Born in Cagliari in 1967, Clelia Farris graduated in psychology with a thesis on epistemology. A favorite with both readers and experts, she is considered one of Italy's best science fiction authors. She won the Fantascienza.com award with Rupes Recta, the Odyssey award with No Man Is My Brother, and the Kipple prize with The Weighing of the Soul. In 2012 she published The Justice of Isis, set in the same futuristic Egypt of The Weighing of the Soul. In 2015 she published the novella, "Creative Surgery," which has been included in the anthologies, Storie dal domani 2 and Rosarium Publishing's Future Fiction: New Dimensions in International Science Fiction and Fantasy. She was a finalist for the Urania Mondadori Award 2016 with her story, "Uomini e Necro." Her stories have also been published Italian and international magazines such as Robot, Fantasy Magazine, Future Science Fiction, and Strange Horizons.