Happy birthday to the enigmatic and acclaimed Nicole Kornher-Stace

Nicole Kornher-Stace as envisioned by Elizabeth Story

Following the acclaimed but sadly little seen Desideria (2008), Nicole Kornher-Stace exploded on the scene with the popular Norton Award finalist Archivist Wasp (2015) and its sequel, Latchkey (2018). 2021 features two new books: the adult sci-fi novel Firebreak and the middle grade JILLIAN VS PARASITE PLANET.

Cover by Scott Brown

Kornher-Stace’s numerous award-nominated short stories have appeared in several venues including Fantasy, Best American Fantasy, Jabberwocky, Clarkesworld, Clockwork Phoenix, Uncanny, Steam-Powered 2: More Lesbian Steampunk Stories, and The Mammoth Book of Steampunk. In 2021, her short story “Getaway” was selected for LeVar Burton Reads. Kornher-Stace‘s poem “The Changeling Always Wins” placed second in the 2010 Rhysling Award for Short Form.

She can often be found on Twitter, where she is probably semi-coherently yelling about board games, video games, hiking, a romantic representation, good books she’s read recently, or her cat. Kornher-Stace lives in New Paltz, New York with her family.

Everyone at Tachyon wishes the gummy worm-loving Nicole a happy birthday! Watch out for those worms. They’ll rot your teeth (and your likely brains).