CORIN REYBURN (she/they) is from Northern then Southern California, though doesn’t particularly identify with this state, country, or indeed, planet. Corin holds an MFA in fiction from Oregon State University, and has taught fiction writing and writing composition. Reyburn’s work is featured or forthcoming in places such as Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Mojo, M-BRANE SF, Subtopian Magazine, The Molotov Cocktail, Jersey Devil Press, The Gateway Review: A Journey of Magical Realism, Free Focus, Silicon Valley Debug, Clutching at Straws, and Quantum Muse, and they co-produce the speculative fiction podcast SubverCity Transmit. Reyburn served as the fiction editor for 45th Parallel magazine for its 2019-2020 issue.
Reyburn’s areas of interest include speculative fiction, sci-fi, magical realism, genre-bending experiments, embodiment, gender, sexuality, technology, time, Taoism, Buddhism, yoga, Hinduism, and the otherwise beyond. They enjoy transmuting cosmic energy, the use of unconventional instruments in rock n’ roll music, and of course have a cat–a chubby bluepoint Siamese named Isis.
Corin’s debut novel The Rise of Saint Fox and The Independence, about passive warfare by means of digital commerce infiltration and the sweet sweet sounds of the electric guitar, has been released by Unsolicited Press, and is now available in paperback and Kindle from Amazon and other retailers. Reyburn is currently at work on two projects, a sci-fi novel which takes place in a high-tech agricultural society in a galaxy far far away, and slipstream novel about a genderqueer tech geek who experiences an accidental spiritual awakening.
“Corin Reyburn” is the pen name of Kristin Yuan Roybal, forged as a representation of ethnic ambiguity and the non-binary. “Roybal” is Spanish for “Red King.” “Reyburn” is the name of a redshirt once killed on Star Trek. “Yuan” is their mother’s maiden name.