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Henry Lien, Author


“The Ladies’ Aquatic Gardening Society” is currently a finalist for the Nebula Award. I’ve never had more fun in my life than writing this story. Yeah, I’m an animal. Seriously, read it and I think you’ll understand why. This is one of the bleakest stories I’ve written, but it had to be that way. I hope that people will read it and when they’re done sneering at the appalling arrogance of the 19th century’s ideas about the environment, animals, and the role of women, they’ll take an honest look at how we, in the 21st century, might not have progressed as much as we would like. To read the story for free, click here. In addition, I’ve received permission to share a podcast version of me reading the story with SFWA members voting for the Nebula. For more information, please inquire at