Octavia Cade is a Kiwi writer with a Masters in biology and a PhD in science communication. She lives in a land of dead birds and would totally resurrect the moa if she had the chance. (Her botanist self feels deeply sorry for that poor, lonely horoeka.) She’s the author of over 50 short stories, which can be found in markets such as Clarkesworld, Asimov’s, and Shimmer. In 2020 she was a visiting artist at Massey University in New Zealand.