Seth Dickinson

Seth Dickinson is the author of the novel The Traitor Baru Cormorant (Tor, 2015) and a lot of short stories, including in Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, and three previously in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. He studied racial bias in police shootings, wrote much of the lore for Bungie Studios’ Destiny, and threw a paper airplane at the Vatican. He teaches at the Alpha Workshop for Young Writers. He can be found at

Stories by Seth Dickinson:
“Laws of Night and Silk”Issue #200, May 26, 2016
“Our Fire, Given Freely”Issue #145, April 17, 2014

"...the potential social disruption when a technological advance, such as firearms, shifts the distribution of force from a small elite to the masses. It’s complicated, however, by the factor of racism and hostility between the two populations" —Lois Tilton, Locus online

“Sekhmet Hunts the Dying Gnosis: A Computation”Issue #143 - Science-Fantasy Month 2, March 20, 2014

"...a thought-provoking speculative fiction on philosophical themes, positing a dualistic, dichotomistic universe of opposing principles: life/death, male/female, predator/prey. At its center is an eternal conflict between the two divine principles over control of the nature and destiny of life.." —Lois Tilton, Locus online

“Worth of Crows”Issue #104, September 20, 2012

"The best story of the month, well conceived and well written" —Lois Tilton, Locus online

"'Worth of Crows' was excellent" —Lou Anders, Hugo Award-winning editor of Pyr Books

“The Traitor Baru Cormorant, Her Field-General, and Their Wounds”Issue #85, December 29, 2011

Recommended —Lois Tilton, Locus online

Podcasts by Seth Dickinson:
BCS 176: Laws of Night and SilkIssue #200, May 26, 2016
BCS 123: Sekhmet Hunts the Dying Gnosis: A ComputationIssue #143 - Science-Fantasy Month 2, March 27, 2014
BCS 090: Worth of CrowsIssue #105, Fourth Anniversary Double-Issue, October 4, 2012
BCS 073: The Traitor Baru Cormorant, Her Field-General, and Their WoundsIssue #86, January 12, 2012