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“Now We Paint Worlds”
Some of the Best from Tor.com, 2021 Edition
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“Still You Linger, Like Soot in the Air”
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Six
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“Love Engine Optimization (エンジン・ラブ・オプティマイゼーション)”
Babelzine Vol. 2
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“Now We Paint Worlds”
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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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Queen of Static
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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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“White Roses in Their Eyes”
Other Covenants: Alternate Histories of the Jewish People
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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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New Story in Tales to Terrify

My horror / dark-fantasy story “The Words That Maketh Murder” * has been released as a podcast over at Tales to Terrify, narrated by Maurine McLean. The podcast also includes the story “Real People” by T. R. North. …

Paula Guran on “Will You Meet Me There, Out Beyond the Bend?”

Over at Locus, Paula Guran reviews recent horror fiction and has this to say about my recent story, “Will You Meet Me There, Out Beyond the Bend?” in Nightmare:

“There are a number of the dead

New Story Out Today in Nightmare Magazine

My story “Will You Meet Me There, Out Beyond the Bend?” is out today in Nightmare. A bright and cheery story just in time for the holidays! 😉 Here’s how it begins:

She stands on the side

Quick Sip Reviews on “Will You Meet Me There, Out Beyond the Bend?”

Charles Payseur at Quick Sip Reviews says of my story “Will You Meet Me There, Out Beyond the Bend?” in this month’s Nightmare Magazine: :This is a haunting and slowly-unraveling story about ghosts and harm, hopes and waiting…It’s …

New Story in Nightmare Magazine: “Will You Meet Me There, Out Beyond the Bend?”

My story “Will You Meet Me There, Our Beyond the Bend?” is out today in Nightmare Magazine. You can read it now if you purchase the entire issue for $2.99, or read it for free on 12/20. Contributors

Story sale: “The Words That Maketh Murder”

My short story, “The Words That Maketh Murder”1 will appear in a future podcast of Tales to TerrifyThe story is about haunted train yards, drones, the MTA, and black magic.

Yes, it’s named after a PJ

New story coming soon in Nightmare magazine

I’m happy to announce that I’ve just sold a new story. “Will You Meet Me There, Out Beyond the Bend?” will appear in a future issue of Nightmare magazine. This will be my second story in Nightmare

It’s about …

What Makes the Perfect Short Story?

nightmare-nov-2015SFSignal has some love for “Demon in Aisle 6,” my story just out in Nightmare Magazine​ as part of their Mind Meld series, this one on What Makes the Perfect Short Story?

“One of my very favorite stories

Quick Sip Reviews “Demon in Aisle 6”

This morning I received this nice review of “Demon in Aisle 6” from Charles Payseur at Quick Sip Reviews:

“Stories like this wreck me. Just absolutely wreck me. There is an aching beauty and tragedy to this story

“Demon in Aisle 6” Out Today in Nightmare

nightmare-nov-2015My story, “Demon in Aisle 6,” is out today in Nightmare Magazine. It’s about a gay romance in an unwelcoming high school, plus demons. Here’s the opener:

I first saw the demon the Sunday after you died. It was

“Demon in Aisle 6”

I’m happy to announce I’ve sold a new story, “Demon in Aisle 6,” to Nightmare Magazine. The story is about a high school kid who begins seeing a demon in the aisle of a mega mart where he …

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