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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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Fiction Series: Ongoing 6 Chapters

The Whole of The Law

Updated Mar 27, 2020 · 19,639 words (72 minutes) · 1 like · 197 views

Science Fiction space opera Robots Anarchy Psionics Free traders

Nothing is illegal on anarchic Boccaccio... but that doesn't mean nothing is wrong.

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Cruising at 47000 feet over Kazakhstan. Shot with an 8mm fisheye lens.

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Scarlet Street

Published Mar 12, 2020 · 777 words (3 minutes) · 141 views

Horror vampire Goth

A short horror story for Friday 13th.

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Reveille

Published Dec 1, 2019 · 453 words (2 minutes) · 216 views

Horror Humor Satire Necronomicon R christmas Lovecraft cthulhu Innsmouth

A Christmas/Cthulhumas story for your enjoyment. Ftaghn ia ia ia ia ia ia ia!

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Lamppost In Nightsky

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Spin

Published Nov 9, 2019 · 2,559 words (10 minutes) · 1 like · 248 views

Science Fiction cyborgs space war orbital defense

Human brains in hunter-killer satellites. What could possibly go wrong?

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Ocean clouds seen from space

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The Pretender

Published Oct 13, 2019 · 6,054 words (23 minutes) · 1 like · 197 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 · 229 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) · 231 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 · 263 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 · 541 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 · 226 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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