Stories & Games

What happens when emotions like love and friendship span vast distances — in space, in time, and in the heart? In my latest story, “Etruscan Afterlife” a devoted couple contemplates simultaneously uploading their minds as they draw nearer and nearer to the end of their natural lifespans. It’s in a wondrous new anthology, The Reinvented Heart (available electronically and in paper) in which talented authors such as Jane Yolen, Seanan McGuire, Lisa Morton, Fran Wilde, and Beth Cato focus on the ways social structures may change in the future as tech changes — or not. Here’s what relationships might look like in a complicated future of clones, uploaded intelligences, artificial brains, or body augmentation.

Here is my second Analog Readers’ Award nominated story, The Next Frontier, in the July/August, 2021 issue of Analog Science Fiction. You can read an excerpt! I hope you’ll love the heroine of my alternate history tale of the competition to reach the Moon. I had so much fun inventing this woman from Ukraine! Here’s Paul Levinson’s recent review.

My latest horror story is flash fiction in which you will discover the true history of “The Holy Wars of Mathematics.” It’s in 99 Tiny Terrors.

“Conservation of Mismatched Shoes” is in Amazing Stories. Adolescence is more complicated when your big brother discovers the secret to getting to the multiverse and you’re desperate for him to take you there.

              “my favorite piece…[a]n honest story, convincingly characterized” –Rich Horton

T-Rex Time Machine is an interactive adventure novel/role-playing game starring you. As a physics student with a dream, you can switch on the flux navigator and travel back in time to the world of dinosaurs. Can you survive the terrors of the Tyrannosaurus rex?

For time-traveler Marty Zuber, the most dangerous creature in Cretaceous Antarctica might not be a dinosaur but rather another time traveler. Diamond Jim and the Dinosaurs appeared in the April 2016 issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact. This story is a finalist for Analog Magazine’s AnLab Readers Award. You can read it for free for a limited time.

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“Fun, Amusing story ” -SFRevu

Not with a Bang is back in print! It’s the last story in this wonderful new anthology: Time Travel Tales edited by Zach Chapman. First appearing in the July/Aug. 2013 issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, it’s a love story with dinosaurs.

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“Good fun and an enjoyable story” -SF Revu

“a winning bit of light fiction”   -Tangent

Can limbo dancing save you from the zombie apocalypse? Find out by reading The Zombie Limbo Master in the brand new Quickfic Anthology 1 . It was originally published in the May 2014 issue of Bastion Science Fiction at and was also reprinted at Digital Horror Fiction.

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Back in print, Dino Mate shows how wooing the special creature who makes your heart beat faster isn’t easy when you’ve got a row of two-foot long spikes running down your back and tail. It was first published in the December 2014 issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact. It’s also in a delightful new collection.

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       “a romantic tale about dinosaur (and human) mating and I enjoyed it as much anything I’ve read this year”  -Tangent Online

“Great fun story and some imaginative dinosaur action.” -SFRevu

Mom and the Ankylosaur was published in the Summer 2004 issue of Fantastic Stories.   Mom was afraid to fly, but was thrilled to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the Cretaceous.

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Birch Glow was published in the January 2002 issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact.  It’s about designer genes, first love, Christmas trees, and saving the planet. It’s been reprinted in Celestial Beans.

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The Fifth Sun was the lead story in the anthology, The Age of Reason.  The Aztec god Quetzalcoatl spins a tale of creating and destroying  the world.

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