Fiction by Abra Staffin-Wiebe

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I'm a science fiction and fantasy author who loves dark science fiction, cheerful horror, and modern fairy tales.

My stories appear places including, Escape Pod, and Odyssey Magazine.

New! My most recent book, The Unkindness of Ravens, is an epic fantasy coming-of-age novella about trickster gods and favors owed. It can be ordered from all major retailers and is available as an ebook for Kindle and at Barnes & Noble. Enjoy an excerpt here:

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Learn more about me on my bio page.

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Have fun, and thanks for stopping by.

- Abra Staffin-Wiebe*

* Pronounced "AWE-bruh STAFF-Inn WEE-bee," in case you were wondering!

What's New for 2019?

Upcoming Events and Appearances
New Releases
Recent Events and Appearances

Upcoming Events and Appearances

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CoreCon 11: High Tech, Low Life
May 23rd - 26th, 2019
Fargo, ND

I will be a Special Guest at Fargo CoreCon this year!
Panel details

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Speculations Reading: Abra Staffin-Wiebe at DreamHaven
June 12, 2019, 6:30 PM
DreamHaven Books, Minneapolis, MN

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4th Street Fantasy
June 13 - 16, 2019
Panels and events TBD.

New Releases

Coming Soon...

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December 29, 2018

"Road of Dreams" appears in the Transcendent anthology.


ETA March 2019

"Taxonomy," (reprint) will appear in Changelings and Fairy Rings, an anthology of tiny fairy tales.


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ETA Nov 2018

"Overwintering Habits of the North American River Mermaid" will appear in the Nov/Dec 2018 issue of F&SF, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.


Publication Date TBD, likely 2019

"Butterfly, Modified," will appear in Ghosts on Drugs, an anthology put together by Hy Bender and Will Paoletto.

Meanwhile, you can listen to some of the stories in the Ghosts on Drugs podcast!

All the tales in Ghosts on Drugs include some version of at least one ghost who's on some version of at least one drug. Both key terms are broadly defined—e.g., a ghostwriter hooked on cough syrup could fit, and a dead ancient god with an inhumanly intense craving to be worshiped again could too.

Discover more stories

Recent Events and Appearances

Books & Beer Pop-Up Bookstore: Special Cider Edition
April 27, 2019
Number 12 Cider, Minneapolis

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