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

Published Dec 18, 2018 · 2,631 words (10 minutes) · 8 likes · 389 views

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

Published Dec 18, 2018 · 1,990 words (8 minutes) · 1 like · 119 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction

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


On the Nature of Reality

Published Dec 18, 2018 · 942 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 150 views

Literary Fiction Mystery Science Fiction

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