Ferrett Steinmetz

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Ferrett Steinmetz
OccupationAuthor
Genrespeculative fiction
Website
www.theferrett.com

Ferrett Steinmetz is the pen name of author William Steinmetz,[1] who writes science fiction and urban fantasy and has been active since 2004.[1]

Biography[edit]

Steinmetz lives in Cleveland with his wife and dog.[2]

Literary career[edit]

While writing since about 1988, Steinmetz's literary career was "rebooted" by attending the 2008 Clarion Workshop,[3] which "transformed [it] into something with intense focus ... and the ability to scale previously impossible publishing walls."[4]

His work has appeared in various periodicals, webzines, podcasts and anthologies, including Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Apex Magazine, Asimov's Science Fiction, Bards and Sages Quarterly, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily Science Fiction, The Drabblecast, Dragons, Droids & Dooms: Year One, The Edge of Propinquity, Electric Spec, Escape Pod, Fantasy Scroll Magazine, Giganotosaurus, GUD, Kaleidotrope, Leading Edge, Lullaby Hearse, Nebula Awards Showcase 2013, Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show, PodCastle, Pseudopod, Redstone Science Fiction, Rocket Dragons Ignite, Shimmer, Soundproff Digest, Space and Time, Three-lobed Burning Eye, Three-lobed Burning Eye Annual, Uncanny Magazine, Unidentified Funny Objects, Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling, What Fates Impose, and Whispers From the Abyss Vol. 2.[1][3]

His recent novel Sol Majestic was reviewed in The Wall Street Journal as an example of the sub-genre "hopepunk".[5]

Awards[edit]

Steinmetz's story “Sauerkraut Station” (Giganotosaurus, Nov. 2011[6]) was nominated for the 2011 Nebula Award for best novelette.[7][1][4]

Bibliography[edit]

'Mancer trilogy[edit]

  • Flex (2015)
  • The Flux (2015)
  • Fix (2016)

Other novels[edit]

  • The Uploaded (2017)
  • The Sol Majestic (2019)

Short fiction[edit]

  • "More Than Human" (2004)
  • "Listen" (2006) (as William Steinmetz)
  • "The Sound of Gears" (2009)
  • "Camera Obscured" (2009)
  • "At the Unicorn Factory" (2009)
  • "Suicide Notes, Written by an Alien Mind" (2009)
  • "In the Land of the Deaf" (2009)
  • "The Elderly Cyborg" (2009)
  • "The Backdated Romance" (2010)
  • "Home Despot" (2010)
  • "In the Garden of Rust and Salt" (2010)
  • "Under the Thumb of the Brain Patrol" (2010)
  • "As Below, So Above" (2010)
  • "Dead Prophecies" (2011)
  • "A Window, Clear as a Mirror" (2011)
  • "My Father's Wounds" (2011)
  • "iTime" (2011)
  • "Sauerkraut Station" (2011)
  • "'Run,' Bakri Says" (2011)
  • "Devour" (2012)
  • "In the Unlikely Event" (2012)
  • "Dead Merchandise" (2012)
  • "Riding Atlas" (2012)
  • "One-Hand Tantra" (2012)
  • "Shoebox Heaven" (2013)
  • "Shadow Transit" (2013)
  • "Hollow as the World" (2013)
  • "Black Swan Oracle" (2013)
  • "The Sturdy Bookshelves of Pawel Oliszewski" (2013)
  • "In Extremis" (2014)
  • "The Bliss Machine" (2014)
  • "The Cultist's Son" (2014)
  • "Four Scenes from Wieczniak's Whisk-U-Away, and One Not" (2014)
  • "Flex" (excerpt) (2015)
  • "The Flux" (excerpt) (2015)
  • "Rooms Formed of Neurons and Sex" (2016)
  • "The Tangled Web" (2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Ferrett Steinmetz at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
  2. ^ "About Ferrett Steinmetz" on Amazon.com.
  3. ^ a b Steinmetz, Ferrett. "Ferrrett Steinmetz's Stories."
  4. ^ a b Slater, Maggie. "Interview with Ferrett Steinmetz." In Apex Magazine, April 2014.
  5. ^ Gamerman, Ellen. "‘Hopepunk’ and ‘Up Lit’ Help Readers Shake Off the Dystopian Blues", The Wall Street Journal March 13, 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  6. ^ Steinmetz, Ferrett . “Sauerkraut Station”, Giganotosaurus, Nov. 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  7. ^ Science Fiction Writers of America, "2011 Nebula Awards Announced", May 19, 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2019.

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