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Yaroslav Barsukov

Yaroslav Barsukov writes stories that deal with things he himself, thankfully, doesn't have to deal with.

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Yaroslav Barsukov is a software engineer and a connoisseur of strong alcoholic beverages--but also, surprisingly, a member of SFWA and Codex (how did that happen?). His stories have appeared in Galaxy's Edge and Nature: Futures, among others. At some point in his life, he's left one former empire only to settle in another.

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Featured December 20, 2018

Memory is a Rumor

Dec 18, 2018 · 2,631 words (10 minutes) · 7 likes

Literary Fiction Science Fiction

A child is about to undergo an irreversible medical procedure, but the doctor seems intent on trying to change the parents' minds.

Your Grief is Important to Us

Dec 18, 2018 · 1,990 words (8 minutes)

Literary Fiction Science Fiction

A recent widower who hasn't accepted his loss is forced to attend an interview.

On the Nature of Reality

Dec 18, 2018 · 942 words (4 minutes)

Literary Fiction Mystery Science Fiction

University professor receives an anonymous parcel; inside, there's a small box with a red button.