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

Short Fiction

Forthcoming

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

“Everyone is Dying to Work Here” – TBA

2023

“Green on the Timeline” – Flame Tree Press, December newsletter

“A Fulfilling Life” – Sci-Fi Shorts

“Pyrogenic Stasis” – 365 Tomorrows

Poetry

Forthcoming

“Stealing a Moment” – Star*Line

“A World in Her Tresses” – The Fairy Tale Magazine

2023

“Distilling Emotion” – Radon Journal, Issue 5

“Drinking Song” – Radon Journal, Issue 5

Microfiction

Forthcoming

“The Potato Singer” – Stupefying Stories

“Wielder of Wit” – Stupefying Stories

“Stealing Time” – Chronos 2 from Shacklebound Books

2024

“Searching for Song” – 101 Words

“Summit, in Memory” – Stupefying Stories

“Hosting a Tempest” – Stupefying Stories

“My Language” – Five Minutes

2023

“Two-thirds of Christmas” – 50-Word Stories

“Metal Detecting” – On the Premises

“Red Coat” – Ho Ho Ho from Black Hare Press

Other Projects

Brain Easer

A curated collection 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

Contact

I rarely use social media, so you may have more success contacting me using the form below.

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