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Andi C. Buchanan

Queers in space, evil plants, found families, dead sea creatures, and reading recommendations!

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I'm a writer and editor based near Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. My novella From a Shadow Grave (Paper Road Press, 2019) uses a historical murder to explore lives and possibilities across a range of genres. My short story "Girls Who Do Not Drown" (Apex, 2018) won a Sir Julius Vogel Award, and I was named on the Otherwise/Tiptree Award Honour List for my editing work.

I like reading and writing about queers in space, evil plants, found families, and dead sea creatures.

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A Sacrifice of Cells

Published Jul 3, 2020 · 427 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 21 views

Science Fiction prophecy religion plague pandemic virus

A flash story of a prophecy fulfilled.

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An underpass of the Leppävaara train station in the City of Espoo, Finland, has undergone a renovation project. The project separated more clearly the cycle path and the pedestrian paths, causing less accidents. Also the train platform numbers were oversized so those can been seen far away. In the underpass the walls were painted, urban art was reveiled, as such in the photo. There is a futuristic light installation on the roof of the underpass, which changes colours in a certain pattern.

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Sanctuary - an extract

Published Mar 12, 2020 · 3,935 words (15 minutes)

Fantasy ghosts found family disability haunted house autistic contemporary fantasy

The first chapter of my yet-to-be-published novel Sanctuary.

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Haunted House in Cologne

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Water Pressure - an extract

Published Feb 17, 2020 · 585 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 114 views

Mystery Science Fiction

This month's extract is a very rough draft - from the first of what I hope will become a series of science fiction/detective novellas.

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To the sea

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And still the forests grow though we are gone

Published Jan 22, 2020 · 4,969 words (19 minutes) · 4 likes · 200 views

Science Fiction plant apocalypse aotearoa kelp botany

There are just a few who refuse to evacuate. And now the forests are closing in.

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Captured on a low tide free dive in Laguna Beach. The tide was so low that kelp was floating on the surface making it hard to navigate but also quite beautiful.

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Invisible City - an extract

Published Jan 3, 2020 · 1,580 words (6 minutes) · 128 views

Fantasy Science Fiction time travel trauma war

Each month I'll be sharing an extract from a longer work; sometimes published, sometimes in progress. This is from an older novelette, but one that's still important to me.

Persson Catao is making a map. A map of the city where he was born and where he spent his youth fighting against a brutal regime.

A city that never existed.

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Invisible

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Under This Strange Sky

Published Jul 13, 2019 · 3,065 words (12 minutes) · 1 like · 109 views

Science Fiction war space forestry

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Puppetry

Published Jul 13, 2019 · 6,517 words (24 minutes) · 47 views

Science Fiction war disability

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Moving lights at low shutter speed

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MAKET

Published Jul 13, 2019 · 877 words (4 minutes) · 152 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Science Fiction

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Stranded on a green planet

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Blueprints

Published Jul 12, 2019 · 4,818 words (18 minutes) · 1 like · 68 views

Science Fiction disability Immigration fat size

Another reprint - this time from the Crossed Genres anthology Fat Girl in a Strange Land. It's a story I'd write quite differently if I were doing it now, and yet it brings together a lot of the ideas I'm most interested in writing about.

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