Christina Dalcher earned her doctorate in theoretical linguistics from Georgetown University. She specializes in the phonetics of sound change in Italian and British dialects and has taught at universities in the United States, England, and the United Arab Emirates.
Her short stories and flash fiction appear in over one hundred journals worldwide. Recognitions include the Bath Flash Award’s Short List; nominations for The Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best Small Fictions; and multiple other awards. She teaches flash fiction as a member of the faculty at The Muse Writers Center in Norfolk, Virginia. Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency represents Dalcher’s novels.
After spending several years abroad, most recently in Sri Lanka, Dalcher and her husband now split their time between the American South and Naples, Italy.
Genres: Science Fiction
Christina Dalcher recommends
The Two Lives of Louis & Louise (2019)
"Not often does a story remind us of what beautifully complex creatures we are. Julie Cohen has given us that rare gift."
The Last Resort (2019)
"Stapley pulls off a tale that's both spine-chilling and heartwarming. How she does it is as intricate a mystery as The Last Resort's plot. You won't be needing a bookmark."
"David Bell once again plunges the Everyman (or woman) into situations both ordinary and extraordinary. Subtle, insightful, and very human, Layover brings to mind the best of James M. Cain."
Cold Storage (2019)
"Koepp has resurrected Crichton, injecting every page with dark humour and humanity. You’ll be laughing one minute and checking your long-term survival plan the next."
The Better Liar (2020)
"THE BETTER LIAR is the best type of fiction a fast-paced read that will leave you thinking long after turning the final page."
"Megan Angelo has crafted an eerie masterpiece about the world we live in and the world we don't want to live in. Followers will make you reconsider whether you really want your fifteen minutes of fame."
The Last Day (2020)
Andrew Hunter Murray
"A thrilling page-turner, and a reminder to treasure our sunsets and sunrises while we still have them. I couldn’t put this book down!"
The Return (2020)
"The Return expertly treads the fine line between thriller and horror. It's as deliciously creepy as opening up a box of candy-coated spiders-and eating them all in one sitting."
Sin Eater (2020)
"Rich with imaginative and historical details, Sin Eater is part mystery, part horror, andultimatelya timeless story of one woman regaining her power. I loved this from beginning to end."
His & Hers (2020)
"Feeney does it again! His & Hers is a twisty dual-narrative that gives Gone Girl a run for its money and leaves you wondering if you can trust anyone. I couldn’t stop reading."
The Perfect Couple (2020)
"Think Rebecca, Body Heat, and Gaslight. Lisa Hall’s dark thriller plays on three classic tropes and does the seemingly unimaginable: it improves on them. You’re going to devour this one."
The Actuality (2021)
"Exquisite... Not since Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep have I felt so strongly about where artificial intelligence might lead us. Highly recommended."
Black Widows (2021)
"Quinn gives her readers an exquisite murder mystery, taking us through uncharted territory of off-the-grid, modern-day intentional communities. Black Widows is a steady, slow boil you'll be happy to immerse yourself in."
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