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A.M. Dellamonica's first novel, Indigo Springs, won the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Their fourth, A Daughter of No Nation, has won the 2016 Prix Aurora. Alyx has published over forty short stories in the likes of Tor.com, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, and was the co-editor of Heiresses of Russ 2016. They teach writing at two universities while pursuing an MFA in creative writing at a third. Alyx is married to fellow Aurora winner Kelly Robson; the two made their outlaw wedding of 1989 legal, in 2003, when the Canadian Supreme Court conferred equality on same sex couples.
Published Jan 3, 2018 · 8,491 words (31 minutes) · 3 likes · 1514 views
In “Ruby, in the Storm,” A.M. Dellamonica deftly sketches a world where humans and recently-transplanted aliens rub shoulders in near-future Calgary. As tensions rise, themes of belonging, trust, and chosen societies come to the fore. Alyx has published four novels, over forty short stories, and won both the Sunburst and Aurora awards. Subscribe to her work if you’d like to see more, and be warned, afterward you may also want a pet Purvaran stormcloud. Rated R for some sexual content.