AJ Fitzwater is a dragon wrangler of high repute from Christchurch, New Zealand (aka Shakytown). When not buffing scales, stoking chilli infused breath, or skipping cracks caused by grumpy land ogres, they’re being herded by a solar-powered calico cat and a mortgage. Their tap dances and feints with words can be found in such venues as Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Crossed Genres Magazine, and Interstellar Fiction. 2013 is also the year of the anthology, and their stories have appeared in “Daughters of Icarus: New Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy”, “Menial: Skilled Labor in Science Fiction” and “Regeneration: New Zealand Speculative Fiction II”. The author’s ideal dinner guests would include Joanna Russ, James Tiptree Jnr, Freddie Mercury, and Darren Hayes. There’s something resembling a blog at pickledthink.blogspot.com, and plenty of brain farts to be found on Twitter @AJFitzwater.
Let us read you AJ’s short story “The Mary-Jane Effect.”