Anatoly Belilovsky

Follow Anatoly to get notified when they create a new story or post.


Subscribe to Anatoly to support their work and read subscriber-only content.

Anatoly Belilovsky was born in a city that went through six or seven owners in the last century, all of whom used it to do a lot more than drive to church on Sundays; he is old enough to remember tanks rolling through it on their way to Czechoslovakia in 1968. After being traded to the US for a shipload of grain and a defector to be named later (courtesy of the Jackson-Vanik amendment), he learned English from Star Trek reruns and went on to become a pediatrician in an area of New York where English is only the fourth most commonly used language. He has neither cats nor dogs, but was admitted into SFWA in spite of this deficiency, having published original and translated stories in NATURE, F&SF, Daily SF, Kasma, UFO, Stupefying Stories, Cast of Wonders, and other markets. He blogs about writing at .

Stories · Posts · Books


Deep Into That Darkness Peering

Published May 15, 2019 · 1,942 words (8 minutes) · 1 like · 22 views

Classic Fantasy Horror Humor Literary Fiction Science Fiction Historical Poe Pastiche

One night in San Francisco, resentment, ennui, and Amontillado.

Candle Fire



Published Apr 9, 2019 · 1,231 words (5 minutes) · 52 views

Classic Fantasy Humor Literary Fiction Satire Science Fiction Historical war opera

Audio Available

I love steam trains and out walking in Worcestershire beside the River Severn heard a steam train on the Severn Valley Railway. It was spring, the trees had burst into life and in a small clearing, the sun shone through the tree canopy. The train approached and I quickly took this shot. It took me straight back to my childhood when steam ruled. just look at the colours of engine and coaches fitting perfectly with the colours of spring!


Stop, moment! Stay awhile! Thou art so fair!

Published Apr 5, 2019 · 1,761 words (7 minutes) · 2 likes · 53 views

Horror Literary Fiction Science Fiction Romance Faust mephistopheles goethe pastiche

The Modern Faust

marry me


Tempora Mutantur

Published Apr 5, 2019 · 989 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 49 views

Horror Humor Literary Fiction Satire Science Fiction Historical Poe Pastiche

About those rays on Lady Liberty's head...



Published Nov 22, 2018 · 2,185 words (8 minutes) · 172 views

Humor Science Fiction Historical Strange

What really happened on A Night To Remember.

Icelandic Forms



Published Sep 17, 2018 · 1,559 words (6 minutes) · 264 views

Classic Fantasy Humor Literary Fiction Love Strange

Ladder to sky clouds


The Whale Wore White

Published Sep 13, 2018 · 787 words (3 minutes) · 393 views

Classic Historical Fantasy Humor Literary Fiction Satire Love Strange


Of Mat and Math

Published Aug 31, 2018 · 4,020 words (15 minutes) · 342 views

Humor Literary Fiction Science Fiction Love Strange

Formulas on an old blackboard


Hither and Yon

Published Aug 27, 2018 · 2,455 words (9 minutes) · 220 views

Humor Science Fiction Historical Strange

“The prejudices people feel about each other disappear when they get to know each other.” ~ Captain James T. Kirk


Took Thee for Thy Better

Published Apr 14, 2018 · 1,609 words (6 minutes) · 260 views

Science Fiction

Oversight 2