Alex Dally MacFarlane is a writer, editor and historian, pursuing an MA in Ancient History at King's College London. When not researching the transmission of legendary narratives, she writes stories. Some of her most recent work is about the Tuvicen, a group of nomadic people living in the far future on a different planet. The Tuvicen novelette "Under Falna's Mask" can be read in The Other Half of the Sky (Andreadis and Holt, eds.), and the story "Unwritten in Green" in Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction (Strom-Martin and Underwood, eds.). Two poems in this future have also been published: "Sung Around Alsar-Scented Fires" in Stone Telling, reprinted in Here, We Cross: a collection of queer and genderfluid poetry from Stone Telling 1-7 (Lemberg, ed.), and "Tadi" in Strange Horizons.
Other stories and poems, many of them about foxes, women or history — or all three — have appeared in The Moment of Change (Lemberg, ed.), The Mammoth Book of Steampunk (Wallace, ed.), Steam-Powered 2: More Lesbian Steampunk Stories (Vanderhooft, ed.), Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Shimmer, Clarkesworld Magazine, Stone Telling, Goblin Fruit, Through the Gate, Mythic Delirium, Expanded Horizons and Crossed Genres. "Feed Me the Bones of Our Saints", which has been translated into Bulgarian and placed third in the Strange Horizons readers' poll for Best Story, will be reprinted in Heiresses of Russ 2013: The Year's Best Speculative Lesbian Fiction (Berman and Johnson, eds.).
Alex has recently started to edit science fiction anthologies, debuting with Aliens: Recent Encounters (Prime, 2013), a wide ranging approach to the question of encountering alien life. Her next anthology will be The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women (Constable & Robinson, 2014), a powerful, important selection of science fiction stories that will showcase the unforgettable contributions women have made to the genre in recent decades.