Who is this person, anyways?

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SI CLARKE is a Canadian misanthrope who lives in Deptford, sarf ees London.

She shares her home with her partner and an assortment of waifs and strays. When not writing convoluted, inefficient stories, she spends her time telling financial services firms to behave more efficiently. When not doing either of those things, she can be found in the pub or shouting at people online — occasionally practising efficiency by doing both at once.

As someone who’s neurodivergent, an immigrant, and the proud owner of an invisible disability, she strives to present a realistically diverse array of characters in her stories.

She’s also a reader, mainly of science fiction. She sometimes also enjoys mysteries and urban fantasy. Some of her favourite authors include: Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Becky Chambers, John Scalzi, Tanya Huff, Mary Robinette Kowal, Robert J Sawyer, Charles Stross, Gareth Powell. Subscribers to her newsletter get her monthly reviews of books she’s enjoyed.

The author in her natural habitat
Portrait of the author with rainbow hair and a galaxy-printed face mask


Author of neurodiverse, culturally diverse, gender-bendy, drunken-arguments-in-the-pub science fiction. Not bang-bang-pew-pew science fiction.
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