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K.G. Anderson

K.G. Anderson writes fiction as if it were fact. Maybe, somewhere, it is.

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K.G. Anderson is a late-blooming speculative fiction author who lives in Seattle with the love of her life and his 50,000 rare (and not-so-rare) books. Her career in journalism turned into a career in high tech, including work on the launch of Apple's iTunes Music Store. She currently writes branded content by day, fiction by night and weekend.

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Politics As Usual

Published Jul 25, 2020 · 966 words (4 minutes) · 104 views

Horror Science Fiction Political

As the national elections approach, “lone shooters” stage attacks in major cities. Then an obscure blogger notices a connection between the killings.

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Bad Memories, 2032

Published Jul 25, 2020 · 686 words (3 minutes) · 93 views

Science Fiction Political

An all-too-plausible glimpse into our future, this story imparts a shiver of recognition, a twinge of grief, and — I hope — even a flash of empathy.

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The Right Man for the Job

Published Jul 25, 2020 · 3,521 words (13 minutes) · 132 views

Fantasy Humor Historical Political ghost story

Democratic Party leaders are desperate. They hold a seance to summon the ghosts of journalist Molly Ivins, politician Adlai Stevenson II, and newscaster Walter Cronkite back from the afterlife to do something—anything!—about the current administration.

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Rowboat

Published Sep 30, 2019 · 3,945 words (15 minutes) · 498 views

Science Fiction family secrets space exploration

The lives of asteroid-dwelling pioneers are shattered when much of Earth is destroyed and they must survive unsupported in space. Maya, of the first generation born to the struggling asteroid colony, finds inspiration in her family's stories of their courageous Gramma Jen. But it turns out there's a dark side to those tales.

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My Job Is Hell

Published Aug 6, 2019 · 726 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 305 views

Fantasy Humor "flash fiction"

A special day in the life of a lonely succubus.

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Coolest subway station. Ever.

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His Last Victim

Published Jun 17, 2019 · 4,697 words (18 minutes) · 461 views

Historical victorian alternate history Jack the Ripper

London, November 1888. A young police officer volunteers for a novel undercover role, one for which he is uniquely suited. Thus disguised, he witnesses Jack the Ripper’s last horrific crime — and glimpses the high-level cover-up that drew the curtain over the killer’s identity.

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Unraveling

Published Feb 7, 2019 · 2,841 words (11 minutes) · 11 likes · 929 views

Fantasy Strange

Ellie’s eccentric great-aunts have lived in the rickety old lake house as long as she can remember. But today, she’s going to find out the secrets it holds. Seattle-based author K.G. Anderson’s career spans journalism, high tech, and now fiction. She served as chair of the Clarion West Writers Workshop, and her work has appeared in many publications, including the Aurora Award-winning anthology Second Contacts.

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