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Benjamin C. Kinney is a SFF writer, neuroscientist, and the Assistant Editor at the Hugo-nominated science fiction podcast magazine Escape Pod. Despite his frozen New England heart, he lives in St. Louis with two cats and his spacefaring wife. He no longer creates cyborg monkeys, after too many nights delivering them Prozac. His short stories have been published in Strange Horizons, PodCastle, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and more; his nonfiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Baen.com, and via his mostly-weekly #NeuroThursday feature. He swears this is all true, even the monkeys and the Martians.
Nov 9, 2018 · 4,942 words (18 minutes)
Eftekhar is the ambassador and spy for a recently-conquered nation, fallen under the control an empire with border-magic that rewrites maps and forces the world to follow. To confront the power of the Censor of Maps, Eftekhar must risk the erasure of her people, her history, and her own memories.
Jul 5, 2018 · 2,763 words (11 minutes)
High Seer Yeva must teach her successor the skills of prophecy. But when foresight only shows scenes of terror and death, one must tread carefully to avoid catching the eye of the future itself.
Jul 4, 2018 · 6,109 words (23 minutes)
On a remote Arctic base, mysterious automata may hold the secret to ending the forty-year war against Napoleon's war machines.
Jan 23, 2018 · 863 words (4 minutes)
Humor Satire Science Fiction
Will you join me in overthrowing the producers of Cyborg Shark Battle (Season 4, O'ahu Frenzy)? Don't answer now, the cameras are on you – look fierce and chug this can of Powerthirst!
Dec 16, 2017 · 2,256 words (9 minutes)
Percel, one small fragment of a distributed artificial intelligence, must convince her love to return from self-imposed exile, so she will have one other individual to keep her company rebuilding the Earth.
Oct 2, 2017 · 964 words (4 minutes) · 1 like
Humor Science Fiction
If your past self let the cookie stash run empty, now's your chance to steal them back.