Alyxandra Margaret "A. M." Dellamonica (born February 25, 1968) is a Canadian science fiction writer who has published over forty short stories in the field since the 1980s. Dellamonica writes in a number of subgenres including science fiction, fantasy, and alternate history. Their stories have been selected for "Year's Best" science fiction anthologies in 2002 and 2007.
|Born||February 25, 1968|
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|Genre||Science Fiction and Fantasy|
|Notable awards||Sunburst Award 2010; Aurora Award 2016|
Dellamonica teaches creative writing online at the UCLA Extension Writer's Program and in person at UTSC. They also review science fiction novels and write articles about publishing for science fiction related websites like Clarkesworld and for tor.com.
Their first novel, Indigo Springs, was published by Tor Books in November 2009. Their fourth novel, A Daughter of No Nation, was published in December 2015. Dellamonica's most recent novel is their fifth, The Nature of a Pirate.
Dellamonica's Joan of Arc alternate history story "A Key to the Illuminated Heretic" was nominated for the 2005 Sidewise Award for Alternate History and was on the 2005 Preliminary Nebula Ballot. In 2005, they received the Canada Council for the Arts' Grant for Emerging Artists and in 2015 they received the Ontario Arts Council Grant for Writers' Works in Progress. Dellamonica's first novel, Indigo Springs, was awarded the 2010 Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. In 2016, their fourth novel A Daughter of No Nation won the Prix Aurora Award for Best Novel.
These stories are prequels to the Hidden Sea Tales.