“Hopeful, a vision of a future where a trans person can find global acceptance and push real change, from inspiring others to push forward into space to spurring new ideas and norms surrounding gender and sexuality… [An] ambitious piece… [A] feeling of affirmation and hope even as other aspects of the world are difficult and broken… [A] shot of optimism in a sea of cynicism… [A] fascinating story… and one that plays with form and expectations so well, reaching for hope that I, too, want to believe in. It’s definitely a story to spend some time with!” — Quick Sip Reviews
Matthew Kressel is a three-time Nebula Award finalist, a World Fantasy Award finalist, and a Eugie Award Finalist. He has written dozens of short stories, a few novels, and is the co-host of the Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series in Manhattan. He is also the creator of the Moksha submissions system.
My Other Endeavors
Fantastic Fiction at KGB – I co-host a monthly Manhattan-based reading series with Ellen Datlow.
The Moksha Submissions System – I created Moksha, a powerful feature-rich manuscript submissions system for publishers.
Sunray Computer – In addition to writing science fiction & fantasy, I am an IT consultant, focusing on database driven software development and custom back-end web design.
The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2018 Edition
The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2018, edited by Rich Horton, contains my story “Love Engine Optimization” about data privacy, seduction, and pathological narcissism.
Get a copy here.
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 3
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 3 contains my story “The Last Novelist (or a Dead Lizard in the Yard)”, which was a finalist for the Nebula Award and is currently a Eugie Award finalist.