Allison King is the author of the forthcoming novel The Phoenix Pencil Company (William Morrow, 2025) and the short story The Many Taste Grooves of the Chang Family (Diabolical Plots, 2022; LeVar Burton Reads, 2023). Her other short stories include Breath of the Dragon King (Fantasy Magazine, 2021; Year's Best Fantasy, Volume 1 ed. Paula Guran; Pyr, 2022), And Again, We Try (If There's Anyone Left, 2022), and Tina Yu and the Karaoke Time Machine (khōréō, 2023). Allison was a 2023 Reese's Book Club LitUp fellow. She is an Asian American writer and software engineer living in Cambridge, Massachusetts and can be found online at