D.A. Xiaolin Spires

D.A. Xiaolin Spires

is creating sci-fi & speculative fiction novels & stories

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Thank you for visiting my page!

I'm D.A. Xiaolin Spires and I'm a science fiction and fantasy author of various works appearing or forthcoming in publications such as ClarkesworldAnalog, NatureGalaxy's Edge, Terraform (Vice: Motherboard)Grievous Angel, FiresideLONTAR, Andromeda Spaceways (selected for Year's Best issue), Story Seed Vault, Gathering Storm, Liminality, Reckoning, Star*lineEye to the Telescopeamong others.

I typically write about robots, ecology, food, love, sentience, romance, family, extraterrestrials, mathematical shapes/concepts, science and tech gone wild, the absurd, supermassive black holes, cycles, periodic tables, text and its physicality, synesthesia, tentacles, bodily movements, wardrobes, boxing, astronauts, gaming, friendship (and so on and so forth), in the realm of mostly speculative fiction.

My thinking bubble: 


Publications where my works appear:


My fiction appears or is forthcoming in various anthologies, including: a Cthulhu-inspired space opera story in Broken Eye Book's Ride the Star Wind; a creepy and weird tale of culinary delight in Upper Rubber Boot's Sharp & Sugar Tooth; a sci-fi robot story set in a tea plantation with dark, fairy-tale elements in Upper Rubber Boot's Broad Knowledge.

"Vishwajeet: Conquerer of the Universe" in Ride the Star Wind:


"Bristling Skim" forthcoming in Sharp & Sugar Tooth:


"Sunbasker" forthcoming in Broad Knowledge:


I'm also currently working on a mind-tingling, thoughtful and action-packed SFF novel with a female protagonist.

Although I've been writing and reading quirky SFF all my life, it's only in the last few years (since 2017) that I really started publishing. I've been encouraged by all the positive responses from readers and editors — and thrilled at the acceptances into esteemed publications.

Goals (updated) by the End of 2019:

  • Continue crafting my novel
  • Submit ten sci-fi/fantasy short stories to professional publications
  • Submit speculative poems to poetry publications
  • Expand the boundaries of my writing with experimental works
  • Dabble in the minimal: nanofiction, microfiction and scifaikus
  • Experiment with more fascinating content

By becoming my patron, you'll provide me the opportunity to create deliciously strange, provocative and fun fiction. I'll be able to produce professionally edited novels. Your contribution will go towards all the costs of creation, including writing, editing and procuring stunning covers. You'll be a part of the whole creative process, with inside looks on idea genesis, characters and plot.

I am extremely thankful for your interest in my works and writing! If you decide to join my community, please accept my utter gratitude in taking part in the things I love, namely-- write, think and dream of whimsical cosmic sheep!
Tiers
THANK YOU!! HUGS!
$1 or more per month
THANK YOU for hopping on and soaring through the literary cosmos with me! You're now a part of my advisory board and I imagine you here with me, steering past solar flares, bollides and other cosmic quandaries! You'll be added to my mailing list. You'll also see my patron-only content and sketches of what I am working on. Virtual hug!
A VIRTUOUS BOW! Now all the cosmic legions can read my writing!
$5 or more per month
In addition to the previous patron level rewards, I'll include a 500-word sneak peek at what I'm working on... whether it be short story, poem, or perhaps a snippet from a novel.
YOU'RE A HERO!! Now I can eat while I type!
$10 or more per month
Wow! Now I can make myself a sandwich while my fingers fly away on these chicklet keys! You will receive all of the above, plus a mention on my website! I'll also include an interesting photo... maybe a photo of a doodle or a photo of something that inspired my writing or some other intriguing image related to my work!
I BAT MY EYES HAPPILY AT YOU! + STUFF
$30 or more per month
Stuff! All the above, plus a signed flash fiction story I'll personally mail to you by drone or by post (probably by post but one can dream)!
MORE STUFF!!
$75 or more per month
More and More Stuff! All the above, plus, as a token of my gratitude, my lyrical excesses wrapped up in a poem, crafted especially for you (with a keyword of your choosing), also signed!
YOU HAVE MADE ME SWOON!!
$150 or more per month only 3 left
Wait, as I pick myself up from the ground, as I have swooned from your chivalrous, kind and altruistic interest! All the above, plus I'll scrawl something on a napkin (unused, I promise!) or a postcard or something else handwritten and slide it into the envelope from whereever I may be! 


I'll also narrate a story of mine for you!

ETERNAL GRATITUDE!!
$500 or more per month
I can not thank you enough! I am swimming in gratitude thanking the stars that you exist on this dimension with me and not in some strange alternate dimension. All the above + You are a hero and you'll get ceaseless smiles and sunshine emanating from my being. Can you feel the heat rays coming your way?
DO MY EYES DECEIVE ME?! WOW... you I will sing your praises!
$800 or more per month only 5 left
I'm starting to see pixels, I'm fanning myself awake! All the above and I will compose a jingle and sing it just for the purpose! Name me a color and a texture and I'll include them in the song. 
ECSTATIC-- OH, how do I express in words? Your own patterned structure!
$1,000 or more per month only 5 left
I am in awe that you care so much. This makes me so happy to create fiction-- that your interest in these arts have made you so generous. All above + I will name one structure in a short story after a pattern of your choice! Creepy teddy bears? Done! Tower of Creepy Teddy Bears coming right up. Argyle? Sure, the Argyle flying buttress, a stone arced reinforcement in the style of your right sock! Random binary digits? Sure, a rollercoaster that sports your digits on its seats, bars and tracks!
YOU MUST BE OUT OF THIS WORLD!
$1,500 or more per month only 5 left
Now I am completely convinced you are a being from out of this world, an extraterrestrial sentience of loveliness wrapped in a body! I can not thank you enough, with eternal gratitude and a multitude of bows and eager head nods. I hope you're not living off stale bread and reused coffee grinds because of me... if so, please, reconsider...  but, if you do decide to join my community at this extraordinarily generous level....
All of the above, of course!
You will also get to choose the names of characters and a setting or universe you'd like me to write about for one story. You can't choose the plot, but you can give me a setting and two characters and I will weave together something that I will mail directly to you!
Goals
$1 of $100 per month
Yay! Broadband! This money will allow me to pay for my internet so I can do research, gain insight and use it for my stories. It will also cover cups of tea.
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Thank you for visiting my page!

I'm D.A. Xiaolin Spires and I'm a science fiction and fantasy author of various works appearing or forthcoming in publications such as ClarkesworldAnalog, NatureGalaxy's Edge, Terraform (Vice: Motherboard)Grievous Angel, FiresideLONTAR, Andromeda Spaceways (selected for Year's Best issue), Story Seed Vault, Gathering Storm, Liminality, Reckoning, Star*lineEye to the Telescopeamong others.

I typically write about robots, ecology, food, love, sentience, romance, family, extraterrestrials, mathematical shapes/concepts, science and tech gone wild, the absurd, supermassive black holes, cycles, periodic tables, text and its physicality, synesthesia, tentacles, bodily movements, wardrobes, boxing, astronauts, gaming, friendship (and so on and so forth), in the realm of mostly speculative fiction.

My thinking bubble: 


Publications where my works appear:


My fiction appears or is forthcoming in various anthologies, including: a Cthulhu-inspired space opera story in Broken Eye Book's Ride the Star Wind; a creepy and weird tale of culinary delight in Upper Rubber Boot's Sharp & Sugar Tooth; a sci-fi robot story set in a tea plantation with dark, fairy-tale elements in Upper Rubber Boot's Broad Knowledge.

"Vishwajeet: Conquerer of the Universe" in Ride the Star Wind:


"Bristling Skim" forthcoming in Sharp & Sugar Tooth:


"Sunbasker" forthcoming in Broad Knowledge:


I'm also currently working on a mind-tingling, thoughtful and action-packed SFF novel with a female protagonist.

Although I've been writing and reading quirky SFF all my life, it's only in the last few years (since 2017) that I really started publishing. I've been encouraged by all the positive responses from readers and editors — and thrilled at the acceptances into esteemed publications.

Goals (updated) by the End of 2019:

  • Continue crafting my novel
  • Submit ten sci-fi/fantasy short stories to professional publications
  • Submit speculative poems to poetry publications
  • Expand the boundaries of my writing with experimental works
  • Dabble in the minimal: nanofiction, microfiction and scifaikus
  • Experiment with more fascinating content

By becoming my patron, you'll provide me the opportunity to create deliciously strange, provocative and fun fiction. I'll be able to produce professionally edited novels. Your contribution will go towards all the costs of creation, including writing, editing and procuring stunning covers. You'll be a part of the whole creative process, with inside looks on idea genesis, characters and plot.

I am extremely thankful for your interest in my works and writing! If you decide to join my community, please accept my utter gratitude in taking part in the things I love, namely-- write, think and dream of whimsical cosmic sheep!

Recent posts by D.A. Xiaolin Spires

Tiers
THANK YOU!! HUGS!
$1 or more per month
THANK YOU for hopping on and soaring through the literary cosmos with me! You're now a part of my advisory board and I imagine you here with me, steering past solar flares, bollides and other cosmic quandaries! You'll be added to my mailing list. You'll also see my patron-only content and sketches of what I am working on. Virtual hug!
A VIRTUOUS BOW! Now all the cosmic legions can read my writing!
$5 or more per month
In addition to the previous patron level rewards, I'll include a 500-word sneak peek at what I'm working on... whether it be short story, poem, or perhaps a snippet from a novel.
YOU'RE A HERO!! Now I can eat while I type!
$10 or more per month
Wow! Now I can make myself a sandwich while my fingers fly away on these chicklet keys! You will receive all of the above, plus a mention on my website! I'll also include an interesting photo... maybe a photo of a doodle or a photo of something that inspired my writing or some other intriguing image related to my work!
I BAT MY EYES HAPPILY AT YOU! + STUFF
$30 or more per month
Stuff! All the above, plus a signed flash fiction story I'll personally mail to you by drone or by post (probably by post but one can dream)!
MORE STUFF!!
$75 or more per month
More and More Stuff! All the above, plus, as a token of my gratitude, my lyrical excesses wrapped up in a poem, crafted especially for you (with a keyword of your choosing), also signed!
YOU HAVE MADE ME SWOON!!
$150 or more per month only 3 left
Wait, as I pick myself up from the ground, as I have swooned from your chivalrous, kind and altruistic interest! All the above, plus I'll scrawl something on a napkin (unused, I promise!) or a postcard or something else handwritten and slide it into the envelope from whereever I may be! 


I'll also narrate a story of mine for you!

ETERNAL GRATITUDE!!
$500 or more per month
I can not thank you enough! I am swimming in gratitude thanking the stars that you exist on this dimension with me and not in some strange alternate dimension. All the above + You are a hero and you'll get ceaseless smiles and sunshine emanating from my being. Can you feel the heat rays coming your way?
DO MY EYES DECEIVE ME?! WOW... you I will sing your praises!
$800 or more per month only 5 left
I'm starting to see pixels, I'm fanning myself awake! All the above and I will compose a jingle and sing it just for the purpose! Name me a color and a texture and I'll include them in the song. 
ECSTATIC-- OH, how do I express in words? Your own patterned structure!
$1,000 or more per month only 5 left
I am in awe that you care so much. This makes me so happy to create fiction-- that your interest in these arts have made you so generous. All above + I will name one structure in a short story after a pattern of your choice! Creepy teddy bears? Done! Tower of Creepy Teddy Bears coming right up. Argyle? Sure, the Argyle flying buttress, a stone arced reinforcement in the style of your right sock! Random binary digits? Sure, a rollercoaster that sports your digits on its seats, bars and tracks!
YOU MUST BE OUT OF THIS WORLD!
$1,500 or more per month only 5 left
Now I am completely convinced you are a being from out of this world, an extraterrestrial sentience of loveliness wrapped in a body! I can not thank you enough, with eternal gratitude and a multitude of bows and eager head nods. I hope you're not living off stale bread and reused coffee grinds because of me... if so, please, reconsider...  but, if you do decide to join my community at this extraordinarily generous level....
All of the above, of course!
You will also get to choose the names of characters and a setting or universe you'd like me to write about for one story. You can't choose the plot, but you can give me a setting and two characters and I will weave together something that I will mail directly to you!