Stephen Dedman

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Author of THE ART OF ARROW CUTTING, SHADOWS BITE, SHADOWRUN: A FISTFUL OF DATA and MAY THE ARMED FORCES BE WITH YOU: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SCIENCE FICTION AND THE UNITED STATES MILITARY. Nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, the British Science Fiction Association Award, the Seiun Award, the Sidewise Award, and the Spectrum Award.

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Twilight of Idols

Published May 16, 2019 · 5,298 words (20 minutes) · 2 likes · 33 views

Fantasy Horror Historical World War II Fafnir Ring Saga

She hoped for a hero. Unfortunately, she found Adolf Hitler.


Easy Meat

Published Apr 30, 2019 · 2,421 words (9 minutes) · 66 views

Horror body horror pick-up artist

A horror story for Walpurgis Nacht.

The Uber Driver


Schrodinger's Catalyst

Published Apr 12, 2019 · 4,666 words (17 minutes) · 77 views

Science Fiction time travel academia Physicists Schrodinger Butterfly Effect Murder F&Sf

"Nobody believes in time travel, not even chaos theorists or science fiction writers!"

Butterfly Effect



Published Mar 19, 2019 · 3,833 words (14 minutes) · 2 likes · 156 views

Fantasy Science Fiction ghosts urban fantasy Hamlet

"Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" This time, though, it's the wall between this world and the afterlife. My second sale to F&Sf, inspired by the Killeen Massacre.


Tour de Force

Published Feb 14, 2019 · 4,954 words (19 minutes) · 2 likes · 86 views

Humor Science Fiction

As promised, the sequel to 'As Wise as Serpents'.


As Wise as Serpents

Published Jan 21, 2019 · 3,367 words (13 minutes) · 111 views

Humor Science Fiction

Why did a previously friendly alien ambassador to Washington DC suddenly kill two men?

Caution Tape at the United States Capitol


Upon the Midnight Clear

Published Dec 20, 2018 · 3,901 words (15 minutes) · 104 views


Merry Christmas!

Scottish Castle in Smoke


Christmas at the Chushingura Cafe

Published Dec 1, 2018 · 941 words (4 minutes) · 2 likes · 129 views

Humor Satire Strange

Inspired by a workmate who kept singing the same verse of the same Christmas carol...



Oh Have You Seen the Devil?

Published Nov 9, 2018 · 3,784 words (14 minutes) · 2 likes · 144 views

Horror Mystery Historical Serial Killer Jack the Ripper

On November 9th 1888, the serial killer known as Jack the Ripper murdered Mary Jane Kelly. She was his last victim - but was she the fifth, or only the fourth?



Broken Images

Published Oct 31, 2018 · 4,437 words (17 minutes) · 107 views


A teacher asks a New Orleans voodoo mambo to avenge her daughter.

Bourbon street at it’s best!