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Saladin Ahmed's fiction has been shortlisted for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, the Nebula Award for Best Short Story, and the Harper’s Pen Award for Best Sword & Sorcery/Heroic Fantasy Short Story.  His fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Clockwork Phoenix 2, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Drabblecast, PodCastle, Expanded Horizons, and the Portuguese F/SF magazine Bang!.  His poetry has earned fellowships from the University of Michigan, Brooklyn College, and the Bronx Council on the Arts, and has appeared in over a dozen journals and anthologies including Callaloo, The Brooklyn Review, Big City Lit, Inclined To Speak: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Poetry, and Abandon Automobile: Detroit City Poetry.  His first novel, THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON is forthcoming from DAW Books. He was born in Detroit and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and children.


“Mister Hadj’s Sunset Ride”
in Beneath Ceaseless Skies
podcast @ Beneath Ceaseless Skies

“General Akmed’s Revenge?”
in Expanded Horizons

“Doctor Diablo Goes Through The Motions”
in Strange Horizons
podcast @ DrabbleCast

“Judgment of Swords and Souls”
in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show

“Hooves and the Hovel of Abdel Jameela”
2009 Nebula Finalist for Best Short Story
in Clockwork Phoenix 2
podcast @ PodCastle

“Where Virtue Lives”
2009 Harper’s Pen Award Finalist
in Beneath Ceaseless Skies