Benjamin C. Kinney is an itinerant neuroscientist and Viable Paradise XVIII graduate. Despite his New England heart, he lives in St. Louis with two cats and a wife on Mars.
Find him online at http://benjaminckinney.com or on Twitter as @BenCKinney.
Benjamin C. Kinney’s story “Shiplight” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 9 September 2016. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.
K. G. Anderson’s story “Rowboat” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 12 February 2016. I’ve often wanted to rewrite parts of my own life story, so it was natural that I’d write fiction about a character who attempts it. Fiction is filled with characters who reinvent themselves. This used to be true in real life, as well — people who emerged from war zones, or who turned up on the frontier, where no one could…
Q: What’s easier for you – imagining a happier world, or a darker one?
A: I mean, it’s not hard at all to imagine a better world than this—a world free of racism/sexism/homo- and transphobia/genocide/war/gun violence/etc. A lot of fiction draws our attention to issues by exaggerating the bad, making it worse (I mean how popular are YA Dystopias right now? How popular is 1984?). There’s a kind of escapism in that though, a tendency to say “Oh well at least real life isn’t that bad.” But I think some of the best speculative fiction, like Octavia E. Butler’s “Dawn,” shows us how horrifying our own human tendencies can be by putting them in contrast to a happier world, by showing how humans do not fit in a utopia.
Jeremy Packert Burke’s story “So, You’re In an Alternate Universe” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 26 August 2016. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.
Vincent enjoys the creative process and strives to create fantastical illustrations. Specializing in creature/character design, fantasy/sci fi illustration and visual development he is passionate and motivated to create creatures and characters that are interesting, unique and functional to the laws that govern them. His work has been featured in ImagineFX, 3Dtotal Publishing, Alluria Publishing, Galaxy Press, Fox Chapel Publishing, Pathfinder Studio Inc, BosLeo Inc. and many others.
Vincent Coviello‘s image “Earth, Air, and Fire” is the cover art for our September 2016 stories.
Elise Forier Edie’s story “Heard” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 5 February 2016. “Heard” began as an experiment in trying to write shorter fiction. I tend to write long pieces, and it’s really a challenge for me to keep things in the 3,500-word range. For “Heard,” I set the super tight goal of about 1,000 words, and it was very tough going, for quite some time. I kept wanting to delve deeply into character…
Q: Do you write things other than speculative fiction?
A: I have written and published scientific articles on my neuroscience research.
Santiago Belluco’s story “The Bonesetter” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 19 August 2016. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.