Author Archives: Joe Iriarte

Some terrific short-stories of 2016

You do something two or three times, suddenly it’s a tradition. Here now is a non-exhaustive list of stories I loved in 2016. I may add to it in the coming weeks. “Welcome to the Medical Clinic at the Interplanetary … Continue reading

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My 2016 Award Eligibility Post

I was going to pass on doing an award eligibility post this year, though I’ve had several publications I am very proud of. I felt like all the information on my publications was already available elsewhere on this site, so … Continue reading

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New Publication: The Vampire’s Stepdaughter (also, my first reprint!)

My new story “The Vampire’s Stepdaughter” is live today at Fantastic Stories of the Imagination. Check out this cool artwork they put together for it! So anyway, I hope you’ll give it a read and let me know what you … Continue reading

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In-Depth Discussion of “Life in Stone, Glass, and Plastic”

The folks over at Literary Roadhouse did an entire podcast on my Strange Horizons story from last June. It’s nearly an hour of about the most in-depth discussion one of my stories has ever gotten. 🙂 I stumbled across it … Continue reading

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New pub day!

The new issue of Fantastic Stories is now available for non-subscribers, and it contains my story, “Of Unions, Intersections, and Empty Sets.” This story was inspired by my friend Pete, who kept giving me grief saying I should write a … Continue reading

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So let’s talk about teacher unions

As the Republican National Convention lurches on, teachers are once again under attack as one of the Republican party’s favorite whipping boys. In his speech Tuesday night, Donald Trump Jr. claimed that schools are currently set up to serve teachers … Continue reading

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Two new stories published this month!

June was a pretty good month. I had two new stories come out, and they both have been quite well-received. On June 2, Motherboard/Terraform published my story “Spirit of Home.” There is a scene in the story where the protagonist … Continue reading

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New publication: The Curse of Giants

My story, “The Curse of Giants” went live today on Daily Science Fiction and has already garnered some nice feedback. Go check it out!

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. . . And my own 2015 recap and award eligibility post

In this post yesterday, I told folks about stories by other writers that I loved this year. Now I’d like to take a moment to reflect on my own writing year. Nobody reads my blog anyway, so I know nobody … Continue reading

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Some Terrific Short Stories of 2015

For the past few years, I’ve posted year-end recaps of some of my favorite stories, and friends have told me they found my recommendations helpful. I read short speculative fiction—particularly online short spec fiction—pretty voraciously, so I may have run … Continue reading

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