My debut novel.
Famine wracks 2nd century Rome. Food riots rage in the streets, and the emperor struggles to hold on to power in the midst of a burgeoning coup. He recalls the German Legion to Rome to restore order. Unbeknownst to him, a hidden evil slips into the city along with the returning Legion. As civil war boils over and black magics run unchecked, an ancient horror stirs from its dreams, rousing after eons of slumber.
Red Legacy And Other Stories collection
My first collection is now available in print and ebook! It includes the below five stories. Some of these are also available free online, either at AO3 or as Audio Dramas. The links to those have been preserved in the descriptions below.
A Soviet mad scientist tries to do science in her secret lair and also cure her daughter’s illness, while fending off British secret agents, American commando raids, and Russian auditors
Finalist for the 2015 Sidewise Award for Alternative History
Availability: Print collection | eBook collection: Amazon/B&N/Smashwords | Online at Curious Fictions, AO3 |Free Audio Drama
Related: Third-Party Reviews, Things Learned While Writing part 1 & Part 2, A Note On The C-Word, How The Story Almost Sucked But Sheila Williams Saved It, Gun Saftey
First published in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Feb 2015
Space Zombies want to save humanity
Availability: Print collection | eBook collection: Amazon/B&N/Smashwords| Online at Curious Fictions, AO3 |Free Audio Drama
Related: Author Comments
First published in Analog Science Fiction & Fact, March/April 2017
Of All Possible Worlds
Lovecraftian horror in ancient Rome – A tale of visceral gladiatorial combat in the Roman arena that quickly turns to hallucinatory madness and confusion
Availability: Print collection | eBook collection: Amazon/B&N/Smashwords | Swords v Cthulhu anthology | Online at Curious Fictions, AO3 | Free Audio Drama
Related: Two Reviews + Author Comments, Monster Art
First published in Swords v Cthulhu
The world’s most powerful superhero finally gets fed up with being insulted by the news media, and being constrained by silly laws meant for flimsy humans
Availability: Print collection | eBook collection: Amazon/B&N/Smashwords | Online at Curious Fictions, AO3
Inspired by the 2015 “Sad Puppies” Hugo Fiasco.
One Hundred Words
The meaning of life can be summarized in one hundred words
Availability: Print collection | eBook collection: Amazon/B&N/Smashwords | Online at Curious Fictions, AO3 | Evil Girlfriend Media
First published at Evil Girlfriend Media
Amazing Man continues to liberate the world, one coup at a time. But when he encounters the only person who can keep secrets from him, will the mystery of this handsome raptor-scientist pick the lock to Amazing Man’s heart?
Availability: Here | AO3 | Audio
First published at DeathIsBadBlog.com
Inspired by the 2016 “Rabid Puppies” Hugo Fiasco, and Chuck Tingle’s brilliant counter-trolling of Vox Day.
Through The Never
Flee, My Pretty One
Young rebels join a resistance against the dark powers controlling their world, until they find themselves being corrupted by the dragons they’re fighting.
Availability: Writers of the Future, volume 34 anthology
Related: The Scientologists, The Workshop, The People, The Dragons (ie: Authors Notes), The Drift Away From Revolution
First published in Writers of the Future, vol 34
Give Me My Wings
When you don’t fit into the world, maybe the afterlife is preferable
Availability: Gotta Wear Eclipse Glasses
First published in Gotta Wear Eclipse Glasses
Not Fade Away
On remaining useful even as you age and degrade
Availability: Aurealis #136.
First published in Aurealis #136
I See Dead Kids
A 3rd place winner in the Effective Altruism Fiction Contest
Availability: Effective Altruism Forums
First published in the Effective Altruism Forums
We Shall Not All Sleep, But We Shall All Be Changed
When you’re offered the fulfillment of your deepest values you learn if they’ve drifted
Availability: Dark Matter Magazine, issue 008.
First published in Dark Matter Magazine #008
Gin And Rummy
One Of The Good Ones
An orc strives to do good in the world
Availability: SubStack (free preview, pay for full)
The Real Fanfic Is The Friends We Made Along The Way
The world’s first AI tries to save the human species and all the fanfic we create
Availability: SubStack (free)
Related: Publishing In The Early Singularity, Generative AI is a Fantastic Tool
In the past I enjoyed entering short-fiction contests, the restrictions one is placed under make it fun. If you’d like, you can see those here. Note that these are VERY early works, as I was still learning to write, and unpolished. For curiosity only.
For tipping, if you’d like. Thanks.