Category: Stories

Aaron Emmel

“This is How the Revolution Begins” in Etherea Magazine

My story “This is How the Revolution Begins” is out today in the second issue of Etherea Magazine. It features a programmer who joins a colony ship to sabotage the algorithm managing its nascent society. The story had a lot of inspirations, including private spaceflight companies that have already started speculating about how passengers might

“Second Chances” in Tales From Alternate Earths Vol III

Neanderthals rule the world. Their civilization is peaceful and prosperous. But Sapiens are second class citizens. And one Sapiens, an assistant to the Neanderthals’ greatest scientist, thinks he’s found a way to change that—and perhaps forever alter Earth’s history in the process. My story “Second Chances” is out today in the new anthology Tales From

Check out “The Biggest Bundle” from Planet Scumm

Planet Scumm’s “The Biggest Bundle” includes issues #6-10, plus EVERYTHING! VOLUME 1, their anthology collecting the first four issues, for the amazingly, stunningly, mind-bogglingly reasonable price of $50. That’s a lot of good stories, including two from me: “The Perpetual Empire,” from issue #7, and “A Small Price to Pay,” from issue #3. How could you

“Across the Sea” in Blood Crown

“Across the Sea” is about the breaking of the Triangle and the fall of the Erindoran Empire — and a ruler who would rather see his world destroyed than give it up. It’s out now in the Blood Crown anthology, available in paperback and Kindle from The Great Void Books.

“Harnessing the Sun” in Daikaiju Zine

“Harnessing the Sun” is about navigating the space between the person we are and the person we want to be. It’s also about race and class and assimilation and lots of other complicated stuff. But mostly, it’s about the destruction of one woman’s planet and how she responds. It’s out now in Daikaiju Zine #004.

“The Listeners” at MoComCOnline

I’ll be reading “The Listeners” at this year’s MoComCOnline. (Click here to register for free.) Like many other growing comics conventions around the country, MoComCon is hosted by the library system, and it’s a regular reminder of how supportive and essential libraries are to writers. I chose “The Listeners” in part because it was published