PHOTOS (now with and without glasses!)
Short (70 words): Premee Mohamed is an Indo-Caribbean scientist and speculative fiction author based in Edmonton, Alberta. She is the author of novels 'Beneath the Rising' (Crawford, Aurora, and Locus Award finalist) and 'A Broken Darkness,' and novellas 'These Lifeless Things,' 'And What Can We Offer You Tonight,' and 'The Annual Migration of Clouds.' Her short fiction has appeared in a variety of venues and she can be found on Twitter at @premeesaurus and on her website at .
Long (192 words):
Premee Mohamed is an Indo-Caribbean scientist and speculative fiction author based in Edmonton, Alberta.
She is a Social Media Manager and Associate Editor for the short audio science fiction venue Escape Pod, and was a Capital City Press Featured Writer for 2019/2020 with the Edmonton Public Library. Her guest editing positions include novellas with Interstellar Flight Press and short fiction with Apparition Lit.
Her debut novel, 'Beneath the Rising' was a finalist for the Crawford Award, the Aurora Award, and the Locus Award. Her other published books include novel 'A Broken Darkness' and novellas 'These Lifeless Things,' 'And What Can We Offer You Tonight,' and 'The Annual Migration of Clouds.'
Her short fiction has appeared in print and audio venues including Analog, Escape Pod, Augur, Nightmare Magazine, Shoreline of Infinity, and PodCastle. Solicited appearances include Drabblecast, A Secret Guide to Fighting Elder Gods, and Jo Walton's New Decameron. In 2017 she was nominated for the Pushcart Prize for her story 'Willing' (Third Flatiron Press).
She is represented by Michael Curry of the Donald Maass Literary Agency. She can be found on Twitter and Instagram at @premeesaurus and on her website at .
SELECTED PRINT INTERVIEWS AND NONFICTION
An interview and review of 'Beneath the Rising' on Alasdair Stuart's brilliant weekly newsletter, The Full Lid
Q&A and excerpt for Forbidden Planet, also my explanation re: FRANKENCANOLA
Hosted by the amazing John Scalzi for his ‘Big Ideas’ blog series
Essay for Augur’s (very successful) Year 3+4 Kickstarter: Growing Minds and Imaginations
SELECTED PODCAST APPEARANCES
Books, X-files, pulp, politics, Umberto Eco, and voice on Intermultiversal Space with Gareth Jelley
A discussion of books, sequels, and writing through a pandemic with Jonathan Strahan at The Coode Street Podcast
Interview with Breaking the Glass Slipper – ichor, racism, legacies, horror, and villainry!
Beneath the Rising (official, 2020) - James Paul Jones
The Apple-Tree Throne (official, 2018) - Premee Mohamed
A Broken Darkness (2021) - James Paul Jones
These Lifeless Things (2021) - Sam Gretton
The Annual Migration of Clouds (2021) - Veronica Park
And What Can We Offer You Tonight (2021) - Carly Allen-Fletcher
SELECTED REVIEWS AND LISTS
'Beneath the Rising' is a Prix Aurora/Aurora Award finalist!
'Beneath the Rising' is a Top 10 Locus Award Finalist!
'Beneath the Rising' is a finalist for the 2020 Crawford Award!
'Beneath the Rising' is on the 2021 Locus Recommended Reading List for first novel!
'Beneath the Rising' mentioned by Silvia Moreno-Garcia in the Washington Post in Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year So Far!
Tor list of Best Books of 2020 So Far includes 'Beneath the Rising' twice!
Amazing soundtrack for ‘Beneath the Rising’ on this ‘Soundtracks for Novels’ post by Meghan Ball
Essay including analysis of postcolonial themes, classism, racism, and evil ‘Beneath the Rising’ by S. Qiouyi Lu up at Tor, A Framework for Decolonizing Speculative Fiction: Beneath the Rising and Steel Crow Saga
‘Us & Ours’ covered splendidly at the Lovecraft Reread at Tor
A raft of reviews, excerpts, and recommendations for ‘The Apple-Tree Throne’:
PUBLICIST AND AGENT INFO
My agent: Michael Curry at DMLA
My publicist at Rebellion/Solaris: Hanna Waigh
AMAZON AUTHOR PAGES
LADIES OF HORROR FICTION
My profile is in the directory here!
Frankly, part of me is stunned that I have made enough writer friends or become enough of a name (?) (I can’t tell which) that people are contacting me to blurb their books! But, it keeps happening, and now it appears that I need An One (1) Official Policy.
It is: I am delighted to take a look at your book to see if I can blurb it! The request must come from your editor and if I am able to and choose to blurb it, my blurb will go back to your editor.
“But that means I can’t send you my self-published book!”
It does and I’m sorry, but unless we are very close friends, I am not going to blurb your self-published book. Due to recent experiences, I have to institute a rule that there has to be a body between me, an blurber, and you, an author.
In particular, this gives me the ability to say something like ‘This book contains depictions of ableism, racism, other miscellaneous bigotry, gratuitous gendered violence, blatant ethnic or cultural appropriation, perpetuation of negative stereotypes, or other gross things that I did not like; and whether the book itself is any good or not, and whether I liked the book overall or not, and whether it is clear that it is narrative voice rather than authorial voice, in this case I do not wish to have my name attached to it.’
However, if you and your editor do feel that I might be a good choice to do a blurb, you can contact me using the contact form on this site and I will at the very least get back to you with a yes/no and a projected timeline.
If you require information that is not on this page, please feel free to contact me using the contact form!