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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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The Pretender

Published Oct 13, 2019 · 6,054 words (23 minutes) · 1 like · 55 views

Fantasy Historical arthurian polyamory LBGQT characters Camelot Matter of Britain

An Arthurian tale first published in Realms of Fantasy (with wonderful Alan Lee artwork!), and my contribution to Pride Month here in Perth. Many thanks to Phyllis Ann Karr for her invaluable THE KING ARTHUR COMPANION.

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Shades of Green

Published Sep 4, 2019 · 10,115 words (37 minutes) · 2 likes · 116 views

Science Fiction polyamory dystopian LBGQT characters hopepunk religious persecution refugees alien planet biological science fiction exobiology

While refugees wait on their planet with too little food or breathable air, a family of scientists come up with an untried way to keep everyone alive... but there are risks. Set in the same timeline as my story 'Transit', published in THE LADY OF SITUATIONS.

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Nebulae over trees

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Double Action

Published Aug 4, 2019 · 1,239 words (5 minutes) · 92 views

Horror Noir guns massacre

"Relax," said the main in the suit. "This is a business deal." He picked up a small assault rifle, one-handed. "Ever seen one of these babies?"

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Shoot of a FAMAS french rifle replica

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Cenotaph

Published Jul 20, 2019 · 110 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 136 views

Literary Fiction Historical poem anniversary

One of my rare relatively recent forays into poetry.

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Close of the moon
Featured July 5, 2019

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The Lady Macbeth Blues

Published Jul 4, 2019 · 6,890 words (26 minutes) · 6 likes · 395 views

Science Fiction dystopia nanotechnology BSFA nominee

As jobs are automated away, a rising tide of “traditional values” groups erodes the rights of women to hold jobs or leave marriages. But as they’re poised to cement their control with longevity-increasing nanotechnology, just one woman stands in their way. This BSFA Award-nominated story was originally published in Interzone.

Author Stephen Dedman has been publishing short stories and novels for more than twenty years. He’s been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, the British Science Fiction Association Award, and many more. Content warning: racism, misogyny.

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Probable Cause

Published Jun 3, 2019 · 1,742 words (7 minutes) · 2 likes · 127 views

Horror Science Fiction Historical Serial Killer parallel worlds alternative timelines vanishing hitchhiker

A man picks up a hitchhiker on a dark desert highway, and tells her his story...

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Onward

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Easy Meat

Published Apr 30, 2019 · 2,421 words (9 minutes) · 97 views

Horror body horror pick-up artist

A horror story for Walpurgis Nacht.

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The Uber Driver

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Schrodinger's Catalyst

Published Apr 12, 2019 · 4,666 words (17 minutes) · 111 views

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

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

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Butterfly Effect

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Vigil

Published Mar 19, 2019 · 3,833 words (14 minutes) · 2 likes · 197 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.

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Tour de Force

Published Feb 14, 2019 · 4,954 words (19 minutes) · 2 likes · 117 views

Humor Science Fiction

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

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I’ve always thought I would enjoy vanlife, and boy was I right. Traveling to new places each day, realizing how little you actually need from a day to day perspective and oh the spontaneity of the trip itself. Each day is so different and exciting.