Nivair H. Gabriel has whiled away her thirty years of life on Earth as a writer, feminist, engineer, photographer, and fangirl. She is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop and has contributed to io9.com, Fantasy Magazine, Pittsburgh Magazine, MIT’s The Tech, and the Hugo Award-winning Weird Tales. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Recently, she also attained a Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing for Children and a Master of Arts degree in Children’s Literature from Simmons CollegeFull bio…

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Mastery of the Mind

11 October 2017

Of course, Dara had been bored and loud about it for every minute of the drive here. Now that I needed him to distract us with some antic from all this emotion, he stood still as a stone in the dullest alternate universe. Papa and I had just finished hugging, and judging by Mom’s tear-dampened … read more

Science Can DANCE!

14 August 2017

During my last year at MIT, my amazing friend Danielle and I bonded over our shared love of feminism, the arts, and smashing stereotypes. She was a computer science genius and cheerleader; I was a writer and aerospace engineer. We met at Senior House, a haven for artsy students that MIT destroyed*. While this is … read more

Queen’s Mechanic

6 October 2016

Tomas is grumbling again on shift. I don’t want to give him the slightest encouragement, but he’s distracting me even now, so I have to say something. We’re both human, after all. “Problem, fellow?” I ask. Polite. Direct. “Not besides the usual,” he answers, and yanks something large and metal out of the wall—a long … read more