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Yoon Ha Lee

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Yoon Ha Lee

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Full Name: Yoon Ha Lee
Born: January 26, 1979
Houston, Texas, USA
Occupation: Mathematician, Educator, Author
Nationality: American


Yoon Ha Lee is a Korean-American SFF writer. When he was young, his family lived in both Texas and South Korea, where he attended high school at Seoul Foreign School, an English-language international school. He went to college at Cornell University, majoring in mathematics, and earned a Master's degree in secondary mathematics education at Stanford University. He has worked as an analyst for an energy market intelligence company, done web design, and taught mathematics.

Since his first sale in 1999, he has published short fiction in Fantasy & Science Fiction, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed Magazine and elsewhere. Three of his stories have been reprinted in Gardner Dozois' The Year's Best Science Fiction anthologies.

Lee's stories "Flower, Mercy, Needle, Chain" and "Ghostweight" were both nominated for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award and Locus Award, and were both reprinted in two "Year's Best" anthologies. "The Pirate Captain's Daughter" was nominated for the WSFA Small Press Award.

Lee is a transman. He lives in Louisiana with his husband and daughter.

Works in the WWEnd Database

 Non Series Works


 The Machineries of Empire

 1. (2016)
 2. (2017)
 3. (2018)

 Short Fiction


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