Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

Writer of speculative fiction as the result of a horrible childhood incident involving Klaatu and a robot named Gort.

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Born in California, raised in Nebraska, Maya’s fascination with speculative fiction dates from the night her dad let her stay up late to watch The Day the Earth Stood Still. Mom was furious. Dad was unrepentant. Maya slept with a nightlight until she was fifteen and developed a passion for things that came from outer space or went bump in the night. Maya started her writing career sketching science fiction comic books in the back row of her elementary school classroom. Since, her short fiction has been published in Analog, Amazing Stories, Century, Realms of Fantasy, Interzone, and Jim Baen’s Universe, and often anthologized. She’s also been a finalist for the John Campbell, BSFA, Crawford, and Sidewise awards. Her debut novel, THE MERI, was a Locus Magazine Best First Novel. She penned a series of Star Wars novels with Michael Reaves, including the New York Times Bestseller, STAR WARS LEGENDS: THE LAST JEDI. Her most recent novel is THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER: A Gina Miyoko Mystery from Pegasus Crime, and marks her first steps into the world of detective fiction. Maya is a founding member of Book View Café ( and lives in San Jose where she writes, performs, and records original and parody music with her husband Jeff. The duo have plumbed the depths of absurdity with a series of parody music videos, including the viral “Midichlorian Rhapsody”. The song is on their Grated Hits CD. The couple has also produced three musical children: Alex, Kristine, and Amanda. Links to websites:, &

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As the Angels in Heaven

Mar 15, 2019 · 5,756 words (21 minutes) · 1 like · 13 views

Humor Science Fiction Analog magazine psychology fiction Circlet Press

Birch and Melt are young archaeologists in love—but their love is considered crime for the simple reason that they're married ... to each other. This istory appeared originally in Analog SF magazine and was anthologized as part of a Circlet Press erotica anthology ... without me changing a single word. One Analog reader wrote a letter to the editor stating that he found it "erotic in a wholesome sort of way." How so? Read it and find out. ;=)

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The Boy Who Loved Clouds

Mar 5, 2019 · 7,717 words (29 minutes) · 20 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Magical Realism erotic in a wholesome sort of way

Adyahksa Samahita left India as an aspiring writer and returns as an acclaimed but jaded darling of the literary world ... and a writer who has run out of stories to tell. Out in the countryside of Uttar Pradesh, he meets someone or something that challenges everything he thought he knew about writing and life. This story first appeared in Amazing Stories and was later anthologized in Best Erotic Fantasy, edited by Cecilia Tan.

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