Andi C. Buchanan lives among streams and fault lines, surrounded by books and robotic insects. Winner of a Sir Julius Vogel Award for their story “Girls Who Do Not Drown”, their fiction has been published in Apex, Kaleidotrope, Glittership, and more. Their editing has been recognised on the Tiptree Award Honor List. In their spare time they like to sample cheese and open doors for the cat.
In 1931, 17 year-old Phyllis Avis Symons was buried alive by her partner in the fill from construction of Mount Victoria Tunnel. The case was a sensation, and is the focus of Andi C. Buchanan's new novel, extracted here.