Caren Gussoff Sumption

Caren writes emotionally messy sci fi that hits you in the feels.

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The author of 5 books and more than 100 short stories, Caren Gussoff Sumption's been awarded a Hedgebrook Elizabeth George Award, the Speculative Literature Foundation's Gulliver Grant, a stint as the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Geek of the Week, and honors from the European Commission on Science and Society. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and in 2008, was the Carl Brandon Society’s Octavia E. Butler Scholar at Clarion West. Her latest is a novella, "The Women," in Rise of the Beast (Abbadon/Rebellion, 2018).

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Dracula: Rise of the Beast

By Caren Gussoff Sumption

Edited by David Thomas Moore, novellas by Milena Benini, Emil Minchev, Caren Gussoff Sumption, Bogi Takács, and Adrian Tchaikovsky That the cruel, ambitious monster of Bram Stoker’s most famous novel was once Vlad III Dracula, Voivode of Wallachia – the Impaler, to his enemies – is known. A warleader in a warlike time: brilliant, charismatic, pious, ferociously devoted to his country. But what came of him?

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Three Songs for Roxy

By Caren Gussoff Sumption

Three Songs for Roxy tells three inter-related tales: of Kizzy, a foundling raised by a Romany Gypsy family in present-day Seattle, of Scott Lynn Miller, an unstable survivor of Katrina and security guard; and of “Natalie,” an alien assigned to retrieve Kizzy, but falls in love with Kizzy’s adopted sister Roxy.

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The Birthday Problem

By Caren Gussoff Sumption

What happens when the next pandemic is mental illness? The Birthday Problem follows four Seattle survivors and 30 cats, all named Ira.

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