Marissa Lingen



Some of my children's stories are available in a collection from Tired Tapir Press, Dragon Brother.

Conjured from the Rubble, Haven Spec, July 2024.

The Wrong Time Travel Story, Uncanny, forthcoming.

Denebian Glamour's What's Hot and What's Not for the Next Millennium, Nature Futures, forthcoming.

A Pilgrimage to the God of High Places, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, 2 May 2024.

And the Dreams That You Dare to Dream, Lightspeed, May 2024.

Islands of Stability, Lightspeed, March 2024.

The Moon Is Scarcely Gone, F&SF, forthcoming.

A Piece of the Continent, Uncanny, Nov/Dec 2023.

Yes And, Nature Futures, August 2023.

Monster of the Month Club, Haven Spec, August 2023.

Spark of Change, Translunar Travelers Lounge, August 2023.

Merry Christmas from the Bremmers, Nature Futures, December 2022.

Exiled to Gravity, Sunday Morning Transport, February 2023. Reprint in The Year's Top Hard Science Fiction Stories 8, June 2024.

"Transits of Other Lands," Kaleidotrope, forthcoming.

Tourist Season, Nature Futures, April 2023.

The Splinters of Our Bond, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, May 2022.

"The River Horse Who Almost Ate Me, And His Lawyer," Monstrous Bonds chapbook.

"Accountable Monsters," Monstrous Bonds chapbook.

"Shrapnel From My Cousin's Kaiju Battle: $220 Plus Shipping," Monstrous Bonds chapbook.

Michigan Seems Like a Dream to Me Now, Daily Science Fiction, September 2022.

Family Network, Nature Futures, May 2022.

"Bonus Footage," Asimov's, Sept/Oct 2022.

"Until the Cure," F&SF, forthcoming.

The Plasticity of Youth, Clarkesworld, February 2022.

Star Corps Crew Manual Section 15-A37: On Mental Dislocation, Nature Futures, November 2021.

An Age-Based Guide to Children's Chores, Daily Science Fiction, March 2022.

"Out of the Red Lands," Analog, September 2022.

"A Worm to the Wise," Grist Fix: Imagine 2200, 14 September 2021.

"Without a Password," Nature, 1 October 2021.

"The Last Navigator," Daily Science Fiction, October 2021.

"Planned Obsolescence," Nature, 16 June 2021.

"Roots of Lamentation," Deadlands, December 2021.

"Look Away," Daily Science Fiction, 4 May 2021.

"So Your Grandmother Is A Starship Now: A Quick Guide for the Bewildered," Nature, 24 February 2021.

"The Billionaire Shapeshifters' Ex-Wives Club," Fantasy, 26 January 2021.

"Beyond the Doll Forest," Uncanny, February 2021.

"Old Age Wrestles Thor Again," Daily Science Fiction, 10 December 2020.

"Press Play," Nature, 16 September 2020.

"We Care," If There's Anyone Left Vol. 1, November 2020.

"The Foolish Man Built His House Upon the Sand," Nature Futures, 8 July 2020.

"Quieter Songs Inland," Analog Sept/Oct 2021.

"The Past, Like a River in Flood," Beneath Ceaseless Skies, 27 August 2020.

"The Watercolors of Elfland," Decameron Project, June 2020.

"After the Monster," Daily Science Fiction, 25 August 2020.

"The Swarm of Giant Gnats I Sent After Kent, My Assistant Manager," Translunar Travelers Lounge, Issue 3 (August 2020).

"Loosestrife," Decameron Project, April 2020.

"Peaceweaver," Analog, Nov/Dec 2020.

"Grief, As Faithful As My Hound," Asimov's, Nov/Dec 2020.

"The Curse," Daily Science Fiction, 4 May 2020.

"Addison and Julia Tell the Truth to Pemmaquid Beach," Daily Science Fiction, 8 July 2020.

"Family Album," Nature, 13 November 2019.

"Purposeful," Daily Science Fiction, October 2019.

"Wrap Me In Oceans Wide," Strange Horizons, 17 July 2019.

"How We Know They Have Faces," Nature, 24 July 2019.

"Filaments of Hope," Analog, Nov/Dec 2019.

"Every Tiny Tooth and Claw, Or, Letters From the First Month of the New Directorate," Beneath Ceaseless Skies, 16 January 2020.

"In the Garden of My Ancestors' Statues," Kaleidotrope, January 2021.

"The Thing, With Feathers," Uncanny, Jan/Feb 2019.

"Objects in the Nobel Museum, 2075," Daily SF, 12 December 2018.

"Say It With Mastodons," Nature, 14 November 2018.

"Painting the Massive Planet," Analog, May/June 2019.

"This Will Not Happen to You," Uncanny: Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2018. Spanish translation podcast in Las Escritoras de Urras. Reprinted in Flash Fiction Online, July 2021.

"My Favorite Sentience," Nature Futures, 26 April 2018. Reprint in We, Robots.

"The Deepest Notes of the Harp and Drum," Beneath Ceaseless Skies, January 2019.

"Seven Point Two," Nature, 31 January 2018.

"The Jagged Bones of Sea Saw Town," Analog, Nov/Dec 2018.

"The Shale Giants," Reckoning, December 2017.

"Lines of Growth, Lines of Passage," Uncanny, Issue 20 (second half). Podcast, including interview..

"Left to Take the Lead," Analog, July/August 2018. Reprint in Clarkesworld, January 2019.

"Planet of the Five Rings," Nature Futures, 13 September 2017.

"I Won at NaSuHeMo!", Daily Science Fiction, 3 November 2017.

"Flow," Fireside Fiction, 6 March 2018.

"Finding Their Footing," Analog, May/June 2018. Chinese translation in SF World, March 2020.

"The Influence of the Iron Range," Beneath Ceaseless Skies, 26 October 2017.

"The Hand of Loki," New Myths, Issue 38 (March 2017).

"Two Point Three Children," Analog, Jan/Feb 2018.

"Vervain, Grasshopper, Sun," Daily SF, 3 April 2017.

A Christmas gift to you, 2016! The Elf Who Thought He Was Teddy Roosevelt.

"Across Pack Ice, a Fire," Beneath Ceaseless Skies, 31 August 2017.

"An Unearned Death," F&SF, July/August 2017.

"Running Safety Tips for Humans," Nature, 20 April 2017. Translated into Spanish at Cuentos para Algernon, here.

"The Psittaculturist's Lesson," Daily Science Fiction, 27 January 2017.

"Vulture's Nest," Analog, May/June 2017.

"The Dust Gate," Sockdolager, Fall 2016.

"Out of the Woods," Beneath Ceaseless Skies, 2 February 2017. Or the podcast version.

"A Lab of One's Own," co-written with Alec Austin. On Spec, winter 2017 (issue #106, volume 28, no 3).

"In the Ancestor's New House," Spirits Unwrapped, edited by Daniel Braum (Lethe Press).

"The Most Important Thing," Nature Futures, 20 October 2016.

"Upside the Head," Science Fiction by Scientists, December 2016. Reprinted in Consolation Songs: Speculative Fiction for a Time of Coronavirus, edited by Iona Datt Sharma.

"Drifting Like Leaves, Falling Like Acorns," Analog, Jan/Feb 2017.

Just a Christmas gift to you in 2015! How to Wrap a Roc's Egg.

"The Many Media Hypothesis," Nature Futures, 7 October 2015.

"Draft Letter on Research Potential Suggested by Recent Findings in Gnome Genomics," Evil Girlfriend Media shorts, 13 July 2015.

"Ten Stamps Viewed Under Water," F&SF, Sep/Oct 2015.

"It Brought Us All Together," Strange Horizons, 13 July 2015.

"Points of Origin,", 4 November 2015. Podcast in Escape Pod, 19 September 2019.

"Potential Side Effects May Include," co-written with Alec Austin. Analog, July/August 2015.

"Out of the Rose Hills," Beneath Ceaseless Skies, May 2015 (Issue #173).

"Human Trials," co-written with Alec Austin. Abyss and Apex, October 2015.

"The Hanged Woman's Portion," Not Our Kind, Alliteration Ink Publishing, January 2015.

"Boundary Waters," Nature Futures, November 6, 2014.

"Blue Ribbon," Analog, March 2015. Reprinted in Year's Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2015. Reprinted in Lightspeed, 5 September 2017. Vietnamese translation reprinted in SFVN, September 2017.

"Empty Monuments," co-written with Alec Austin. Insert Title Here [sic], Fablecroft Publishing, April 2015.

"Emma Goldman: A Biography for Space Aliens," Daily Science Fiction, October 20, 2014.

"The New Girl," Apex, November 2014.

"A House of Gold and Steel," Beneath Ceaseless Skies, December 2014.

"Maxwell's Demon Went Down to Georgia," Nature Futures, 4 June 2014.

"Surfacing," Lightspeed, March 2015.

"Calm," co-written with Alec Austin. Analog, September 2014.

"The Stuff We Don't Do," Nature Physics Futures, 1 April 2014. Podcast version. (Not a joke story, just a coincidence of dates.) Reprint in Nature 2, ebook from Tor. Reprint forthcoming in Year's Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2014.

"The Suitcase Aria," Strange Horizons, February 17 2014. Podcast version, same source and date.

"Unsolved Logistical Problems in Time Travel (Spring Semester)," Nature Futures, 21 November 2013.

"The Salt Path," Apex, June 2014 (Issue 61).

"Things We Have in This House for No Reason," Analog, October 2013.

"The Ministry of Changes,", July 3, 2013. Italian translation, "Il Ministero del Cambiamento".

"Ask Citizen Etiquette," Asimov's, February 2014.

"On the Weaponization of Flora and Fauna," co-written with Alec Austin. Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Issue #129, September 5, 2013.

"The Troll (A Tale Told Collectively)," Daily SF, May 2013.

"Milk Run," co-written with Alec Austin. Analog, July/August 2013.

"Armistice Day," Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Issue #117, March 21, 2013. BCS podcast version.

"The Un-Wisher," Spellbound, Winter 2012.

"The Young Necromancer's Guide to Re-Capitation," co-written with Alec Austin. On Spec, Winter 2014.

"The Radioactive Etiquette Book," Analog, March 2013. Podcast from StarShip Sofa No. 316, December 2013.

"Cursed Motives," Beneath Ceaseless Skies, October 2012. Podcast version.

"Dinosaurs of the Southern Dust Bowl," White Cat, Spring 2012.

"Brief Interviews With Therianthropes," co-written with Alec Austin. Daily SF, June 5, 2012.

"Calibrated Allies," Beneath Ceaseless Skies, January 2012. Reprinted in Ceaseless Steam e-book, July 2012.

"Uncle Flower's Homecoming Waltz,", February 1, 2012; reprinted in Rich Horton's Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2013.

"On the Acquisition of Phoenix Eggs (Variant)," Lightspeed, January 2012. Reprinted by PodCastle, February 1, 2013.

"Modification or Mutation: 8 Ways a Parent Can Be Sure," Daily SF, September 7, 2011.

"The Witch's Second," Beneath Ceaseless Skies, August 25, 2011.

"Blood Man Calls the Whale," Andromeda Spaceways, Issue 53, March 2012.

"Tusk and Skin," Bewere the Night, April 2011.

"Entanglement," Nature, 18 March 2011.

"The Witch's Second Daughter," Andromeda Spaceways, Issue 49; podcast version from PodCastle on October 24, 2011.

"Carter Hall and the Motley Lions," On Spec, spring 2012 (#88 vol 24 No 1).

"Some of Them Closer," Analog, Jan/Feb 2011; reprinted in Rich Horton's Year's Best Science Fiction 2012 and pocast Ep 366 October 2012 from Escape Pod; reprint forthcoming in Forever Magazine.

"The Six Skills of Madame Lumiere," Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Issue #46, July 2010. Reprinted in e-book anthology, Best of BCS Year 2. Reprint forthcoming in Wildside Books Witches and Warlocks ebook anthology.

"Unintended Consequences," DayBreak Magazine/Shine anthology promotional, forthcoming.

"The Grandmother-Granddaughter Conspiracy," Clarkesworld, December 2009. Reprint available in ebook or paper format in Clarkesworld Year 4. Reprint forthcoming in Wildside Books SF e-book antho.

"Quality Control," Nature, 1 October 2009. Podcast in Toasted Cake, 23 March 2020.

"Five Ways to Ruin a First Date," Not One Of Us, October 2009.

"Why I Live in the Silver Mine," Baen's Universe, August 2009.

"Erasing the Map," Futurismic, February 2009.

"Kay's Box," Shimmer, Issue 11.

"The Calculus Plague," Analog, Jul/Aug 2009. Reprinted in David Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer's Year's Best SF 15, May 2010. Reprinted in David Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden's Twenty-First Century Science Fiction.

"Gilding the Dandelion," Aberrant Dreams, April 2009.

"In the Velvet Swamp," Coyote Wild.

"Carter Hall Judges the Lines," On Spec, Winter 2009.

"Swimming Back from Hell by Moonlight," Aeon, Issue 13 (February 2008).

"Search Strings," Nature Physics (Futures department), February 2008.

"Loki's Net," Baen's Universe, December 2008.

"Making Alex Frey," Baen's Universe, June 2008.

"V�in�m�inen and the Singing Fish," Abyss and Apex, Issue 27 (July 2008), reprint in PodCastle Episode 113 (July 14, 2010).

"Alloy," Nature Futures, 26 September 2007, podcast version from Escape Pod on December 31, 2009.

"Little Green Cure," free story! in honor of International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day.

"Seven a.m. Pacific Time", free story! in honor of International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day.

"Pirates by Adeline Thromb Age 8," Shimmer, October 2007.

"Scribing a Line," Fictitious Force, Issue #4 (2007).

"Water, Flesh, and Stone," Aberrant Dreams, January 2008.

"Rest Stop," Andromeda Spaceways, Issue #28 (2007).

"Carter Hall Sweeps a Path," On Spec, Spring 2008 (#72 vol 20 no 1).

"A Six-Letter Word for Mom," Fictitious Force, Issue #4 (2007).

"Moth Kin," Between Kisses, October 2006.

"Michael Banks, Home from the War," Aeon, November 2006 (Issue 9).

"Singing Them Back," Baen's Universe, Issue 4.

"Silent Teraphim," Aberrant Dreams, Issue #8 (Summer 2006).

"The Flask of Today," Story Station, December 2005.

"The Opposite of Pomegranates," Baen's Universe, Issue 1, reprinted in The Best of Jim Baen's Universe, 2006.

"Heart-Shaped Hole," Challenging Destiny, May 2006 (Issue 22).

"Things We Sell to Tourists," Aeon, Issue 6 (February 2006).

"The Beast's Apprentice," Andromeda Spaceways, Issue 24, reprint in ASIM Best of Fantasy Volume 2 forthcoming.

"Even Without Deceit," Fictitious Force, Issue #2 (May 2006).

"Five Brothers Underground," Kenoma, June 2005.

"Carter Hall Recovers the Puck," On Spec, Spring 2006 (Vol. 18 No. 1 #64).

"Another Hollywood Miracle", Fortean Bureau, November 2004.

"Anna's Implants," Challenging Destiny, November 2004 (Issue 19).

"Big Sister," Story Station, summer 2004.

"From the Hip Flask," SDO Fantasy, July to September 2004.

"She Transcends," Raven Electrick, November 2004.

"Under the Masks," Monthly Short Stories, October 2004.

"Take Back the Night," Kenoma, April 2004.

"Endgene," Quantum Muse, March 2004.

"An Attack of Conscience," Neo-Opsis, Issue 3.

"Trail's End," Alien Skin, March 2004.

"Speed Dating," EOTU E-Zine, February 2004.

"Fair Use," Fables, Spring 2004.

"Seven Minutes In Heaven," Fortean Bureau, March 2004.

"Bestseller," Continuum SF, December 2003.

"Shylock's Pound," Penumbric, October 2004.

"Rock, Paper, Scissors," Zahir, February 2004.

"Taste of Blood and Bubble-Gum," Alien Skin, November 2003.

"The Grumpiest Place on Earth," Flash Me Magazine (of flash fiction, not indecent exposure), 31 July 2003.

"MacArthur Station," Fortean Bureau, September 2003.

"Dark Thread," Challenging Destiny, Issue 17.

"Wishing on Airplanes," Oceans of the Mind, Summer 2003.

"Drops of Yesterday," SF-F.Org, April 2003.

"Prototype," Far Sector SFFH, May 2003.

"Portrait of the Artist as a Young Boy (With Aliens)," Would That It Were, January 2003. Cowritten with Tim Cooper (Timprov!).

"Glass Wind," Twin Cities Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy, January 2003.

"Goats' Gold," Spellbound, Spring 2003.

"Making It Home," This Way Up, April 2003.

"Natural Limitations," Ideomancer, April 2003. Translated into Spanish at Breves no tan breves. I don't speak Spanish, so not only did I not do the translation, I have no idea how it goes.

"Bright Red -- Aim Here," Short Stuff, August/September 2002. This is a quirky short-short about aliens and Nebraska football, and the check, contract, and contributor's copy all arrived together, out of the blue. Um, cool.

"Instead of Glass Slippers," Rogue Worlds, July 2002.

"Grandma Disappears," Spellbound, Spring 2002

"Cassie's Deal," Paradox12, January 31, 2002

"Irena's Roses," Analog, June 2002. Finnish translation in Spin in 2009. Reprinted in The Mind of the Beholder e-book antho, 2012.

"The Handmade's Tale," Future Orbits, December 2001. This story received an Honorable Mention in Gardner Dozois' 19th Annual Year's Best SF collection. Reprint from Peridot Books appeared September 1, 2003.

"Butterhead," originally published in Speculon, June 2001; reprinted in Twin Cities Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy, September 31, 2002.

"Cornflake Girl," Speculon, August 2000.

"In the Gardens and the Graves," (Asimov Award winner--now called Dell Magazines Award)


"Mistletoe Theodicy," Not One Of Us, April 2024.

"Panthalassa," Analog, Jul/Aug 2024.

"Lost on a World Tree," Not One Of Us, January 2024.

"Like Other Girls," F&SF, Nov/Dec 2023.

"Object Permanence," Analog, Sept/Oct 2023.

The Plural of Apocalypse", Strange Horizons, April 2023.

"Elegy for Another Hollow Girl," Not One Of Us, Issue 74 (April 2023).

Dante on the Metro, Mobius, November 2022.

Exception, Reckoning: Our Beautiful Reward (October 2022).

Identity, Uncanny, Issue 48 (Sept/Oct 2022).

"Revelations of the Artificial Dryads," Not One of Us, Issue 69 (January 2022).

"Re-Wilding Time," Star*Line, Volume 44 Issue 4 (October 2021).

"Oppenheimer in Valhalla," The Deadlands, Issue 2 (June 2021).

COVID Summer: Against Dystopia, Reckoning magazine's Creativity and Coronavirus series, August 2020.

COVID Summer: After, Now, Reckoning magazine's Creativity and Coronavirus series, August 2020.

"Pre Apocalyptic Meeting Minutes," Mobius, 1 June 2020.

"Fenrir and Sigyn, After Ragnarok," Star*Line, Summer 2020 (issue 43.3).

"Chalk and Carbon," Asimov's, Nov/Dec 2021.


Book Clubs With My Imaginary Friends, Uncanny, Jul/Aug 2024.

Failing the Marshmallow Test: On Not Saving Books for Later, Uncanny, Issue 54 (Sept/Oct 2023).

From Panic to Process: What Taking Criticism Actually Means, Uncanny, Issue 46 (May/June 2022).

The Precarious Now, Uncanny, Issue 43 (Nov/Dec 2021).

The Roots of Hope: Toward an Optimistic Near-Future SF in a Pandemic, Uncanny Issue 36 (September/October 2020).

The Solace of Connection, Reckoning magazine's Creativity and Coronavirus series, March 2020.

Save Me A Seat on the Couch: Spoiler Culture, Inclusion, and Disability, Uncanny Issue 32 (January/February 2020).

Beware the Lifeboat, Uncanny Issue 29 (July/August 2019).

Beyond Cinderella: Exploring Agency Through Domestic Fantasy,, 2 May 2019.

That Never Happened, Uncanny Issue 27 (March/April 2019).

Malfunctioning Space Stations, Uncanny Issue 24 (September/October 2018: Special Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction issue).

The Seduction of Numbers, the Measures of Progress, Uncanny, Issue 23 (July/August 2018).

Hard Enough, Uncanny, Issue 21 (March/April 2018). Translated into Spanish at">El Telar de Aracne.

"How Far Are We From Minneapolis?", Reckoning Issue 1, winter solstice 2016.

"The Apple and the Castle," The Reader: War for the Oaks.

"Fresh-Baked Legacy," Skirt! magazine, November 2003.

"Near Bliss" (originally called "Seeing the Future"), Skirt! magazine, June 2003.

The Changing Face of America: The Chinese Americans, Mason Crest Publishers, forthcoming.

"A Perfect Fit" (originally entitled "Underoos Generation"), Skirt! magazine, July 2002.

We Came To America: The Jewish Americans, Mason Crest Publishers, March 2002

We Came To America: The Chinese Americans, Mason Crest Publishers, March 2002

An interview with Garth Nix, Speculon, February 2002.

"Drawing the Line: What Makes YA Fiction?", Speculon, February 2002.

A review of Terry Pratchett's The Last Hero, Speculon, February 2002.

A review of Nalo Hopkinson's Skin Folk, Speculon, January 2002.

Bose-Einstein Condensates: an article for the lay person on Strange Horizons in December of 2001.

A review of Spider Robinson's The Free Lunch, Speculon, November 2001.

"Diversity, Hold the Sugar," Skirt! magazine, November 2001.

A review of Iain M. Banks' Look to Windward, Speculon, September 2001.

A review of Connie Willis' Passage, Speculon, June 2001.

"Camp Sparta," (originally entitled "Mom Vs. Camp Sparta") Skirt! magazine, June 2001.

"The Suburbs of Amber", Strange Horizons, May 2001.

A review of Terry Pratchett's The Thief of Time, Speculon, May 2001.

"What the Kelk is that Dwarf-Lover Doing?: Building a Better World Through Offensive Language," Phantastes, Spring 2001.

A review of Tim Powers' Declare, Speculon, March 2001.

A review of Orson Scott Card's Shadow of the Hegemon, Speculon, January 2001.

A guest editorial about subversion in children's lit, Speculon, November 2000.

A review of Callahan's Key, Zealot, September 2000.