green fairy wings

Featured March 7, 2018

The Apothecary's Handbook

Feb 28, 2018 · 2,208 words (9 minutes) · 12 likes

Science Fiction

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Dinkley's Ice Cream

Sep 20, 2017 · 4,022 words (15 minutes)

Fantasy Literary Fiction

pink ice cream LED sign