The Mythogenetic Grove

An Arboreal Preface

Nin Harris
is a published SFF author, a poet, and a Gothic scholar. Nin writes Gothic fiction, literary mythic fantasy, steampunk,cyberpunk, nerdcore post-apocalyptic fiction, planetary romances and various other forms of hyphenated weird fiction. She has lived in three countries (UK: Scotland and London, Australia: Brisbane, and Malaysia: All over the place). She is in love with her day job as a tenured Gothic literary scholar, researcher, and a senior lecturer at a public university where she teaches literature, creative writing (with an emphasis on hypertext literature, short fiction, and poetry) for undergraduates and Masters (in Postcolonial Literature) students. She occasionally teaches drama and performance studies — she recalls with pride guiding students through the unabridged stagings of Christopher Fry’s The Lady’s Not For Burning, Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, and William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. As a researcher, Nin has received two research grants as principle investigator/research leader. She supervises M.A and PhD students in her areas of research and literary enquiry.

Her profile may be accessed here.

Nin is also an obscure singer/songwriter and visual artist who sometimes dreams in html/css/php. Nin is an advocate of the potential of digital, hypertext fiction; her own project(s) to that effect may be found at The Mythogenetic Grove. She has been writing fiction and poetry as well as painting extravagant designs and daydreams for as long as she can remember. Nin is currently querying the first book of the Cantata of the Fourfold Realms, Watermyth, while drafting the second book of the sequence, Rosemirror. 

She may be followed on her public Facebook page for an easy access to updates on her various publications, or alternatively on her Goodreads and profiles.

Email enquiries may be directed to: anita AT (this domain).



  1. Ulek Mayang, or the Seven Exiled Sisters in Kaleidotrope (forthcoming in 2020)
  2. Colonized Bodies, Desiccated Souls in Diabolical Plots (forthcoming in 2019)
  3. When Sirens Sing of Roses and of Delegated Power in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. (forthcoming)
  4. Violets on The Tongue in Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue #139, 1 April 2018. (Print/ebook/Web).
  5. Being An Account of the Sad Demise of the Body Horror Book Club in The Dark Magazine , Issue 35, April 2018. (ebook/Web).
  6. Benefactors of Silence in Beneath Ceaseless Skies  , Issue 243, 18 January 2018. (ebook/Web).
  7. When The Night Blooms, An Artist Transmutes: A Three-Act Play in The Dark Magazine , Issue 31, December 2017 (ebook/Web).
  8. Reversion in Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue #131, 1 August 2017 (Print/ebook/Web).
  9. Prosthetic Daughter in Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue #125, 1 February 2017 (Print/ebook/Web).
  10. What the Stories Steal in Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue #122,  1 November, 2016 (Print/ebook/Web).
  11. Butter-Daughters in The Sockdolager, Fall 2016, Issue 7,  20 October 2016 (Print/ebook/Web).
  12. Moult in Alphabet of Embers,  July 2016 (Print/ebook).
  13. Morning Cravings in POC Destroy Science Fiction (Flash Fiction), 1 June 2016. (Print/ebook/Web).
  14. Auto-Rejection: An Outro in Trash (Fixi Novo), 11 April 2016. (Print/ebook)
  15. Tower of the Rosewater Goblet in Strange Horizons, 4 January, 2016.(Web)
  16. Your Right Arm in Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue #110, 1 November, 2015. (Print/ebook/Web)
  17. The Faerie-Maker in GigaNotoSaurus, 1 October, 2015.(Web), 2015. (Web/ebook)
  18. Sang Rimau and the Medicine Woman in  Issue #7, “Skins” (Summer 2015), Lackington’s, 15 July 2015. (ebook/Web)
  19. No. 165, Independence Lane in The Harrow, Vol 10, No 11 (2007), 2007. (Web)

Fiction Reprints

  1. Auto-Rejection: An Outro in Issue #15, “Diseases” (Summer 2017), Lackington’s, 16 August 2017, (ebook/Web).
  2. Tower of the Rosewater Goblet in Event Horizon 2017: An Anthology of Authors Eligible for the John W.  Campbell Award for Best New Writer (Quanta Books), March 2017. (ebook).
  3. No. 165, Independence Lane (reprint) in Flesh (Fixi Novo), 11 April 2016. (Print/ebook)
  4. Sang Rimau and the Medicine Woman in Up and Coming: Stories by the 2016 Campbell-Eligible Authors (Bad Menagerie), March 2016. (ebook).
  5. Your Right Arm in Up and Coming: Stories by the 2016 Campbell-Eligible Authors (Bad Menagerie), March 2016. (ebook).


  1. Archipelagic Constellations in Kaleidotrope (forthcoming in 2020).
  2. Spice Islands in Uncanny Magazine, Issue 19, November 2017.
  3. Tinwoman’s Phantom Heart in Strange Horizons, Fund Drive Special Issue, August 2017.
  4. Jean-Luc, Future Ghost in Uncanny Magazine, Issue 14, January 2017.
  5. Reversed Polarities in Strange Horizons, June 2015.
  6. Merlusine in Liminality Magazine, Spring 2015, 2015.
  7. The Domestic Sundial in Goblin Fruit, Summer 2011, 2011.
  8. Said the Tree to the Axe(Man), in Jabberwocky 3,  Prime Books, 2007.

Poetry Reprints

  1. Said the Tree to the Axe(Man) in Everything About Us: Readings from Readings 3, August 2016, (Print).
  2. Reversed Polarities in The 2016 Rhysling Anthology: The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry of 2015,  May 2016, (Print).


  1. Empowerment Through Visions of Possible Futures, Azimuth, Strange Horizons, August 25 2017.
  2. Visions of Courtly Life Translated into Contemporary Meditations: Muhammad Haji Salleh’s Sajak-Sajak Sejarah Melayu, in Issue 3 of Stone Telling, 2011.
  3. Faeries and Daimons: An examination of Yeats’s belief in a mystical and supernatural universe with reference to A Vision and Per Amica Silentia Lunae, in Cabinet des Fées, 2010.
  4. The Myths, Folklore and Legends of South East Asia: An Annotated List, in Cabinet des Fées, 2010.

Interviews and Roundtables

  1. “Between Stillness and the Dance: Nin Harris” by Angela Slatter, 2017.
  2. “I Think New Fairytales are or Should be Made all the Time”, by Alicia Cole, The Review Review, 2015.
  3. Stone Telling Roundtable: Crossing Boundaries and Blurring Edges, by Julia Rios, Stone Telling, 2011.

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