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Voice of the Sea

A Fairy Tale Novelette

by Siri Paulson

If The Little Mermaid were set in the twenty-second century...

In the aftermath of climate change, humans have abandoned the flooded coasts. Underwater, people of another kind struggle to rehabilitate the polluted seas. After one rescues a human engineer, she realizes he might hold the key. If she can learn how to interact with the world like a human, if she can understand them, if she can become enough like them, maybe they will help. Maybe he will help. But to reach him, she may need to sacrifice who she is...


About the Author

Siri Paulson (she/her) loves nothing more than mixing up genres to see what will happen. Her other passion is contra (folk) dancing. Her lifelong dreams include publishing novels (one and counting), travelling the world (had a good start until recently), and becoming an astronaut (still waiting...). She lives with her spouse in an old house in Toronto, dubbed the TARDIS because it's bigger on the inside.

Siri's most recent release is a near-future retelling of the Little Mermaid, a novella titled Voice of the Sea. Her queer fantasy novel City of Hope and Ruin, co-written with Kit Campbell, was released in 2016. Her work has also appeared in Abyss & Apex, Daily Science Fiction, and Polar Borealis, in Queer Sci Fi's flash fiction anthologies Clarity (2022), Migration (2019), and Renewal (2017) (, and in the 2017 holiday collection from Mischief Corner Books (

She can also be found dabbling in photography on Instagram.