Andrew Kelly Stewart’s debut book, We Shall Sing a Song into the Deep, is in press with Tor.com, arriving March 9, 2021.
"A parable of paranoia -- twisty, claustrophobic, haunting, and strangely beautiful. Sadly pertinent to the times in which we live." -Karen Joy Fowler
“A claustrophobic suspense novel of immense propulsive power; also a study of people under pressure, filled with heart and soul, hope and music. You’ll read it in one take, and be grateful you did.” -Kim Stanley Robinson
Andrew Kelly Stewart’s writing spans the literary, science fiction, fantasy, and the supernatural genres. His short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, ZYZZYVA, and Juxtaprose, and his debut book, We Shall Sing a Song into the Deep, is in press with Tor.com, arriving March 9, 2021. Andy lives and writes in San Marcos, CA, and is represented by John Silbersack with The Bent Agency.
A writer of science fiction, fantasy, and literary fiction.
Arriving March 9, 2021
Winter 2012 (volume 28, issue 3)
Selected as notable story in The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2015, eds. John Joseph Adams and Joe Hill.
Selected as Honorable Mention story in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-first Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois, 2013
Selected as Honorable Mention story in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois, 2012.
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