About

Nivair H. Gabriel has whiled away her twenty-nine 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. Currently, she is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing for Children and a Master of Arts degree in Children’s Literature at Simmons CollegeFull bio…

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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

Queens & Courtesans Release Day

6 October 2016

When I first put up this website, I was at the beginning of a very long illness. That’s why I’ve never managed to fill it up with content, although that’s still my goal. Today, I am progressing in the long tail end of my recovery, and it is the official release date of the anthology … read more