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Jo Miles

Jo Miles writes science fiction and fantasy with a big dollop of hope.

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Jo Miles writes short stories and novels that span the spectrum of speculative fiction genres, almost always with an optimistic bent. Their stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Analog, Nature Futures, and Fireside, among other places. Jo lives in Maryland, and they've attended the Viable Paradise and Taos Toolbox writers workshops. When they're not writing, Jo works with nonprofits on digital marketing and advocacy, and serves the whims of her two cats.

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Featured April 24, 2021

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The God of All Mountains

Published Apr 20, 2021 · 4,695 words (18 minutes) · 2 likes · 286 views

Science Fiction female protagonist Mars

Claudia doesn’t have the lucrative sponsorships or high-tech equipment of her competition; instead she has only secondhand astronaut gear and a love of climbing to support her bid to be the first person to summit Olympus Mons: the tallest planetary mountain in the solar system.

Author Jo Miles lives in Maryland and works with nonprofits on digital marketing and advocacy. Their work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Analog, Nature Futures, and more.

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Featured December 20, 2020

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#SaveJade

Published Dec 16, 2020 · 7,938 words (29 minutes) · 3 likes · 282 views

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It’s not easy when someone with your name lives a life you can only dream about. But it’s even worse when a changeling demon steals your identity to try to take that fame for their own. 

Author Jo Miles lives in Maryland and works with nonprofits on digital marketing and advocacy. Their work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Analog, Nature Futures, and more.

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What Monsters Prowl Above the Waves

Published Sep 23, 2020 · 1,264 words (5 minutes) · 170 views

Fantasy Science Fiction Octopus tentacles

An explorer ventures onto dry land for the first time, not knowing what strange sights and wild beasts they might encounter.

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I got caught up in a raging thunderstorm and took shelter under this overhang in the very desolate and empty ghost town of Shaniko, Oregon. This is one of the best-preserved "Wild West" ghost towns in the United States, complete with the old boardwalks from cowboy times.

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And the Universe Waited

Published Jul 7, 2020 · 1,737 words (7 minutes) · 260 views

Science Fiction first contact

Patience is necessary when you're on the other end of the Fermi Paradox.

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