Author Spotlight: Thinking about the Future

No one knows what tomorrow will bring, but science fiction’s job is to take a shot at figuring it out. In these stories, our authors do just that: they give you a glimpse of what might be coming down the road. Whether you laugh hysterically, run away in fear, or scratch your head in confusion is up to you.

Daniel Gooding
Daniel Gooding was born in 1984, and now works as a library assistant at the University of Bristol. He is the author of a novella and a collection of short stories, both unpublished, and is currently working on more. He lives in Bath with his wife and two children.

Rob Hartzell
Rob Hartzell is a graduate of the University of Alabama MFA program. He is currently at work on a story cycle, titled “Pictures of the Floating-Point World,” from which “The Dead and Eternal” is taken. Other stories from the cycle have appeared at Eunoia Review and Flyover Country Review.

Scott Lambridis
Scott Lambridis’ debut novel, The Many Raymond Days, about a scientist who discovers the end of time, received the 2012 Dana Award and is represented by Richard Florest of Robert Weisbach Creative Management. Stories of his have appeared in Slice, Painted Bride, Cafe Irreal, Flash Fiction Funny, New American Writing, and other journals. He recently completed his MFA from San Francisco State where he received the Miriam Ylvisaker Fellowship, and three literary awards. Before that, he earned a degree in neurobiology, and co-founded, through which he co-hosts the Action Fiction! performance series.

J. P. Lorence
J. P. Lorence is a resident of Vancouver, Canada, who pursues graphite art, spoken word, and occasionally fiction writing.

Adam Sass
Adam Sass is a writer of gay-themed, suspenseful sci-fi. In addition to self-publishing a collection of comedic essays, A Look at the Great Gay Tipping Point, he blogs monthly LGBT pop culture op-eds at He lives in West Hollywood with his nurse husband and dachshund. Keep up with what he’s drinking on his (over)active Twitter @TheAdamSass.

Come hear Daniel Gooding and Adam Sass discuss “the Beyond” at NLSP and the NYPL’s panel discussion: Starling Sci-Fi: Literature, Genre Fiction, & Beyond.