Kemi Ashing-Giwa

USA Today bestseller Kemi Ashing-Giwa was born and raised in sunny Southern California, where she grew up on a steady diet of sci-fi and fantasy. She enjoys learning about the real universe as much as she likes making ones up. After studying integrative biology and astrophysics at Harvard University, she joined the Earth & Planetary Sciences department at Stanford University as a PhD student. Her debut novel, THE SPLINTER IN THE SKY, was published by Gallery/Saga Press in July 2023. Her debut novella, THIS WORLD IS NOT YOURS, will be published by Tor Nightfire/Macmillan in 2024.

Printable Booklist

Books by Kemi Ashing-Giwa

Short Stories

“The Puppetmaster.” Publishers (2023 – forthcoming). The emperor of Johari IX receives a letter, sent by the niece he sacrificed to a demon and then sentenced to die.

Paper Suns.” Anathema: Spec from the Margins (September 2021). After a mysteriously wounded stranger saves him from a treacherous snowstorm, a young scavenger discovers that some monsters aren’t confined to folklore.

“Sunta.” Coffin Bell (April 2020). A routine survey on a distant desert planet goes very wrong, very fast.