Lucy A. Snyder
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Born in South Carolina, she grew up in San Angelo, Texas as a result of her father being stationed at Goodfellow Air Force Base and graduated from Angelo State University. She moved to Bloomington, Indiana for graduate studies in environmental science and journalism at Indiana University. She is a graduate of the 1995 Clarion Workshop; authors Nalo Hopkinson and Kelly Link were among her classmates.
Over 50 of her short stories have appeared in various magazines, anthologies, and collections, including Escape Pod and Short Trips: Destination Prague. One of her online humor stories, "Installing Linux on a Dead Badger", became the basis for a short humor collection of the same name published in 2007. Her 2012 horror story "Magdala Amygdala" won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction and was selected to appear in The Best Horror of the Year Volume Five (edited by Ellen Datlow).
Her poetry has appeared in Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, GUD Magazine and Weird Tales. In March 2010, Snyder was awarded a Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Poetry for her collection Chimeric Machines.
Snyder served as an editor for HMS Beagle, an online bioscience publication produced by Elsevier, and briefly served as a contributing editor for Strange Horizons. Since January 2010, she has mentored students in Seton Hill University's MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction.
- Spellbent (Del Rey Books, 2009) (Nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel)
- Shotgun Sorceress (Del Rey Books, 2010)
- Switchblade Goddess (Del Rey Books, 2011)
- A Glimpse of Darkness (co-written with Lara Adrian, Harry Connolly, Kelly Meding, and Stacia Kane) (Del Rey Books, 2010)
- Blood Magic (2001)
- Sparks and Shadows (2007)
- Installing Linux on a Dead Badger (2007)
- Chimeric Machines (2009) (Bram Stoker Award winner)
- Orchid Carousals (2013)
- Soft Apocalypses (2014)
- Burgess, Liz: "Technomancy and the Zombie Apocalypse", Sequential Tart, July 9, 2007.
- Official website
- Installing Linux on a Dead Badger: User's Notes
- Lucy A. Snyder at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database