Sci-fi / Science Fiction

Updates for 2016-02-19:

For me, this is the first big milestone on a long road that started in childhood. Vryheid isn't just my first novel, but also the culmination of many stories I wrote to explore the concept of freedom and its many complexities. It's hardly epic, and probably flawed, but if you want a story set in an exotic city, lavishly described, and to think about society while enjoying an adventure, give it a try. Thank you.

(If you like my stories, buy my stuff on Smashwords, and tell your friends about it, too. Thanks! Or if you prefer, I'm on Leanpub too.)

My writing


It's an ordinary day at the beach until a stranger shows up... and nothing will ever be the same again.

Near future

a vignette based on an older, abandoned story. Near-future (almost) science fiction.
Gray World
cyberpunk story expanding on the aforementioned vignette.
Low Bandwidth
second story in the Gray World series.
Cyberpunk epistolary novelette about a rich teenager in hiding on the edges of a near-future society that's falling apart, who learns a different way of life and that things aren't black and white; takes place about ten years after the first two stories.

Medium future

Sufficiently Advanced Technology
A story that bridges my cyberpunk and science-fantasy settings.
Parole Planet
Science fiction novelette about a young man stranded on a distant planet, among strangers with odd customs... that will slowly change him; a rather different perspective on the same transitional setting.

Far future

Bazaar in the stars
A short story I wrote on a whim and had unexpected success with. Transhuman science-fantasy.
Arrow in the Sky
Prequel to Bazaar in the Stars; based on a friend's characters and outline.
Second Contact
Short surreal piece based in the same setting; a story of massive culture shock.
Distant Encounters
On a lost colony recently rediscovered, some people will kill to maintain their power now that the starships are returning. (Much longer sequel to Second Contact.)
Stand-alone, space opera novelette in the same setting, a reinterpretation of the Borg from Star Trek.
A story about freedom, power and what it means to be the boss, set in an exotic far-future city where transhumanism takes strange forms and outsiders find their values challenged.


Dead of Night
A horror vignette I came up with in a nightmare, and wrote down breathlessly before breakfast.
Afterlife by Night
A long in the making urban fantasy novella, or "paranormal bromance" as I like to call it.
Little Magic
Shipwrecked on a distant shore, with no hope of returning home, Jinx only possesses one thing of value: a unique magical ability. But soon that will make all the difference in the world; a planetary romance novelette.
Dragon's Wish
Flash fiction of the low fantasy persuasion, based on Shanri's original premise.
The Wolf With the Red Cap
a Rule 63 fairy tale based on Kantuck's original premise.
The Watch
short, surreal story with a dash of magic realism, based on a recent dream.

Old and/or abandoned

The Pack
A friend's post-apocalyptic story loosely based on an idea of mine.
A discussion of science fiction cliches
Just what it says on the tin; focus is on space opera.
Conversion tables and calculators
Useful conversions for sci-fi fans and (especially) writers.



Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
My first meeting with post-singularity fiction.
Terms of Service reviewed
A Creative Commons fantasy novel.
Olaf Stapledon And The Future That Was and Last and First Men revisited
A two-part review of the titular book.
Late to the party: Interview with the Vampire
Yes, I finally got around to reading this particular classic.


What Nobody Ever Says About Avatar
Self-explanatory; not quite a review.
The I, Robot movie: bad, yet interesting
Just what it says on the tin.
So, I went to see Inception...
A few thoughts on the titular movie.
Brave Story, a paradoxical anime
And yet again I comment on a movie with ups and downs.


Back in the 1990es
Youth science fiction in Bucharest
History of a Star Trek Club
There were at least two in Bucharest in the 1990es; this is about the one I was in.

Sci-fi by friends

The Universe, by Mark Burger
A pastiche of 1950s B-series science fiction movies with an intriguing premise.

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