Subscribe to Stephen to support their work and read subscriber-only content.
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.
Published Oct 13, 2019 · 6,054 words (23 minutes) · 1 like · 55 views
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.
Published Sep 4, 2019 · 10,115 words (37 minutes) · 2 likes · 116 views
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.
Published Jul 4, 2019 · 6,890 words (26 minutes) · 6 likes · 395 views
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.
Published Mar 19, 2019 · 3,833 words (14 minutes) · 2 likes · 197 views
"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.