Theodora Goss is another writer who appeared at the original Fantasy Matters convention. While there, she read part of "Singing of Mount Abora," a story I loved so much I purchased the anthology it was in (Logorrhea: Good Words Make Good Stories) without knowing anything other than I needed to know what happened at the end of Goss's story.
Goss has won the World Fantasy and Rhysling awards, and has been nominated for many others. I find her short fiction to be as intelligent as it is elegant. This week, please enjoy "The Mad Scientist's Daughter,"originally published in Strange Horizons. The story is in two parts, and there is a link to the second part as you finish the first.