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Kelly Robson is an award-winning short fiction writer. In 2017, she was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She was awarded the 2016 Aurora Award for best short story, and has been a finalist for the Nebula, World Fantasy, Theodore Sturgeon, and Sunburst awards.

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Kelly Robson is an award-winning short fiction writer. In 2017, she was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her novella “Waters of Versailles” won the 2016 Aurora Award and was a finalist for both the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. She has also been a finalist for the Theodore Sturgeon Award and Sunburst Award. Her next major publication will be “Gods, Monsters and the Lucky Peach,” a highly anticipated time travel adventure. After 22 years in Vancouver, she and her wife, fellow SF writer A.M. Dellamonica, now live in downtown Toronto.

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Kelly Robson is an award-winning short fiction writer whose work appears in major speculative fiction markets. Many of her stories have been selected for year’s best anthologies, and have been translated internationally. She’s a regular contributor to Clarkesworld’s Another Word column. March 2018 will see the highly anticipated publication of “Gods, Monsters and the Lucky Peach,” a time travel adventure.

Kelly was a finalist for the 2017 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her novella “Waters of Versailles” won the 2016 Aurora Award and was also a finalist for the Nebula Award and World Fantasy Awards. Her short story “The Three Resurrections of Jessica Churchill” was a finalist for the Theodore Sturgeon Award, and her short story “Two-Year Man” was a finalist for the Sunburst Award.

Growing up in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, Kelly competed in rodeos and gymkhanas, and was crowned princess of the Hinton Big Horn Rodeo. From 2008 to 2012, she wrote the wine and spirits column for Chatelaine, Canada’s largest women’s magazine. After 22 years in Vancouver, she and her wife, fellow SF writer A.M. Dellamonica, now make their home in downtown Toronto.

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Praise for “Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach”

“Lucky Peach is a tour-de-force, with nuanced characters in a masterfully conceived world of stunning, mind-bending eco-tech. Plus, it’s got one of the most believable representations of time travel ever, because it involves government bureaucracy, environmental impact reports, and grant applications. Absolutely brilliant storytelling. I didn’t want it to end.” – Annalee Newitz, co-founder of I09 and author of AUTONOMOUS

“The far future, the distant past. Time travel, bioengineering, office politics — and ecological consulting.  How could I not love this?” – Peter Watts, author of BLINDSIGHT and ECHOPRAXIA

“A necessary meditation on the nature of change and the sacrifice required to manifest it, Robson’s novella pulls no punches, spares no rods, and leaves no idea unexamined.” – Madeline Ashby author of COMPANY TOWN

Praise for Kelly Robson

“I’d read some of the author’s work before in Clarkesworld and elsewhere and am always surprised at her chameleonic literary style, changing her voice in ways that speak to a sophistication of the writing craft and a deep understanding of her characters. Brava!” –Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling and five-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author

“One of the greatest joys an editor experiences on the job is having the honor of publishing an author first before anyone else. It’s a rare pleasure and one that I experienced in February when “The Three Resurrections of Jessica Churchill” by Kelly Robson appeared in Clarkesworld. When she told me that two more of her stories would appear in Asimov’s and Tor.com, I was surprised — because it’s highly unusual for a new author to land three stories at highly-selective professional magazines — but also not surprised because her work is simply that good and the range and quality of her work tell me that this is an author to watch.” – Neil Clarke in The Best Science Fiction of the Year, Volume 1

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