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"These are charming, wonderful, horrifying, funny and, most of all, well-crafted stories."
- Matt Ward, editor Skive Magazine

" 'The Last Photon' is a jewel. A meditation on distant gods, distant stars - expertly narrated."
- FictionDaily.org

" 'The Crystal' is a story of loss and betrayal with that ethereal, otherworldly quality other stories strive after but fail to reach."
- Peter Tennant, UNHINGED

" 'Barnegat Inn' is a sort of weird tale in the mode of that bygone zine, complete with spooky mysterious fog ... the sort of sufficiently advanced stuff that's indistinguishable from magic."
- Lois Tilton, LOCUS

" 'Worms of Titan' is a near perfect science fiction adventure in the classic '40s pulp vein."
- Sam Bellotto, editor Perihelion

I am a fiction writer living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. This site contains a selection of my published works of fiction, including short stories and novel excerpts. Also included is a bibliography of my published work and a blog of musings near and far.

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"The Night the Aliens Came" was broadcast on the AntiSF Radio Show: Abundantia this Saturday.

My short story "Rhonda's Story" has been accepted by Crimson Streets. Publication date TBD.

"The Night the Aliens Came" was published this June in AntipodeanSF.

"Hoag's Object" was published this May in Cafe Irreal.

I'm excited to announce that my first collection of short stories, A Betrayal and Other Stories, will be released later this year by Alternate Universe Press.

"PSR B1620-26c" has been accepted by The Story Shack. It is schedued to be published in August 2018.

"Puff" was published this February in Perihelion Science Fiction.

Four of my short stories have been translated into Vietnamese and appear on the Vietnamese literary website Tien Ve. "Happiness," "The Bridge," "The Vulture," and "The Room At the End of the World" can all be accessed here.

Literary Wanderings

More Classics of Modern Science Fiction

Another interesting collection of classic science fiction is to be found in the Science Fiction Book Club 50th Anniversary Collection. These came out between 2003 and 2007, about eight volumes per year, each with a full-color newly-commissioned illustration on the front cover and black-and-white photograph of the author on the back cover.

There are some real finds here: Under Pressure was Frank Herbert's first novel, published in 1956 and out of print for decades. City, by Clifford Simak is an eerie tale, one of the first to predict the rise of robots and the first to predict the takeover of the human race by talking dogs. It also includes early works by Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov.

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Available now from Guide Dog Books The Irreal Reader collects the best fiction from The Cafe Irreal


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The Cafe Irreal: International Imagination, a pioneering web-based literary magazine, first went online in 1998 with the intention of publishing a type of fantastic fiction most often associated with writers such as Franz Kafka, Kobo Abe and Jorge Luis Borges. To this end, it has published more than 250 authors from over 30 countries. In the course of the past fifteen years, it has also seen its editors nominated for a World Fantasy Award and been named by Writer's Digest as one of the Top 30 Short Story Markets.

In this anthology, Edited by G.S. Evans and Alice Whittenburg, Guide Dog Books presents a selection of the fiction and essays from The Cafe Irreal that take us most definitively into the realm of the Irreal. These include pieces by Diploma de Honor Konex winner Ana María Shua (Argentina), Michal Ajvaz (winner of the Magnesia Litera prize in the Czech Republic), Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Simic, and Pushcart Prize winners Bruce Holland Rogers and Caitlin Horrocks.




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