Douglas Lain

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Douglas Lain, 2010

Douglas Lain (born 1970 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a postmodern writer whose books include the Bizarro fiction novella Wave of Mutilation from Eraserhead Press, the magical realist novel Billy Moon from Tor Books, and the Philip K. Dick Award nominated novel After the Saucers Landed.[1]

His short stories have appeared in genre magazines such as Interzone and Amazing Stories as well as in online publications such as Pif Magazine and Strange Horizons. He has written nonfiction as well as fiction and is a blogger for Thought Catalog and The Partially Examined Life. Lain's fiction has been generally well received by critics in journals and periodicals such as Locus Magazine (Rich Horton// Locus Magazine; January 2012, Issue 612, Vol. 68 No. 1), Publishers Weekly (Olson, Ray // Publishers Weekly; 19 December 2005, Vol. 252 Issue 50, p 46), and Rain Taxi Magazine (Dole, Kevin//Rain Taxi; Vol. 11 No. 2, Summer 2006, #42).

Lain is the host of the philosophy podcast "Diet Soap", and according to his blog, as of January 2015, he became "the new publisher for zero books" [2]

He lives in Portland, Oregon.




  • "Wave of Mutilation", Fantastic Planet Press (2011)


  • Pick Your Battle, Funded through Kickstarter (2011)

Short story collections[edit]

  • Fall into Time, Eraserhead Press (2011)
  • Last Week's Apocalypse, Night Shade Books (2006)


  1. ^ Lain, Douglas. "Good Reads biography page". Good Reads. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Lain, Douglas. "zero books and diet soap". Retrieved 24 December 2014. 

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Short stories available online[edit]

Reviews of Douglas Lain's Books[edit]