Ted Kosmatka

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Ted Kosmatka
GenreScience fiction
literary fiction

Ted Kosmatka is an American writer. His short stories have been reprinted in ten Year's Best anthologies, and he is co-winner of the 2010 Asimov's Readers' Choice Award.[3] His 2012 novel The Games was nominated for a Locus Award for Best First Novel.

Personal life[edit]

Kosmatka was born and raised in northwest Indiana where he worked for more than a decade in the steel industry. After moving to Seattle with his family, he worked for several years as a video game writer before returning to the Midwest.



  • The Games (2012)
  • Prophet of Bones (2013)
  • The Flicker Men (2015)[1]

Video games[edit]

Short Speculative Fiction[edit]

  • "The Beast Adjoins," The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2021.
  • "The One Who Isn't" Lightspeed Magazine. July, 2016
  • "The Stone War" F&Sf, May, 2016
  • "The Bewilderness of Lions" Asimov's. March, 2016
  • "Chasing Ivory" Asimov's. Jan, 2016
  • "Cry Room," Nightmare Magazine, Feb, 2013.
  • "Haplotype 1402," Asimov's Science Fiction, July 2013
  • "The Color Least Used by Nature," F&SF, Jan, 2012.
  • "Escape He Done," Cemetery Dance Magazine, 2011.
  • "In-fall" Lightspeed Magazine, December, 2010.
  • "Blood Dauber," Asimov's, a collaboration with Michael Poore, Oct/Nov 2009.
  • "Limited Penetrance, Variable Expression," The Human Genre Project, July 2009.
  • "The Ascendant," Subterranean Online, Spring 2009.
  • "Divining Light," Asimov's, 2008.
  • "The Art of Alchemy," Fantasy and Science Fiction, 2008.
  • "N-words," Seeds of Change, J.J. Adams editor, 2008.
  • "The Prophet of Flores," Asimov's, 2007.
  • "Deadnauts," Ideomancer, 2007.
  • "Doxology," City Slab, 2007.
  • "Bitterseed," Asimov's, 2006.
  • "The God Engine," Asimov's Science Fiction, Oct-Nov 2005
  • "Quicksilver," Spirits Magazine.
  • "The Extinction of Ursus Theodorus," Deep Outside

Short Literary Fiction[edit]

  • "Last Exit of Highway 94," Kindred Voices, 2006.
  • "Indiana Harbor Jones," Workers' Anthology Audio CD, 2006.
  • "Steel," Spirits Magazine.


  • "Philip K. Dick the Shaman," Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep #18, Boom Studios, 2010.


  • Steel, a one act play


  1. ^ "Purchase The Flicker Men". tedkosmatka.us. Archived from the original on 2015-06-28.

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