Author: Stephen

First Review of “The Waxing Disquiet” (And It’s a Good One!)

Thanks to my co-author Tony Pi for the head’s-up about the first review of our story “The Waxing Disquiet,” which appeared last month in Deep Magic. The Waxing Quiet, by Tony Pi & Stephen Kotowych in Deep Magic. “He retreated to the calculation antechamber, where the tallylooms worked unceasingly. Click-clack went the wooden hooks, tying knots in … Continue reading First Review of “The Waxing Disquiet” (And It’s a Good One!) »

“The Waxing Disquiet” Available Now!

The June 2017 issue of Deep Magic–which includes “The Waxing Disquiet” by Tony Pi and me–is available now! Here’s the epic table of contents for Deep Magic’s 1-year anniversary issue! – Short story “The Black Irix” by the legendary Terry Brooks – Short story “Metamorphistry” by Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Jeff Wheeler – Short … Continue reading “The Waxing Disquiet” Available Now! »

Sale! “The Waxing Disquiet” to Deep Magic

Very pleased to announce that “The Waxing Disquiet”, a collaboration with Tony Pi, has sold to Deep Magic. It will appear in that magazine’s June issue.

We’ve Made Our Own Deflector Shields for the Earth

Usually when you hear about unintended consequences they’re bad ones–here’s a good one for a change! A pair of NASA space probes have detected an artificial bubble around Earth that forms when radio communications from the ground interact with high-energy radiation particles in space, the agency announced this week. The bubble forms a protective barrier … Continue reading We’ve Made Our Own Deflector Shields for the Earth »

Sale! “The Murmur of Its Name” to Flame Tree Supernatural Horror Anthology

I’m very pleased that my story ‘The Murmur of Its Name’ will be published in Flame Tree Press’s Supernatural Horror anthology later this summer.

My 2016 Ad Astra Schedule

I’m a bit intimidated by some of the other panelists I’ve been paired with. Not sure how I’ll sound like I know what I’m talking about. Fake it till you make it, I guess?

“Super Frenemies” Nominated for Aurora Award!

Thrilled to announce my story “Super Frenemies” is nominated for the 2016 Aurora Award for Best English Short Fiction. This is my second Aurora Award nomination.

“Saturn in G Minor” Now Available on StarShipSofa

Very pleased to report that my Writers of the Future winning story “Saturn in G Minor” is now available as FREE audio fiction from the good folks over at StarShipSofa.

SFRevu Likes “The Shipwright”

SFRevu.com has had a read of Abyss & Apex #57 and they like what they’ve read, including my story, “The Shipwright”: In a world where ships were beasts, the job of the shipwright is to control them with his mind. Telig has done well with female ship-beasts but he has been kidnapped by pirates to … Continue reading SFRevu Likes “The Shipwright” »

Why You’ll Never Look at Little Red Riding Hood the Same Way Again

Okay, so this is COOL. Using techniques developed for the study of evolutionary biology, scientists have traced certain folk stories back to the Bronze Age. Stories, in their telling and retelling, accumulate changes in plot, characters, and settings. In fact, they behave a lot like living organisms, which build up mutations in the genes that … Continue reading Why You’ll Never Look at Little Red Riding Hood the Same Way Again »