Hey! I'm An (say it "On"), a web developer and speculative fiction author. What brings you to the site?


Back in my Freshman year of undergrad, I started working for UIowa's Iowa Memorial Union. Great place – but being a student office they sent me off into the world after graduation, and I landed at UI's department of Human Resources, Finance & Operations, working in Information Management. Since then I've relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area, and I've done a lot of good work with Prolific Giving, Inc., helping communities make their world a better place by making the charitable giving process more efficient and more engaging. I'm currently seeking a new full-time position.


Hard science fiction. Mythic fantasy. If it falls in the spectrum, odds are I'll dabble in it. I've been published all over, from Asmiov's to Clarkesworld to Fantasy Magazine, I've been reprinted in the Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy (2011 edition), and I attended the Clarion West Writers Workshop in the summer of 2008.

On July 1, 2012, I joined the fiction editing team at Strange Horizons. Strange Horizons is a wonderful and venerable magazine which has hosted some of my favorite stories, and I'm honored to be a part of it.

Find my publication history, archived fiction, links to readable work online, and a few extra goodies by clicking on through »


I've recently made the jump to the San Francisco Bay Area, where I remain amazed at the relative uniformity of day-to-day forecasts. Prior to that I lived in the wilds of Eastern Iowa, with several pets, several roommates, and a degree in Linguistics. I weave chain maille, laugh often at XKCD, and highly recommend the novel Season of Migration to the North as well as the young-adult novel A Rustle In The Grass and the short-story collection 4 By Pelevin.

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