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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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Story Sale: “Still You Linger, Like Soot in the Air” to LIGHTSPEED

I’m very happy to announce that I’ve sold another story to Lightspeed Magazine. “Still You Linger, Like Soot in the Air” will be appearing in a future issue. It takes place in the same universe as my story “Saving Diego” which appeared in Interzone #221. In the far off planet of Gilder Nefan, religious pilgrims seek the council of local holy men, who have the ability to commune with the numens, god-like beings mostly inscrutable by humanity. The only problem is, once you commune with a numen, it’s impossible to be rid of its omnipresent eye. You can read an excerpt of the story over on my Patreon!


“Very Surely Do I Not Dream” to Appear in Psi-Wars

Another story sale I’ve been sitting on is “Very Surely Do I Not Dream,” which will appear in Psi-Wars: Classified Cases of Psychic Combat and Horror (tentative title), edited by Josh Viola and published by Hex Publishers. This is a dark tale about mind hacking, cyberwarfare, and digital arms races. No pub date yet, but I think sometime in 2020.


Story Sale: “Your Future is Pending” to Clarkesworld Magazine

My decision is none of your business

I’m very happy to announce that my story “Your Future is Pending” will be appearing in a future issue of Clarkesworld Magazine. This will be my fifth story in Neil Clarke’s superb magazine.

“Your Future is Pending” is about AI and automation and our over-reliance on algorithms to make decisions for us. More and more in our lives, often without realizing it, algorithms are making decisions for us in place of humans. And while this of course can have many beneficial effects, there’s also a dark side to letting systems make “opaque” decisions, that is, decisions in which it is impossible for people to determine exactly how the AI came to its conclusion, only that it did. Imagine being denied a loan, necessary surgery, a great job — all because an AI determined in a way its human operators will never understand that you are unfit or unqualified. And lest you think I speak of some far future dystopia, remember this is already happening

“Your Future is Pending” will be appearing in Clarkesworld soon.


Story Sale to Lightspeed

I’m happy to announce that my short story “Truth is Like the Sun” will appear in a future issue of Lightspeed Magazine. The story is told in a modern epistolary (letter) format and concerns a trans Persian-Thai rock star who performs a musical set from orbit and literally breaks the internet. No news yet on when the story will be released.  


Story Sale to Analog Science Fiction and Fact

I’m happy to announce some good news for the new year. Mercurio D. Rivera and I co-authored a story called “The Walk to Distant Suns” which has been sold to Analog Science Fiction & Fact. The premise: Shandi Pallai is a wormhole engineer who works aboard a space station, helping people migrate off the dying Earth to a new, better planet. She’s been saving up to migrate to the new world with her family and her sick, dying mother. But when the corporation raises the price of transit, Shandi decides to take things into her own hands.

The story will be out sometime later this year.

 


Story sale: “The Marsh of Camarina”

I’m happy to announce a new short story sale: “The Marsh of Camarina” will appear in the Canadian anthology SHADES WITHIN US: Tales of Migration and Fractured Borders, edited by Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law. Revenue from this anthology will go directly to support the mental health and community food growing programs provided by Mood Disorders Association and Alex Community Food Centre. In addition, the publisher, Laksa Media will donate CAN$1,000 upon the publication of the anthology.

“The Marsh of Camarina” is about artificial intelligence, job replacement, universal basic income (UBI), and seeking purpose in a world where traditional modes of work have become obsolete. 

I’m happy to be a part of this.


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