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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 · 4,946 words (18 minutes) · 2 likes · 432 views
Eftekhar is the ambassador and spy for a recently-conquered nation, fallen under the control of 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) · 245 views
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.
Jan 23, 2018 · 863 words (4 minutes) · 419 views
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) · 289 views
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.
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Sep 17, 2017 · 3,443 words (13 minutes) · 5 likes · 469 views
The ghost manifests, reenacts the scene of their death, and fades again into the ether. Encountering a ghost might be frightening, but that terror is nothing compared to the experience of being the ghost.