J.M. (Julia) Sidorova is the author of The Age of Ice (Scribner/Simon & Schuster, 2013), her critically acclaimed debut novel that blends historical and magic realism. The novel was featured in Locus's recommended reading list and among Tor's best books of 2013. Julia's science fiction and fantasy short stories have been published in Clarkesworld ("Messenger," 2010), Asimov's ("The Witch, the Tinman, the Flies," 2010), Abyss and Apex ("Death, Rebirth, an Heir, a Karakuri," 2011), Albedo One ("Galileo Day," 2012), GigaNotoSaurus ("Deus Absconditus," 2012), and other venues. A new short story "Rohrschach Redemption" is forthcoming in Devilfish Review. Julia is currently working on two novel-length projects. She was a 2009 Clarion West workshop graduate.

Julia is a Moscow, Russia, native. She holds a Ph.D. in molecular genetics, and does biomedical research when she is not writing fiction. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband.