CAMERON VAN SANT
Writer of Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy
Cameron Van Sant writes short fiction where the fantastic, the bizarre, and the ordinary collide. His stories prominently feature trans and queer characters who embark on the kinds of adventures straight and cis people have enjoyed for decades.
His fiction has been published in Clarkesworld Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine, Rosalind's Siblings, two Queer Pack anthologies, and Capricious Magazine: The Gender Diverse Pronouns Issue, an anthology that was selected for the 2018 Otherwise Honor List. He has also written non-fiction about transgender issues for INTO Magazine and You&Me Magazine.
"I wouldn't be here if NASA hadn't reduced the required astronaut height for long-duration missions. I was 5'3", which meant the difference between feeding me long-term and a 6'0" cis pilot stud was millions of dollars. I was in. The right stuff indeed."
"Light hits their face and Tristar’s sail unfurls. They wait for the starlight, for the photosynthesis, for the energy. There’s nothing. They turn their head to the light.
It’s not coming from a star. It’s coming from a whale."
"Even though your creative fiction professor fawns over Joyce, you don’t understand the copy of Ulysses you checked out from the library, so you hide behind it while you stare at your classmate whose skin flickers..."
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