Short stories by Usman Malik.

Usman T. Malik is a Pakistani-American writer and doctor who spends his life between Orlando and Lahore.  His fiction has won the Bram Stoker Award and the British Fantasy Award. He has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award, the StorySouth Million Writers Award, and twice for the Nebula. His stories have been reprinted in several Year’s Best anthologies including The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2019 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt),, The Apex Book of World SF, Nightmare, Strange Horizons, and Black Static among other venues. He is a graduate of the Clarion West and Sycamore Hill writing workshops. Usman’s debut collection Midnight Doorways: Fables from Pakistan will be out in early 2021. Nine Pakistani artists and designers were especially commissioned to illustrate the stories in the book. In Dec 2014, Usman led Pakistan’s first speculative fiction workshop in Lahore in conjunction with Desi Writers Lounge and Liberty Books. Along with Tehseen Baweja, Usman is the cofounder of The Salam Award For Imaginative Fiction, which aspires to find and nurture speculative fiction writers of Pakistani origin. 

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A homeless heroin addict, hiding from a drug cartel, decides to help a herpetologist track down his missing child bride.