Matthew Kressel

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“Now We Paint Worlds”
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“Your Future is Pending”
Science Fiction World
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“Still You Linger, Like Soot in the Air”
Lightspeed Magazine
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“The Marsh of Camarina”
Lightspeed Magazine - Issue 121
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“The Bricks of Gelecek”
Weird Dream Society
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“Very Surely Do I Not Dream”
Psi-Wars: Classified Cases of Psychic Phenomena
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“Your Future is Pending”
Clarkesworld Magazine #158
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“The Last Novelist (or a Dead Lizard in the Yard)”
2019 Nebula Awards Showcase
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“Truth is Like the Sun”
Lightspeed Magazine 108
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“The Walk to Distant Suns”
Analog Science Fiction and Fact
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“The Marsh of Camarina”
Shades Within Us
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“Love Engine Optimization”
The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2018 Edition
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“The Last Novelist (or a Dead Lizard in the Yard)”
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 3
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“In Memory of a Summer’s Day”
Mad Hatters and March Hares
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“Will You Meet Me There, Out Beyond the Bend?”
Nightmare Magazine 63
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“Love Engine Optimization”
Lightspeed Magazine 85
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“The Last Novelist (or a Dead Lizard in the Yard)”
Tor.com
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“The Singularity is in Your Hair”
Cyber World
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“The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye”
Nebula Awards Showcase 2016
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“The Sounds of Old Earth”
Nebula Awards Showcase 2015
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“Demon in Aisle 6”
Nightmare Magazine 38
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“The Garden Beyond Her Infinite Skies”
Clarkesworld Magazine
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“Cameron Rhyder’s Legs”
Clarkesworld Magazine #98
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“The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye”
Clarkesworld Magazine #92
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“The History Within Us”
Clarkesworld Year Four
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“The Sounds of Old Earth”
Lightspeed Magazine and io9.com
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“The Great Game at the End of the World”
After
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“The Bricks of Gelecek”
Naked City
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“The History Within Us”
The People of the Book
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“The History Within Us”
Clarkesworld Magazine #42
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“Saving Diego”
Interzone #221
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Is “Hopepunk” a Thing? Who Cares?

Genre classifications are mostly irrelevant to me. Whether or not someone would classify a book as “hopepunk” is entirely irrelevant to my decision to read it.

And this notion that there is no “hopepunk” canon of recognizable literature seems like …

Neuromancer Book Club

Neuromancer Book Club

On the latest Geeks Guide to the Galaxy podcast, I had a fantastic time revisiting Neuromancer, the classic cyberpunk novel Neuromancer by William Gibson, with Theresa DeLucci, Sam J. Miller, and host David Barr Kirtley. Here’s a quote from …

“Now We Paint Worlds” Out Today

My novelette “Now We Paint Worlds”, out today on Tor.com is about a representative of a galactic-wide trade union sent to investigate the disappearance of three inhabited planets (of which her mother was living on one) and a rumor that

“Now We Paint Worlds” Cover

I can’t describe how much I love this! Here’s the cover for my forthcoming novelette “Now We Paint Worlds,” coming out July 8th at Tor.com and edited by Ellen Datlow. Art by Scott Bakal. Scott illustrated my previous …

New Art: Comm Relay 03

New Art: “Comm Relay 03.” She takes a moment in between setting up antennas to watch the starship ascent vehicle launch into orbit.

More soon!…

New Art: The Old Space Elevator

New Art! This one is called “The Old Space Elevator” — The old space elevator, not used in decades, sits idle in the American prairie. Cheers!…

Podcast: Ursula K. Le Guin’s THE DISPOSSESSED

In the latest Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy, I join Anthony Ha, Lisa Yaszek, and host David Barr Kirtley to discuss Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Dispossessed, one of my favorite novels. What I love about the book …

New Art: Afternoon Walk

Here’s a new render I did, which I call “Afternoon Walk.” After school and work, a mom takes her son to the lake to feed the birds, while the ring structure bends upward in the distance and Earth itself floats …

“Your Future is Pending” in Science Fiction World

My story “Your Future is Pending” about the dangers of too much automation (originally published in Clarkesworld Magazine) was just published in China’s Science Fiction World, translated by Sasha Wu. I really love the illustration!

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New Art — First Approach

New art! In these renders, the exploration vessel Christina H. Koch approaches planet SGC-22451-4 for the first time and makes an unexpected discovery — photosynthetic life in the planet’s high latitudes.

This was an experiment with hard surface modeling (the …

New 3D Art: The Road Ahead

Here’s a new 3D render I completed today: The Road Ahead. Some of you may recognize the bridge from my previous render, Blowing off Some Steam. You can see all my art on my Artstation page.…

Continuing to Invest in Coal is a Fool’s Game

It’s 2021. If you still think coal is a good business plan for America’s future, I’ve got a bridge I’d like to sell ya.

“In April 2020, Bloomberg New Energy Finance found Solar PV and onshore wind are now the

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