Mary Alexandra Agner

I sing the body scientific write things. If you'd like to keep in touch about my work, please subscribe to my newsletter here.


The -OLOGISTS is available from Dancing Girl Press.

The -OLOGISTS tells the stories of nine women scientists—slant, of course—brimming with mycology, entomology, and gastronomy, and soaring from the ocean floor to the surface of a comet.

If you'd like an autographed copy, send $10 to and please leave a mailing address in the note.

My crane science-crane folktale mashup, "Crane Husband", is published at Strange Horizons.

During 2018 I wrote a number of brief articles on different topics in physics for AIP Scilights.

My short story "Clockwork & Consensus"—in which a mainspring metaphor plays a main role—is now out in Skies of Wonder, Skies of Danger, along with 12 other tales of airships, pirates, and wizards. [Many of which, including mine, have all three.]

Disambiguation: the pantoum is a poetic form derived from Malay verse.