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June 17, 2020

Author Announcement: Aeryn Rudel

We are proud to announce author #5 for issue #2: Aeryn Rudel!

Aeryn is a writer from Seattle, Washington. He is the author of the Acts of War novels published by Privateer Press, and his short fiction has appeared in The ArcanistOn Spec, and Pseudopod, among others. Aeryn is a notorious dinosaur nerd, an MMA fanatic, and he knows far more about swords than is healthy or socially acceptable. He occasionally offers dubious advice on writing and rejection (mostly rejection) at www.rejectomancy.com or Twitter @Aeryn_Rudel.

His work:

Pseudopod: https://pseudopod.org/2016/09/23/pseudopod-509-night-games/

On Spec: https://onspecmag.wpcomstaging.com/current-issue/

The Arcanist: https://thearcanist.io/liquid-courage/

Acts of War: Flashpoint: https://www.amazon.com/Flashpoint-Acts-War-Book-1-ebook/dp/B01HUJPVZM/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Acts of War: Aftershock: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071YD8HBF/ref=series_rw_dp_sw

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June 15, 2020

Author Announcement: Bo Baldur

We are proud to announce author #4 for issue #2: Bo Balder!

Bo lives and works close to Amsterdam. She is the first Dutch author to have been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Clarkesworld, Analog and other places. Her science fiction novel The Wan was published by Pink Narcissus Press. When not writing, she knits, reads and gardens, preferably all three at the same time.

For more about her work, you can visit her website or find Bo on Facebook or Twitter.

June 12, 2020

Author Announcement: Alexandra Seidel

We are proud to announce author #3 for issue #3: Alexandra Seidel!

Alexandra spent many a night stargazing when she was a child. These days, she writes stories and poems and drinks a lot of coffee (too much, some say). Alexa’s writing has appeared in Future SF, Uncanny Magazine, and Fireside Magazine among others and was mentioned on the Tangent Online Recommended Reading List. You can follow her on Twitter @Alexa_Seidel or like her Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/AlexaSeidelWrites), and find out what she’s up to at alexandraseidel.com.

June 11, 2020

Artist Announcement: Mashiene11

We’re proud to announce the cover artist for issue #2: Mashiene11!

Mashiene11 is a digital artist and screen printer. A South African native, he has lived in London, UK for the past 14 years and spends his time drawing, painting and running an online shop selling his artwork to a global audience.

He also designs animated graphics and UI for commercial clients.

Check out his work at https://www.instagram.com/mashiene11

June 9, 2020

Author Announcement: Tom Jolly

We are proud to announce author #2 for issue #2: Tom Jolly!

Tom is a retired astronautical/electrical engineer who spends his time writing science fiction and fantasy, designing board games, and creating obnoxious puzzles. His stories have appeared in Analog SF, Daily Science Fiction, Compelling Science Fiction, New Myths, and a number of anthologies, including Shards, Fell Beasts and Fair, As Told by Things, and Tales of Magic and Destiny. His recent fantasy novel, An Unusual Practice, is available on Amazon, along with two short story collections. He lives in Santa Maria, California, with his wife Penny in a place where mountain lions and black bears still visit, especially if you own any chickens. You can discover more of his stories at www.silcom.com/~tomjolly/tomjolly2.htm and follow him on Twitter (@tomjolly19) or Facebook (@TJWriter) or on Amazon.

Recent Publications (all available at Amazon);

A Breath of Air, in the May/June 2020 issue of Analog SF (www.analogsf.com).

Sticks and Stones, in the July/Aug 2020 issue of Analog SF (www.analogsf.com).

A Different Sort of Death in Mythic, Issue 13 (www.mythicmag.com)

A Sacrifice for Aphrodite, May 2020 issue of Horror Magazine from Breaking Rules Publishing (www.breakingrulespublishing.com)

Dark Wings, in Unreal Vol. 1, from The Great Void (adityadeshmukh.com/the-great-void/)

Ring Wave, in The Year’s Top Hard Science Fiction Stories 4, at Amazon. (www.amazon.com)

Determined, in Eclectically Scientific, from Inklings Publishing. (www.inklingspublishing.com)

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June 8, 2020

Author Announcement: Evan Marcroft

We are proud to announce author #1 for issue #2: Evan Marcroft!

Evan is an up-and-coming speculative fiction writer from Sacramento California, currently residing in Chicago with his wife and cat, who provide endless distractions from his writing. He dreams of one day writing for video games, but will settle for literature instead, and is content to let his degree in literary theory gather dust. Evan’s works of science fiction, fantasy, and spine-curdling horror have appeared across a variety of publications, including Pseudopod, Metaphorosis, Asimov’s, and Strange Horizons, where he’s proud to say he got his break with 2018’s “Chasing The Start.” Keep an eye out for more throughout 2020 and 2021. Learn more about Evan on his website.

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June 5, 2020

Author Announcement: Christi Nogle

We’re proud to announce author #8 for issue #1: Christi Nogle!

Christi’s short stories have appeared in publications such as Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Escape Pod, Pseudopod, The Arcanist, Fusion Fragment, Tales to Terrify, Pulp Literature, and Hermine Annual along with anthologies such as C.M Muller’s Nightscript III and IV, Flame Tree’s American Gothic, XVIII (Eighteen) from Underland Press, and Unnerving’s Haunted Are These Houses. Christi is an active member of SFWA, the Horror Writers Association and Codex Writers’ Group. She teaches college composition and lives in Boise, Idaho with her partner Jim and their dogs and cats. Follow her on Twitter @christinogle or at http://christinogle.com

Her most recent publications include:

“Resilience” in PseudoPod

“A Children’s Treasury of Windows and Doors” in Hermine

“Substance” in Fusion Fragment

“Smaller Still Than Me” in The Arcanist

“Watershakers” in Pulp Literature

“Unschooled” in Underland Press’s XVIII (Eighteen): Stories of Mischief & Mayhem

Available at Indiebound | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo

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June 4, 2020

Author Announcement: Malena Salazar Maciá

We’re proud to announce author #7 for issue #1: Malena Salazar Maciá!

Malena was born in Havana, Cuba, where she still lives today. A winner of multiple literary awards, she has authored several books, most recently the novel Aliento de Dragón (2020).

Translated by Toshiya Kamei, Malena’s short stories have appeared in Clarkesworld, The Future Fire, Mithila Review, and elsewhere.

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June 3, 2020

Artist Announcement: Richard Wagner

We’re proud to announce the cover artist for issue #1: Richard Wagner!

Richard is a graphic designer and illustrator living in the United States. His academic schooling consists of a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in painting and drawing as well as training in graphic design and illustration. For seventeen years he taught college level graphic design and photo-illustration classes while also freelancing. He now works on his own and enjoys focusing solely on being a designer/illustrator. Check out his portfolio at: https://www.behance.net/rdwagner3179

May 29, 2020

Author Announcement: Derrick Boden

We’re proud to announce author #6 for issue #1: Derrick Boden!

Derrick Boden’s fiction has appeared in numerous venues including Escape PodDaily Science Fiction, and Flash Fiction Online. He is a writer, a software developer, an adventurer, and a graduate of the Clarion West class of 2019. He currently calls Boston his home, although he’s lived in fourteen cities spanning four continents. He is owned by two cats and one iron-willed daughter. Find him at derrickboden.com.

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May 27, 2020

Artist Announcement: Arula Ratnakar

We’re proud to announce a special feature for issue #1: A high-definition reprint of Arula Ratnakar’s mind-blowing illustration, Destruction of Troy, with artist commentary. Our jaws dropped when we saw this piece. Three years to complete? Cypher text? Freehand? 10×3 ft in size? We needed to know more. Now you can, too. The work and commentary will be a special interior section of the magazine.

Arula is a 21-year-old scientist, artist, and science fiction writer who is currently studying biology (concentration in neuroscience, minor in architecture) at Carnegie Mellon University. Her writing can be found in Clarkesworld Magazine. She is autistic and bisexual.

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May 25, 2020

Author Announcement: Andy Dudak

We’re proud to announce our fifth author to be included in issue one of Dark Matter Magazine: prolific “best of” author, Andy Dudak.

Andy is a translator and Rich Horton’s Year’s Best writer with work in Clarkesworld, Analog, Asimov’s, Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, 科幻世界, Interzone, and elsewhere. Find out more at https://andydudak.home.blog.

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May 24, 2020

Author Announcement: Solomon Uhiara

We’re proud to announce our fourth author to be included in issue one of Dark Matter Magazine: a new voice in science fiction, Solomon Uhiara.

Solomon is a writer and dreamer from Nigeria, who studied bio-resources engineering. He writes speculative fiction and poetry. He uses his works to bridge a gap between the ancient and modern scientific practices; how similar they are and their interconnectedness. He works in an engineering company when he is not pining over what next to write–his eardrums sometimes sealed with headphones. His works have appeared in Africanwriter.com, Kalahari Review, Eyetothetelescope.com and Polutexni, and are forthcoming in other magazines. He has written a speculative fiction novel and two science fiction poetry chapbooks, all which are yet to be published. Solomon lives in the City of Port- Harcourt, a town in the southern region of the country.

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May 21, 2020

Author Announcement: Octavia Cade

We are proud to announce our third author to be included in issue one of Dark Matter Magazine: “best of” writer, Octavia Cade. Octavia is a New Zealand writer with a PhD in science communication. She has a particular interest in using speculative fiction to explore science history. Close to 50 short stories have been published in markets like Clarkesworld, Asimov’s, and Shimmer, and several novellas, two poetry collections, a nonfiction collection of essays, and a number of academic articles have also been published. She attended Clarion West 2016, is the 2020 writer-in-residence at Massey University, and is a Bram Stoker nominee. Her most recent book, The Stone Wētā, is a cli-fi novel exploring the need to protect climate data in the face of anti-science governments. Learn more about her work at https://ojcade.com.

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May 9, 2020

Author Announcement: Rich Larson

We are proud to announce our second author to be included in issue one of Dark Matter Magazine: perennial “best of” writer, Rich Larson. Rich is the author of the novel Annex, and short story collection Tomorrow Factory. Find free fiction and support his work at http://patreon.com/richlarson.

Rich Larson was born in Galmi, Niger, has lived in Canada, USA, and Spain, and is now based in Prague, Czech Republic. He is the author of the novel Annex and the collection Tomorrow Factory, which contains some of the best of his 150+ published stories. His work has been translated into Polish, Czech, Bulgarian, Portuguese, French, Italian, Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese.

May 7, 2020

Author Announcement: Ray Nayler

Dark Matter Magazine is proud to announce our first author to be included in issue one: 4-time “best of” writer, Ray Nayler. Check him out at http://raynayler.net.

Ray Nayler has lived and worked in Russia, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the Balkans for nearly two decades. He is a Foreign Service Officer, and previously worked in international educational development, as well as serving in the Peace Corps in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. A Russian speaker, he has also learned Turkmen, Tajiki, Albanian, and Azerbaijani Turkish — as well as Vietnamese for a two-year stint as the Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City.

Ray began publishing science fiction in 2015 with the short story “Mutability,” which appeared in the pages of Asimov’s. Since then, his stories have also seen print in ClarkesworldThe Magazine of Fantasy and Science FictionLightspeed, and Nightmare, as well as in several “Best of the Year” anthologies. His story “Winter Timeshare” from the January/February 2017 issue of Asimov’s was collected by the late Gardner Dozois in The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year’s Best Science Fiction.

In addition to his work in Science Fiction, Ray has published in many genres. He is the author of a detective novel, American Graveyards, published by TTA Press, and his short stories have appeared in Ellery Queen, CrimewaveHardboiled, Cemetery Dance, Deathrealm, and the Berkeley Fiction Review, among many other journals. He is also a widely published poet, with work in the Atlanta Review, the Beloit Poetry Journal, Weave, Juked, Able Muse, Sentence, and more. 

Ray holds a Master’s in Global Diplomacy from the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, the University of London. He currently lives in Pristina, Kosovo with his wife Anna, their daughter Lydia, and two rescued cats – one Tajik, one American.

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