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Henry Lien – Author/Surrealist Sympathizer

Pearl Colony Painting with Shadow

Pearl Rehabilitative Colony for Ungrateful Daughters

This story was the cover story for the December 2013 issue of Asimov’s. It was nominated for the Nebula. It is the first in a series of YA fantasy stories and novels set in the world of Pearl, which I developed at Clarion West under Chuck Palahniuk, George R.R. Martin, and Kelly Link.

The painting was created by Alexandra Manukyan for the cover of Asimov’s.

Here is some critical reaction to the story.
Locus Magazine, Lois Tilton
SF Signal, Carl V. Anderson, Kristine Kathryn Rausch
SFRevu, Sam Tomaino
Diabolical Plots, David Steffen
Tangent Magazine, Louis West

Here is some reader reaction to the story.
TPI’s Reading Diary
Adventures in Reading

Here is where you can read the story for free.

Here is where you can listen to the podcast version for free.
Asimov’s Podcast

Here is where you can read the extensive interview with me about the story.
Asimov’s Interview