Kim Lakin-Smith is a Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy author. Kim’s short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Interzone, Black Static, Celebration: 50 Years of the BSFA, Behind the Sofa: Celebrity Memories of Doctor Who, The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women, Solaris Rising 2, Resurrection Engines, Best British Fantasy 2013, Sharkpunk, The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk, and more. Her short story, ‘Johnny and Emmie-Lou Get Married’ (Interzone, Issue 222) was shortlisted for the 2011 British Science Fiction Association award and her novel, Cyber Circus, was shortlisted for both the British Science Fiction Association Best Novel and the British Fantasy Award for Best Novel 2012. The Guardian described Kim’s crossover novel, Autodrome, as ‘an off-beat mystery adventure like no other.’ She is also the author of Tourniquet, a gothic science fantasy, and the YA novella, Queen Rat.
A regular guest speaker at literary events, Kim is passionate about teaching and loves to encourage new writers. She lives in 2/5ths of a Victorian Gothic mansion house with her wolfgirl of a daughter and dark lord of a husband. As a writer, she is inspired by classic fantasies and fairy tales, and dreams of a place at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.