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Nicky Drayden is a systems analyst who dabbles in prose when she’s not buried in code. She resides in Austin, Texas where being weird is highly encouraged, if not required. Her debut novel, "The Prey of Gods" is set in a futuristic South Africa brimming with demigods, robots and hallucinogenic hijinks. Her short fiction has appeared in publications such as Shimmer and Space and Time Magazine.