Claire Dean

Claire Dean’s stories have been published in Beta-Life (2014), Spindles (2015), Thought X, The Best British Short Stories, Murmurations: An Anthology of Uncanny Stories About Birds, Still, Shadows & Tall Trees and elsewhere. Claire’s short story collection of new fairy tales, The Museum of Shadows and Reflections, was recently published by Unsettling Wonder. She lives in Lancashire with her two sons.

Anthologies featuring Claire Dean


Short stories from an A-Life Future, inspired by the vway we interact with technology, the roles we adopt in an increasingly ‘intelligent’ environment, and how we interface with each other.

Thought X: Fictions and Hypotheticals

An anthology of specially-commissioned stories exploring thought experiments and their use in science to crack fundamental problems.

Spindles: Stories from the Science of Sleep

Short stories informed by explorations of the science of sleep