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IAN LI

writer | poet | economist | developer

About

Ian Li - Profile

Ian Li is a Chinese-Canadian author of speculative fiction and poetry, who started writing in late 2023 after a lifetime of believing he could never be creative. He particularly loves sci-fi/fantasy with dark and dystopian themes.

He graduated summa cum laude from Columbia University with a degree in Operations Research & Financial Engineering. He leads project teams as an economist and consultant, and has extensive expertise in antitrust, market manipulation, valuation, market microstructure, and large-scale data analysis.

He also enjoys developing games, building websites, and solving brain teasers.

Writing

Flash Fiction

Forthcoming

Calling a Starskipper – Abyss & Apex

Everyone is Dying to Work Here – Fission #4 from the British Science Fiction Association

City of Androids – Roads Less Travelled, Issue 1 from Midnight Street Press

2023

Green on the Timeline – Flame Tree Press, December newsletter

A Fulfilling LifeSci-Fi Shorts

Pyrogenic Stasis365 Tomorrows

Poetry

Forthcoming

Stealing a Moment – Star*Line

A Rahokan’s Gem – TBA

The Anxiety of Skeletons – TBA

Where Dragons Find Solace – TBA

2024

A World in Her TressesThe Fairy Tale Magazine

2023

Distilling EmotionRadon Journal, Issue 5

Drinking SongRadon Journal, Issue 5

Microfiction

Forthcoming

Wielder of Wit – Stupefying Stories

Stealing Time – Chronos 2 from Shacklebound Books

The Halfling Tree – TBA

2024

Searching for Song101 Words

The Potato SingerStupefying Stories

Summit, in MemoryStupefying Stories

Hosting a TempestStupefying Stories

My LanguageFive Minutes

2023

Two-thirds of Christmas50-Word Stories

Metal DetectingOn the Premises

Red Coat – Ho Ho Ho from Black Hare Press

Other Projects

Brain Easer

Curated collection containing hundreds of interesting and challenging puzzles, plus explanations of how I solved them.

BrainEaser Screenshot

Eltera

Web development, design, and digital marketing services.

Eltera Digital Consultancy