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Dan Stout

Noir with a twist of magic and a disco chaser.

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Dan Stout lives in Columbus, Ohio, where he writes about fever dreams and half-glimpsed shapes in the shadows. His prize-winning fiction draws on travels throughout Europe, Asia, and the Pacific Rim as well as an employment history spanning everything from subpoena server to assistant well driller. Dan's stories have appeared in publications such as The Saturday Evening Post, Nature, and Intergalactic Medicine Show. He is the author of The Carter Archives, a series of noir fantasy novels from DAW Books. To say hello, visit him at www.DanStout.com.

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Titan Song - Chapter 1

Published Apr 9, 2021 · 2,953 words (11 minutes) · 83 views

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The first chapter from Titan Song (2021, DAW Books) volume 3 of the Carter Archives.

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Titan's Day - Chapter 1

Published Feb 28, 2021 · 3,532 words (13 minutes) · 124 views

Fantasy Mystery Post-Industrial Fantasy 1970s Disco Police procedural Noir

First chapter excerpt from Titan's Day (2020, DAW Books). Paperback re-release in April, 2021!

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Sin Titulo

Published Jun 30, 2019 · 7,944 words (29 minutes) · 574 views

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Titanshade - Chapter 1

Published Jun 27, 2019 · 2,862 words (11 minutes) · 1 like · 578 views

Fantasy Mystery Disco Police procedural Noir Post-Industrial Fantasy 1970s

An excerpt from Titanshade (DAW Books, 2019) a noir fantasy thriller set in an oil boomtown where magic is real, disco rules the radio, and good cops are hard to find.

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The Curious Case of Alpha-7 DE11

Published Feb 12, 2019 · 759 words (3 minutes) · 2 likes · 638 views

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The transcript of a found voicemail, from a customer who is clearly unhappy with his latest batch of golems.

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The Memory of Elephants

Published Aug 24, 2018 · 1,040 words (4 minutes) · 2 likes · 647 views

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Winner of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation 2016 Short Story Competition.

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Ceci in the Sky

Published Jul 27, 2018 · 996 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 692 views

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Today is Ceci's birthday! And so was yesterday. And the day before that, and the day before that...

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Grind my Bones, Scatter my Ashes: A Love Story

Published Jun 20, 2018 · 1,283 words (5 minutes) · 2 likes · 815 views

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Riding the Dragon

Published Apr 19, 2018 · 4,057 words (15 minutes) · 974 views

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The Bulldog Ant is not a Team Player

Published Mar 31, 2018 · 2,365 words (9 minutes) · 925 views

Mystery Noir crime fiction

The heist was a success. Now all Kit Rowland and her crew need to do is lay low and stay out of trouble. Should be simple...

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