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“Your Future is Pending”
Science Fiction World
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“The Bricks of Gelecek”
Weird Dream Society
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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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“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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“Truth is Like the Sun”
Lightspeed Magazine 108
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“The Last Novelist (or a Dead Lizard in the Yard)”
2019 Nebula Awards Showcase
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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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“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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“Will You Meet Me There, Out Beyond the Bend?”
Nightmare Magazine 63
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“In Memory of a Summer’s Day”
Mad Hatters and March Hares
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“The Last Novelist (or a Dead Lizard in the Yard)”
Tor.com
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“Love Engine Optimization”
Lightspeed Magazine 85
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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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“Demon in Aisle 6”
Nightmare Magazine 38
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“Saving Diego”
Interzone #221
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“The History Within Us”
Clarkesworld Magazine #42
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“The History Within Us”
The People of the Book
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“The Bricks of Gelecek”
Naked City
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“The Great Game at the End of the World”
After
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“The Sounds of Old Earth”
Lightspeed Magazine and io9.com
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“The History Within Us”
Clarkesworld Year Four
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“The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye”
Clarkesworld Magazine #92
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“Cameron Rhyder’s Legs”
Clarkesworld Magazine #98
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“The Sounds of Old Earth”
Nebula Awards Showcase 2015
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“The Garden Beyond Her Infinite Skies”
Clarkesworld Magazine
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Category Art

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!…

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 …

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.…

Morning Routine

Morning Routine

New art! “Morning Routine.” Before work, the lunar astronaut does her morning yoga routine in the peaceful greenhouse with a grand view of Earth.¬†

You can see all my past work on my Artstation page.…

New Art: Afternoon Arrival

This one took me about a week to make. I’m experimenting with paintovers in Photoshop. That’s where you first render in 3D, and then use Photoshop to add layered effects. The idea is to make the image look painted rather …

New Art: Departing Earth

This is a deep space vessel, meant for traveling to the Moon and/or Mars, (very) loosely based off of the NASA Lunar Gateway project.…

New Art: Starship Printer

New art! In the future, starships aren’t built, they’re *printed*. Here, the company Coen Construction Megaprinters prints a CCM 2304 Photon Megahauler while several observer ships look on. CCM ships feature extensively in my “Space Trucker Jess” story. To read

Encounter on Venus

New art! ¬†Inspired by the recent detection of phosphine on Venus, a possible sign of life, I created this new render. A NASA probe, bobbing in the atmosphere of Venus, comes upon an unexpected visitor in the clouds.…

New Art! “The Great Pumpkin”

New 3D art! “The Great Pumpkin”
 
While Linus’s hopes of seeing the Great Pumpkin were dashed, the same was not true for others who ventured out into the pumpkin fields late one October night. But what they saw rising in

New Art: Blowing Off Some Steam

I was recently walking around my neighborhood of Queens, NY and became inspired by all the old, rusted-out elevated train tracks. This scene above just kind of came together unconsciously. Guess I miss my old days of walking through the …

Gas Miners – Part 3

I’ve been fascinated with these clouds for some reason and so I’ve created another 3D render of the argon gas miners, in this case skimming the upper atmosphere right before they dive into the gas giant’s depths.

My friend Angus …

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