Catherine Shaffer


Catherine Shaffer is journalist who reports the latest news in the biotech industry by day, and writes for fun by night. Her other interests include failing at keeping up with the laundry, wrestling dead animals from her pets' mouths, being disrespected by her adolescent, and passing out in hot yoga classes. Her fiction has been published in a number of magazines and anthologies, including Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Nature Futures, Turn the Other Chick, Heroes in Training, and more. She is a frequent contributor to a number of leading biotech industry magazines including BioWorld Today, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News, and Nature Biotechnology.

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Long Winter's Nap
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,740. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In a future ice age, LittlestOne is a member of an illegal tribe of transgenic people with a unique adaptation to the cold of winter. When LittlestOne dodges winter hibernation so she can stay awake and meet Santy Clawr, she is perfectly suited to survive the bitter cold of winter. The greatest danger she will face is a well-intentioned family that ends up stranded on her tribal lands.
Improving Slay Times in the Common Dragon
Price: Free! Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Ivan Quickblade wonders if he's really cut out for magical graduate school when his dragon-slaying research project goes off the rails. In order to get it back on track, he has to deal with a research mentor that exists as a probability cloud and a human research subject who is not quite as expendable as he thought.

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christmas    climate change    dragon    fantasy    genetic engineering    humor    ice age    mutant    parody    santa claus    transgenic   

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