Ann Leckie has published short stories in Subterranean Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Realms of Fantasy. Her story "Hesperia and Glory" was reprinted in Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2007 Edition edited by Rich Horton. She has worked as a waitress, a receptionist, a rodman on a land-surveying crew, and a recording engineer. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband, children, and cats.
A walk that would have taken her seconds once now was a handful of moments for each tiny leg of it, stopping to replenish herself.
Cara Masten DiGirolamo
"Now," the new conductor said once they were tuned, offering a smile that promised infinite secrets. "We begin."