Author of 'The Dragons of Heaven' and 'The Conclave of Shadow', Alyc Helms uses fiction to explore her obsession with anthropology, liminality, gender, and foxes. Find her at www.alychelms.com.
Alyc Helms fled her doctoral program in anthropology and folklore when she realized she preferred fiction to academic writing. She dabbles in corsetry and costuming, dances Scottish Highland and Irish Ceili at Renaissance and Dickens fairs, gets her dander up about social justice issues, and games in all forms of media. She sometimes refers to her work as â€œcritical theory fanfic,â€ which is a fancy way to say that she is obsessed with liminality, gender identity, and foxes. She's a freelance RPG writer for Green Ronin, a graduate of Clarion West 2012, and her short fiction has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily Science Fiction, Crossed Genres, and Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet. The second novel in her Missy Masters series, 'The Conclave of Shadow', was released this summer from Angry Robot Books. She can be found on Twitter @alychelms or at www.alychelms.com.