Yoon Ha Lee's short story collection Conservation of Shadows came out in 2013 from Prime Books. It includes "The Black Abacus" (appeared in Science Fiction: The Best of 2002, ed. Robert Silverberg & Karen Haber), "The Unstrung Zither" (appeared in Year's Best SF 15, ed. David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer), "Flower, Mercy, Needle, Chain" (Theodore Sturgeon Award finalist; appeared in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Eighth Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois, and The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2011, ed. Rich Horton), "Ghostweight" (Theodore Sturgeon Award finalist; appeared in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois, and The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2012, ed. Rich Horton), "Conservation of Shadows" (appeared in The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2012, ed. Paula Guran), "A Vector Alphabet of Interstellar Travel" (appeared in Year's Best SF 17, ed. David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer). Lee lives in Louisiana and has not yet been eaten by gators.