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D.A. Xiaolin Spires counts stars and sand, residing currently in Hawai'i. You can find her embarking on olfactorial odysseys as she inhales plumeria blossoms, poke and poi. If you walk along the beach, you might find this writer vaulting headlong into the salty seas or stepping into a shimmering portal to symphonize with her quantum double in Asia. Her work appears or is forthcoming in various publications such as Clarkesworld, Analog, Grievous Angel, Fireside, Terraform, Reckoning, Galaxy's Edge, LONTAR, Andromeda Spaceways (selected for the Year's Best issue), Mithila Review, Star*line, Liminality, Eye to the Telescope, Issues in Earth Sciences, Atlas Poetica, Outlook Springs, Gathering Storm Magazine, Polu Texni and Story Seed Vault; as well as anthologies of the strange and delightful, such as Sharp & Sugar Tooth, Broad Knowledge, Future Visions and Ride the Star Wind. She will be delivering a lip-smacking savory academic presentation, "Test-tube Reared and Seared: Food and the Future in SF," at Worldcon 76 in San Jose-and hopes to see you there. In terms of digital spheres, you can find her on her website daxiaolinspires.wordpress.com or on Twitter: @spireswriter.