Yoon Ha Lee's debut novel, Ninefox Gambit, was published in 2016 by Solaris Books and has been shortlisted for the Nebula, Hugo, and Clarke awards. Its sequel, Raven Stratagem, is forthcoming in June 2017.

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