D.A. Xiaolin Spires

is creating sci-fi & speculative fiction novels & stories

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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.
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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!

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About

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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 Clarkesworld, UncannyAnalog, Nature, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Strange Horizons, Galaxy'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.

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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.

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!
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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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