Category: Stories

“The Park of Future Heroes” in Penumbric

My story “The Park of Future Heroes” is out in the April issue of Penumbric. “The Park of Future Heroes” is an Irini story, chronologically set between “Irini” and “A Protector on the Road,” both of which appeared in Broadswords and Blasters. It’s my favorite Irini story to date. The complete list of Irini stories

“How to Get AI to Like You” in Mythaxis

My last story of the year is out today in Mythaxis Magazine #28. “How to Get AI to Like You” is about one man’s attempts to free himself from the algorithms that run his life. Consistent with that theme, all the images in this issue were generated by artificial intelligence.

“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