J.W. Alden

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J.W. Alden is fascinated with the fantastic. As such, he's made science fiction and fantasy his literary domain—though some other weird things sneak in from time to time.

Growing up along the coasts of Florida, James learned to hate the sun and love the shade. While most kids his age spent their weekends at the beach or on the basketball court, he buried himself in books. He now lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he is trying desperately to understand the difference between a state and a commonwealth.

Alden is a 1st Place Writers of the Future winner, a graduate of Odyssey Writing Workshop, and an active member of SFWA. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Nature, Daily Science Fiction, and various o
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Read The Star Beneath the Staircase in Galaxy's Edge Magazine

Issue 37 of Galaxy's Edge Magazine, which released this month, features a short story of mine called The Star Beneath the Staircase. Give it a read here.

The Star Beneath the Staircase is a little on the dreamy, surreal side compared to much of my work. It's about a young child with an abusive father, who finds solace and comfort in a strange discovery. I hope you enjoy it.

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