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For a free copy of my post-post-apocalyptic science fantasy, The Dandelion Knight , subscribe to my mailing list! Or, for a ton of free-to-read short fiction, check me out on Wattpad.

My epic wuxia fantasy, The Eighth King , is now available on Kindle! I've published short fiction in Nature , Cosmos, and The Nassau Literary Review; I've been anthologized in Futures from Nature and twice won Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future contest.

I’m a data scientist by trade, a neuroscientist by training, a father and husband by love and grit and happenstance, a coffee junkie by necessity. I have three small children who are better than all of you stacked on top of one another.

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Matt Weber Hi Jeff -- there will be a print version available on Amazon at some point, but my publisher hasn't apprised me of the release date for that. :) I'll…moreHi Jeff -- there will be a print version available on Amazon at some point, but my publisher hasn't apprised me of the release date for that. :) I'll try to make sure I update Goodreads about it when I know. I appreciate the interest, and best of luck in your own writing!(less)
Matt Weber Well, since Valentine's Day is coming up, I'll say Vlad and Cawti from Steven Brust's Vlad Taltos books. Easily the realest, most heartwrenching…moreWell, since Valentine's Day is coming up, I'll say Vlad and Cawti from Steven Brust's Vlad Taltos books. Easily the realest, most heartwrenching breakup in fiction, at least in anything I've read.

Runner-up, for sheer balls: Detective Miller and Julie Mao from LEVIATHAN WAKES. Basically a love story between a more or less normal human being and Tetsuo from AKIRA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Awc1Z...), with the added bonus that the mutant fleshmass is also capable of turning space stations into starships and otherwise doing violence to the laws of physics. Cute!(less)
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“Do you follow the wrestling? Most people think it's illegal, but you can watch it there. Ruby and Python are on display this evening.”
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“The world is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down, around and around, it has thrills and chills, and it's very brightly colored, and it's very loud, and it's fun for a while. Many people have been on the ride a long time, and they begin to wonder, "Hey, is this real, or is this just a ride?" And other people have remembered, and they come back to us and say, "Hey, don't worry; don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride." And we … kill those people. "Shut him up! I've got a lot invested in this ride, shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry, look at my big bank account, and my family. This has to be real." It's just a ride. But we always kill the good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok … But it doesn't matter, because it's just a ride. And we can change it any time we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings of money. Just a simple choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one. Here's what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would pay for many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace.”
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