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Jake Kerr

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After fifteen years as a music industry journalist Jake Kerr's first published story, "The Old Equations," was nominated for the Nebula Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America and was shortlisted for the Theodore Sturgeon and StorySouth Million Writers awards. His stories have subsequently been published in magazines across the world, broadcast in multiple podcasts, and been published in multiple anthologies and year's best collections.

A graduate of Kenyon College, Kerr studied fiction under Ursula K. Le Guin and Peruvian playwright Alonso Alegria. He lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife and three daughters.


Average rating: 3.89 · 1,077 ratings · 226 reviews · 22 distinct works · Similar authors
The Old Equations
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My story "Perspective" is now available for free at Amazon to Kindle Unlimited and Lending Library subscribers. For others it is 99 cents.

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message 4: by Lea

Lea "Biographical Fragments . . ." in March 2013 Lightspeed Magazine is your best writing to date. Absolutely brilliant!


message 3: by Jake

Jake Kerr Lea wrote: "Congratulations -- The Old Equations, 2012 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award Finalist!

Looking forward to reading your next two stories coming out shortly!"


Thanks! July and August it looks like. :)


message 2: by Lea

Lea Congratulations -- The Old Equations, 2012 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award Finalist!

Looking forward to reading your next two stories coming out shortly!


message 1: by Lea

Lea 1991-2011 ...

I'd do it all over again. Looking forward to the next 20!


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