Tim McDaniel

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Tim McDaniel teaches English as a Second Language at Green River College, not far from Seattle. His short stories, mostly comedic, have appeared in a number of SF/F magazines, including F&SF, Analog, and Asimov's. He lives with his wife, dog, and cat, and his collection of plastic dinosaurs is the envy of all who encounter it

Stories · Posts

The Known World

Jan 16, 2019 · 1,310 words (5 minutes)

Humor Science Fiction

As you know, Tom and Bob have just completed their time machine, and now must decide who is to take the first trip, since (as you know) it will be a one-way journey.

The Best Path

Jan 6, 2019 · 5,764 words (21 minutes)

Science Fiction

Spant has been genetically engineered since birth to live a life in micro-gravity -- to crew a starship. But what if that isn't what she wants to do?

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Teen Angels

Jan 1, 2019 · 3,510 words (13 minutes)

Fantasy Humor Satire

Gil is in the high school dumps; he just lost his girl. Then he is invited to join the biker gang, who do shocking things like discuss evolution!

woman wearing white angel wings
Taken, One after Another

Dec 25, 2018 · 729 words (3 minutes)


Sometimes, in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, it's necessary to leave your hideout and look for a place of lasting safety.

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Sucks to be You

Dec 23, 2018 · 2,266 words (9 minutes)

Fantasy Humor

Paul undergoes an experimental procedure designed to increase his allotment of luck. But if Paul gets lucky, how will the rest of us fare?

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Squamous and Eldritch Get a Yard Sale Bargain

Dec 21, 2018 · 3,424 words (13 minutes)

Fantasy Horror Humor

You can find arcane and dangerous tomes in unlikely places... but if you take such a book home, be careful how you treat it!