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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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Saturday Night At The Wonderland Club

Published Mar 20, 2020 · 2,019 words (8 minutes) · 31 views

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Originally published in Penumbra, the now defunct Musa Publishing magazine. The issue theme was Alice in Wonderland, but this story is emphatically in the very heart of cyberpunk.

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Aboard The Lady Maria

Published Mar 5, 2020 · 1,234 words (5 minutes) · 142 views

Horror ghost story nautical

This short story is a take on a classic nautical legend. It's an older story and there's not much to it in length, but I hope some people find it fun.

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A Star To Steer By

Published Feb 13, 2020 · 2,898 words (11 minutes) · 111 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 · 336 views

Horror halloween ghost story mine disaster

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 · 131 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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