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Suzanne Palmer

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About the Author

Suzanne Palmer is an award-winning and acclaimed writer of science fiction. She won the Hugo Award for Best Novelette for “The Secret Life of Bots” in 2018 and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for the novella “Waterlines” in 2020. Her short fiction has also won readers’ awards for Asimov’s, Analog, and Interzone magazines, and has been included in the Locus Recommended Reading List.
Palmer has a Fine Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where as a student she was the head librarian of the UMass Science Fiction Society and spent many fine summers reading in the stacks from back to front (she wanted to hit Zelazny sooner rather than later.) She lives in western Massachusetts and is a Linux and database system administrator for the Sciences at Smith College. You can find her online at and on Twitter at @zanzjan.

Books by Suzanne Palmer published by The MIT Press

Books by Suzanne Palmer published by Astra Publishing House

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