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Jennifer R. Povey

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Born in Nottingham, England, Jennifer R. Povey now lives in Northern Virginia, where she writes everything from heroic fantasy to stories for Analog. She has written a number of novels across multiple sub genres. Additionally, she is a writer, editor, and designer of tabletop RPG supplements for a number of companies. Her interests include horseback riding, Doctor Who and attempting to out-weird her various friends and professional colleagues.

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Better Men

Published Feb 27, 2020 · 6,824 words (25 minutes) · 2 views

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What does humanity do if the next sentient species evolves...and starts to out-compete us? A version of this story was published in Digital Science Fiction in 2011; however I disagreed with some of the edits. What I'm presenting here is the original, unedited version. It may be a little rough in places, but it holds more of my intent as the author. Content warning: There is a racial slur in this story. I believe it is used in a context which implies it is not an acceptable word.

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A Star To Steer By

Published Feb 13, 2020 · 2,898 words (11 minutes) · 63 views

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This story was published in Analog in 2013, and tied for fourth place in that year's AnLab reader awards. It's about AI...but it's ultimately also about war.

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Featured January 30, 2020

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The Men Who Go Under The Ground

Published Jan 30, 2020 · 2,893 words (11 minutes) · 1 like · 266 views

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Johnny Barstowe is new to the mines, and still has much to learn about this close-knit, close-lipped group. But when the tunnel becomes blocked and “murderer” starts to echo through the caverns, old secrets will come to light. 

Born in Nottingham, England and now living in Northern Virginia, Jennifer R. Povey is a versatile author of several novels and short stories, as well as tabletop RPG supplements.

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Working The High Steel

Published Jan 14, 2020 · 4,770 words (18 minutes) · 1 like · 92 views

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As a woman, Malisse struggles in the male-dominated world of the orbital workers, and struggles with her feelings for a coworker. When the chips are down, however... This was my first published story and was inspired by an exhibit about Mohawk construction workers at the NMAI in DC.

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