Inspired by a childhood spent reading science fiction, Corry L. Lee studied physics and applied mathematics in college while sneaking in writing time between classes and research. She went on to complete a PhD in experimental particle physics at Harvard University, taking a six-week break along the way to attend Odyssey, the Fantasy Writing Workshop.
Since completing her doctorate in 2011, Corry has been writing full time while contemplating her next move. Though she still loves big, fundamental physics questions, she’s ready to tackle more applied problems—difficult issues in sustainable energy, perhaps? Until then, she channels her scientific background into her writing. Her current project is a series of novels set in an alternate 1890s, where the British Empire teeters on the brink of war with the Russo-Chinese Alliance. The first book follows a young lady inventor, a handsome aristocrat on the edge of financial ruin and a British spy crippled by his past.
Odyssey taught Corry a great deal about writing—including the value of community. She frequently attends science fiction conventions where she loves meeting other writers and talking to fans. When she’s not writing or thinking about science, you’re likely to find Corry hiking or rock climbing, enjoying a night at the opera, discovering new and delicious teas or reading a good book in the sun. That is, if she can find the sun. She lives with her husband in Redmond, Washington, and pines for the Colorado sunshine of her youth.
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